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7 Reasons to Head to Belize for Your Next Fishing Vacation

Belize is one of the best places to enjoy an unforgettable fishing vacation. Whether you're coming to try for a Grand Slam or simply want to land a tasty fish for your dinner, Belize is a paradise for anglers.

Best of all, fishing licenses are affordable (just $10/day or $25/week) and be purchased ahead of time online.

Here are 7 great reasons to choose Belize for your fishing vacation:

Incredibly Beautiful Nature

Even when seen from space, Belize's beauty is immediately apparent. The country is home to a 300 kilometer-long section of the enormous Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, a collection of islands, atolls, and coral structures that provide nurseries and hunting grounds for hundreds of marine species, including a wide variety of game fish.

Unparalleled Fly Fishing

Belize has more than 200 miles of coastline flats that are perfect for enjoying fly fishing. It's easy to land bonefish, tarpon, permit, and snook all year-round from the flats of Belize.

Deep Sea Fishing

If larger fish are more to your liking, the outer portions of the reef are teeming with fish such as:

  • King Mackeral
  • Blackfin Tuna
  • Wahoo
  • Marlin
  • Sailfish
  • Bonito

Inland River Fishing

It's not just the coast and the offshore islands which make for great fishing spots. The pristine inland lagoons and waterways are great places to fish for jack, snapper, barracuda, kingfish, and grouper fish.

Breathtakingly Beautiful Locations

The clear waters and gorgeous nature found throughout Belize make fishing here an unforgettable experience even if you never land a single fish (although that's highly unlikely). You can enjoy fishing from beaches, sandy atolls, coastal flats, and even lagoons. 

Strong Conservation Laws

Since gaining independence from Britain in 1981, Belize has worked hard to conserve its natural resources. Belize has several marine reserves that have strict rules to protect these vital habitats, including catch-and-release only fishing rules on species such as bonefish, tarpon, and permit.

Excellent Guides 

Belize is the only English-speaking country in the region, and the country is home to topnotch local fishing professionals who will take you to the most productive spots and locations. 

Adventures in Belize specializes in crafting Belize fishing tours and Belize fishing vacations. Adventures in Belize works with all of the top Belize fishing resorts to ensure that you get access to the right spots for every type of fish species and fishing styles.