El Pescador, Ambergris Caye, Belize

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El Pescador is for you, whether you’re dreaming of the angler’s Grand Slam, diving in and around our world famous barrier reef, or just relaxing in a tropical paradise. The atmosphere is congenial oriented to service for the guests in this family owned and operated lodge. The Ambergris Caye beachfront location is just two miles north of San Pedro make it ideal.


This gracious, colonial lodge is on the beach, facing the sea, surrounded by fragrant tropical plants and shady swaying palms. Each of the thirteen guest rooms in the main lodge are ocean-view and are just steps away from the pool which is adjacent to the beach. All have private baths, overhead fans and air-conditioning. There are also villas available with stunning views of the beach and the Barrier Reef across an open expanse of azure Caribbean waters. They 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 match your individual needs, while ensuring your complete privacy. Villas have hardwood floors and are furnished with handcrafted furniture of tropical hardwoods, bamboo, or wicker. From the splash of sunshine yellow on the exteriors to the rich wood trim and coral stone floors you’ll find exotic tropical accommodations at El Pescador. The Restaurant specializes in fresh, local Caribbean cuisine with meals served on our outdoor deck or in our dining room. There are 3 appetizing meals per day and hors d’oeuvres plus Belizean beverages (including soda, beer and rum) consumed at the bar. You will enjoy the Hors d'ouvres served from 3:00 pm in the bar, where the house specialty is tropical rum punch, but there is a full selection of top shelf liquors, wine and beer. Many international cigars are available in San Pedro and are sold upon request.


El Pescador (translation the fisherman) offers the fly fisherman an exciting variety of opportunities for flats species; it has been a great lodge for decades. You can achieve the anglers' ultimate dream - a Grand Slam of Bonefish, Tarpon and Permit. Belize's shallow water holds the only classic tarpon flats outside South Florida. They are world renowned affording the opportunity to site cast to tarpon year-round. You can cast the lagoons for Lady fish or Snook, go outside the reef into the deep water for Tuna and Wahoo, or troll the reef for King fish or Barracuda. Jig the bottom for Snapper and Grouper. It’s all up to you! Bonefish waters are minutes from the lodge. Most of the fly fishing for bonefish is done from the bow of the boat, but there are flats that can be waded as well. The bonefish run from 2 - 5 lbs and are plentiful. Tarpon over 100 lbs are year-round residents. They are spread out over our 250 square miles. In the late summer (July, August, September) there is an added bonus of a large migratory population, which doubles the tarpon numbers. Moon phases tend to effect tarpon more than other species. The guideline (not requirement) is to fish around the new moon. Anglers land fish during full moon weeks all the time! Permit are found on the bonefish flats, and on the tarpon flats as well. The permit are found in large schools and range from 4 - 30 lbs, with the majority running about 8 - 10 lbs. Jack Crevalle, Barracuda, Cobia and Snook can also be fished on the flats and in the surrounding mangrove lagoons

Permit, Bonefish and Tarpon are always released; some snook, snapper, barracuda, & grouper are kept and served at meals.

Both Guided and Non-Guided fishing are available.

Getting There

After arriving on your international flight at the Belize International Airport and clearing Customs, continue into the Main Terminal and to the Tropic Air counter. You will find your tickets waiting for you under both "El Pescador" and your last name. After a quick, scenic 20-minute flight to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, a representative from the lodge will meet you at the San Pedro Airstrip and transfer you and your luggage to El Pescador by water Taxi.

US citizens are required to have a valid passport not expiring until 90 days of after your return to the US, and a return airline ticket. US citizens are allowed to stay for 30 consecutive days.


  • 3 swimming pools
  • exercise room
  • complimentary kayaks
  • complimentary bicycles
  • massage
  • snorkeling
  • cave tubing adventure
  • jungle river cruise to a Maya archaeological site
  • fishing instructor
  • SCUBA diving instructor
  • shopping
  • Scientific Angler Mastery Series Fly Shop

Some activities incur an additional expense, but many are included.

You'll have the convenience of being a few miles north of San Pedro with its gift shops, restaurants, bars and night spots. Guests often take a water taxi to town and it stops right at the dock.

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