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Coming soon - 2 old fa... make that gentlemen

Posted By: spartan11

Coming soon - 2 old fa... make that gentlemen - 02/07/08 01:03 AM

Two old guys, both divorced and technically seniors (although I stopped recognizing my birthday a long time ago so I'm still 27 - really), are planning a two week trip to SP. So, we have a few standard questions. A little about our "priorities" to start: decompress, fish, party and not necessarily in that order. Being from Florida we do like to fish and definitely the beach bars and live music.

The first is, of the plethora of places I've seen discussed, for two old single guys not terribly interested in family type places, for under say $150/night total close to town (i.e. the bars and resteraunts we can easily stumble back from) which are the best? I've seen a ton listed like The Tides, Sun Breeze, Corona Del Mar, Banana Beach, Spindrift and I've looked at a ton on ambergriscaye.com/pages/lodge/lodging.html. We sort of have this problem always finding places with mostly couples and kids. Anything a little less family there, no offense to anyone?

Second, any fishing guides you could recommend? My passion is tarpon but generally anything inshore/flats will do.

Third, while we may be technically seniors and single doesn't mean we have given up "hope". So any advice on (seniors) singles gathering places could be helpful - assuming oxygen is readily available and we can rent walkers somewhere.

Thanks in advance for any help.
Posted By: sunandsand

Re: Coming soon - 2 old fa... make that gentlemen - 02/07/08 01:45 AM

When do you plan on making the trip?
Posted By: Don Greife

Re: Coming soon - 2 old fa... make that gentlemen - 02/07/08 02:01 AM

In the event you two "Old Fartz" speak "Fly Fishing" fluently, you are invided to stop by Wet Willys after supper for a Belikins and Cuban Cigar. Just look for a ROF that suffers severly from the "old and ugly" syndrome, is most likely sun burned and is smoking a Cohiba. We can then begin a serious discussion of flats fishing and the identification of truly quality flats guides. If you didn't bring an 8wt you buy. Son and I arrive 2/29
Posted By: SP Daily

Re: Coming soon - 2 old fa... make that gentlemen - 02/07/08 03:14 AM

Definitely go to Exotic Caye and check into Canuck's Beach Bar...The best place on the beach!!!
Posted By: Phil

Re: Coming soon - 2 old fa... make that gentlemen - 02/07/08 06:38 PM

Briannas Beach House. In your budget, you get your own two bedroom house on the beach with kitchen - if needed, fridge for some cold ones on the balcony, great little bar next door and just ten minutes walk from town.
Posted By: Phil

Re: Coming soon - 2 old fa... make that gentlemen - 02/07/08 06:41 PM

.......great fishing guide right next door too - Eloy Gonzalez.
Posted By: margarita

Re: Coming soon - 2 old fa... make that gentlemen - 02/07/08 08:02 PM

http://www.sanpedroholiday.com/

Actually you guys might enjoy the Holiday House
Right in town no pool so IMO few children staying
Beach is used for walking so it can be fun just hanging on your porch with a great view.
I've enjoyed their restaurant/bar/ BarBQ & nice service,I never stayed there - but I would!
Belize it!
Posted By: travelqueen

Re: Coming soon - 2 old fa... make that gentlemen - 02/07/08 08:07 PM

spartan11, I don't think you will be bothered by the families... I just don't recall seeing an overwhelming amount of them staying in town. I really like Sunbreeze but have seen kidos there... you'll be fine! smile

Any bar is sure to have some kool refined folk! smile
Posted By: azbob

Re: Coming soon - 2 old fa... make that gentlemen - 02/07/08 08:49 PM

Hey Spartan11, I'll give you a report after I get back in March (3/3-12). I'm a senior and by old buddy (although he denies the senior status) will be staying at Ruby's Hotel on the beach downtown. Lot's of great stuff planned and all people on this board have been wonderful.
Posted By: captjeff

Re: Coming soon - 2 old fa... make that gentlemen - 02/07/08 09:34 PM

spartan 11 go to the web site fishingsanpedro.com my buddy steve brokers for ten local guides prices are cheap steve takes credit cards a plus here .try to fish with pete graniel or abel gurrero .steve is a gringo and can help steer you to all the local places you need to know about[bars ].He is a great guy..tight lines to you and good fishing !! Your in for a good time...Enjoy
Posted By: spartan11

Re: Coming soon - 2 old fa... make that gentlemen - 02/07/08 09:53 PM

WOW! You guys are great. A lot of info to check into here. Just a couple quick replies:

Sunandsand - The when is a bit dependent on the where. I've seen 3 flavors of rate "bands": 2,3 & 4 during the year depending on dates and the place. Bottom line, it looks like May-June or later to get the off season rates. Trying to put it together.

