Many first time visitors to Belize are often amazed by the sheer beauty and surprising bio-diversity of this small Central American country. From lush jungle surrounding ancient Mayan ruins to the hundreds of islands that dot the coastline, Belize has something to offer just about every angler and outdoor enthusiast.
Much of the mainland in Belize is extremely remote and under-populated. Huge mangrove estuaries that dominate the coastline are ribboned with creeks and rivers that rarely see sport fishermen. Offshore, the ebb and flow of the daily tides reveal a pristine flats eco-system that ranges throughout much of the country. Bonefish, permit, tarpon and snook all reside in our shallows water fishing grounds.
One of the major physical elements of the country, which dominates so much of the day to day life in Belize, is Barrier Reef. This reef system is the second longest in the world and runs along the entire length of the Belizean coast. Providing shelter and food to an astonishing array of game fish, the reef also offers a protective barrier to the numerous tidal flats, mangrove lagoons and islands found offshore.
At just two hours flying time from Miami, Houston and Dallas, Belize is very easy to get to from the United States and Canada. Both Continental and American Airlines each have daily flights to and from Belize City. For our Canadian anglers, beginning in December of 2006, there is also a weekly non stop direct flight from Toronto to Belize City.
All of our guests, who arrive in Belize by air, including those by private jet, will be met as soon as they clear customs, by Lilly, our fabulous assistant who works for us at Belize International Airport. After a day of travel, her warm smile is about as good a welcome as one could hope for. Lilly will escort guests over to their connecting domestic flights or ground transportation while making sure that all luggage is properly tagged and is going to the right place.
Even though Belize is quite a small country, its regions are very different from each other, both in spirit and topography. The offshore cayes typify the concept of island life, where everyone by in large moves at a slower pace. The lush jungle area of San Ignacio, near the Guatemala border, is worlds away from what you’ll encounter in Southern Belize, which is in turn very different from the culture and people found in the northern part of the country. Belize is a true melting pot of cultures.
Tourism and destination angling tourism play a huge role in the economy of Belize and everyone has at least a sister, father or uncle who works in one capacity or another in the tourism industry. As a result, visitors to Belize are warmly embraced and made to feel very comfortable. The country as a whole is very safe and with English as the official language of Belize, guests will feel right at home as soon as they arrive.