Coco Plum Caye



Overview


Fly Fishing Coco Plum – Overview

fly fishing Coco Plum Caye, Belize

Coco Plum is an intimate private island getaway where you can enjoy the natural wonders of Belize. This private island paradise is the only resort on the island! The central coast of mainland Belize is only eight miles west of the cay. Off the seaside of the island, only minutes away, is the largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere. We will pair you up with our hand picked guides to make a complete fishing trip. This location is a great spot for fishing on your own without a guide or it is centrally located in some of the best and least fihed areas of Belize. Bonefish and permit are 30 feet from your cabana!

Relax, have your family gear up for adventure tours, while you head out fishing. Or simply enjoy the incredible atmosphere of being surrounded by the calming waters of the Caribbean Sea. Coco Plum Island Resort is home to some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving in Belize. But that’s not all: the fishing is great on miles of reefs and flats; a wildlife sanctuary just a half mile away offers exceptional birding; and the crystal clear water is perfect for all levels of sea kayaking.

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fly fishing Coco Plum Caye, Belize

Coco Plum Island is the ideal place to experience both Belize’s beautiful, pristine sea life and its’ unspoiled jungles, caves, Mayan ruins and rivers. Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers, as well as those who simply yearn to kick off their shoes and relax in a hammock; gently swaying on the Caribbean breeze.

This is a beach-lover’s paradise —you have the beach outside both your front and back door. Surrounded by the beautiful sands of a Belize island beach your gaze will lead you to the clear turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.

Coco Plum is an intimate private island getaway where you can enjoy the natural wonders of Belize. This private island paradise is the only resort on the island! The central coast of mainland Belize is only eight miles west of the cay. Off the seaside of the island, only minutes away, is the largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere. We will pair you up with our hand picked guides to make a complete fishing trip. This location is a great spot for fishing on your own without a guide or it is centrally located in some of the best and least fihed areas of Belize. Bonefish and permit are 30 feet from your cabana!

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fly fishing Coco Plum Caye, Belize

The resort has comfortable cabanas that are air conditioned. There is a great restaurant and ba right on the water. A private island retreat is yours. It is also closer to the main land than many of our island trips so Mainland tourrs to the jungle or ruins is easier.

Relax, have your family gear up for adventure tours, while you head out fishing. Or simply enjoy the incredible atmosphere of being surrounded by the calming waters of the Caribbean Sea. Coco Plum Island Resort is home to some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving in Belize. But that’s not all: the fishing is great on miles of reefs and flats; a wildlife sanctuary just a half mile away offers exceptional birding; and the crystal clear water is perfect for all levels of sea kayaking.

Coco Plum Island is the ideal place to experience both Belize’s beautiful, pristine sea life and its’ unspoiled jungles, caves, Mayan ruins and rivers. Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers, as well as those who simply yearn to kick off their shoes and relax in a hammock; gently swaying on the Caribbean breeze.

This is a beach-lover’s paradise —you have the beach outside both your front and back door. Surrounded by the beautiful sands of a Belize island beach your gaze will lead you to the clear turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.

Discover a private island paradise in an unbelievably beautiful beach setting. The Coco Plum Island Range consists of three individual islands – part of the Belize Cays. Coco Plum Island Resort is on the middle island, which spreads over approximately 16 acres. You can easily walk from one island to the other! While exploring, you are likely to discover brilliant starfish, hermit crabs, juvenile tropical fish, and a variety of exotic shells. The crystal clear sea sparkles in shades of turquoise, blue, teal, and emerald. The calm, shallow waters surrounding the island are perfect for wading, swimming, and your favorite water sport.


Lodging


Fly Fishing Coco Plum – The Lodging

fly fishing Coco Plum Caye, Belize

Coco Plum Island Resort offers its guests roomy, comfortable ocean front cabanas, each equipped with private tub-shower combo bath with hot water, ceiling fan, and air conditioning. The bathroom is equipped with wall-mounted hairdryers, shampoo and body wash in dispensers, kleenex, toilet paper, bath and beach towels. Your beach front cabana is comfortable and inviting, with hammocks, table, and chairs made by local artisans.

With exteriors dressed in bold, tropical colors, the cabanas have spacious verandas over-looking the beautiful Caribbean Sea. All our Belizean accommodations face east, giving views of spectacular tropical sunrises and capturing the gentle sea breezes. Our raised cabanas take advantage of the cool sea breezes, providing you with a better view of the beautiful blue Caribbean Sea.

