Belize Fishing Vacation


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They say Belize is ‘Mother Nature’s Best Kept Secret.’ While that may very well be true, anglers have been fishing in Belize since the 80’s. With nearly 240 miles of Caribbean Coastline, three of the four atolls in the Western Hemisphere, over 400 cayes, and of course the world’s second longest barrier reef, the flats and reef fishing in Belize is some of the best in the world. Our fishing packages below are organized by vacation and fishing types to give you ideas for your next Belize fishing vacation. Once you inquire with us, we’ll work with you personally to customize the perfect Belize fishing package. Trust our decades of local expertise and see why nearly 40% of our anglers are repeat & referral guests!

Belize Fly Fishing Trips
Belize Permit Fishing
Belize Tarpon Fishing
Fishing & Adventure Packages
Belize Fishing and Diving
Reef Fishing Packages

Belize Fishing Info

Belize is Central America’s smallest country, but it offers an incredibly diverse fishery with deep sea fishing, reef fishing, and flats fishing. Unlike other Central American countries that have access to both the Caribbean and the Pacific Ocean, Belize has just 240 miles of Caribbean Coastline to enjoy. Yet what it lacks in national territory it makes up for it with a bevy of marine riches like three of the four atolls in the Western Hemisphere, over 400 cayes, and of course the second longest barrier reef in the entire world – the Mesoamerican Reef. Belize has done a wonderful job protecting both the reef and the fishery itself, becoming the first country in the world to mandate the catch and release of all bonefish, permit, and tarpon in 2008. More recently, they have begun to ban gill-netting as well and have put more restrictions on the whale shark tours. Whether you are into big game offshore species or variety fishing inside the reef, conventional tackle or fly fishing, snorkeling or diving – Belize is an ocean lover’s dream destination.

Offshore Sport Fishing in Belize

Central America is known as a corner of the world that offers incredible offshore fishing, but most of that attention is directed towards the Pacific Coasts of Costa Rica, Panama, and Guatemala. Belize is not widely known as an offshore sport fishing destination, and while it can’t compete with the gaudy billfish numbers of it’s neighbors, it does certainly have plenty of pelagic action to offer. Most offshore anglers in Belize head outside the reef in search of wahoo and dorado (mahi-mahi). During the right season, these can be caught by the boatload and make for a delicious Belizean seafood dinner. We will also see the passing schools of yellowfin tuna and the smaller black-fin tuna while fishing the blue water. Offshore anglers are occasionally treated to blue marlin and Atlantic sailfish, though not in large numbers like Costa Rica or Guatemala. Whether you are trolling the drop off outside the reef or the weed lines, the offshore fishing in Belize can produce some very exciting days.

Reef Fishing in Belize

The 600-mile long Mesoamerican Reef stretches from Southern Mexico to the tip of Honduras, so it easily covers the entirety of the 240-mile long Belizean coastline. Located 19 miles from the coast at it’s farthest point in Southern Belize and less than a mile at it’s closest point in Northern Belize, Belizeans and the tourists that visit have always had an intimate relationship with the reef and it’s marine life. Home to hundreds of species of fish – as well as turtles, rays, sharks, and manatee – it truly is a living breathing national treasure. With all the marine life it supports, you can correctly assume that fishing along the reef usually offers a lot of action and variety. Light tackle fishing inside of the reef typically features several species of snappers and jacks, kingfish, and big barracuda. Fishing along the outside of the reef will give you access to all of those as well as bigger species of snapper, grouper, and wahoo. Reef fishing in Belize allows you to fish with poppers or crank baits, drift live sardines, chunk baiting, or do vertical jigging. While you may not catch monsters here, the real claim to fame of reef fishing in Belize is the incredible variety.

CAF clients and their catch after reef fishing in Belize
Fly fishing the flats in Belize

Fly Fishing in Belize

The crown jewel of Belize’s incredible fishery is the flats fishing. Protected by the Mesoamerican Reef, the shallow coastal waters of Belize are the perfect habitat for the big three of saltwater flats fishing – bonefish, permit, and tarpon. The combination of muddy and sand bottoms, turtle grass, shallow coral flats, and mangroves keep these fish in Belize throughout the entire year which is why fly anglers have been traveling to Belize to fish for them since the 1980’s. Whether you are wading the flats or having your guide slowly pole across them, few types of fishing are more fun than stalking and sight casting to your target species. All bonefish, permit, and tarpon have been strictly catch-and-release in Belize since 2008, so the populations are healthy and over-fishing is not a concern. Better yet, Belize has miles and miles of flats to fish so it’s quite common to fish all day and not see other angler on the same flat you are fishing. The Inshore Grand Slam gets all the attention, but other fun species that will tug on your line are snook, triggerfish, jacks, and barracuda.

