El Pescador Lodge

Renowned Belize destination with tarpon the size of your fat mother in law

Tarpon, permit, bones, snook, and other game fish thrive in the waters around Ambergris Caye. After more than 40 years in business, El Pescador Lodge in Belize is a destination that sets a standard for a traveling angler. It boasts some of the best flats fishing in the world and arguably has provided more grand slams than any other place. 

In fact, one of the biggest challenges you’ll face is what rods to bring each day. Better bring them all, because you never know if you will be casting to a school of bonefish the size of your forearm or tarpon the size of your fat mother-in-law. Add permit, snook, and other game fish and you will see the waters around Ambergris Caye are a target-rich environment. 

Local Poon doing what they do

Then there’s the lodge, and you really couldn’t ask for more. It’s comfortable, classy and loaded, including a restaurant and bar, private beach, three swimming pools, WiFi, and even a fly fishing shop. 

And if you’re concerned about the hassles of foreign travel, Belize is among the most user-friendly countries. Everyone speaks English, and the Belizean dollar is tied directly to the U.S. dollar, and used interchangeably. Belizean people are friendly, the vibe is casual and the fishing is excellent. 

All fishing trips are a bit of gamble, but with great fishing and hassle-free travel, El Pescador stacks the odds in your favor.