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El Pescador in Ambergris Caye, Belize

Combining picturesque tropical accommodations with unforgettable adventure, El Pescador is both a haven and a playground off the east coast of Belize. This family-run resort enjoys a secluded location on the beach at Ambergris Caye, where each of the freestanding luxury villas - as well as all guest rooms in the gracious, colonial-style lodge - face the sea. Savor the Caribbean's distinctive flavors with fresh local cuisine at the restaurant, then head to the bar to swap the day's stories over signature rum punch. Whether you are dreaming of active pursuits, water adventures, or just relaxing in a beachfront paradise, the experienced staff at El Pescador resort will help you have the perfect Belize vacation.

From trolling the local waters to casting in the tarpon flats, fishing is a highlight at this singular resort. When not on the hunt for bonefish or permit, you might explore the region's famed barrier reef with El Pescador's own master dive and snorkel instructors. Stroll to nearby San Pedro town for its lively dining scene, or take a jungle river cruise to a Mayan archaeological site. When it comes to unique pursuits, the opportunities at El Pescador are endless.

Location of El Pescador

El Pescador
Post Office Box 17
Ambergris Caye, Belize

Nearest Airport: BZE

Amenities for El Pescador

  • General Information
  • 36 Guest Rooms
  • Ecologically Sustainable Practices
  • Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Concierge
  • Spa Services
  • Gift Shop
  • WiFi
  • 3 Outdoor Pools
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Activities
  • Bicycling
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Ecological Excursions
  • Fly Fishing
  • Zip-Lining
  • Nearby
  • Historic Sites
  • Shopping
  • Zoo
  • Restaurants
  • Golf
  • Nature Reserve
  • Interests
  • Active & Adventure
  • Beach
  • Family

Reviews for El Pescador

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

Lets do the good stuff first - the hotel staff were extremely friendly, polite and helpful. The rooms were good and the food was ok. The fishing was massively disappointing - probably the worst we've ever experienced and we've fished around the world. The lodge holds itself out to both fly and spin - lure fishing is almost impossible given the extent of the shallow waters. When we showed our lures to the guide he simply dismissed the idea of using them - this should have been clearly spelled out on the lodge's website - if so, we wouldn't have gone to El Pescador. We spent 6 days looking for the elusive Permit and Tarpon - caught a few, but it was simply boring and not what we thought we'd paid for. Extremely disappointing and we left feeling extremely cheated. Even those that fly fished didn't seem to catch many. Another point - the guides all seem to want to get back to the lodge at 2.00pm - there's still 4 hours of daylight left.

richard s - Nottingham, United Kingdom

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 5 days ago

Highly recommended to anyone wishing to indulge in the above Staff extremely smiley, friendly and helpful. The accomodation and food were excellent and the fishing equally so. See their website which is fairly accurate I expect to be back


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 6 days ago

The perfect package for any dedicated fly angler looking to hunt for migratory Tarpon, Permit and Bonefish. Excellent accommodations, and food. Awesome staff and a warm family atmosphere. Guides are among the best I have ever encountered in 30+ years. Will most definitely return.

Brad W - Norwich, Vermont, United States

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly and loving staff everyone greets you with a 😀 that makes you feel very welcome. The food was amazing great taste.the lodge was a great get away to spend quality time and celebrate our anniversary.cant wait to go back 😍

1kingov - Belize City, Belize

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My angling buddy and I spent 4 nights at El Pescador in early May 2018. Our first experience there was largely positive, with a maybe a caveat or two. We enjoyed the great service by the young staff - not one bad actor . Isa the Fishing Director was an able casting tutor, and Ken the GM was ubiquitous and accomodating. We had a good time fishing with guides Vicente ("Vince") and his apprentice son (V Jr.) and Tomas, who coached me to my first bone on the fly. I would recommend both of these "easygoing" locals for beginning to intermediate fly anglers - save the "intense" guides for the obsessed/thick-skinned expert casters. The flats visited by the resort's guides are breathtakingly beautiful and mostly devoid of crowds. We stayed in a villa which was spacious and nicely appointed, but a bit overkill since we were on the meal plan (no need for a kitchen). Maid service was provided each day. Very private location with security on property just in case. Now for the caveats. As an elite fly fishing lodge, you would expect the clientele to be of a certain mold, and that seemed to be our experience for the most part. Among the country clubbers were a handful of characters (hello to Juan U. and Brian/Carl from Alberta), which kept things interesting. As I am not really of the mold, this was more of a splurge trip for me. The food was edible and in many cases tasty (stone crab claws were outstanding!), but one might expect more in terms of quality and quantity for the $$ paid. The shoreline is not really a beach, and unfortunately, piles of rotting sargassum washed up daily. A minor damper for the hardcore fisher, but probably a major bummer for non-angling visitors. All in all a memorable trip!

NoCalDad - Carson, California

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