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El Pescador Resort

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2.6 Miles North, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye Belize
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 05/12/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 05/12/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#7 of 57 hotels in San Pedro
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycles available
Babysitting
Highchairs available
Internet
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Shallow end in pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Diving
Snorkeling
Entertainment staff
Fishing
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Facial treatments
Massage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Wardrobe / closet
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Hunter R wrote a review Aug 2021
Houston, Texas14 contributions
This is our 5th stay at El Pescador and this place does it right! Staff is wonderful, amenities incredible, food is fantastic and the fishing is great. Bruce leads and manages an incredible staff and his stories still make my face hurt from smiling. Mariano does a great job at the bar! All staff is friendly and geared towards top notch customer service. Cesar was our guide and I swear the man is part fish himself! If you’re contemplating coming, just pull the trigger and book the trip already!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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trevhor wrote a review Jun 2021
Nashville, Tennessee21 contributions8 helpful votes
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What else can I say other than amazing! Great people, friendly and attentive staff. Bruce is running a first class place with all amenities you could want. The dinner every night is a very good, family style atmosphere. We met lots of great people, on and off the resort. It’s a must on an off day to go to Secret Beach(only about a 30 minute golf cart ride). The fishing guides were very knowledgeable and helpful. And in my case VERY patient. My buddy, Nolan had been dreaming of his Silver King on the fly for years and he made it happen. Thanks Kristian for putting us “on em”! We’ll be back!!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Ben Z wrote a review Jun 2021
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Great fishing and lodge experience. Attentive staff, wonderful food and drinks, and fishing program is first rate. Nicely inclusive. Lots of activities for non-fishermen and women. Looking forward to next trip.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Voyage637515 wrote a review Mar 2021
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Words are not enough. Our entire family of 5 including 3 teens, were all sad to leave not just the great vacation but the people we were with and the El Pescador family which took such good care of us. This chaos of this past pandemic year, was quickly put aside while we were here. Their safety measures were comforting and relaxing. Exceptional trip in everyway. Starting with the ease of booking and planning. We were taken care of like family from the minute we stepped off the plane and hopped on a boat to the resort, the personal welcoming and information when we arrived, the beautiful and clean villa. Every outing we signed up for was handled from start to finish and with exceptional guides and tours. Scuba and Snorkeling on the reef, tour to Lamania Mayan Ruins, relaxing by the pool and the outdoor lounge, touring San Pedro by bike or golf cart. The dinner experience alone, was like coming home for dinner. All meals were excellent. Can't wait to go back.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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hshepherd99 wrote a review Feb 2021
Bettendorf, Iowa27 contributions5 helpful votes
I absolutely adore this place. Wonderful location. The grounds are well kept and so beautiful-hammocks and palm trees swaying in the breeze, the sound of the water crashing against the barrier reef in the distance...just lovely. The staff is top notch-extremely friendly and attentive, yet unobtrusive. You can’t go wrong with any of the fishing guides, they’re all top notch. I highly recommend doing the shore lunch if time permits-I have no words to describe how good it is. This is one of those places that feels like home the moment you arrive.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Pescador Resort
Which popular attractions are close to El Pescador Resort?
Nearby attractions include Shopaholics (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at El Pescador Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at El Pescador Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a pool view.
What food & drink options are available at El Pescador Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at El Pescador Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to El Pescador Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Aji Tapa Lounge & Restaurant, Tipsy Grill, and Rain Restaurant & Rooftop Terrace.
Are there opportunities to exercise at El Pescador Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does El Pescador Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, El Pescador Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at El Pescador Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does El Pescador Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is El Pescador Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.