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Copal Tree Lodge Becomes BTT Gold Sponsor

Copal Tree Lodge, an all-inclusive luxury eco-resort tucked away in the jungle of southern Belize, has become a Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Gold Sponsor. Copal Tree is supporting a new BTT education campaign to teach local communities about the importance of conserving the flats fishery and the unique estuarine and marine ecosystems of southern Belize that support it.

Seven miles up the Rio Grande River, Copal Tree Lodge and its surrounding 12,000-acre nature reserve make up the ideal destination to disconnect and recharge. The lodge employs well over 100 people through its farm, hotel, restaurant, fishing program and other eco-tourism activities.

Copal Tree Lodge offers adventures of all kinds, from guided hikes through the foothills of the Maya Mountains and the nearby Jungle Farm to rum tasting tours and sunset cruises. And just a short boat ride from the Caribbean Sea, this Orvis Endorsed Lodge is a fly-fishing paradise. Cast for tarpon and snook in the rivers and mangrove creeks, spend the day fishing the flats for permit or head out to the white sand beaches of the Sapodilla Cayes for bonefish.

As an eco-resort, Copal Tree Lodge helped pioneer 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.

Copal Tree Lodge is deeply committed to conservation and local economic development. With sustainably sourced fish and locally grown produce, the Lodge’s Garden Table restaurant exhibits some of the best environmentally-friendly cuisine. The resort also strives to support other environmental and social initiatives through extensive philanthropy, including their recent commitment as a sponsor of BTT’s 7th International Science Symposium & Flats Expo.

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