Orvis Endorsed Destination of the Year Award in 2017

El Pescador Lodge is 27-miles from Belize City on the Bahia del Punta Arena, and is 2.6 miles north of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. Their location is serene and private,  but close enough to town that you can walk, bicycle, go by golf cart or water taxi. El Pescador Lodge has been in business for more than forty years.


El Pescador Lodge

Campeche baby tarpon

Fly and spin anglers welcome. Since 1974, anglers from around the world have come to fish these prolific saltwater flats for bonefish, permit, and tarpon. The name, El Pescador, means The Fisherman. The Bonefish grounds are 10 to 20-minutes from the lodge. Most of the bonefishing is done from the bow of a boat, but there are four or five flats that can be waded. The bones run from 2-to 5-pounds and are plentiful.
The tarpon flats are 30-minutes from the lodge and are 3-to 8-feet deep and quite extensive. Generally speaking, they have good tarpon fishing year-round. From mid-May to mid-August, reef fishing for tarpon is good.
Anglers have the option of up to ten guided hours each day of their trip. They recognize that some anglers prefer to fish until they drop!
Orvis-Endorsed operations cater to every ability from beginner to expert; and, meet high standards of great service, great fishing, and an experienced, professional staff.

Fly and Spin Angling & Diving

El Pescador Lodge

Each evening, fly casting instruction and extra tips for local species takes place on a dock in front of the lodge.
Permit are found on the bonefish flats, some of the shallow water tarpon flats, as well as in waves coming over the reef. Permit range from 4 to 30-pounds with the majority being around 8 to 10-pounds and are found in large schools. Jack Crevalle, barracuda, cobia, and snook are also found on the flats and in the surrounding mangrove lagoons. Two anglers per boat with English-speaking guides. Shallow-draft 23’ skiffs are used.
Diving packages:  Less than a thousand yards from the lodge, is the second largest barrier reef in the world. More information follows.

El Pescador Lodge

El Pescador Lodge

The lodging choices vary from comfortable hotel rooms in the charming lodge to private, luxurious, one, two, and three-bedroom villas. The lodge itself is a white colonial-style building, with all of its thirteen air-conditioned rooms facing the Caribbean Sea. The villas are another lodging option. They are nestled on the beach amid large native palm trees. They are a wonderful choice for families or groups; anglers that enjoy more private accommodations, or a couple looking for a romantic get-a-way. There are three swimming pools, a manicured beach, and the Barrier Reef. The lodge amenities include large poolside bar, pool table, and darts, Wi-Fi, a fly tying area, and a small gym. Their restaurant specializes in fresh, local Caribbean cuisine with meals served in their new outdoor dining pavilion or inside the dining room.

Getting Here:

From Belize City International Airport, you'll take a scenic 20-minute flight (which is included in the package) to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. At San Pedro, a lodge representative will greet you. From there, you'll take a ten-minute boat ride to El Pescador Lodge.


Diving and Snorkeling:

Belize is surrounded by the largest living barrier reef in the world and boasts a wide array of stunning marine life. Whether you are diving or snorkeling you are likely to encounter sharks, rays, eels, grouper, parrotfish, triggerfish, sea horses, turtles, shrimp, sea fans, coral and other wondrous aquatic life. El Pescador has its own on-site PADI Instructor who is available for snorkeling or dive trips and PADI certification courses. They can customize any of their packages to accommodate all of your diving or snorkeling requests, including trips to Belize’s famous Blue Hole and the Turneffe Islands.

2018 Rates:

Two per boat and standard room:
8-nights and 7-days guided fishing
$4,885.00 p.p.
Non-activity, non-angler companion $2785.00
7-nights and 6-days guided fishing
$4,310.00 p.p.

Non-activity, non-angler companion  $2,510.00
6-nights and 5-days guided fishing
$3,735.00 p.p.
Non-activity, non-angler companion  $2,235.00

Two for the price of one*
Buy any single occupancy fishing package and your roommate sharing your room and boat is FREE.
8-nights and 7-days guided fishing $7,585.00
7-nights and 6-days guided fishing $6,635.00
6-nights and 5-days guided fishing $5,685.00
* Valid on trips that originate between June 15 – December 15, 2018.
* Offer is for second guest sharing room and guide.
* Offer may not be combined with any other promotion.
Click here for 2018 Rates PDF.

Fishing packages include:

The number of nights lodging and days fishing specified in your package; roundtrip air, land and sea transfers between Belize City and El Pescador; three meals per day, hors d’oeuvres, local Belizean beverages consumed at their bar (including soda, beer and rum), complimentary use of all amenities (pools, internet, kayaks, bikes, etc.), 9% hotel tax, 12.5% GST tax, and a welcome drink. Fishing includes either one or two anglers per boat with the best fishing guides in Belize for eight to 10 consecutive hours.

Packages do not include:

International airfare, gratuities for guides or hotel staff, imported alcoholic beverages, items purchased in the gift or tackle shop, fishing license (when applicable), park fees (if applicable), fishing gear (which may be borrowed based on availability), and anything not mentioned under inclusions.

Call 1-800-205-3474 for more Information:

Request El Pescador Lodge Info packet  

El Pescador Lodge photos


Permit fishing - Photo: El Pescador Lodge

El Pescador permit

Bowen with tarpon - El Pescador Lodge

Bowen with El Pescador Lodge

Tarpon Fishing El Pescador

El Pescador Lodge tarpon

Permit fishing at El Pescador

El Pescador Lodge permit

Diving and snorkeling packages available

El Pescador dive packages

Snook fishing - El Pescador Lodge

Snook fishing El Pescador Lodge

Freshwater pool - Photo: Fire Girl Photography

Freshwater pool at El Pescador Lodge

Standard room - Photo: Fire Girl Photography

Standard room at El Pescador Lodge

Outdoor dining - Photo: Jim Klug Photography

El Pescador clubhouse