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“Very good accommodations and great fishing” 4 of 5 stars
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El Pescador Resort
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   PO Box 17 | 2.6 miles north, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize   |  
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Ranked #5 of 55 hotels in San Pedro
Philadelphia
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26 hotel reviews
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“Very good accommodations and great fishing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 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, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Excellent accommodations and food. Absolutely outstanding staff. I had four wonderful days of guided fishing, and my wife and I kayaked, canoed, and hiked. The guides were patient and helpful and put us on many fish, and the fishing director gave outstanding casting sessions. All of the staff knew our names and likes and accommodated all our needs.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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weeki wachee fl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Want to be treated like long-time friends, catch fish every day and enjoy fine food and tropical cocktails visit El Pescador. From the airport pickup to the front desk and the dining room staff everyone is dialed into your needs.

Enjoy a bottle of Belikan on the quick water taxi to the dock where Judy or Marlin will greet you like they have known you forever.

The bonefish are plentiful, tarpon evasive and the permit elusive.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alpharetta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

My Bride and I wanted a fishing/tropical vacation. Ok, I wanted the fishing part but having done the reserach knew that El Pescador and it's location on Ambergris Caye would fit the bill. Upon our arrival we were greeted by Ricardo the wonderful airport shuttle guy who immediately makes you feel very welcome. We were also greeted by some windy conditions. For a fly fisherman, wind is not so good. I can honestly say that everyone from the owner to the staff/guides/maintenance people is welcoming, sharp and very accommodating. The fishing was tough but my guide, Alex did a fantastic job of working tirelessly to get me shots. The litmus test was my wife but even as a non fisher-person she loved the resort and also wants to return. Many thanks to everyone at El Pescador for helping create great memories for us.

Room Tip: We stayed in a beachfront Villa and loved it. Checked out the rooms in the lodge and liked those as...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Piedmont, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

The staff at El Pescador was fantastic and made us feel right at home, from the great service in the kitchen, to the helpful tips from the fishing manager, to the genuine professionalism of Ownership. Great trip and good value. Highly recommended for quality accommodations and a great sight fishing experience.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Very well maintained, upscale fishing lodge with many other amenities. The staff and guides are very knowledgeable, and the location is perfect. Food is good, property well manicured. Enjoyed all aspects!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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New Canaan, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Outstanding place ... great accomodations and food ... terrific fishing. The staff are very friendly and everything is as advertised. I woulddefinitely recommend the lodge. Can't speak to non-fishing activities, but the fishing program is excelle

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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Additional Information about El Pescador Resort

Address: PO Box 17 | 2.6 miles north, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
Location: Belize > Belize Cayes > Ambergris Caye > San Pedro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in San Pedro
#4 On the Beach Hotel in San Pedro
#6 Romantic Hotel in San Pedro
#11 Family Hotel in San Pedro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — El Pescador Resort 3*
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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