As an angling destination, Placencia was put on the map because of the quality of the permit fishing. The flats to the south and east of the village are world renowned for producing quality fish and there are few places better where guests can target tailing permit in skinny water. Everyone has heard about how difficult it is to land a permit on a fly rod. However, with the number of fish you’ll see when fishing out of Placencia, your odds of catching a permit are greatly increased. The flats are hard packed and offer excellent wading opportunities. There are also resident populations of tarpon that live year round off the coast, with the average fish weighing between 30 to 70 pounds.
The huge mangrove estuary to the west of town is an excellent fishery and one that has remained largely untouched by angling pressure. For those unfamiliar with this type of backcountry fishing, it’s a great way to spend a couple of days. This estuary stretches all the way down to Monkey River and is a prime breeding ground for tarpon and snook as well as a variety of other fish. Permit can also be found in this backcountry area as will a variety of jacks and snappers. This mangrove forest makes for a great place to spend a day or two if the wind is howling out on the ocean side flats, which does occasionally happen. Farther south, the prolific Punta Ycacos Lagoon can be fished by those who don’t mid leaving at first light to start their day.
This is not a strong location for bonefish and for guests who want to focus on bonefish, Placencia is not recommended.
BOATS AND EQUIPMENT
The skiffs are 23 foot Mexican style pangas with 60-75 horse powered four stroke engines. The skiffs have generous casting platforms at the front of the boat, along with rod holders. – Fly and spin casting welcome
Guests will fly into Belize City, where they will be met by our assistant Lilly. Lilly will escort you over to our domestic air carrier for the 35 minute flight south to Placencia. After de-boarding the plane in Placencia and collecting your luggage, you’ll be met by our taxi driver who will drive you to the short 5 minute ride to the hotel.
Slipstream is a full service travel company that can handle a variety of services relating to your trip. For assistance, please contact us directly at 1 866 644-7703.
RATES FOR 2023
7 nights / 6 days fishing $2,950 USD DBL
6 nights / 5 days fishing $2,750 USD DBL
5 nights / 4 days fishing $2,550 USD DBL
4 nights / 3 days fishing $2,150 USD DBL
Please contact our office for single supplement pricing
- BZE - Belize City
- year round
- Permit and tarpon…
- 12 rods week guests
- Wifi: Yes
- Language: English/Spanish
- Physicality: Low
- CC Payment at Facility : Yes
SEASON OF OPERATION
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE LOGISTICS
The Paradise Hotel and Resort is a small locally owned hotel, beautifully situated on the southern shores of the Placencia Point. The hotel is right on the water, which means that the guides come right to the hotel pier each day to pick you up and drop you off. It couldn’t be easier! And it’s an easy 5-minute walk down the shore to the heart of town and the many bars, restaurants and shopping options. All of the rooms at the hotel offer a private bathroom with Hot/Cold Pressurized water and AC. The restaurant and bar on site is a great place to have a post fishing Belikin of two.
INCLUDED IN PRICE
- Being met as soon as you clear customs at Belize International Airport
- Round trip airfare from Belize International to Placencia>/li>
- Round trip taxi service from the Placencia airstrip to the hotel
- The number of nights as per program purchased
- The number of days fishing as per program purchased
- Our information package on the town of Placencia
- Free WI-FI while staying at the Sea Glass Inn
NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE
- Fishing equipment
- Alcoholic beverages
- $40 USD Belize Airport Departure Tax
TRAVEL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED
For American, Canadian, and E.U. citizens, all that is required for entrance to Belize is a valid passport. If you plan to spend more than a month in Belize, you will have to request an extension from the Immigration Office. Guests from China, Colombia, Cuba, India, South Africa, and Taiwan require a visa for entrance to Belize. Visa information can be obtained from the Belize Immigration and Nationality Department, Belmopan, Cayo District, Belize, Central America. (telephone 011-501-8-22423 or fax 011-501-8-22662)