El Pescador was named as the ORVIS 2013 & 2017 international destination of the year. It was also named as a Forbes traveler top 10 luxury eco resort
5 days of guided fly fishing! All skill levels welcome
The premier Belize Fishing Resort, with quick access to the flats and beach front location
Incredible guides with a 2:1 guest to guide ratio
Multi sport options also include sea kayaking, paddle boarding (SUP), snorkeling, Eco and natural history adventures
Airfare and transport from Belize City included
This exciting Wilderness Medicine CME conference takes place in Belize, a tropical wonderland and fly fishing paradise. Some of the finest flats fishing on the planet is a short distance from the resort. With the help of incredible guides, you will have a shot to achieve the ‘Grand Slam’ of bonefish, tarpon, and permit during the week. All skill levels are welcome!
Our award winning resort (El Pescador) is on Ambergris Caye, which is considered by many to be the "Dive, fishing, and water sports capital" of Belize and Central America. It is also an ideal gateway to adventure travel in Belize. The resort features an ocean front colonial lodge, with three pools and an excellent beach.
If you are a non-fisherman/woman, El Pescador can tailor your activities to whatever interests you most... Scuba and nature / Eco Adventure packages are available.
The Wilderness Medicine CME lectures will take place each evening before dinner.
More about the Fly Fishing
El Pescador is the oldest and most established fly fishing destination in Belize. Since 1974, anglers from around the world have come to fish our prolific saltwater flats for bonefish, permit, tarpon. We have 20 guides and cater to the beginning, intermediate, and advanced saltwater flats enthusiast. We offer more choices and activities than any other fishing resort in Belize.
Bonefish- The bonefish grounds are only minutes from the lodge. Fish from the boat or wade. The bonefish run from 2-5 lbs, are plentiful, and eager to take a fly.
Permit- The Permit are found on the bonefish flats, and on many of the tarpon flats as well. Our permit are found in large schools and range from 4-30lbs, with the majority running 8-10lbs.
Tarpon- The El Pescador fishery has year-round resident tarpon over 100lbs. The fish are spread out over our 250 square mile fishery.
Many other species will take a fly, including: Jacks, Snook and barracuda.
Belize Fly Fishing & Water Sports Adventure
Wilderness Medicine CME
We'll take care of everything once your international flight arrives in Belize. We'll make sure your experience once you get to Belize is hassle free. Leave it to us. You're on vacation!
Arriving in Belize
To enter the country of Belize, US citizens are required to have a valid passport that does not expire within 90 days of arrival and a return airline ticket. US citizens are allowed to stay for 30 consecutive days.
When you arrive at the Belize International Airport, proceed through Immigration, collect your bags and continue through Customs. The Customs line to the far right has a green sign that states "No Goods to Declare." Proceed to this line.
Local Transfer Flight to San Pedro:
After clearing Customs please 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.
Your adventure begins with a quick, scenic 20-minute flight to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye where a representative from El Pescador will meet you at the San Pedro Airstrip.
Water Taxi to Our Resort
Our representative will greet you at the San Pedro airstrip and transport you and your luggage to our boat for the seven minute ride to El Pescador.
NOTE: If you miss your connection, you will automatically be placed on the next available shuttle. If your International flight has been very delayed and you are not scheduled to arrive until after 5:00pm, please call El Pescador at 226-2398 (Internationally 011-501-226-2398) and we will reschedule your flight.
What to pack?
Belize is a tropical country where the average temperature is 84F degrees during the day and 75F at night. Dress is informal at the lodge so bring light comfortable clothing. Consider packing the following:• light jacket or sweater for cool morning or evening.
- light long-sleeved shirt and pants for protection from the sun
- wide brimmed hat for protection from the sun
- sunscreen and lip screen (start with SPF 15 or higher)
- insect repellent (we recommend OFF spray with the orange cap)
- lightweight rain gear for those tropical showers (a must June - December)
- camera, batteries and film
- small waterproof bag for carrying extra gear
- polarized sunglasses for spotting the fish (amber color)
- reef waders for stalking bonefish on the flats or snorkeling
- fisherman's pliers, clipper and cleaner
- sufficient supply of personal medications
- pair of binoculars for spotting birds
- hand towel/rag for fishing use
- scuba mask and fins
For fly fishing specific questions, you are welcome to contact the Wilderness Medicine host on this trip (who is a fly casting instructor and guide) Ryan Allred
Belize Fly Fishing & Water Sports Adventure
Trip Cost: $4,550
What's included in the trip price:
- Six nights lodging
- 5 days guided fishing
- Roundtrip land, air and sea transfers between Belize City and El Pescador
- hotel tax, sales tax where applicable
- 3 meals per day and hors d'oeuvres
- local Belizean beverages (including soda, beer and rum) consumed at the El Pescador bar
- complimentary use of all amenities (pools, WIFI, gym, kayaks, bikes, etc) and a welcome drink.
Optional CME Cost: $695 (Approved for 15 Category 1 Credits)
*per person, based on double occupancy.
Non fishing guest price: $3,550
A few of the publications Bio Bio Expeditions has been featured in:
What People Say About El Pescador
"I have had the good fortune to travel all over the world to fish and hunt and have never experienced better hospitality or a place as well run as El Pescador. The staff was helpful, friendly, and polite. The room, food and drinks were excellent. El Pescador is an understated, delightful environment. It is unique in that there are so many activities besides fishing. Everything is low key…just there for the asking."
"Belize offers the fly fisherman an exciting variety of opportunities for flats species and El Pescador has been a great host/lodge for decades. They know how to serve fly fisherman. Belize is easy to get to and best of all everyone speaks English."
"A dream vacation for any angler. From the fishing and guides, to the resort staff, the food, the accommodations, the scenery and the vacation massage, it simple cannot be beat. We were there for just over 2 weeks and could have just stayed forever!
COURSE CONTENT INCLUDES
- Altitude Illness
- Frostbite and Other Cold Injuries
- Environmental Heat Illness
- Traveler's Diarrhea, Giardia & Other Waterborne Wilderness Infections
- Surviving the Unexpected Night Out
- Lightning Injuries
- Improvised Medical and Trauma Care
- Management of Fractures and Dislocations
- Preparing for Foreign Travel
- Backcountry Medical Kits
- Wilderness Wound Management
- Patient Assessment in Wilderness Settings
- Wilderness Dermatology
- Marine Hazards & Envenomations
- Snake Envenomation
CME ACCREDITATION INFORMATION
"This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Center for Emergency Medical Education and Wilderness and Travel Medicine. The Center for Emergency Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians."
The Center for Emergency Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of
15 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This trip is planned, outfitted and conducted by Bio Bio Expeditions, or subcontractors arranged by Bio Bio Expeditions. Please note that Wilderness and Travel Medicine, LLC is responsible for the CME Educational content only. Wilderness and Travel Medicine reserves the right to change or substitute the faculty for any CME course without advance or prior notice to participants.