Most of our anglers who come to fish the flats are fly anglers, but this can be done on light tackle spinning gear as well. Permit and bonefish have a hard time passing up a chunk of fresh conch meat, and once hooked they peel off line on a spinning reel just as fast as a fly reel. We can even customize our Belize fishing packages so that your guide is prepared with fly rods and rods.

When is the Best Fishing in Belize?

With the different venues of offshore fishing, reef fishing, and flats fishing there is never a bad time to plan your next Belize fishing vacation. Some of the game fish in Belize are seasonal and migratory species while others are present year round and are affected more by weather and wind, so knowing when to go is of the utmost importance. By nature of being on the Caribbean, the weather can be wildly unpredictable and can change from day to day, but the good news is even the bad weather systems don’t last for more than a few days. Below is our Belize fishing calendar to give you a general idea of the different species and fishing seasons. We customize all of our Belize fishing packages so once you contact us we’ll work with you personally to make sure you are in the right spot at the right time for the fishing you want to do.

Belize Fishing Calendar

Where is the Best Fishing in Belize?

Belize is the smallest country in Central America covering just 8,866 sq. miles (22, 963 sq km). From north to south, its pristine Caribbean Coastline runs just over 180 miles. Despite all that, Belize is still home to the world’s second longest barrier reef, three of the four atolls in the Western Hemisphere, and inside the reef you’ll find over 400 cayes. Needless to say, with that unique geography comes amazing sport fishing opportunities. Whether you are fishing along the reef with light tackle or fly fishing the miles of flats and mangroves, fishing in Belize is as enjoyable as it gets. Below is our list of the best fishing destinations in Belize.

Ambergris Caye

Ambergris Caye is the most popular and the most developed destination in Belize. It also happens to be the largest island in Belize as it runs twenty five miles from north to south. The main town on the island, San Pedro, is just a quick 25-minute flight away from the BZE Airport and with hourly flights, it’s easy to get here the same day you fly into Belize. With properties and developments seemingly one after another, finding a nice place to stay on the island is just as easy. You can stay in a boutique hotel, a fully furnished condo if you are traveling in a small group, or one of the most legendary fishing lodges in Belize, the famous El Pescador Resort.
Fishing from a 25-mile long island provides lots of interesting opportunities. Most importantly, it always offers you the ability to get out of the wind and find some calmer conditions to fish in. The water between the island and reef is heavily trafficked with boats from hotels, dive operations, and water taxis, so most fishing guides will take you to the other side to fish in shallow flats, sand flats with turtle grass for bonefish, or the extensive mangrove system.

Belize Map - Ambergris Caye


The popular beach town of Placencia is located at the very end of the 16-mile long Placencia Peninsula in southern Belize. While not as developed and touristy as Ambergris Caye, Placencia has the perfect mix of luxury hotels and rentals, quality fishing guides, and a beach town that is welcoming and friendly. You can walk the famous sidewalk and see that the town is full of bars, restaurants, and boutique shops to check out.. Unlike much of Ambergris Caye, it also has beautiful white sand beaches to enjoy. Placencia is a unique town where locals and tourist-catering businesses co exist and co habitat seamlessly.
Placencia is ideally situated near the end of ‘Permit Alley’, a twenty-mile stretch of pristine saltwater flats that are home to some of the best permit fishing in the world. For anglers looking to check off the ever-elusive permit from their bucket list, Placencia is the ideal place to make it happen. There are also abundant opportunities for bonefish and tarpon, so a grand slam is always in the cards here. In addition to the miles and miles of saltwater flats on the ocean side of the peninsula, anglers can also fish the massive lagoon that is on the other side. Depending on the time of year, this can be the ideal place to target snook and juvenile tarpon, who use the lagoon and mangroves as a nursery before they head out to sea. Farther south, Monkey River also offers ideal habitat for snook and tarpon. These are also great locations to hide out for a day if the weather isn’t cooperating out on the flats. Last but not least, anglers who want to fish the reef can do so as it’s only 19 miles from town.

Belize Map - Placencia

Punta Gorda

The southernmost city in Belize is Punta Gorda, referred to simply as “P.G.”. A town of just about 5,000 people, it is every bit the sleepy Caribbean fishing village you imagine it to be hiding out in southern Belize. Therein lies the main benefit of traveling to the southern tip of Belize to fish – there isn’t anyone else down here!

