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El Pescador Resort
Ranked #2 of 55 Hotels in San Pedro
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 June 2012

June 10-16,2012--The weather they get, is the weather they got; they got weather, whether or not...Oh but for some sunshine to see the fish and less wind to cast flies...despite difficult angling conditions, the lodge was always happy to make us feel better. The drinks were tasty, the food very nice, and occasionally excellent, the staff could not have been more helpful or delightful to interact with.
Not for the hard core fly angler because it is a family resort with lots of children and grandchildren enjoying the fish on the dock, the pools, and the game room/bar area. Super small bonefish and permit. My guess is the bigger permit are more of a Nov-March phenomenon. The bones are always small...Tarpon ran 8-90 pounds with distinct areas holding smaller fish, but still very boat shy, indicating serious fishing pressure. Panga's not shallow enough to fish some areas and too wind resistant to pole well, but they do ease the hour + long runs to certain areas commonly fished. Lunches for anglers could be more imaginative. Stayed in a villa, MUCH nicer than the individual lodge rooms.

Room Tip: Stayed in a villa, MUCH nicer than the individual lodge rooms.
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Reviewed 15 June 2012

Fantastic!!! the customer service was the best we have ever seen. Our first day all the staff new our names and made us feel like family. Weather you fish or not a great vacation place. We new we were in good hands when we were greeted on the boat ride from the airport to the resort with an ice cold beer and smiling faces. Thanks to all the El Pescador family.

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Reviewed 15 June 2012

Visited June 4-11. Staff and lodge continue to provide great service and amenities for fishing and family. Took a buddy on a repeat trip. We faced unusually heavy winds and relied on our guide to find fish. He did. While tarpon fishing was knocked out due to the wind, We fished Permit and Bones and had a great time. Food was good as usual and the stone crab claws were the biggest I have ever seen. The staff did what they always do...provide great service and make every effort to make your trip enjoyable. I need to get my family back here! Consider El Pescador for a family trip or a world class fishing trip, either way its a great choice.

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Reviewed 9 June 2012

They have it all figured out at El Pescador. My buddies and I have been doing an annual fishing trip for 20 years and this by far was our best. The staff, guides, food, and fishing is incredible. One of the only places you can catch Permit, Tarpon and Bonefish. I landed my first Permit on fly after 20 years. They have a great fly shop on site. We will be going back for many years to come. Tight lines.

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Reviewed 27 May 2012

El Pescador is a wonderful resort. The staff is all friendly and treat you as part of their family. I would recommend this resort to any one.

Room Tip: All the rooms are good. The rooms do not have cable, but the villas do if that is something you desi...
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Reviewed 3 May 2012

Great Orvis-endorsed Lodge! Excellent accomodations, terrific food, wonderfully friendly and attentive onsight owners and staff and, of course 400 square miles of some of the best flats fishing you've ever seen -- and the guides to get you there.

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Reviewed 25 April 2012

My wife (not a fisher) visited El Pescador for a week in April. From start to finish, the owners and staff at El Pescador created a truly unique experience. Each member of the El Pescador team was extremely attentive to our every need, no matter how unusual our request. Miss Judy expertly managed every aspect of our stay and Ed coordinated a flats fishing experience that was second to none. Not being a fishing enthusiast did not detract from my wife's experience....the resort was very relaxing with activities that included kayaking and snorkeling. A big 'thank you' to the El Pescador team, we'll be back for more fun soon!

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Additional Information about El Pescador Resort

Address: PO Box 17 | 2.6 Miles North, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Region: Belize > Belize Cayes > Ambergris Caye > San Pedro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in San Pedro
#1 On the Beach Hotel in San Pedro
#2 Business Hotel in San Pedro
#3 Family Hotel in San Pedro
#5 Romantic Hotel in San Pedro
Price Range: £138 - £633 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — El Pescador Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
El Pescador’s beachfront lodge and villas are situated on over 45 private acres with ambiance, specializing in fishing, diving and eco-adventures. We are family-owned and operated with emphasis on creating camaraderie and an authentic Belizean experience. El Pescador is proud of our philosophy to protect and nurture friendship, adventure and the environment. El Pescador has long been known as a world-class fishing destination offering outstanding flats fishing for bonefish, tarpon and permit. El Pescador has been the only resort on Ambergris Caye specializing in saltwater flats fishing since 1974. Since coming under new ownership in 1997, the resort has established itself as an eco-friendly tropical getaway, including a commitment to offset all carbon emissions generated by its guests flying to Belize. Donations are made on behalf of guests to a local Belizean non-profit organization, Green Reef Environmental Educational and Coastal Research Institute, to offset the carbon emissions used to travel to Belize. El Pescador was also among the key organizations to implement the new Law protecting bonefish, tarpon and permit as catch and release species. This is the most all encompassing legislation of its kind worldwide. It is great news for Belizeans, anglers, tourists and conservationists alike. El Pescador is a serene and gracious establishment on the doorstep of the world’s largest living Barrier Reef. El Pescador offers accommodations in guest rooms within its colonial style, mahogany main lodge, as well as in 1, 2, and 3 bedroom luxury beachfront villas. The villas are perfect accommodations for couples seeking romance and privacy, and for families and small groups traveling together. All rooms and villas are beachfront and have unobstructed views of the Caribbean blue waters. In addition to unequaled fishing, this first-rate resort offers all the eco-adventures which take full advantage of Belize’s exotic flora and fauna. Scuba diving, snorkeling, manatee watching, cave-tubing and zip-lining, and Maya archaeological explorations are just a small assortment of the activities available while staying at El Pescador. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
El Pescador Hotel San Pedro
El Pescador San Pedro
El Pescador Resort Belize/San Pedro

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