Copal Tree Lodge, Punta Gorda, Belize

Luxury lodge and one-of-a-kind-fishing

In the “Green Heart of Belize,” Copal Tree Lodge sits between pristine rainforest and extensive fishing grounds. Anglers can fish for tarpon and snook on the river and in the mangroves, or target permit on the flats.  When weather allows, there is great bonefishing off the white sand beaches of the Sapodilla Cayes.  

Explore the variety of fishing environments

Perched above the Rio Grande River and just a short boat ride from the Caribbean Sea, Copal Tree Lodge is a fly fisher’s paradise.  Most anglers visit for world-class permit fishing, but the area around the lodge also has large numbers of bonefish, tarpon and snook.  The fishing guides at Copal Tree Lodge are all local to the region and will customise each day according to your fishing preference and style.  They are extremely patient and professional, and no matter what your fishing capabilities will make sure you get the best from this one-of-a-kind fishing experience.

Fabulous accommodation, excellent location

Copal Tree Lodge has 16 private suites a three bedroom villa offering the best in luxury and comfort. A testament to Belize’s natural beauty and craftsmanship, nearly every detail, from the woodwork to the tiles to the artwork, is sourced from local artisans. Whether you’re relaxing on one of the canopy beds or lounging on your own private veranda, you will experience the magic of the jungle within the comfort of your room.

There is a central swimming pool, surrounded by lush jungle foliage. In addition, the four Ridge Suites have access to a large salt water infinity pool, spacious decks and a wet bar.

Your days can be as busy or as relaxed as you wish. The spa is a serene sanctuary overlooking the rainforest canopy. Using only locally sourced ingredients and botanicals, each treatment is designed for relaxation and renewal.

Copal Tree Lodge is dedicated to developing lasting economic stability in Southern Belize through agriculture. Sugar cane, cacao and coffee are being grown organically, working in conjunction with the local community.  More than 70% of the food served at the lodge is produced on site in extensive farm gardens.  Bean to cup classes for both coffee and cacao are available on site. 

There are Mayan ruins to visit nearby, some excellent hiking trails, ancient caves to explore and jungle waterfalls to enjoy. 

The green heart of Belize

Referred to as the “Green Heart of Belize,” Copal Tree Lodge’s home region of Toledo features some of the most pristine rainforests, extensive cave networks, coastal lowland plains, and offshore cayes in the country. The high proportion of protected areas makes Toledo the prime location for adventure and bird and wildlife watching. Toledo is also home to a wide range of cultures-from Mopan and Ketchi Maya, to Creole, the Garifuna, East Indians, Mennonites, Mestizos, and descendants of US Confederate settlers.

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