The fishing in PG is done almost exclusively by the talented Garbutt family. For those who know fly fishing in Belize, that last name is like royalty when it comes to flats guides. The waters off the coast of PG provide miles and miles of pristine, untouched flats that hold endless numbers of permit. The permit fishing is so good, PG is often called the “Permit Capital of Belize”. In addition to the flats, if the wind kicks up or if the fish are hard to find, there is also a massive lagoon system protected by mangroves that holds bonefish, permit, snook, and tarpon. Last but not least, the Rio Grande is a major river that can also be a good place to target snook and tarpon during the changing tides.

Belize Map - Punta Gorda

Turneffe Atoll

The largest atoll in Belize, Turneffe makes for arguably the most exotic and visually stunning fishery in Belize. Located twenty miles off the coast, the Turneffe Atoll is roughly thirty miles long by ten miles wide and spans 325,412 acres. Being that this is located outside of the Mesoamerican Reef, the waters surrounding the atoll are deep ocean water which makes it an incredible spot for biodiversity and marine life. Belize recognized this by making Turneffe the country’s largest protected marine reserve in 2012.
Simply put, Turneffe offers some of the most unique, untouched, and productive fishing in all of Belize. They are spoiled with miles and miles of flats, and being twenty miles offshore, you don’t need to worry about someone else working the same flat right before you show up. In fact, it’s more common than not to not even see another fishing boat while you are out there. There is an extensive mangrove system that provides perfect habitat for tarpon, snook, and barracuda. The sandy bottoms and seagrass keep bonefish happy year round. If the wind picks up, there are hundreds of places you can go to fish behind mangroves or the leeward side of smaller islands to avoid it. Best of all, you don’t have to sleep in a tent or even remotely rough it to experience this incredible fishery as Turneffe Flats has been hosting fly anglers for the past four years. What started as two small cabins run by a generator in 1985 has evolved into one of Belize’s best fishing lodges. Today ‘Tflats’ offers eight beachfront cabanas, three villas, and a dining all – all with AC and hot water shower.As if fishing all day at the Turneffe Atoll wasn’t enough fun, you can actually wade fish the flats at night right in front of the lodge after your charter ends.

Belize Map - Turneffe Atoll

Available Species in Belize

Despite being Central America’s smallest country, Belize offers an incredible variety of species for anglers. Fishing the blue water outside the reef can produce pelagics like billfish, dorado, and wahoo. Fishing along the Mesoamerican Reef offers the most variety as we’ll catch several species of jacks, snappers, groupers as well as mackerel and barracuda. Last but not least, the fishing in Belize that is most popular is the flats fishing where the main targets are bonefish, permit and tarpon. In addition to the Inshore Grand Slam species, we can also catch jacks, triggerfish, and barracuda on the flats as well as snook in the lagoons and mangroves. We can even customize our Belize fishing packages to include fishing in all three venues!

Offshore & Reef Fishing

Blue Marlin
Yellowfin Tuna
Yellowfin Tuna
Horse-eye Jack
Yellow Jack
Black Grouper
Broomtail Grouper
Cubera Snapper
Snowy Grouper
Nassau Grouper
Lane Snapper
Red Snapper

Flats Fishing

Golden Trevally
Fat Snook

Belize Fishing Lodges & Accommodations

Anglers have been fishing in Belize for forty years so fortunately there are plenty of great properties to fit almost any travel style and budget. Your choices include affordable boutique hotels, luxury beach resorts, and all inclusive fishing lodges including one located 20-miles out to sea on an atoll. We even have several fishing lodges and exclusive boutique hotels that are located on private islands. As a luxury vacation outfitter, we only work with the nicest 3, 4, and 5-star operations that meet our expectations for quality, reliability, and service. Being local experts, we have personally visited every single property we represent so we’ll use our personal experience to hand pick the perfect fit for your Belize fishing vacation.

