Copal Tree, Belize


Copal Tree Lodge in Punta Gorda, Belize, helped pioneer the ideas of sustainable food production and agritourism—ultimately becoming an award-winning, world-class destination welcoming discerning travelers from around the globe. Awarded by Travel + Leisure for the ‘World’s Best Award,’ Copal Tree Lodge is built on lands with rich history dating back to the Classic Maya period — around 600 AD — when the Mayans used the Rio Grande river as an important transportation route to the sea.  It has now become one of the premier flats fishing lodges in Belize and the world.


In 2001, the property was sold to the owners of El Pescador in San Pedro, and construction began on El Pescador South—a new fly fishing lodge. Four years later, Todd Robinson purchased the fishing lodge that is now Copal Tree Lodge— a partner of Muy'Ono Resorts.  A trip to Copal Tree lodge is an incredibly unique experience for the fly fisher.  Not only are you fishing some of the best permit flats in the world, but the accommodations are world-class and second to none.  Join us for an unforgettable week in Belize!

Designed with nature and luxury in mind, the suites at Copal Tree Lodge allow you to take in the scenic beauty of the jungle while you relax in comfort. Each suite is elegantly designed to make your stay at the Lodge an unforgettable experience.

The Fishery

Perched above Punta Gorda and the Rio Grande and just a short boat ride from the Caribbean Sea, this Orvis Endorsed Lodge is a fly fishing paradise. Cast for tarpon and snook on the rivers and in the mangroves, spend the day fishing the flats for permit—or head out to the white sand beaches of the Sapodilla Cayes for bonefish. The majority of our fishing takes place in protected marine reserves and national parks. Southern Belize is best known as a world-renowned permit territory—and, while most anglers who visit the region are intermediate to advanced, our experts are also happy to guide beginners for a one-of-a-kind fly fishing experience. Copal Tree Lodge’s guides are all local to the Southern Belize region and will customize each day’s itinerary to your fishing preference and style. They’re extremely patient, professional and ready to make your trip the best it can be.

The Cuisine

Using seasonal produce, we prepare foods that are culturally significant, fresh, flavorful, and satisfying. At the Garden Table Restaurant, the chef makes wonderful use of the ingredients grown by our farm team and sourced locally from nearby farmers. We also forage the rainforest for wild foods such as the heart of cohune palm, wild herbs, and flavorful leaves and fruits. We invite you to complete your meal with our house roasted coffee, farm raised “bean to bar” chocolate, and a sampling of local rums.

The Garden Table Restaurant can accommodate a variety of diets including vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, or dairy free. Copal Tree Lodge offers a culinary experience to be remembered!

Upcoming Trips and Pricing

7 night/ 6 Day package

-March 29 - April 5, 2025 - $5,275- prime week

Non-Angler Package price:  please inquire

"Copal Tree Lodge is part of our affiliated travel program. If our hosted dates don't work for you, we'd be happy to arrange custom trips at no extra charge."

For more information or to book your trip to Copal Tree Lodge, please contact the shop (970)498-8968.

St. Peter’s Fly Shop guarantees that we will have the best price on the market. Our experienced travel team is set out to find the best price for the most renowned and hidden lodges out there. We can assure you a great experience with our hands on approach in preparation, travel, and assistance at the lodge. Included in the trip price is casting classes, tying classes teaching you patterns for your specific location, and personal fishing advice. During your trip one of our hosts will travel with you to make sure every aspect of your trip can run as smooth as possible. Join one of our wonderful hosted trips and see for yourself all that St. Peter’s Travel has to offer.