At the end of the cay are two thatch umbrellas with hammocks, a perfect hideaway for reading a favorite novel, sunbathing, or simply relaxing with that special someone. The beach here is perfect for swimming, kayaking, and snorkeling. A privacy gate provides guests a small, yet beautiful, peninsula all to themselves!

Additional Information

fly fishing Coco Plum Caye, Belize

The views here are spectacular containing panoramas of the adjoining cays and the central coast of Belize. Enjoy the sunset over the beautiful Maya Mountains. You can enjoy strolling along the pier while watching sea life. One pier is over 200 ft. long! It is the perfect place for a quick dip in our crystal clear, 83º waters. A gazebo, ideal for sunbathing and relaxing, is at the end of the dock. Watch for passing dolphins and rays, as well as our resident manatee, who makes regular appearances and is a thrill to join in a swim!

You can take a short paddle to Man-O-War Cay, a bird sanctuary; or take a leisurely paddle to the barrier reef. Kayak along mangrove-lined islands. Cruising there, you may happen upon a school of feeding dolphins or a gentle manatee. Starfish love to swim in the lagoon water. Packed lunches can be arranged for longer trips. The waters surrounding the cay are protected within the barrier reef, always warm and clear, and ideal for swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking.

Dining

fly fishing Coco Plum Caye, Belize

The Coco Plum thatched-roof bar and restaurant was built by Mayan artisans and provides a large open gathering area with comfy lounge chairs. It is perfect for relaxing in the evening, enjoying a tropical drink or a locally brewed beer after a day of adventures.

At Coco Plum we serve a variety of Belizean and American-style dishes. Breakfast includes coffee or tea, fresh juice, fresh tropical fruits as well as eggs, bacon, sausage, fried jacks, toast, and Johnny cakes. Lunches are typically light and include dishes such as fish hoagies, BLT sandwiches on homemade bread, or hudut, a delicious, local Garifuna soup of fish fillets in coconut milk. Dinners include fish balls in red sauce with spaghetti, or of course a traditional Belizean meal of stewed chicken, rice and beans cooked in coconut milk, potato salad, and plantain slices. If you have any food allergies or food preferences please let us know in advance so that our cook will be prepared and our island kitchen well stocked.

A Sample Menu (Changes often)

fly fishing Coco Plum Caye, Belize

Sample Menu: Your typical daily menu would consist of one of the following delicious dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dessert is included with both lunch and dinner. Dinner is a three course meal with a salad/soup, entree, and dessert. We can cater to any dietary needs just let us know when you book your trip what you require!

Breakfast
Tomato & Cheese Omelet with Toast
Fry Jack & Spanish Eggs & Ham
Waffle with Scramble Eggs
Banana or Pineapple Pancake
Scramble Egg with Ham
French Toast with Ham Crapes

Lunch
BBQ Chicken
Hamburger and Fries
Pizza with Cinnamon Rolls
Veggie Burrito
Club Sandwich
Pasta Salad with Grilled Chicken
Ham & Cheese Sandwich
Salbutes (Corn Tortilla with Stewed Chicken or Fish and Cabbage)

Dinner
Pineapple Salad or Carrot Soup
Pork Chops
Belizean Style Stew Chicken
Rockfish Imperial
Garlic Roast Potato or Turmeric Rice
Cucumber Salad or Cauliflower Soup
Shrimp Scampi
Grilled Fish with Chili Ginger Sauce
Pasta or Roast Potatoes (Vegetarian)
Spare Ribs
Conch Steak Piccatta
Grilled T-Bone Steak
Fettuccine Pasta or Vegetable Rice
Ginger Beef
Shrimp Kabobs
Beef Fajitas

Lodge Photo Gallery


Fishing


Fly Fishing Coco Plum – The Fishing

“As a fisherman, I was surprised at the the large area of wadeable bonefishing starting just feet away from our cabana..hey, I even caught one (bonefish) from the BAR!”
Billy G.

Coco Plum is is located about 10 miles off the coast near Dangriga Belize. It is about an 20 minute flight from Belize City. The fishing grounds in this area are varied and vast. The guides will range east and south depending on the species you want and what the weather dictates. Most of the fishing is within 20 minutes of the lodge but there are some days where an hour trip may be worthwhile as well.