Turneffe Flats Lodge, Belize
Xunantunich Maya ruins in Belize

Belize Day Tours & Excursions

Your Belize Fishing Vacation doesn’t need to be all fishing, all the time. Belize is nicknamed “Mother Nature’s Best Kept Secret” for a reason, so while you are here you can explore Mayan ruins, caves, lush rain forest with incredible wildlife, waterfalls, white sand beaches, islands, and of course the famous Mesoamerican Reef. Whether it’s an off day from fishing or for the non-anglers in your group, there are several great eco and adventure tours available. We can also customize your Belize fishing vacation so you spend a few nights in different locations throughout the country so you can see all that it offers.The list includes:

  • Mayan Ruins
  • Cave Explorations
  • Cave Tubing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Canopy zip-line tour
  • Waterfall Rappelling
  • Guided tours of national parks
  • Bird Watching
  • Waterfalls
  • Snorkeling
  • Diving
  • Catamaran cruises
  • Manatee watching
  • Chocolate making
  • Cultural Immersion & cooking classes

Belize Fishing FAQs

Do I need a fishing license to fish in Belize?

YES. All anglers between the ages of 16-65 need to purchase a fishing license for their Belize Fishing Vacation. These are sold by the Coastal Zone Management Authority and Institute (CZMAI). A one day license can be bought for $20 BZ ($10 USD), a one week license for $50 BZ ($25 USD). Some of our Belize fishing packages will include that in the price depnding on which lodge you stay at.

How many people will be on my fishing boat?

All fishing charters booked by Central America Fishing are private, so the boat is 100% yours. We do not set up any shared charters.

What is the standard tip for a fishing charter in Belize?

A standard tip for a charter fishing crew in Belize is 10%-20% of the cost of the charter. For most flats guides, that works out to be $50-$100 USD per day. For larger boats with a captain and mate for reef and offshore fishing trips, confirm the cost of the charter before you hit the water. Many Belizean fishing guides work as commercial fishermen diving for conch and lobster when they aren’t fishing with clients, so a tip is appreciated. Tipping in USD or Belize dollar (BZ) is fine.

Can I bring my own fishing gear?

OF COURSE! On reef fishing and offshore fishing fishing trips our private charters provide all the fishing tackle and bait you’ll need, but you are always welcome to bring your own lures, reels, and even rods if you want to catch fish using your own tackle.

Fly anglers are always encouraged to bring their own fly gear so they are familiar with their casts. We will send you a fly fishing checklist after you book your trip with us so you know what size rods, fly patterns, leaders and tippet you’ll need. Some lodges offer loaner rods or full tackle that you can rent by the day.

Which fish in Belize are catch and release and which ones can I keep to eat?

Belize became the first country in the world to mandate the release of all bonefish, permit, and tarpon in 2008. This was invaluable to protect their highly coveted flats fishery.

Many of the reef and offshore species like tuna, dorado (mahi), wahoo, snappers, groupers, mackerel and even barracuda can be kept and enjoyed for a fresh seafood dinner. In season you may also have the opportunity to dive for fresh lobster.

Can I bring fish back home with me to my own country?

If you really want to enjoy your catch our best advice is to eat it while it’s fresh here in Belize. Belizeans are foodies and the Afro-Caribbean seasoning down here is phenomenal, so we recommend you enjoy it while you can. We do however understand many of you love the idea of a seafood dinner in the comforts of your own home, so the good news is there is no law against it and people do it all the time. However – we do not have the final say in this so there are some things you need to keep in mind:

1 – In Belize there is no service that will package and ship fish home for you. If you want to bring fish home with you you’ll have to do it yourself in your own luggage. Our best advice is to bring down a soft sided, leak-proof cooler, have your fish frozen completely solid, wrap them in newspaper, and then check your cooler as part of your luggage since it will stay cooler in the cargo hold of the plane versus in the cabin as a carry-on. If you don’t have a cooler or forget to bring one, you can purchase affordable plastic coolers here in local grocery stores.

2 – While Belize does not prohibit you from bringing fish fillets home with you, your international airline might. We strongly recommend you confirm this with your airline (in writing if possible) or you may have the fish confiscated from you at the airport check-in.

3 – Even if your airline lets you fly the fish home, your local customs may have an issue with you bringing in meat products from a foreign country. In our experience most customs agents don’t seem too interested in you bringing back frozen fish fillets from your fishing vacation to Belize, but it can depend on the agent and depend on the day.

What if there is bad weather on our fishing day?

This is a question that comes up on all of our Belize fishing packages. Being on the Caribbean, the weather in Belize changes quickly and is much less predictable than the Pacific Coast of Central America. The good news is, when there is a storm or cold front coming through we typically know about it a few days beforehand which can allow us to make some in-country adjustments to try and have you do other activities while the fishing conditions are less-than-ideal.

