We always knew El Pescador was exceptional at what they do…and this recognition just adds to the well known fact that they are a premier fishing destination not only in Belize, but worldwide! Congratulations nice people at El Pescador, your accolades are well deserved!


Submitted by El Pescador

Alissa Flota, CEO of El Pescador Lodge in Belize, was presented with the award for International Lodge of the Year by David Perkins, Executive Vice Chairman of Orvis, at the Orvis Rendevous event in Missoula,Montana on Saturday, April 20.

Says Perkins, “Our international lodges now represent over 25% of all endorsed lodges. As a group, they represent a wide spectrum of the finest sporting and ecotourism experiences we could possibly offer the Orvis customer––in places such as Europe, the Caribbean, New Zealand, and South America. Individually, they share the same values of customer service and attention to detail that have been the hallmark of all lodges in the Orvis family. We are proud to be able to offer our customers this group of international lodge destinations, for we know that they will come away from the journey having had not only a trip that will become a lifetime memory, but also a first class experience that meets or exceeds the standards we set for ourselves and our customers.” 

Orvis feels the best criteria for these awards is our customer response and comments. Each year we go through our customer surveys and find those operations that have given our customers an extraordinary experience and level of service. It is a difficult task because all of our endorsed operations are excellent or they wouldn’t be in the program, but each year there is one that really stands out. 

This year, it is our pleasure to award the International Destination of the Year to El Pescador, a fly fishing lodge located on Ambergris Caye in Belize. Owned and operated by the Flota/Spiro family, El Pescador is, in addition to being a world-class flats fishing destination, a lodge that consistently exceeds guests expectations for service and the overall quality of the guest’s experience.

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About the Author: Tamara Sniffin

I’m a sucker for a fuzzy face, a feathered face, a face with fins or even one with scales! I am in love with the creatures and the flora that are synonymous with Belize and every opportunity I have to learn more about them and explore their wild habitats I am there! I’m the happiest when I’m snorkeling the reef and swimming with turtles, however my passion is not just limited to critters! Laced throughout this compact jungle gem of a country live the Kriol, Maya, Garifuna, Mestizo and Spanish people, and experiencing each culture, especially their celebrations is one of my favorite pastimes.

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