Tarpon

Traveling down the coast south you will encounter creeks, rivers, lakes an lagoons that have tarpon fishing year round. The fish range from 5-100 pounds. It is a maze of channels that will have you lost in no time. This type of fishing is best early and late as tarpon are rolling and feeding. Rather than the flats fishing around Ambergris Caye this is less sighting of the body of the fish and more sighting of the surface activity of the fish. It involves a lot of accuracy casting at the mangrove pockets and overhangs. Nothing like a big tarpon slowly finning 50 feet in front of you to get your heart going early in the morning. Who needs the coffee! Traditional tarpon flies or more natural looking bait fish patterns are used. The guides will usually head out for bones or permit as the sun gets a little higher.

Permit

fly fishing Coco Plum Caye, Belize

Permit are available year round as well with flats around all the islands in the area. On a fairly calm day you will see permit 100 yards away, on a choppy day they may not show themselves until it is too late. There are more permit the further south you go and the guides may head south towards Punta Gorda if the conditions are right. This is the best permit fishing in the world bar none. Still permit fishing is not exactly fast action. You might cast to 10 permit in a day with not a single bit of interest from any of them while the next day one races 15 feet to gulp it in. There is no explaining the fickleness of these fish. We will see schools of 20 fish as well as singles, double and everything in between.

One thing for sure is that you will see permit. They range from 5-40 pounds throughout the region. Bring some Del’s Merkin in a few different sizes and weights and most successful permit anglers swear they smell glue, so if you tie your own forget the glue. They won’t last as long but it since you are not making a lot of casts they don’t have to. Once hooked these guys are powerful with there wide bodys making them fell much heavier than they are. Permit are the hardest species to catch. Many permit flats are fished by spotting the fish from the boat and then wading to get close. This is possible in the hard flats near Placencia but not the softer one further south. Once you get a permit to the boat it is off to a bonefish ( piece of cake) and then the afternoon tarpon to grab a grand slam.

Bonefish

fly fishing Coco Plum Caye, Belize

Bonefish are located around certain islands scattered of the coast. They average 3 pounds with some large specimens on the deeper edges with the permit. There is not much wading here and not as many bonefish as there are further north around the Turneffe Islands or Ambergris Caye. None the less it is still excellent bonefishing. The fish seem to be in large schools so it is not uncommon to be able to hook a bunch in an hour once you have located one of these big schools. The singles and doubles along the edges of flats will be the largest fish up to 8 pounds.

All in all the best reason to fish here is the permit and tarpon and the fishing you can do after guided hours. We can customize the trip around you and your family or friends. If you want to fish every other day and spend the other days with your family it is no problem. There is some excellent snorkeling around some of the permit areas with coral edges teeming with beautiful fish and exotic coral. This keep Lisa busy sometimes when she goes out and tires of staring at permit. She will hop in and snorkel beside the boat while we pole down the flat. She is happy and so am I, Fly Fishing Heaven Coco Plum Caye Style.

Tackle & Gear

Buy your gear at Pro guide direct and help your local guide - Me!!Here is a list of the basics you will need for your trip. I have organized this list on Pro Guide Direct where you can actually purchase the brands and items that I have found to be the best of the best. Any Items that you purchase from Pro Guide Direct will help us earn a living and help you by being ensuring that you have the right gear for the trip. Many of our destinations are pretty remote with no chance to buy things on site.

Bonefish

Rods: 9 foot 8-9 weight(maybe a 10 on a windy day)

Lines: Floating tropical line

Reel: Large Arbor Disc drag reel with 200 yards of backing

Leaders: 9 ft-12 ft leaders with 10-12 lb. flourocarbon tippet

 

Permit

Rods: 9 foot 10 weight

Lines: Floating tropical line

Reel: Large Arbor Disc drag reel with 200 yards of backing

Leaders: 9-12 ft leaders with 12-15 lb. flourocarbon tippet

 

Baby Tarpon

Rods: 9 foot 10 weight

Lines: #1 Floating tropical line #2 Floating with clear sink tip

Reel: Large Arbor Disc drag reel with 300 yards of 20 pound backing

Leaders: 10-12 ft leaders with 25 lb. flourocarbon and 60 lb shock tippet

 

Big Tarpon

Rods: 9 foot 12 weight

Lines: #1 Floating tropical line #2 Intermediate full sinking #3 Floating with clear sink tip

Reel: Large Arbor Disc drag reel with 300 yards of 45 pound backing

Leaders: 10-12 ft leaders with 30 lb. flourocarbon and 80 lb shock tippet

 

Barracuda/Sharks

bring the wire bite guards!!

