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El Pescador Resort
Ranked #2 of 53 Hotels in San Pedro
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 June 2014

El Pescador is a small family run hotel of exceptional quality and service. The fly fishing is outstanding, and there are many activities for those who don't fish including one of the best snorkelling experiences on the world's second largest living reef (sea turtles, barracudas, schools of tropical fish), swimming with 8 foot nurse sharks!, long beach walks, kayaking, and biking along the beach front.
The villas are roomy and well appointed, with the perfect napping hammock on the outdoor porch. Beautiful swimming pools. Excellent meals in a wonderful communal space, both indoor and outdoors. Great little bar for the exchange of daily fishing adventures. El Pescador will become a retreat destination! Canadian Barb

Room Tip: The top floor villa overlooking the pool and ocean is outstanding!
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

This is a high quality small hotel and fishing lodge. Our family had a great spring break here. Even though we had minimal fishing skills, they made the fishing days fun and productive for us. By the end, we'd each earned our bonefish pins. Meals are very well prepared, and pre-planned each day, however they will accommodate any request you have. The lodge rooms are a little small/dated (they were planning on fixing this) but the villas are great. The staff here is very well trained - attentive to detail and go out of their way to make you feel welcome/well cared for.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

My wife and I stayed at El Pescador for our 5th anniversary. We were met at the dock and the Staff knew our names from the moment we arrived. They really made us a part of their family by the time we left. The staff helped us arrange for a guided fishing trip and all day snorkling/sailing trip. Both recommendations were perfect. Their onsite fishing manager took time out of his day to give me some pointers on saltwater fly fishing. The guide for the all-day fishing trip was outstanding. I can't wait to go back!

Room Tip: Spend the extra money for an upstairs suite and go with the all inclusive package.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank JHTrav
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

What an incredible resort. All members of the staff and ownership wear shirts that say "Family" - that's the way they treat everyone, from those that work at the resort to those that stay there. We had 8 people in our party on a business trip, and the stay at El Pescador was incredible. They were able to easily coordinate our reservations, from the accommodations to the activities to the transit from Belize City to the resort. Everything was easy. The accommodations themselves are fantastic. We stayed in one of the three bedroom villas and had two standard rooms. All were clean, spacious and built for a comfortable and lasting experience.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

I had fly fished once in my life on the Snake River in Idaho, and that was many years ago. I kept hearing about fly fishing in Belize, and upon recommendation by several who had been to El Pescador, I booked two days all-inclusive. What a great time! My guide, Gilberto, was an excellent and patient instructor. I caught five bonefish, a real thrill. The friendly resort staff could not have been nicer. All in all, a destination deserving the highest rating!

Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
3  Thank Bill T
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

We just got back from a week at El Pescador and have nothing but good to say about this resort. The food was amazing and the staff was wonderful from top to bottom. My wife is a non-angler and really enjoyed her stay. Sail/snorkel trip to Caye Caulker is highly recommended. We hope to return!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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3  Thank Kevin K
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

I came to El Pescador specifically for the fly fishing for Tarpon and Permit. I have found the staff to be AMAZING. The food was incredible and the rooms were ok for a fishing/diving lodge. This is not a Four Seasons, but it is very comfortable and the resort is impeccably maintained.

My wife and I cannot say enough about the quality and professionalism of all the staff. They really made the stay.

We will be going back in the next year or so with 100% certainty and that should say it all.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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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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