El Pescador, Belize, honored as 2013 Orvis International Destination of the Year

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

El Pescador Lodge has been honored with the 2013 Orvis International Destination of the Year. The award was presented on April 20th to Alissa Folta, Chief Executive Officer of El Pescador Lodge. The lodge was awarded for being a world-class flats fishing destination and a lodge that consistently meets guest expectations for service and overall quality of guest’s experiences.

El Pescador
The award was given during the Orvis Rendezvous ceremony in Missoula, Montana USA and presented by David Parkins, Executive Vice Chairman of Orvis. Speaking at the event Parkins said that they had expanded their awards to include a special resort. “El Pescador was a real pioneer in salt water fly fishing. It was the first fishing lodge on Belize’s famous Ambergris Caye. Over the years it has continued to evolve and has become a regional leader in conservation, guide training and customer service. El Pescador has probably welcome more Orvis travel groups than any other lodge. And it is their commitment to excellence that keeps us coming back. We are proud to recognized El Pescador Lodge,” said Perkins
Perkins also said that, “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.”
Commenting on the awards, Flota said that “I am so overjoyed, thrilled and grateful that El Pescador has been honored as the 2013 Orvis endorsed international lodge of the year!! THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart to all of my staff, guides and guests who made this dream a reality for me.”
In September of 2013, El Pescador will mark its 39th anniversary since its open its door. In 1997, the world-renowned fishing lodge was purchased by brother and sister Logan and Ali Gentry. In 2004 Ali’s parents, Chris and Steve Spiro, joined her in Belize. El Pescador is world renown as a flats fisherman’s paradise. The San Pedro Sun joins the community in congratulating El Pescador Lodge on their recent award.


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