 

The Fly List:

Go a little smaller than you might think, better to have too many 8’s than 4’s for the bonefish. Tie a few patterns with just the weight of the eyes as a variable 1 with lead eyes, 1 with chain, 1 with small chain, and 1 with no weight or mono eyes just to make sure you have flies for very skinny water all the way to waist deep water. Presentation seems to be much more important than fly selection. Weed guards will be a plus on the grass flats.

Fly NameColorsSizesQty for a 1
Week Trip
Toad Flychatreuse, olive, tan, purple/black1, 1/012
Cockroachstandard 1/0, 2/04
Black Deathwhite, tan1/0, 2/04
Purple Demonpurple/black1/0, 2/04
Layup tarpon fly brown, chatreuse ,yellow1, 1/06
Enrico's Tarpon StreamerPurple & Black2/04
Enrico's Tarpon PinfishOlive/white3/04
Del's Merkin tan/brown 1/0, 2, 46
Turneffe CrabCream, olive2, 4, 64
Clouser minnowchatr/white 1/0-2/06
Bonefish CLouserassorted4-612
Crazy Charlie
bead eye
pink,white,tan,brw 4, 6, 812
Moe bonefish amber, pink 46
Christmas Island Specialspink, orange6, 818
Gotchastandard4, 6, 812

Packing List

Tropical Packing List

Packing ItemPacking Item
PassportCamera & media
Photocopy of Passport (packed separately)Computer
Airline ticketsCell Phone
Itinerary with contact numbersReading & writing materials
Emergency Medical insurance docs ( if purchased)Rod repair (tip top and glue)
Major credit cardSun gloves
Cash for tips (there are a couple ATMs in San Pedro but they may not be working))Face Sun protection (buff)
2 Hats with brim and neck guard (or sun hat for non anglers)Sunburn relief spray
2-4 long sleeve shirts for fishing (SPF fabric)Sunscreens SPF 30 or above
2 quick dry pant for fishing (SPF fabric)Sun block for lips and nose
2 quick dry shorts for fishing (SPF fabric)Toiletries
White socks (tops of feet get burned in the boats or wear under wading shoes)Prescription meds
UnderwearNon-prescription Meds
Casual pants or shortsEyeglasses (and spare)
Casual shirts, short sleeveFly Rods
SandalsReels
BeltFanny or other small fishing pack
Light sweater or fleeceWater bottle ( Holster optional)
SocksWaterproof boat bag
Wading shoesLines
Bathing suits,Leaders
T- ShirtsTippet
Sandals or walking shoes ( Barefoot is good)Flies
Rain jacket (an occasional cold squall will roll though or the boat spray may chill you to the bone!)Nippers
Bug repellent (for dead clam days or evenings)Pliers/forceps
Sunglasses (polarized with lanyard)

Rates



Please use the drop down lists below to find the package that suits your needs the most. Any package can be customized to fit your needs, need a 7 night package with three days of fishing – no problem we can do it! Just drop me an email and I will work out the price for you.

Coco Plum Caye Fishing Prices

Number of nightsNumber of days fishingFishing
2 to a boat, 2 to a room
Summer pricing May 27 - Dec 22
109$3265$2965
76$2485$2275
65$2205$2025
54$1915$1765
43$1615$1495

Accommodations in ocean-front A/C cabana with private bath, guide, boat and fuel for each full day of your stay, full breakfast, box lunch, and dinner daily, air transportation to and from Philip Goldson International Airport in Belize City and Dangriga, transportation to and from Dangriga and Coco Plum Resort (your arrival & departure), free use of kayaks, daily housekeeping services
a welcome drink or cocktail on the day of your arrival, free use of kayaks, all hotel and sales taxes and park entrance fees. Prices quoted are in US dollars.


Prices do not include: Bar tab, fishing license, or gratuities for your guide and resort staff. CCP does not have any rental gear or flies for sale, you must come fully equipped.

