El Pescador Resort is between a flyfishing adventure lodge and a hotel. Their hallmark may be the friendliness and attentiveness of the staff; they treat you like family and honored guests. You can fish your butt off all day trying to hook bonefish, permit, and tarpon with their many guides, or they will make arrangements for you to snorkel, dive, or explore Mayan ruins. They also maintain a large set of one-speed bicycles with wide tires that allow you to bike on the beach or on the pot-holed dirt roads into the town of San Pedro a couple of miles away. There is also a small fitness room with 2 treadmills, a bike, pilates ball, yoga mats, and an out-of-service bowflex. There is a pleasant freshwater swimming pool with lots of lounge chairs; it is so relaxing to sit there in the ocean breeze.
We stayed in the lodge, so our room was very small, and the decor was like an old Motel 6. But the bed and bedding were very comfortable and the rooms were kept very clean. TV and slow wifi are only in the bar/lounge. Breakfast and lunch are really excellent, and they will pack you a lunch if you are going out. Dinner is basic home-cooking, non-Belizean.
If you stay on the island of Ambergris Caye, you can't really get to other places in Belize unless you fly (~$130). The roads are serviced by golf carts, and water taxi would take more than an hour to get to Belize City. So if you want to visit that city, Tucal or Punta Gorda, you might want to do so before going to El Pescador. The town of San Pedro is very safe, whereas Belize City does have a travel warning due to gang activity. We really enjoyed our stay at El Pescador. My buddy thought his fishing guide was excellent and had a good boat. However, he did feel that the resident tarpon may be too hard to catch because they are so fished to. But there is plenty of bonefish!
- 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