Don - Unfortunately I just never took the time to transition to fly fishing. I keep saying one of these days. So, to clarify, inshore/flats conventional/spin.

Oh, I keep seeing reference to when the AC goes on. No offense to anyone but a harsh winter to us is turning the AC OFF and opening the windows. I'm looking for a warmer climate, too, though.

Again, THANKS all. Obviously, anythng further will be greatly appreciated.
Posted By: klcman

Re: Coming soon - 2 old fa... make that gentlemen - 02/07/08 11:59 PM

Listen to CJ - Steve knows ALL the bars very well! wink
Posted By: kris48

Re: Coming soon - 2 old fa... make that gentlemen - 02/08/08 01:12 AM

Hey, Tampa/Spartan. June is a great month in AC. Don't fish, but love to eat it, especially lobster, with the season opening again on June 15. Weather is warmer than here (Just south of you in Bradenton), more humid, if that's possible, but lots of great sea breeze. You will love the island, reminds me a lot of what Anna Maria Island was like 30 years ago.
Posted By: captjeff

Re: Coming soon - 2 old fa... make that gentlemen - 02/08/08 03:32 PM

KLC steve knows all the bars , that was a understatement !!!!! LOL.
Posted By: klcman

Re: Coming soon - 2 old fa... make that gentlemen - 02/09/08 12:53 AM

I know, Cappy, was trying to keep it low-key wink
Posted By: spartan11

Re: Coming soon - 2 old fa... make that gentlemen - 02/18/08 01:10 AM

OK, I hate to even ask this question but a potential third party (another senior citizen) was apparently watching something on Belize on like the Discovery ch. recently that implied there is a danger of medical issues due to "biting insects". Like, duh, we have that here in Florida but it alarmed the "party of the second part". Personally I'm too damn old to worry about it myself but I promised to ask. So, PLEASE DON'T LAUGH, but any of you hear anything liked this at all (allegedly biting flies)?

And also, just for grins, we were curious if anybody had an idea of the basic cost of the Gonzo place, being JJW fans - that's why they call me Gonzo Greg. I'm sure it's WAY out of our range. Again, thanks for all your help.
Posted By: JZB

Re: Coming soon - 2 old fa... make that gentlemen - 02/18/08 04:09 PM

I'm sure the discovery channel show was Bone Detectives. (I watched it last night) You do NOT need to worry about bot flies and flesh eating parasites in San Pedro.
Posted By: ExOkie

Re: Coming soon - 2 old fa... make that gentlemen - 02/18/08 07:49 PM

Originally Posted by spartan11
And also, just for grins, we were curious if anybody had an idea of the basic cost of the Gonzo place, being JJW fans - that's why they call me Gonzo Greg. I'm sure it's WAY out of our range. Again, thanks for all your help.


Not sure what you mean about the Gonzo place but you can find out all about Jerry Jeff's Camp Belize here.

http://www.jerryjeff.com/campbelize/

Yes they've recently announced a 3rd week May 25th to June 1st. I was down for Week One this year and had a ball. Basically it's $150 for each laminate (ticket) which gets you two shows (with dinner) under the stars on Wet Willie's dock and a "meet and greet" where all the attendees get to meet Jerry Jeff, get his autograph on any memorabilia you might have and get your picture taken with him. During Week One (Jan 20-28) the concerts were on Tuesday and Thursday nights and the meet and greet on Friday.

Hope that this helps. If you need any more info, pm me.
Posted By: SP Daily

Re: Coming soon - 2 old fa... make that gentlemen - 02/18/08 08:06 PM

Casa Gonzo is Jerry's house here on the island...available for short-term rental.
http://www.jerryjeff.com/casagonzo/casa_info.htm
Posted By: spartan11

Re: Coming soon - 2 old fa... make that gentlemen - 02/21/08 12:05 AM

OK, like I said don't laugh. My response to the "report" was the same but I promised to ask.

I fairly routinely check the camp Belize link on JJW. This 3rd week is fairly recent. Looks like I need to get things arranged quickly and then see if we can do the 3rd week.

About the house, Casa Gonzo, tha site doesn't mention rates, that I can find anway. We were curious if it was REMOTELY in our range but like I told them it might be if one of us won the lotto.

Again, thanks to everyone for the great info!
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