Dive Package Pricing

Coco Plum Caye Diving Prices

Number of nightsNumber of days DivingDouble OccupancySummer pricing May 27 - Dec 22
109$3100$2800
76$2320$2110
65$2040$1860
54$1750$1600
43$1450$1330

Accommodations in ocean-front A/C cabana with private bath, 2 local dives per day, full breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, transportation to and from Dangriga and Coco Plum Resort (your arrival & departure), free use of kayaks, daily housekeeping services, a welcome drink or cocktail on the day of your arrival, free use of kayaks, all hotel and sales taxes and park entrance fees. Prices quoted are in US dollars.

Prices do not include: Local or International airfare to Dangriga, Bar tab, fishing, or gratuities for your guide and resort staff.

No Frills Package Pricing

Coco Plum Caye No Frills Package Pricing

Number of nightsDouble OccupancySummer pricing May 27 - Dec 22
10$2700$2400
9$2475$2205
82240$2000
7$1995$1785
6$1740$1560
5$1475$1325
4$1200$1080

Accommodations in ocean-front A/C cabana with private bath, , full breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, transportation to and from Dangriga and Coco Plum Resort (your arrival & departure), free use of kayaks, daily housekeeping services, a welcome drink or cocktail on the day of your arrival, free use of kayaks, all hotel and sales taxes and park entrance fees. Prices quoted are in US dollars.

Prices do not include: Local or International airfare to Dangriga, Bar tab, any guided tours or activities, or gratuities for your guide and resort staff.

All Inclusive Package Pricing

Coco Plum Caye All-Inclusive Package Pricing

Number of nightsDouble OccupancySummer pricing May 27 - Dec 22
10$3000$2700
9$2745$2475
8$2480$2240
7$2205$1995
6$1920$174
5$1625$1475
4$1320$1200

Accommodations in ocean-front A/C cabana with private bath, transportation to and from Dangriga and Coco Plum Resort (arrival & departure), full breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, unlimited free local beer, local soft drinks, and local mixed drinks (mixed drinks made with local gin, local coconut rum, local vodka, and local rum only), transportation to and from Dangriga Air Strip and Coco Plum Resort (your arrival & departure), 4 night package includes two snorkeling trips along Belize’s Barrier Reef and 5 night package includes three tours (two snorkeling trips along Belize’s Barrier Reef and one inland tour) while 6, 7, 8, and 9 night packages include five tours (three snorkeling trips along Belize Barrier Reef and two inland tours)and the 10 night packages include seven tours (five snorkeling trips along Belize Barrier Reef and two inland tours, free use of kayaks, daily housekeeping services, a welcome drink or cocktail on the day of your arrival, free use of kayaks, all hotel and sales taxes and park entrance fees. Prices quoted are in US dollars.

Prices do not include: Local or International airfare to Dangriga, Bar tab for any imported drinks, fishing, or gratuities for your guide and resort staff.

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Payment and Cancelation Polices

A 10% deposit is required if you are booking more than 6 months in advance, 50% deposit is required when less than 6 months until departure date with the balance due 60 days prior to departure. If you are forced to cancel with more than 60 days notice, you may keep full credit towards another trip or receive a refund less a 10% service charge. Deposits on cancellations with less than 60 days notice are not refundable unless your spot can be filled. MC, Visa, and checks are accepted. We recommend travel and or medical emergency insurance for all our trips.


Other Policies and Conditions for all packages:
All rates and fees are in US currency and are based on double occupancy
Honeymoon rates are per couple, all other rates are per person
Honeymoon Package maximum adult occupancy: 2 adults per cabana
All other packages – maximum adult occupancy: 3 adults per cabana
Saturday and Sunday arrival and departure days work best. Arrivals and departures scheduled on other days are subject to a $50 upgrade charge each way.
Charge for extra persons in cabana based on specific package. Inquire for added cost if not shown in package
Single occupancy rates available – contact us
4 night stay minimum on all packages (longer stays are available, please contact us) PLEASE NOTE: 7 nights/ 8 days minimum stay over Christmas and New Year’s; 5 nights/ 6 days minimum stay over both Thanksgiving and Easter weeks
Additional tours to the mainland and to the reef can be arranged for an additional fee
Unused portions of packages are not refundable
Rates subject to change without notice
The bartender reserves the right to refuse service to anyone who has clearly exceeded their limit.


