El Pescador Lodge

Ambergris Caye, Belize
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El Pescador Lodge is located on the island of Ambergris Caye, northeast of Belize City. There is perhaps no easier to reach bonefish, permit, and tarpon destination in the Caribbean than Ambergris Caye. A direct three-hour flight from Dallas / Ft. Worth, Houston, or Miami, and a short commuter flight to the island puts guests on the flats or on a world class dive site only a few hours from home.

The lodge sits on the windward side of the island approximately ten minutes via water taxi from the energetic village if San Pedro. This family-run resort has enjoyed an international reputation as a world-class fishing destination for over thirty years. Today El Pescador resort is that and much, much more. They specialize in shallow water fishing as well as diving, and also offer the best combination of eco-adventure with luxury accommodations on Ambergris Caye. The Spanish name “El Pescador” means “the fisherman” and the lodge caters to all types of anglers, specializing in light tackle, salt water, and fly-fishing with all activities concentrated on the sea as well as on the flats.

Weeklong trips are always encouraged, however, El Pescador is the best lodge for a quick, economical, and easy fish “fix.” If you are looking for some of the best saltwater flats fishing or world class diving experience but don’t have the time or think you have the budget to indulge, look no further than El Pescador Lodge. We have been long time friends with the owners, management, and guides at “E.P.” and have sent hundreds of happy anglers, divers, and non-angling companions to El Pescador. More than just a fishing lodge, the operation’s atmosphere and facility, a myriad of organized non-angling activities, and proximity to the lively village of San Pedro make El Pescador an ideal destination to consider for a family retreat or couples vacation as well.

Quick Facts

Location: Ambergris Caye, Belize

Species: Permit, Bonefish, Tarpon, Snook,
Jacks, Sharks, Triggerfish, & More

Seasonality: Year Round

Rates: $5475 Per Person for 7 Nights / 6 days Fishing (based on shared room / guide)     Shorter and Longer Packages, single rooms, and/or single boats are available.

Contact Us

Reach out to our team in the travel department to learn more about our experiences at the Palometa Club.

Phone: (888) 824-5420 or (214) 219-2500
Email: travel@tailwatersflyfishing.com


Anglers can expect to have good consistent shots at a dozen different species including bonefish, permit, tarpon, barracuda, jack crevalle, snook, and much more. All boats at El Pescador are standard Pangas with plenty of casting room, comfortable seating, and storage. Bonefish in the 1-4 pound range are found everywhere on Ambergris. They are often found in huge schools – the perfect classroom for beginners or novice anglers to enjoy success. Many anglers come to El Pescador just for the permit fishery. Because this species feels safer and more comfortable on flats within proximity to deeper water, Ambergris Caye offers a perfect habitat for these coveted flats species. Although juvenile tarpon can be found year round, perhaps the greatest draw to the island is the consistent sight fishing to larger summertime adult tarpon on white sandy flats.

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El Pescador’s facility is as nice and comfortable as can be found at a saltwater flats fishing lodge, and without question some of the nicest on Ambergris Caye. At El Pescador guests have a choice to stay in the lodge, or in one of the more modern luxury one, two, and three bedroom villas on the property. El Pescador lodge is an intimate 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 the swimming pool adjacent the beach. The restaurant is intimate and serves meals family-style. You can join guests and staff for hors d’oeuvres in the open air bar with billiards and darts, the perfect place for swapping stories after a day’s activities. The house specialty is tropical rum punch but they also offer a full selection of top shelf liquors, wine, and beer included in your trip package.

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Only a three-hour, direct flight to Belize City (BZE) from numerous US portals, there is no more accessible destination for world-class saltwater flats fishing in North American. Guests of El Pescador fly into Belize City, which is serviced with direct flights by American, United Airlines, Delta and Southwest from DFW, Houston, Miami, New York City, Austin, and numerous other origins. Upon arrival into Belize City, guests hop on a short fifteen minute flight aboard local carrier Tropic Air to the city of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. Several flights a day depart Belize City for San Pedro, so connections are usually no more than a few minutes. A representative from the lodge will meet you at the airport and transport you ten minutes by water taxi to the lodge’s pier.

