Port Honduras Marine Reserve
Declared a protected area in 2000, the Port Honduras Marine Reserve lies just north of Punta Gorda and encompasses over 300 square miles of coastal Caribbean Sea. With its mangrove coast, clear rivers, hundreds of protective cayes and the Barrier Reef, it forms one of the most important fish nurseries in the Caribbean.
For fly fishermen, the area is definitely off the beaten track, meaning that the area is still completely pristine and the fish not yet weary of the sport. Sustainable fishing is promoted and the reserve has made the use of gill nets illegal. Manatee and dolphin sightings are also common in this area.