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 all anglers and outdoor enthusiasts.

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 Belizes shallow 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 protection to the numerous tidal flats, mangrove lagoons and islands found offshore.

Even though Belize is 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 generally 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.


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.