Best Surfing in Honduras and Belize

Best Surfing in Honduras and Belize

Belize Barrier Reef

Before I look further into the surf spots that will provide some of the best surfing in Honduras and Belize, let’s learn a little more about these countries.  Honduras is a Central American country located on the north central part of Central America.  Honduras is bordered by three countries: Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua.  The Caribbean Sea touches its eastern coastline and the Pacific Ocean its southern coastline.

The capital of Honduras is Tegucigalpa and its official language is Spanish.  Honduras declared its independence from Spain in 1821.  The President of Honduras is Juan Orlando Hernández.  According to Indexmundi.com, sixty percent (60%) of Honduras’ population live below the poverty level.

According to Worldometers.com, Honduras is ranked 99 in the World in population, with a population of over eight million.  According to Statisticstimes.com, Honduras is ranked 108 in the World in gross domestic product (GDP), which is one of the indicators of the health of a country’s economy.

Belize is a Central American country located on the eastern part of Central America.  Belize is bordered by Mexico to its north and Guatemala to its west and south.  The Caribbean Sea touches it eastern coastline.

Best Surfing in Honduras and BelizeThe capital of Belize is Belmopan and its official language is English.  Belize declared its independence from the United Kingdom in 1981.  The Prime Minister of Belize is Dean Barrow.  Belize has a Tropical climate, with dry and wet seasons.  The Belize Barrier Reef is the 2nd largest barrier reef in the world.

According to Worldometers.com, Belize is ranked 179 in the World in population, with a population of over three hundred sixty thousand (366,000).  According to Statisticstimes.com Statisticstimes.com, Belize is ranked 166 in the World in gross domestic product (GDP), which is one of the indicators of the health of a country’s economy.

Honduras is not known as a surf destination but here is a surf spot in Honduras.

Palma Real

Best Surfing in Honduras and BelizePalma Real is a sand bar with a wave that breaks both left and right, this surf spot is for surfers of all skill levels.  Palma Real is located near La Ceiba, which is on the north eastern part of Honduras.

Belize is another Central American country that is not known as a surf destination but here are the surf spots in Belize.

Long Caye

Long Caye is a reef break with a right breaking wave, this is not a surf spot for the beginner but surfers with greater experience.  Long Caye is located on a private island owned by Slick Rock, and is on Glover’s reef, you will need to pay to surf this break.

Rocky Point

Rocky Point is a reef break with a wave that breaks both left and right, this is a surf spot for surfers of all experience levels.  Rocky Point’s location is very difficult to find and requires a boat to travel too, you will need the help of the locals to find this spot.

Tuffy’s

Tuffy’s is a reef break with a wave that breaks both left and right, this is a surf spot for surfers of all experience levels.  Rocky Point’s location is very difficult to find and requires a boat to travel too, you will need the help of the locals to find this spot.

In Conclusion

Both Honduras and Belize are Central American countries and their eastern coastlines are touched by the Caribbean Sea.  The official language of Honduras is Spanish and official language of Belize is English.  Neither Honduras nor Belize are known for their surf spots but if you look hard you can find those spots.  The surf spot in Honduras is Palma Real and the surf spots for Belize are: Long Caye, Rocky Point and Tuffy’s.

Check out my post: “Best Surfing in El Salvador.”

Thanks for dropping in and if you should have any comments or questions, please post it in the comments section of this page.


4 thoughts on “Best Surfing in Honduras and Belize

  1. I have friends who have traveled from Australia to that part of the world, although not these two countries. They visited Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Do you know if these countries have any good surf locations?
    What would the cost be for a surfing vacation to Honduras and/or Belize? Are there any tips you can provide for the novice tourist?

    Thank you for this comprehensive coverage.

    • Hi, Costa Rica is a well-known surf location and known for its great surf, check out my post “Best Surfing Spots in Costa Rica,” for more information. Nicaragua is also supposedly a great place to surf and is an idea for a future post. I would not recommended traveling to Honduras or Belize just for the surf, there are much better locations in Central America for that.

      Thanks for the comments and dropping in!

  2. These sound like awesome places to surf. I am a former surfer but I have not picked up a board in years. I like body surfing these days. Tell me, these Central American beaches that you mention, do they have many problems with sharks in the waters? The reason I ask is because I am from Australia and some of the beaches here are plagued by sharks…

    • Hi Ben, When I was doing my research on Central American surf spots, nothing stood out regarding shark attacks. Just so you know, you are more likely to be struck by lightning than to be bitten by a shark. Check out my post “Shark Repellents for Surfers,” for more information on shark attacks and prevention.

      Thanks for the comments and dropping in!

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