If your captain/flats guide, the fishing lodge, or government deem the conditions are unsafe the trip will be cancelled. The first course of action is to try and reschedule you, but if that is not possible you will be refunded in full. Keep in mind that rain and dark clouds are not considered bad weather, that can be a daily occurrence in Belize! Rain shower are more common in the Caribbean than the Pacific, but the good news is they typically don’t last long unless there is a storm system moving through.

Every single Belize Fishing Vacation booked with Central America Fishing include the following:

  • Free Vacation Planning (no fees + direct rates)
  • Meet & Greet upon exiting the BZE Airport
  • Private, air-conditioned transfers with English speaking driver.
  • All in-country domestic flights
  • Luxury accommodations in your choice of all inclusive fishing lodge, luxury beach resort, or a boutique hotel.
  • Private fishing charters
  • Day tours & excursions
  • All Belizean taxes and service fees
  • Free quotes on travel insurance
  • Pre-arrival assistance with dinner reservations, tee times, pre-stocking your condo or villa, hiring a private chef, and special requests.
  • 24/7 support once you are here in country


What Our Guests Love


Belize is not only the smallest country in Central America, it’s also the only English-speaking country. Consciously or subconsciously, traveling to a foreign country with no language barrier always makes things easier.


Many of our guests are visiting Belize for the first time, so they want to see more of the country and experience local culture. A popular package is to spend the first three nights of your trip in San Ignacio in Western Belize to experience Mayan ruins and the rainforest before ending your trip out on the coast for fishing and snorkeling.


Belizeans are incredibly friendly and welcoming people. They are also very proud of their tiny country and are eager to share that with you. From hotel staff to tour guides, and of course our fishing guides, many of our guests write about how they made several new friends on their trip to Belize.

What We Love
About Belize


Many of our anglers that come fishing in Belize are after one thing: permit. With miles and miles of shallow saltwater flats, few places on Earth can offer as many chances to cast a fly to a permit as Belize.


Belize is not exclusively a fly fishing destination. For light tackle enthusiasts, the fishing along the reef and in the mangroves and lagoons offers both great quantities and variety of fish. It’s also possible to customize your fishing charter were one angler fly fishes while the other uses spinning gear.


We’ve got options. From famous fly fishing lodges that have been around for four decades, like El Pescador and Tflats, to smaller boutique lodges, there are different ways to design your fishing trip to Belize. If a fishing lodge isn’t your style, we can also show you the best luxury hotels and private villas in the country. Belize is unique in that it also offers various hotels set on private islands!

More About Vacationing to Belize

At just 8,866 sq. miles (22,963 sq. km) Belize is the second smallest country in Central America behind El Salvador. In terms of population, Belize is the smallest country in Central America with just 340,800 people as of 2014. Bordered by Mexico to the north, Guatemala to the east and south, and the Caribbean Sea to the east Belize is a melting pot of Central American Culture. An extremely friendly and safe country, tourism is the biggest industry in Belize and is growing rapidly.

Belize was first settled by the Mayans as early at 1500 BC. They remained there until around 900-1200 AD when the Mayan Empire began to weaken. One of the biggest Mayan cities, Caracol, is found in Belize and was thought to be home to 140,000 inhabitants during its prime. The first European contact came with the arrival of one Christopher Columbus in 1502. It wasn’t settled at that time due to strong resistance from the remaining Mayas combined with a lack of interest in the natural resources (aka – gold) by the Spanish. The first settlement in Belize was 1638 by shipwrecked English sailors and for the next 150 years piracy, logging, and constant conflict with the native population ensued.

Belize officially became part of English Honduras in 1840 after the English laid claim to the land by defeating the Spanish in the Battle of St. Goerge’s Caye in 1798. In 1862 Belize became a crown colony until full self-government was established in 1964. In 1973 the country’s name was officially changed to Belize, and on September 21, 1981 Belize gained full independence and autonomy..

Despite its size Belize has an incredibly diverse culture. According to the 2000 census the official stats are: mestizo – 48.7%, Creole – 24.9%, Maya – 10.6%, Garifuna – 3.4%, other – 9.7%. Mestizos are a mix of Spanish and Mayan decent and provide the largest influence on local culture. The Mayan roots date back to 1500 BC and still remain prevalent in the northern and western parts of the country. Creole are mainly slave descendants originating from West & Central Africa. The Garifuna are perhaps the most unique of all they are also from African descent but have no documented history of being slaves. The theories range from them being survivors of two documented ship wrecks while another is they are the survivors of a successful slave ship mutiny.
Put all of that together and you have modern day Belize – a mix of Mayan culture, Afro-Caribbean culture, and international influence. Belizeans are as friendly as they are diverse, and although many languages are spoken English is the official language.

