Copal Tree Lodge

Experience Adventure in the Heart of the Jungle

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. Cast for tarpon and snook on the river and in the mangroves, fish the flats for permit, or when the weather permits, head out to the white sand beaches of the Sapodilla Cayes for bonefish. The majority of the fishing takes place in protected marine reserves and national parks. Copal Tree is an inimitable jungle lodge, offers the best in local food and culture, active adventure, wildlife viewing, saltwater fly-fishing, and warm Belizean hospitality.


Contact Front Range Anglers Adventure Travel Manager Rob Kolanda or Adventure Travel Coordinator John Brown for additional information and to BOOK!

When you BOOK with FRA Adventure Travel you never pay more for our services as we work for YOU and the Lodge!.



The Fishing

Anglers can expect to target Permit, bonefish, tarpon, snook, snapper, barracuda, and grouper while fishing in our beautiful corner of Belize. Anglers should come prepared with rods ranging from 7wt-10wt, as well as matching reels and lines, in order to effectively target these amazing species.

Daily Schedule
Prior to your first day of fishing, your guide will meet with you before dinner in the main lodge to review your fishing adventure. He will discuss the time and location for departure, required gear, and the possibilities and expectations for the day. Each evening, you will be given a form to fill out requesting your choices on your morning wake up and in-room coffee service (optional), breakfast, lunch, and beverages.


Jungle Queen Suites
Surrounded by beautiful views, our Jungle Queen Suites provide spacious rooms with two queen beds, tall ceilings, and full-length windows.

Jungle King Suites
Nestled amid lush tropical foliage and designed by Jeffery Allan Marks, the Jungle King suites provide spacious rooms with California king beds, tall ceilings, and full-length windows. From freshly cut tropical flowers to locally made artisanal soap, we make sure that every detail is attended to.

Ridge Suites
The four Ridge Suites offer stunning views from the Maya Mountains to the Caribbean Sea. Each 750-square-foot suite provides a California king bed, daybeds, private porch, outdoor soaking tubs, access to a 40-foot infinity pool, spacious decks and poolside drinks service on request.

The Copal Tree team provides an extraordinary level of dining each day with a menu that highlights locally sourced ingredients and the flavor profile unique to Belize. The culinary experience starts each morning with a coffee or tea wake-up service (upon request) and continues through breakfast, lunch, daily afternoon snacks, and dinner. There are a standard breakfast and lunch menu; however, the chef creates a new dinner menu each night based on the availability of ingredients and fresh produce.

Non-Angling Activities

There are several activities at Copal Tree outside of fishing. Non-angling guests have several activity options, including canoe/kayak the Rio Grande or a guided jungle tour, onsite hiking, mountain biking, taking a tour of the onsite farm, bird watching, cooking classes, horseback riding, etc. Any of these activities can be booked in advance through the lodge.

The spa offers a range of holistic treatments and services in a tranquil environment. Massages may be requested in advance of your arrival or booked any time during your stay, based on availability. You will need to book spa services at least 24 hours in advance.

Travel Details

Getting Here
Belize International is a small airport, and it is easy to get through customs and transfer to your flight to Punta Gorda. You will take a breathtaking 1-hour flight down the coast of Belize with a couple of short stops along the way. Punta Gorda is the last stop in southern Belize. Getting here is part of the adventure! As you land, one of our Copal Tree Lodge Guides will be waiting to pick you up in our open-air Land Cruiser. In only 20 minutes, you’ll be pulling up to the Main Lodge!

Included in your Stay

What's Included
- Accommodations

- Roundtrip transfers between Main Lodge and Punta Gorda airstrip

- Full breakfast (including coffee, tea, and juices), daily snacks, and dinner

- Nightly turn-down service

- Personal laundry services

- Use of gym

Complimentary activities (self-guided kayaking or canoeing, mountain biking, onsite hiking & farm tour)

What's Not Included

- Mainland USA or international flights to Belize

- Beer and sodas at the Lodge

- Gratuities for the guides and staff

- Exit Fee of $40

- Belizean fishing license

- Any incidentals purchased at Copal Tree

Rates and Dates

See the chart for rates at Copal Tree Lodge. For more information regarding dates and booking, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Term and Privacy.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
At the time of booking 50% of the trip is due and payable. At 90 days the remainder plus all VAT and taxes are due. Cancellation greater than 90 days from the date of trip, all monies refunded less $100 fee if a replacement angler is found. Cancellation within 90 Days, no refunds are provided unless a qualified replacement angler is provided. No refunds are provided for trip cancellation due to Weather, Acts of God, Airline/Travel issues.
Travel Insurance
Front Range Anglers recommends all anglers to have Medical Evacuation Insurance- we recommend Global Rescue, and we HIGHLY recommend Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance. FOR ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT: Jessica Minard at 617.210.8106 (direct) or email