El Pescador Lodge, Belize

Caribbean Permit

Belize is a small, English-speaking country that’s widely known as one of the best places in the world to catch bone fish, permit and tarpon on a fly.  It is one of Orvis’ top-rated, international travel destinations, and was selected by Forbes Traveler Magazine as one of the ten best eco-tourism fishing resorts in the Caribbean.  When folks like Michael Keaton, Tom Brokaw and Yvon Chouinard travel to Belize to fish, they stay at El Pescador.  Belize BonefishPartly because the food, lodging and guides are all top-notch, but mostly because El Pescador has some of the Caribbean’s finest flats fishing right in their back yard.

El Pescador Resort is located in the northern part of Belize, on Ambergris Caye.  Their bone fish grounds begin minutes from the lodge, and they have a local, year-round fishery for tarpon up to 100 pounds.  Tarpon numbers double during the summer months, when a large migratory population arrives.  Good numbers of permit are found on the bone fish and tarpon flats as well.  Belize law prohibits the killing of bone fish, permit and tarpon, and it is illegal for any restaurant or fish market to have them in their possession.  These strong conservation measures insure that Belize’s world-class fishing will remain good for future generations.

Belize Scuba Diving

But to focus solely on fishing when considering El Pescador for a destination trip really sells the region short.  Belize’s true beauty lies in the diversity of outdoor recreational opportunities that it offers.  On the coast, you’ll find hundreds of miles of barrier reef teeming with colorful coral and fish, along with countless tropical islands lined with palm trees and white sand beaches. And in the interior, there are pristine tropical forests, Mayan ruins, jungle rivers and caves.  El Pescador offers a full-line of services that will allow you to enjoy all of the recreational opportunities that northern Belize has to offer.

Guests at El Pescador can either stay in the main lodge, which is built from local mahogany and located right on the beach, or opt for accommodations in a private villa.   Resort amenities include three swimming pools, an exercise room, massage services, and complimentary use of bicycles and kayaks.   The largest full service fly and tackle shop in Belize is also located on site.  Packages are all-inclusive and include meals and open bar.

Belize Tarpon

I serve as a booking agent for El Pescador; and also host trips for groups of 5 people or more.  If you don’t have 5 people, I can help fill out your group.  When you book a trip through me, you pay exactly the same price as when you book with the resort directly.  Please contact me by phone or email to learn more about El Pescador, or to take part in a hosted adventure.

Click the link to the sample itinerary to see all the fun activities that a week at El Pescador can offer.          Sample Itinerary                   

My wife, who never had done any flats fishing before, landed her first ‘see and stalk’, single, bonefish on her own.  Our guide, Erlindo, basically taught her everything she needed to know in one day.  He was great.

Dave M., New Hampshire

Never had a more accommodating staff than the people at El Pescador.

Mark G., New Hampshire