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El Pescador Resort
Ranked #2 of 53 Hotels in San Pedro
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 December 2012

We recently returned from an amazing stay at El Pescador. The people, the property, the food, the guides, the accommodations, the fishing, the other guests, the professionals, the owners, the dogs the commaraderie, all exceeded our expectations. From Ricardo who ferried us to the resort, to our greeting on the dock by Marlin, Judy and Marisette in the front office, Mariano in the bar/lounge, Raina in the dining room, Rosario in the massage room, Luis, Bud's fishing guide, Laurie Ann and Ed the most wonderful and accessible fishing professionals, Ali and Alonzo owners, Max & Nala happy dogs, and all the other family of employees who took care of us, cooked for us, waited on us, served us, brought us bikes or kayaks, made a repair, raked the beach, smiled and greeted us, it was a first class experience. If you are an angler, know an angler, love an angler or just like to hang out with anglers, this is the place to be. We couldn't be happier to have vacationed here. Even though I did not fish, from start to finish this was one of our best trips EVER! Thank you for creating such a wonderful and memorable experience. We look forward to seeing you next year!

Room Tip: Rooms in the lodge are comfortable, quiet and more than adequate, but if villa rooms are available t...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 December 2012

We had a great time and the service was outstanding. Very nice facilities, great fishing - but without question the most personal staff. They went out of their way to make us feel welcome and were truly committed to our having a great time - which we did!

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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 November 2012

Great Fishing, excellent TOP notch staff and service, great food, overall excellent time. Great time, can't wait to go back, hopefully in May. We spent thanksgiving there and it was truly incredible.

Also, the fishing guides are amazing, and highly recommended! Go with Cesear, Tomas, or Emir! They know the water and know the fish!

Room Tip: Stay in the villa's! Great stuff.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 November 2012

Just home from 8th annual visit to Belize. El Pescador Resort on Ambergris Caye is an exceptional property. 1. It's all inclusive....or not. We opted for the full meal plan which also includes most bar items except Top Shelf brands imported from USA. 2. The food is fresh and fantastic. The grocery boat shows up every couple of days and the menus we enjoyed included: Fajitas, stone crab, filet mignon, BBQ ribs and, of course, locally caught fish and shrimp. This is what city folk call a "boutique" property: about a dozen rooms in the main lodge and six ocean front villas. We really enjoy the wonderful people we met here, while retaining a quiet, cozy atmosphere. No loud music! No drunken mobs of tourists! Like having your OWN beachfront hideaway......with three pools and a staff that WANTS to take GOOD care of you!
Most people go for the internationally famous sport fishing which is organized by a celebrated fishing expert who guides both in Wyoming and Belize. We go for the scuba operation which is equally as remarkable: maximum of 6 people per dive trip. The dive guide is a life-long pro and knows most of the fish by their first names. Thanks to his expertise, we've seen sharks, turtles, rays and every colorful fish imaginable. We've never found a more satisfying vacation experience.

Room Tip: Villas can be ONE three bed unit OR THREE individual units. UPPER VILLA has huge living room, fully...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 November 2012

I normally fish with my buddies but this time I decided to bring my wife instead. I was a little apprehensive since I had not been here before and most of my international fishing destinations were not really what my wife would enjoy. However, El pescador came through with flying colors and we enjoyed every minute of our stay. The staff was as good or better than any 5 star hotel we have stayed in. The food was much better than we expected and the room was plenty good and had a great a/c. (Something we were worried about). We also had good wifi access.

Room Tip: We stayed in the main lodge and found the room to be all we needed. The villas are a little nicer bu...
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Reviewed 21 November 2012

I don't think I could possibly put in words what a GREAT place this is! Though their main attraction is the fly fishing it is an amazing place no matter what your aquatic interests are. We were there for a week and stayed in one of the villas. The nice thing about the villa is they are spacious, have a wonderful private balcony and have a full eat-in kitchen.
The staff is just amazing as well. They are so friendly! They know everyone by name! They are a wealth of knowledge as well and are always more than happy to answer questions or give suggestions about things to see and do in Belize. Marlin and Judy in the main office are just the sweetest ladies I have ever had the pleasure of meeting and set a very high standard for customer service. Raquel gives an amazing massage that will put anyone in the right frame of mind for their vacation...she also does wonderful pedicures in your room-what a treat!
The location of El Pescador is also perfect. (I swear I am not just an overly enthusiastic person-this place really is this good!). The resort is located in a nice quiet section of the island which allows for complete peace and serenity but is still close enough to town so that you may get there easily if desired.
We had a great time and I would recommend El Pescador to anyone who is looking for a peaceful Caribbean vacation in an environment that feels warm and welcoming.

Room Tip: Villas are private and spacious.
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Reviewed 20 November 2012

This is not your typical fishing camp. The accommodations are much better. If your significant other is not a fisher-person but enjoys sunning and snorkeling they would be very happy here. They have a fresh and a saltwater pool.

If you are looking for a grand slam you have a good shot at it here. We caught plenty of Bonefish and tried for many Tarpon. Some other guests also went out for Permit and saw quite a few, but were not lucky enough to hook one.

My stay was all inclusive and the food was excellent, well prepared and local. It was a great treat.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled solo
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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 On the Beach Hotel in San Pedro
#1 Top resorts Hotel in San Pedro
#2 Business Hotel in San Pedro
#4 Family Hotel in San Pedro
#5 Romantic Hotel in San Pedro
Price Range: £139 - £640 (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 
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El Pescador Hotel San Pedro
El Pescador San Pedro
El Pescador Resort Belize/San Pedro

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