Seasons



Belize Fishing Calendar

MonthBonefishPermitTarponReef Fish
JanuaryGoodGoodGood/FairExcellent/Good
FebruaryGoodGood/ExcellentGoodExcellent/Good
MarchGoodExcellentGoodExcellent/Good
AprilE/GoodExcellentExcellent/GoodExcellent
MayExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellent
JuneExcellentGoodExcellentExcellent
JulyExcellentGoodExcellent+Excellent
AugustExcellentGoodExcellent+Excellent/Good
SeptemberExcellentGoodExcellent+E/Good
OctoberExcellentGoodGoodGood/Fair
NovemberExcellent/GoodGoodGoodGood/Fair
DecemberGoodFairGood/FairExcellent

Gallery


Please take a look at the  photo and video galleries for some great views of the fly fishing on Coco Plum, the activities, and general scenery in the area

Lodge Photo Gallery

Scenic Photo Gallery

Fishing Photo Gallery

Underwater Photo Gallery

Video Gallery

One guests tour of the island!


Activities


Fly Fishing Coco Plum – Activities

It’s not all about fishing – hard for some of us to believe but there are other things to do while you are visiting Coco Plum. You can experience both Belize’s beautiful, pristine sea life and its’ unspoiled jungles, caves, and rivers. Swim, dive, snorkel, and kayak in the Caribbean Sea. Get a sun tan on our white beach during the day and enjoy the beautiful stars at night. Cave tube through ancient limestone caves,Zip-line over the Belize rainforests, Take a day and venture forth like a jungle explorer, Hike the primeval rainforest and prospect ancient ruins. Many of the packages include some of these activities.

Weekly Tour Schedule

Monday: Snorkel Trip
Morning or Afternoon depending on weather conditions
Tuesday: Zip-line/ cave tubing tour OR Visit the Belize Zoo
This is a full day tour
Wednesday: Snorkel Trip
Morning or Afternoon depending on weather conditions
Thursday: Snorkel Trip
Morning or Afternoon depending on weather conditions
Friday: Xunantunich Mayan Ruin Tour
This is a full day tour
Saturday: Snorkel Trip
Morning or Afternoon depending on weather conditions

Tour schedule is subject to change without notice. All tours are dependent upon weather conditions.

Mainland tours

Cave tube through ancient limestone caves.
Zip-line over the Belize rainforests.
Take a day and venture forth like a jungle explorer.
Hike the primeval rainforest.
Prospect ancient ruins.
Honeymoon/Lovers’ Getaway and All-Inclusive packages include options from these inland tours (tours can be purchased with other packages):
Explore the magnificent Mayan Ruins of Xunantunich “Maiden of the Rock”
Difficulty rating: Moderate.
This is a full day tour.
Located in the western part of Belize in the Cayo District
Ride across the Mopan River to Xunantunich on a hand-cranked ferry
Climb the nearly 130 foot El Castillo, the tallest structure at Xunantunich and the second tallest structure in Belize (after the temple at Caracol) and see a great view of Cayo and neighboring Guatemala
The core of Xunantunich occupies about 1 square mile, consisting of a series of 6 plazas surrounded by more than 25 temples and palaces.
Visit the informative museum that includes the history of the excavation of the site, two stelae, and more
On the drive back to Dangriga briefly drive through Belmopan, the nation’s capital city (time permitting)
Choose from:

fly fishing Coco Plum Caye, Belize

Combination Tour:
Aerial Trek Zip line/Repelling trip above the Belize rainforest and cave tube down our rivers
Difficulty rating: Strenuous
Zip line through the tree tops of the Belize rainforest
Cave tube through crystal clear water in ancient limestone caves exploring this amazing cave system
View beautiful stalactites, stalagmites, rim stone dams and Mayan artifacts while floating down the river through the caves
Wear comfortable shorts or long pants over your swimsuit, you must wear hiking boots or tennis shoes (no flip flops), take bug spray
Allow 1 ½ hours each way for drive
Or:
Belize Zoo
Observe animals indigenous to Belize on their natural open-air homes
Difficulty rating: Easy
Located in the Belize District along the Western Highway
Sits upon 29 acres of tropical savanna and is home to over 125 animals native to Belize
Tour the zoo and the Tropical Education Center
Observe animals such as jaguars, toucans, tapirs, scarlet macaw parrots, iguanas and howler monkeys in their natural open-air homes
Learn about Belize’s diverse wildlife and our unique ecosystems

