World Class Permit Fishing at Copal Tree Lodge Belize

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Copyright: Leisure Time Travel, Inc : Edward R. Johnston : No Right For Re-Use, world class permit fishingCopal Tree Lodge Belize, formally known as Belcampo Belize Lodge is one of the finest lodges in Belize and Central America. This lodge offers world class permit fishing.

If you’re looking for eco-adventure and some of the best Permit fly fishing in the world, then you will wish to experience Copal Tree Lodge.

Belize is a small, scenically beautiful and extremely diverse Central American country with some of the world’s most pristine marine habitat.

About Copal Tree Lodge Belize

The lodge is located about 100 miles South of Belize City. The Resort is a 12-suite lodge, a 3,000 acre farm and a 15,000 acre rainforest preserve along 1.5 miles of the Rio Grande river! The river offers swift and easy access to the Flats and Cayes of the Caribbean Sea, just 30 minutes downstream.

The Copal Tree Lodge Belize offers an open-air tram that transports Guests from the main Lodge down Big Hill to the Rio Grande River below. You will be transported through the rain forest with the canopy above. On the way, you may see tropical birds such as toucans or parrots as well as our resident troop of howler monkeys!! At the bottom of the ride the guides will be awaiting you for a exciting day of fishing.

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World Class Permit Fishing and More

Copal Tree Lodge Belize is a diverse angling destination, but is probably best know for world class permit fishing. There are numerous cays and hundreds of tiny islands which you will find as soon as you enter the Caribbean Sea. Permit are plentiful.

The fishing grounds of Punta Ycacos, Wild Cane Cayes, Snake Caye, Punta Negra and Port Honduras are all close by. The barrier reef flats and the Sapodilla Cayes are an 1 1/2 hour skiff ride away and offer excellent shots at bonefish.

In the adjacent rivers, including the Monkey River, Deep River, Payne’s Creek, Golden Stream, Boden Creek, Moho river, The Temash and the Sarstoon you will find tarpon and snook. Fresh water land-locked tarpon and snook are found in the inner lagoons of the Ycacos near Punta Negra.

Whether Spin or Fly fishing is your game, the availability of permit, tarpon, snook and bonefish make Southern Belize one of few locations in the world that offers a legitimate GRAND SLAM opportunity all 12 months of the year. In addition to the big-four, Copal Tree lodge offers an opportunity for several additional saltwater species including barracuda, jack crevelle, and snapper.


Copal Tree Lodge Belize comfortably accommodates 32 guest with 16 magnificently appointed individual cabanas terraced above a jungle hillside atop the Rio Grande.

Copyright: Leisure Time Travel, Inc : Edward R. Johnston : No Right For Re-UseEach generous cabana is furnished with two queen size beds, a sitting area including a day bed and a large private bath with hand made ceramic tile. Your cabana is equipped with all the amenities including air-conditioning. However, the cool river valley evenings and ceiling fans will keep you comfortable most of the year.

Each cabana comes with its own screened private veranda overlooking the brilliant vistas of vast jungle reserves and the wildlife corridor. The views of the jungle canopy below the lodge are beautiful. Howler monkeys, toucans, parrots, and an vast array of exotic plants, shrubs and trees surround the lodge and cabanas. All areas of the hotel have potable water at every tap!


Delicious, authentic food is at the core of the Copal Tree lodge experience. Belizean cuisine is culturally complex like the Belizeans themselves, with influences from the Maya, East Indian, Creole, Mexican and Garifuna Cultures. The lodge does its best to offer a real experience of Belize flavors to their guests, based almost exclusively on ingredients from their own farm.

Sprawling verandas on all levels offer panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea and Rainforest canopy. You can look east and see Honduras and Guatemala across the Caribbean Sea or turn westward to the majestic Maya Mountains of Belize.

Other Activities

Copal Tree Lodge Belize offers a host of on-site activities for days when you choose to give the fishery a day off. The lodge will be happy to tailor numerous activities to suit your interests and needs. These non- angling options include Cave Exploring, Hiking Adventures through the Maya Ruins or Waterfalls, Jungle Rides, Jungle River Boat Adventures, these are just to name a few. If snorkeling or diving is on your list of adventures book the snorkeling & reef adventure tour to explore the Belize Barrier Reef, the second largest barrier reef in the WORLD! Or just relax by the pool or sit under a palapa and read a book. You’ve got 15,000 acres of private reserve to find your spot in our tropical paradise.

