Attempt a Grand Slam by Day and Relax in Luxury by Night
Villa Verano in Hopkins, Belize is your luxurious base for fly fishing adventure. Bonefish, tarpon and permit? Absolutely! Take your chance at a Grand Slam on any given day, all year round. After a long day of excitement and fun, return to the villa for a relaxing evening with a delicious home-cooked meal, and enjoy comforts and full-service amenities unmatched in Hopkins. You can choose to fish on every day of your vacation, some days, just one full day, or a half day. Our packages are completely customizable. If you have non-fishers in your group, they will have countless activities to occupy themselves while you go in search of your big catch of the day.
Located fewer than 7 miles offshore, the flats that surround the Belize Barrier Reef are some of the most productive fishing grounds in the area. Some are sandy, some are grassy, but all of them are lucrative. Our experienced guides will take you to the popular fly-fishing spot known as “Permit Alley”, with five to twelve quality shots at permit per day as the norm. Your chances at a Grand Slam at this world-renowned spot are quite high.
All our fishing tours cater to experienced, intermediate or novice anglers of all ages, and Villa Verano is the ideal fishing base for groups, families, couples or individuals, with various accommodation options. Our property is located within close proximity to reef and river adventures, as well as inland excursions. We are a licensed tour operator, and can work with other family members (who don’t fish) to arrange that special tour.
While fly fishing is a specialized sport, we can plan other types of fishing trips, as our offshore environment promises fun-filled fishing and boating experiences. River-mouths are known spots for tarpon, snook and jacks, while lagoons and grass flats are known for bonefish and permit. link checker Deeper waters nearer to the coral reef are known for grouper, snapper, jacks and barracuda, while areas beyond the reef are known for the larger deep-sea fish such as sailfish, marlin, bonito, wahoo, dorado and pompano.
Depending on the tour, it is recommended to bring along a hat, sunscreen, swimwear, dry clothes, beach towel, binoculars, camera, sunglasses, long-sleeved shirt, long pants, wading boots, bottled water and bug repellent. In line with Belize’s longstanding dedication to preservation efforts, a fishing license is required, and it is the law to practice “Catch and Release” for bonefish, permit and tarpon. While these are catch and release only, other species of fish can be brought back to shore for a feast. Guests sometimes enjoy a beach barbeque of whole fish or a gourmet preparation of fillet with the catch of the day.
Can you picture yourself here? Check out our fishing package that has been designed with your Grand Slam in mind. If you have specific requests, we are ready to work with you to tailor your holiday to meet your needs. So whether you want an action-packed fishing agenda, or a laid-back hammock-style holiday, we can make it happen. Villa Verano promises to make you feel at home at your luxurious base for fishing and adventure.