Specialty Tours

fly fishing Coco Plum Caye, Belize

Specialty tours (tours are not included in your Honeymoon/Lovers’ Getaway or All-Inclusive package but can be purchased at Coco Plum)
Sittee River Boat Tour
Ride along the river and tour Serpon Sugar Mill ($75 US per person for 4 or more persons)
Difficulty rating: Easy
Enjoy a boat ride from Coco Plum to the beautiful Sittee River.
Visit quaint sea side village of Hopkins and get acquainted with the Garifuna culture
Look for crocodiles, iguanas and elusive manatees.
Visit historic 19th century ruins of Serpon Sugar Mill.
Glover’s Reef Snorkel Trip
Snorkel at Glover’s Reef Atoll ($120 US per person for 6 or more persons)
Difficulty rating: Moderate
Enjoy a boat ride from Coco Plum to Glover’s Reef, an atoll located approximately 16 miles outside of Belize’s Barrier Reef (one of the world’s most amazing barrier reef systems).
Snorkel along pristine Glover’s Reef Marine Reserve which is comprised of a deep lagoon with about 850 patch reefs and six sand cays located on the reef crest along the southern edge.
Snorkel among spiny lobster, queen conch, Nassau grouper, black grouper, hogfish, mutton fish, and queen triggerfish.


Travel


Fly Fishing Coco Plum – TravelTips

Air:

You will need to fly into Belize City, Belize (Airport code: BZE)

Arriving in Belize:

To enter the country of Belize, US citizens are required to have a valid passport that does not expire within 90 days of arrival and a return airline ticket. US citizens are allowed to stay for 30 consecutive days. Other nationalities should check with their consulate.

Coco Plum is off the coast near Dangriga, Belize, about a 20 minute flight from Belize City. The cost of this flight is a little less than $160 at this writing. This is included in the fishing packages! If you buy a package that does not include the flights we can arrange this for you. Assuming you have arranged a flight follow these steps:
When you arrive at the Belize International Airport, proceed through Immigration, collect your bags and continue through Customs. The Customs line to the far right has a green sign that states “No Goods to Declare.” Proceed to this line.

Timing:

We have flights scheduled after each major flight that comes in from the states, so plan to arrive anytime and we’ll get you there. If your flight is delayed Tropic Air will put you on the very next flight.

Local Transfer Flight to Placencia:

After clearing Customs please continue into the Main Terminal and to the Tropic Air counter. You will find your tickets waiting for you under your last name.

Your trip begins with a quick, scenic 30-minute flight to Dangriga where the driver from Coco Plum will meet you for the short drive to the boat dock. It is about a 15 minute boat ride to get to the resort.

NOTE: If you miss your flight connection, you will automatically be placed on the next available flight. If your International flight has been extremely delayed and you are not scheduled to arrive until after 5:00pm, please call Tropic Air to reschedule your flight. In the US or Canada call: 1-800-422-3435 In Belize call: 011-501-226-2012

Packing List

Tropical Packing List

Packing ItemPacking Item
PassportCamera & media
Photocopy of Passport (packed separately)Computer
Airline ticketsCell Phone
Itinerary with contact numbersReading & writing materials
Emergency Medical insurance docs ( if purchased)Rod repair (tip top and glue)
Major credit cardSun gloves
Cash for tips (there are a couple ATMs in San Pedro but they may not be working))Face Sun protection (buff)
2 Hats with brim and neck guard (or sun hat for non anglers)Sunburn relief spray
2-4 long sleeve shirts for fishing (SPF fabric)Sunscreens SPF 30 or above
2 quick dry pant for fishing (SPF fabric)Sun block for lips and nose
2 quick dry shorts for fishing (SPF fabric)Toiletries
White socks (tops of feet get burned in the boats or wear under wading shoes)Prescription meds
UnderwearNon-prescription Meds
Casual pants or shortsEyeglasses (and spare)
Casual shirts, short sleeveFly Rods
SandalsReels
BeltFanny or other small fishing pack
Light sweater or fleeceWater bottle ( Holster optional)
SocksWaterproof boat bag
Wading shoesLines
Bathing suits,Leaders
T- ShirtsTippet
Sandals or walking shoes ( Barefoot is good)Flies
Rain jacket (an occasional cold squall will roll though or the boat spray may chill you to the bone!)Nippers
Bug repellent (for dead clam days or evenings)Pliers/forceps
Sunglasses (polarized with lanyard)



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