The list of tours and activities at Copal Tree lodge is outstanding. Add as many or as little of the activities to your room rate packages and make this a trip of a lifetime.

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Copal Tree Lodge Fly Fishing Adventures are added to room rate packages up to two people per boat. Your fishing adventure will include a full day of fishing with an experienced fishing guide. You may book as many or as few days as you wish.

Snorkeling & Reef Adventure Tours: Enjoy the underwater wonders of Belize with your guide. The second largest living Barrier Reef in the world is host to a variety of species including sharks, rays, eels, grouper, parrot fish, trigger fish, sea horses, turtles, shrimp, sea fans, coral and many other wondrous aquatic life. You can book these adventure for half or full day trips. Full day trips include packed lunch and non-alcoholic beverages.

Reef Diving Adventures: Divers will have access to numerous sites, including the Belize barrier Reef. PADI certified instructors and dive masters provide services suitable for beginners to experts. The dive adventure will include a two tank dive, all dive equipment, lunch and water.

There are several options to choose from when it comes to Rainforest Guided Adventure Tours.

Copyright: Leisure Time Travel, Inc : Edward R. Johnston : No Right For Re-Use, world class permit fishingThe Blue Creek Maya Village, Cave and Hiking Adventure will allow you to visit the Blue creek Maya Village and hike thought the jungle to get to the famous Hokeb Ha Cave. Which at the cave you can swim in the sparkling waters below. During this full day tour you may choose to have lunch with the guides’ family or have a picnic on the riverside that is perfectly prepared by Belcampo Belize’s culinary team.

The Maya Ruin, Waterfalls & Hiking Adventure will take you on a ride to one of the ancient Maya Ruin (Lubaantun or Nim Li Punit) then you will head to Colman’s Cafe for some local cuisine or have a picnic lunch in the jungle near the Rio Blanco Falls. A short hike will take you to the Rio Blanco Falls you will be able to swim in the cool water or just take in all the beauty of the waterfalls and surrounding jungle.

The Maya Ruins and Chocolate Making Adventure allows you to experience Maya Chocolate making and explore one of the ancient Maya Ruins. This is a half day morning tour. After the tour you may choose to go to Coleman’s Cafe for lunch or just head back to the lodge.

The Cave Hiking Adventure will allow you to drive though the Maya Villages and hike in one of the famous caves, Tiger Cave. After exploring the caves a refreshing swim in the river will be a perfect combination. Your tour guide will set up a nice picnic lunch for your group along the riverside.

Polaris Adventures are available for you night or day to take adventurous rides though the onsite trails to see and hear all the wildlife lurking in the forest.

The Jungle River Boat Adventure will bring you on a boat ride to explore up and down the Rio Grande River.

Guided Jungle River Canoeing and Kayaking Adventures will allow you to experience the Rio Grande River on a canoe or a kayak with a very knowledgeable guide.

How about a relaxing night Cocktail Cruise Adventure. You will take an evening cruise on the Rio Grande River with some cocktails served to you by one of the lodges Waiters or Waitresses. You will hear all the sounds of the jungles and maybe even see some of the night wildlife.

The Punta Gorda Town and Market Tour will take you to the town of Punta Gorda on market day. You get to experience the local people and see the produce and other items they bring to the market to sell.

There are no set arrival and departures days at Belcampo Belize.

Getting There

Belize is easily accessible by direct scheduled airline service from the United States is an easy two hour flight from Houston, Dallas, or Miami.

Maya Air or Tropic Air commuter flights are available for you that can be boarded after clearing Customs and Immigration on your arrival to Belize. Connections can also be made from any of the major towns in Belize if you are planning to stay somewhere else prior to visiting the lodge. The 1 hour flight offers an incredible aerial tour of the country with excellent views of the coast line, Maya Mountains, Cayes and Barrier Reef.

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