With a territory of just 8,866 sq. miles (22,963 sq. km) Belize is the second smallest country in Central American and about the size of the state of Massachusetts. The official coordinates of Belize are 17 degrees north and 88 degrees west. Mexico borders it to the north while Guatemala is the neighbor to the south and west. To the east sits the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea and hundreds of phenomenally beautiful islets, or cayes (keys). Last but not least, Belize is home to the world’s second longest barrier reef and the longest in the western hemisphere.
Belize’s natural beauty is hard to rival as it features rain forest, mountains, beautiful white sand beaches, hundreds of islands, and one of the world’s most impressive and important coral reefs. Southern and western Belize feature hills that lead to the Mayan Mountains while much of the central and eastern portion of the country consists of lowland swamps and mangroves

Like the rest of Central America, Belize offers beautiful tropical weather 12 months a year. The average temperature is 84 degrees and rarely if ever dips below 60 degrees. The humidity remains pretty steady at 85 percent most of the year so what changes in the weather season isn’t the temperature as much as it is the rainfall.
Being a Caribbean country Belize will offer the possibility of warm weather and rain every day of the year. The dry season in Belize runs from Feb-May and the rainfall seen in these months is typically very quick, light showers. Between June to January the country sees more rain, with June and July seeing frequent heavy showers. Although Belize doesn’t have a history of receiving direct hits from hurricanes, it will occasionally receive some strong storms with heavy rain and high winds.

  • 8,866 sq. miles (22,963 sq. km) territory
  • Second smallest country in Central America (El Salvador)
  • Population of 340,800 is the smallest in Central America
    • Mestizo – 48.7%
    • Creole – 24.9%
    • Maya – 10.6%
    • Garifuna – 3.4%
    • Other – 9.7%
  • Government – Parliamentary Democracy
  • Capital City – Belmopan
  • Biggest industry – Tourism
  • Official language – English
  • Official currency – Belzean Dollar
  • Freedom of Religion – Roman Catholics (40%)
  • Home to second longest barrier reef in the world (Great Barrier Reef – Australia)
  • Over 450 cayes (keys)
  • Nearly 26% of country is preserved amongst 95 nature and marine reserves
  • First country in the world to mandate catch & release of bonefish, permit and tarpon

Why Fish With CAF?

We have been fishing, living, and traveling around Central America since 2003. Plan your trip with local experts to make sure you are in the right place, at the right time, and on the right boat. We’ll help you fish for what you want, the way you want.

Free vacation planning + the best direct rates. No booking fees!

Personalized service from pre-arrival to 24/7 in-country support.

Hand-picked accommodations, fishing captains, expert guides for the best vacation experience.


Nearly 40% of our anglers are repeat & referral guests. CAF puts you on the fish!

We are proud to have a global reach and have hosted anglers from 14 different countries here in Central America!

About the Author

I first visited Costa Rica during a semester abroad in 2003 and instantly fell in love with the language, culture, and natural beauty. I caught my first roosterfish on that trip, and ever since then I knew that I wanted to live here. After graduating in 2004, I worked for a year in the corporate world, but I was unhappy and unstimulated, so I returned to live in Costa Rica full time in 2005. Today I can proudly say that I’ve been in Costa Rica for half of my life, I met my wife here, and my two boys were born here so they are “Ticos”.

I’ve been working in the sport fishing industry in Central America for twenty years, I’ve had articles published in fishing magazines, hosted fishing TV shows, fished in several tournaments, and I’m a four-time IGFA trophy club member. I am however most proud to say that 40% of our anglers are repeat and referral guests. I’ve personally visited every destination, hotel, and fishing lodge that we partner with so that your next vacation with us is one of the best you’ve ever had.

Chris Atkins - Angler & Owner of Central America Fishing

All fishing vacations booked with Central America Fishing include the following:
  • Free Vacation Planning (no fees + direct rates)
  • VIP Airport Meet & Greet upon arrival into SJO
  • Private, air-conditioned transfers with English speaking driver.
  • Luxury, private accommodations hand-picked and customized for your group. Choose between private condos & villas, luxury beach resorts, exclusive boutique hotels, and fishing lodges.
  • Private fishing charters
  • All eco / adventure tours you’d like to include
  • All Costa Rican taxes
  • Free quotes on travel insurance
  • Pre-arrival assistance with dinner reservations, tee times, pre-stocking your condo or villa, hiring a private chef, and special requests.
  • 24/7 support once you are here in country
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