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El Pescador is open year round, and Ambergris Caye enjoys excellent fishing conditions more or less all year. Belize has a subtropical climate that is uniformly hot and humid, although it is tempered by the trade winds. A comfortable south easterly trade wind blows throughout most of the year, and tends to pick up in February and March. On rare occasion during the winter months, cooler temperatures and northerly breezes can be tougher on anglers, but for the most part Belize is a very consistent wintertime fishery. May – August are considered prime tarpon months for migratory fish exceeding one hundred pounds. For those snook anglers, the wintertime months are the best time to find this elusive species on the flats or in the mangroves.

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El Pescador offers a unique mix of non-angling activities from visiting the zoo, having a BBQ picnic on a secluded beach, and of course snorkeling and scuba diving. There are also two swimming pools at the lodge as well as complimentary use of bicycles and sea kayaks. El Pescador is known as much for its SCUBA program as it is for the fishing program. Ambergris is located a quarter mile from the second largest barrier reef in the world makes for a wonderful and complete diving program with short boat runs and some of the best dive sites on earth. Other non-activities include zipline and canopy tours, golf, cave tubing, bird sanctuaries, and much more. 

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2023 Rates

Lodging / Fishing Shared Room / Shared Boat Shared Room / Private Boat Private Room / Shared Boat Private Room / Private Boat

VILLA UPGRADES: To upgrade from 1 room to a 1-bedroom villa please add $300 per night (total, not per person) To upgrade from 2 rooms to a 2-bedroom villa please add $300 per night (total, not per person) To upgrade from 3 rooms to a 3-bedroom villa please add $300 per night (total, not per person) )
Please inquire about shorter visit non-angling rates if applicable.

NOTE: The Palometa Club generally does not accommodate non-angling guests who are not accompanied by a fishing companion. Their non-angling programs are designed to keep non-angling guests entertained while a roommate is on the water fishing.


PRIVATE ROOMS: $150 Per Room / Night

Private rooms are only available when the lodge is not completely booked with our maximum occupancy of twelve (12) guests.

$150 Per Room / Night


$550 Total (Additional $275 per boat / per day)
With a seven-boat rotation, there are often solo fishing opportunities for our guests that are sharing a room. Many of the most ardent permit anglers will opt for a few days fishing solo as oftentimes this can translate to twice the shots at fish.

Example: Book a standard shared room / boat package and each angler pays additional $275/day to have their own boat. In the event only ONE boat is fishing solo, the cost is $550 / per day.

Note on Shorter Week Itineraries & Ground Transfers: Stays of less than a week or arrival/departure on days other than Friday will often incur an additional transportation charge of $500 each way for the private water and ground transfers required. We encourage short week guests to arrive or depart on Friday to minimize any additional transfer costs.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • Full days of guided fishing
  • All Meals
  • Ground / Water transportation to lodge
  • Happy hour beverages (Margaritas, Beer, Standard Spirits and Wine)
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Loaner rod/reel outfits
  • Wireless Internet
  • Mexican VAT tax

What's Not Included

  • Commercial air to Cancun, Mexico (CUN)
  • Additional specialty ordered alcoholic beverages
  • Guide and staff gratuities
  • Fishing Tackle & Flies)
  • Organized eco-tours
  • Laundry Service
  • Loaner rod/reel outfit breakage fees (if applicable)

Terms & Conditions

Tailwaters Travel must adhere to the cancellation policies of the guides, outfitters and lodges which it represents. El Pescador Lodge’s policy follows: A non-refundable deposit of 50% per person is required to hold both space and guides on all packages. No space or guides will be held without receipt of deposit. Full pre-payment is due at El Pescador 90 days prior to arrival. Prior to 90 days 100% of deposit may be transferred to another date/angler within 12 months of original reservation. For cancellations made less than 45 days prior to arrival the exact reservation may be transferred to another guest(s), or 100% of the payment(s) received will be forfeited. All confirmed reservations that occur during US President's Day weekend and/or between Christmas - New Years are immediately non-refundable and non-changeable. All cancellations have a $100 processing fee per guest. Refunds of deposits/payments made on credit cards will be charged a 3.5% service charge to fully compensate Tailwaters Travel for all bank charges incurred. Receipt of deposit and/or final payment is acknowledgement that registrant has read and accepts the cancellation, refund and responsibility clauses.