PUNTA GORDA

Location

Punta Gorda, known locally as PG, is the town of the Toledo District in southern Belize. Punta Gorda is the southernmost sizable town in the nation, with a population of about 6,000 people.

The Fishing

For over 25 years, El Pescador has been the choice of the world's top anglers. The Spanish name "El Pescador" means "the fisherman", and they cater to all types of anglers, specializing in light tackle, salt water, and fly fishing with all activities concentrated on the sea, both on the reef and on the flats. El Pescador Punta Gorda is located in the undiscovered paradise of the Toledo District in southern Belize. The resort encompasses 470 acres nestled in coastal mountains and rainforest along 1.5 miles of the Rio Grande. The clear blue river offers swift and easy access to the Flats and Cayes of the Caribbean Sea 20 minutes downstream. El Pescador PG is recognized as one of the most diverse angling destinations due to the proximity to the famous fishing grounds of Punta Icacos, Wild Cane Cayes, Snake Caye, Punta Negra and the hundreds of tiny islands which encompass the world-renowned Permit Flats, in addition to the numerous freshwater lagoons and rivers, including Golden Stream, Deep River, Temash and Moho, all just minutes away by boat.


Trip Information

Documents Required

For American, Canadian, and E.U. citizens, all that is required for entrance to Belize is a valid passport. If you plan to spend more than a month in Belize, you will have to request an extension from the Immigration Office. Guests from China, Columbia, Cuba, India, South Africa, and Taiwan require a visa for entrance to Belize. Visa information can be obtained from the Belize Immigration and Nationality Department, Belmopan, Cayo District, Belize, Central America. (telephone 011-501-8-22423 or fax 011-501-8-22662)

Boats and Equipment

23 foot Mexican-style pangas with 60-75 h.p. 4-stroke engines

Species

barracuda, bonefish, jack crevelle, permit, snapper, tarpon

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Season

Year-round

Capacity

6 anglers

Accommodations

The location of Garbutt Brothers Lodge is fantastic. Located on a small point of land on Joe Taylor Creek, the lodge is in the town of Punta Gorda. You can walk or ride a bike to several bars or restaurants, or you can wander the small fishing village, meeting locals, seeing the sights and taking in the culture of southern Belize.

The main lodge building overlooks Joe Taylor Creek on the back-side, and the Caribbean Sea to the front. Upstairs in the main lodge building is the Garbutt's "Grand Slam Bar" – a new eating and drinking establishment with great character, décor, and photos from the brothers' years of guiding. Meals – home-cooked food prepared by the Garbutt family – are served in the dining area or on the expansive upper deck. The menu is a combination of fresh seafood dishes and traditional Creole cuisine that includes stewed chicken, pork, rice and beans, and fresh vegetables.

Guests will stay in one of two separate and private cabanas – each newly constructed and each built on stilts overlooking the creek and the open ocean. The location is ideal, as air-conditioning and the steady ocean breezes keep the rooms cool and the sleeping arrangements comfortable. Being brand new, the accommodations are clean and fresh. Each cabin features air-conditioning, two beds, a private bath, hot showers, and plenty of space for your gear and equipment. Each morning and evening, guests will load and unload the boats on the deck of the lodge – a walk of only a few feet to the nearest cabin. Every aspect and amenity of the new lodge – from the location to the dock area to the rooms and the bar – are a testament to the fact that this operation was built BY anglers FOR anglers. Wireless internet is available simply by walking across the street to a quaint bar and restaurant.

Getting There

International flights to Belize travel through Miami, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta and Charlotte. American, Delta, Continental, US Air, and Taca all serve Belize.

Guests will fly into Belize City, where they will be met by a Flytreks representative. Guests are then escorted to a domestic air carrier for a 20 minute flight to San Pedro. An assistant will ensure that luggage is properly tagged to the correct destination and will help with lost luggage should assistance be necessary. Upon arrival in San Pedro, a member of our staff will meet and escort you to the hotel for check-in.

What's included

  • Being met as soon as you clear customs at Belize International Airport
  • Round trip airfare from Belize International Airport to San Pedro
  • Number of nights accommodations as specified in booking
  • Number of days guided fishing as specified in booking
  • Accommodation at a beachfront hotel with air-conditioning, cable TV, swimming pool and bar.
  • Lunches on days you fish
  • Our comprehensive information package on the town of San Pedro. From the best bars and what their house specialties are to where to find the closest pharmacy as well as how and purchase Cuban cigars, it's all covered in our information package.

What's not included

  • Round trip airfare to Belize International Airport
  • Fly fishing equipment
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Departure tax is typically included in international airfare – please check with airline

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