El Pescador Lodge
Ambergris Caye, Belize
TRAVEL DOCUMENTS NEEDED AT EL PESCADOR
You will be required to provide proof of citizenship to enter Belize. If you are a U.S. citizen then a valid passport is necessary. You will also be asked to pay a departure tax of $24.00 at the airport when leaving Belize.
Print two copies of the page in your passport, which includes your picture, passport number, issue and expiration date. Keep one copy in your wallet or pocket and one in your luggage. This can be very helpful entering and leaving the country if your passport is lost.
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GENERAL INFORMATION FOR EL PESCADOR, BELIZE
Imagine Paradise ...The sun rises over the Caribbean Sea... The surf breaks offshore on the Barrier Reef...Birds sing, fish jump, palm fronds rustle in gentle trade winds...
Are you dreaming?
Not if you are part of the magic of El Pescador ........At El Pescador, our guests have a choice: stay in our lodge, or in one of our luxury villas. El Pescador lodge is an intimate, 12-room, one suite hotel set in a colonial style mahogany building with a long verandah overlooking the beach and barrier reef. All rooms have private baths, overhead fans and air-conditioning and are just steps away from our swimming pool adjacent the beach. All rooms face the sea.
El Pescador Villas is a collection of four luxury three-bedroom Villas, set in tropical gardens, surrounding a private pool. You may enjoy the entire Villa as a home-away-from-home, or request only the portions since each suite can lock-off into a private unit. Reserve one master suite, or a master suite and the Great Room - just tell us what configuration works best for you!
GENERAL FISHING INFO FOR EL PESCADOR, BELIZEBonefish:
The bonefish grounds are 10 to 20 minutes from the lodge and the tarpon flats begin 20 minutes from there. Most of the bone fishing is done from the bow of a boat but there are 4 or 5 flats that can be waded. The bones run from 2-5 lbs. and are plentiful. The tarpon flats are 3-8 feet deep and are quite extensive, approximately 35 miles long by 15 miles wide.
Not all the tarpon flats are fishable everyday due to changing weather conditions and currents, but generally speaking, we have good tarpon fishing all year round (for the "El Pescador Monthly Fishing Guide" click here.) The tarpon run from 10 to100+ lbs.; the average winter fish is about 50-60 lbs. with the average summer fish being 90 - 150 lbs. Permit:
Permit are found on the bonefish flats, some of the shallow tarpon flats as well as in waves coming over the reef. Our permit range from 4-30 lbs. with the majority being about 8-10 lbs. and found in large schools. Jack crevalle, barracuda, cobia and snook are also found on the flats and in the surrounding mangrove lagoons.
El Pescador clients can also enjoy fishing the reef for snappers, grouper, wahoo, mackerel, jacks, cobia, barracuda, king fish, rainbow runners, trigger fish and during mid-May to mid-August, tarpon.
Catch and Release:
Permit, bonefish and tarpon are always released; some snook, snapper, barracuda, & grouper are kept for the table.
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES AT EL PESCADOR
There is a little shopping San Pedro and they have a pool, but for the most part -- you'll eat, sleep, fish...not necessarily in that order! They do have some really cool tours of the Mayan ruins, and some cave tubing, and a bird sanctuary. But come on....there are fish to be caught!
SEASON AT EL PESCADOR
Fishing is best from January through June, but the shoulders are decent as well. Avoid the annual hurricane months of August through October. Below is a seasonal chart:
El Pescador Monthly Fishing Guide
Action: E=Excellent G=Good F=Fair
HOW TO GET TO EL PESCADOR
Fly into Belize City on your choice of carriers. You'll then hop on a Tropic Air flight to the town of San Pedro on Ambergris Caye where you'll be met by a representative of El Pescador. You'll be driven to the water taxi launch where you'll hop in a panga for your ten minute trip to the lodge.
Five nights, Four fishing days $2765 pp double occupancy
Six nights, Five fishing days $3260 pp double occupancy
Seven nights, Six fishing days $3755 pp double occupancy
Double occupancy upgrades to a Villa accommodation - Please add $75 per person, per night Single Occupancy upgrades to a Villa accommodation - Please add $100 per night. Villa upgrades are done on a room-to-room equivalency:
The number of nights lodging and days fishing specified in your package, roundtrip air, land and sea transfers between Belize City and El Pescador, 3 meals per day, hors d'oeuvres, local Belizean beverages consumed at our bar (including soda, beer and rum), complimentary use of all amenities (pools, internet, gym, kayaks, bikes, etc), hotel tax, GST tax and a welcome drink.
Packages do not include gratuities for guides or hotel staff, imported alcoholic beverages, or items purchased in our gift or tackle shop. Park fees (if applicable), fishing gear (which may be borrowed based on availability), diving gear (which may be rented) nor gratuities.