El Pescador Lodge, Belize
Belize is a fascinating country with wonderfully friendly people and El Pescador occupies a niche market on Ambergris Cay as being the only dedicated fishing lodge in an area where you might expect several.
The fishing here is supremely diverse and when you combine that with excellent local guides, a great lodge and a superb atmosphere you have something that would suit everyone.
El Pescador has access to a huge area of flats and being the only dedicated fishing lodge on Ambergris Cay it has unspoilt access to vast number of different types of fishing.
As a result, the greatest feature of the fishing at El Pescador is the variety on offer. One minute you will be chasing spooky bonefish in very skinny water and then next you can be casting to very large rolling tarpon in a deep channel.
It is for the permit though that most people come. These infuriating fish are targeted by rods all over the saltwater fishing world, but Belize remains one of the very best places to finally land one.
The lodge uses the very best local guides that are available, all of whom speak good English and are extremely knowledgeable about the fishing and the wildlife in the area. The combination of this and the abundance of fish make El Pescador an excellent choice for both beginners and world class fishermen.
Accommodations at El Pescador are as varied as they are comfortable. Choices range from an ocean view room in the mahogany lodge to luxury three bedroom villas, set in tropical gardens and surrounding a private pool. Meals are a delicious fusion of seafood buffets and fresh vegetables served alongside international and local Belizean cuisine.
El Pescador Villas are a collection of beautiful one, two and three-bedroom villas, set in two individual groupings, each surrounding a private pool.
The ideal location for a non-fishing guest, El Pescador also offers a multitude of other activities including guided nature tours and trails exploring Mayan ruins and the lush rainforest.
Alternatively, set off on a catamaran to neighbouring cayes and islands or go tubing through the rainforest rivers and into caves beset with crystal formations.
Scuba diving and eco-adventures are also available.