Conveniently located just outside of the small town of San Pedro is El Pescador Lodge. Here you will find coconut palms, endless mangrove islands, deep mangrove creeks, pristine white beaches, clear water, and a barrier reef which harbors an abundance of sea life and healthy coral.
San Pedro is an alluring village with English-speaking inhabitants. There are no buildings taller than a palm tree. The Belizeans on the island are a happy, content people, and the atmosphere is delightful.
The unspoiled natural beauty abounds at El Pescador. The secluded lodge is delicately placed between a lush tropical jungle and the turquoise sea and just fifteen minutes by boat from San Pedro. The well-maintained colonial style building is clean and comfortable and features a long verandah overlooking an immaculate coconut palm shaded beach. Just offshore, breakers reveal the Belizean coral reef, a portion of the largest barrier reef system in the western hemisphere.
The intimate well-stocked bar at El Pescador is the perfect place to swap stories and knock down a couple of native Belikin beers after a hard day of fishing. The delightful meals are served buffet style and consist of Caribbean, Creole, and American dishes. Native seafood is a specialty. Hearty eaters will be satisfied with generous portions and request for seconds will be happily met. Breakfast is a-la-cart and a cooler lunch is provided for the angler.
At El Pescador, Spanish for “The Fisherman,” there are many species to look for on the flats, coral reef, and offshore. The staff of English-speaking guides caters to all types of anglers. Bonefish are common and there are permit, but tarpon provide the main entertainment. They are plentiful and they come in all sizes. The area from the Belizean mainland out to Ambergris Cay features classic tarpon fishing on vast mangrove studded flats. For smaller tarpon and on windy days there are the large lagoons of Santa Cruz, Bacalar Chico, Cantena, and numerous smaller lagoons. Non-anglers can enjoy sailing, snorkeling, and diving in one of the finest areas in the world.
For past visitors to El Pescador you will be pleased to know that the rooms are now air-conditioned and the swimming pool is complete.
Five nights accommodations based on double occupancy with four days of guided fishing is $2585.00. Packages Include: The number of nights lodging and days fishing specified in your package, roundtrip land and air transfers, on Maya Air or Tropic Air, between Belize City and El Pescador, 7% hotel tax, sales tax where applicable, 3 meals per day, local belizean beverages (beer, alcohol and soda) and a welcome drink. Not included are airfare to Belize, imported alcoholic beverages, fishing tackle, gratuities for guide, departure taxes, and items of personal nature. Belize is easily accessible by direct scheduled airline service. For dates booked in 2012 click here.
In conjunction with your stay in Belize we offer day trips to Mayan ruins including Tikal, Sailing to Caye Caulker, a Jungle River Run trip, Manatee/snorkeling tours, Scuba Diving. We can also arrange side trips to Mountain Pine Ridge, The Panti Medicine trail, Guanacaste Park, The wildlife Zoo, Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, and the Inland Blue Hole and St. Hermans Cave.
New: Machaca Hill is located about 100 miles South of Belize City. The Resort encompasses 470 acres nestled in coastal mountains and Rainforest along 1.5 miles of the Rio Grande river! The river offers swift and easy access to the Flats and Cayes of the Caribbean Sea just 30 minutes downstream. Machaca Hill is the “sister” lodge to El Pescador Ambergris Cay. Ali Gentry Flota (owner of El Pescador Ambergris Cay) has have teamed up with Jim and Debbie Scott to make Machaca Hill a reality. The Scotts, long-time veterans of the hotel and resort business have over 15 years of experience in Belize working in the Tourism Sector. Jim and Debbie, along with their two children Alina and Alistair, are the General Managers and hosts of El Pescador Punta Gorda. If you prefer, you can split your vacation time between the two lodges. Call Captain Edward Johnston for details.
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