Bonefish, Permit and Tarpon Fishing at El Pescador Lodge Belize

World class flats fishing at El Pescador Lodge Ambergris Caye Belize, Bonefish, Permit and Tarpon Fishing

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Conveniently located just outside of the small town of San Pedro is El Pescador Lodge Belize. 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.

Snuggled in the crystal clear waters of the western Caribbean at the base of the Yucatan peninsula, just off the coast of Belize, is the beautiful island of Ambergris Cay.

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 Lodge Belize. 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 veranda 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 El Pescador original mahogany colonial lodge is situated directly on a white sandy shoreline facing east to the sea. Stately shady palms and fragrant tropical flowering plants surround the lodge

Each of the fourteen main lodge guest rooms are just steps away from the lodges swimming pool adjacent to the beach. All rooms have private baths, overhead fans and air-conditioning.

Also, you’ll have the convenience of being a few miles north of San Pedro Town with its gift shops, restaurants, bars and night spots. Guests usually travel by golf cart which can be easily rented at the lodges front desk.

El Pescador Lodge Ambergris Caye Belize - World class flats fishing

Villa at El Pescador Lodge

You also have the option to upgrade to a private villa. El Pescador’s villas are right on the beach and with stunning views of the Caribbean Sea. The villas are two story, 3-bedroom, 3-bath homes, designed in a lock-off configuration, which enables you to rent a 1, 2 or 3 bedroom villa to perfectly match your individual needs, while ensuring your complete privacy. Call for details.


The intimate well-stocked bar at El Pescador Lodge Belize is the perfect place to swap stories and knock down a couple of native Belikin beers after a hard day of fishing. El Pescador always provides a seasonal farm-to-table dining experience that reflects the culinary origins of Belize. Native seafood is a specialty and the fish are caught in nearby waters. Meats and produce come from family-owned and local farms on mainland Belize.  The delightful meals are served buffet style and consist of Caribbean, Creole, and American dishes. 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 Lodge Belize, 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 the bonefish grounds are only minutes from the lodge. You can fish from the boat or in some areas wade the flats. Permit are found in schools on the bonefish flats, and on many of the tarpon flats as well. Many of the permit are in schools with 8 – 10 pound fish and the occasional bigger fish.

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. In late summer you can have the added bonus of a large migratory population of big fish.El Pescador Lodge Ambergris Caya Belize - World class flats fishing for tarpon

All El Pescador fishing guides were born and raised on Ambergris Caye. The lodge prides itself on having some of the most experienced guides in Belize. Many of the fishing guides have been with El Pescador for more than 20 years. Now the second and third generations of El Pescador guides are in full swing! Most guides trained with their fathers or uncles for many years,  learning the craft,  before captaining their own flats boat.

Non-anglers can enjoy sailing, snorkeling, and diving in one of the finest areas in the world.

For past visitors to El Pescador Lodge Belize, you will be pleased to know that the rooms are now air-conditioned and the swimming pool is complete.


Packages for the El Pescador Lodge Belize include: The number of nights lodging and days fishing specified in your package, round-trip 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 click here.

Other Activities

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.

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