I cannot say enough good things about El Pescador -- from the minute we were first greeted by Allie at El Pescador's dock, we were treated as part of the extended El Pescador family. Allie, Chris, Steve and their wonderfully warm staff made sure we were well taken care of. We already have plans to return next November with our children and parents for Thanksgiving.
The resort itself is very nice without being pretentious or overdone. We stayed in a beautiful, simple villa right on the Carribean with a view to die for. El Pescador is perfectly in keeping with the setting on Ambergris Kaye. And, we ate like kings for seven days straight.
While El Pescador is known as a fishing lodge, we did not fish at all and that did not detract from our stay in any way. We snorkled, went to Lamani, explored San Pedro and spent hours by the pool. During our stay, we met honeymooners and fisherman from around the world and enjoyed "family style" dinners where we talked about many interesting things other than what was -- or wasn't -- caught that day.
I'd highly recommend El Pescador to anyone traveling to Ambergris Kaye.
- 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