El Pescador

Our family became captivated with our dream of paradise found here in Belize over a decade ago. We continue to live that dream today at El Pescador resort on Ambergris Caye.

Whether you’re dreaming of the angler’s Grand Slam, diving in and around our world famous barrier reef, or just relaxing in a tropical paradise, the experienced staff at El Pescador resort will help you plan the perfect Belize vacation.

We want to ensure that guests who come here for their holidays are not strangers. Our family lives and works here and we, along with our local Belizean staff, welcome you to our El Pescador family. During your stay with us, you’ll meet the other resort guests at the common table we share for dinner. Over the years, this camaraderie has helped our guests, family and staff create enduring relationships with people from all over the world.

In addition to cultivating friendships among our international guests, we are committed to protecting your privacy and our environment. If you share these values, then come visit and be as active or lazy as you like. Explore the Mayan sites, go cave tubing, chase some tarpon, permit or bonefish, or sleep in, get a massage and gaze at the reef. It’s up to you. With a variety of all-inclusive vacation packages, activities, accommodations, and amenities, you’re in for an unforgettable holiday.

Why Choose El Pescador?

  • The premier Belize Fishing Resort
  • Onsite PADI Dive Master and Guide
  • All Inclusive Vacation Packages
  • Choice of standard lodging or private villa
  • Groups \ Weddings \ Special Events
  • Ambergris Caye beachfront location
  • Two miles north of San Pedro
  • Family owned and operated
  • ORVIS Endorsed International Destination
  • Forbe’s Traveler “Top Ten Luxury Eco-Resort”
  • 2009 Environmental Organization of the Year Co-Recipient

Resort

Our beach front location on Ambergris Caye, Belize provides several amenities for your enjoyment after a good day fly fishing, snorkeling the reef, or inland adventure. We want you to have fun around the lodge or villas, to be well fed, happy and relaxed.

Whether it’s arranging for a massage in our lodge massage room, a private flyfishing lesson, day of diving or snorkeling around our world famous barrier reef, a round of golf on a private island, a cave tubing adventure or jungle river cruise to a Maya archaeological site, our experienced staff is happy to oblige. Review our eco adventure tours

Our facilities and services include

  • 3 swimming pools
  • exercise room
  • complimentary kayaks
  • complimentary bicycles
  • fishing instructor
  • SCUBA diving instructor
  • WI-FI Internet
  • tour office
  • gift and sundry shop
  • exclusive Scientific Angler Mastery Series Fly Shop in Belize

Our restaurant specializes in fresh, local Caribbean cuisine with meals served on our outdoor deck or in our dining room.

You may join us for hors d’ouvres from 3:00 pm in the bar, the perfect place for sharing stories after a day’s activities.

The house specialty is tropical rum punch, but we also offer a full selection of top shelf liquors, wine and beer. Many international cigars are available in San Pedro and are sold upon request.

 

Fishing

“Belize offers the fly fisherman an exciting variety of opportunities for flats species and El Pescador has been a great host/lodge for decades. They know how to serve fly fishermen. Belize is easy to get to and best of all everyone speaks English.” Lefty Kreh — October 29, 2009

You’re Invited!

The 1st annual tagging tournament to benefit bonefish and tarpon.
January 12-16, 2012
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust

At El Pescador you can achieve the anglers’ ultimate dream – a Grand Slam of bonefish, tarpon and permit. Belize’s shallow water contains the only classic tarpon flats outside South Florida. Our flats are world renowned for offering the opportunity to site cast to tarpon 12 months a year.

You can cast the lagoons for lady fish or snook, go outside the reef into the deep water for tuna and wahoo. Troll the reef for king fish or barracuda. Jig the bottom for snapper and grouper. The choice is yours.

Belize Bonefish
The bonefish grounds are only minutes from the lodge. Most of the fly fishing for bonefish is done from the bow of the boat, but there are flats that can be waded as well. The bonefish run from 2 – 5 lbs and are plentiful.

Tarpon in Belize
The El Pescador fishery has year round resident tarpon over 100 lbs. The fish are spread out over our 250 square mile fishery. In the late summer (July, August, September), we have the added bonus of a large migratory population, which doubles our tarpon numbers. Moon phases tend to effect tarpon more than other species. The guideline is to fish around the new moon. Remember, this is only a guideline, not a hard and fast rule. We land fish during full moon weeks all the time!

Belize Permit
Permit are found on the bonefish flats, and on many of the tarpon flats as well. Our permit are found in large schools and range from 4 – 30 lbs, with the majority running about 8 – 10 lbs. Jack crevalle, barracuda, cobia and snook are also found on the flats and in the surrounding mangrove lagoons.

Non-guided Fishing
El Pescador maintains kayaks and canoes which provide access to an extensive system of lagoons behind our property, where you can fish for bones for a couple of hours in spectacular solitude. These boats are available at no charge to El Pescador guests. We will give you some basic guidance and directions, and then you are off for your own bonefish and nature adventure!

Catch and Release Fly Fishing
Permit, bonefish and tarpon are always released; some snook, snapper, barracuda, & grouper are kept for the table.

Approaching four decades of serving avid anglers, El Pescador offers world class diving, snorkeling, majestic Maya ruins, cave tubing, zip lines, and eco-adventures galore. So bring the whole family or group and explore the mystic beauty of the Caribbean and Central America.

 

Diving

Belize lies on the Caribbean coast of Central America between Guatemala and Mexico. Its 17,000 square miles include dense tropical jungles, a coastline of mangrove swamp, a mountain range with peaks over 3,500 feet and 266 square miles of off shore cayes surrounded by coral reefs. Fabulous diving is found everywhere on the barrier reef which stretches the entire length of the coast, some 175 miles. In addition, three atolls provide another 180 miles of living reef.

Scuba Dive Ambergris Caye
El Pescador offers divers an un-Belize-able adventure exploring virgin reefs and cayes. When diving along the main barrier reef at Ambergris Caye, you will experience the vast canyons formed by large, living corals rising from a sandy bottom. These canyons are found just outside the reef at depths of 50 – 100 feet. The reef is usually found quite close to the Caye, no more than three quarters of a mile. The canyons are filled with caves and tunnels. Schools of snappers, grouper and nurse sharks are quite common. The occasional hammerhead or black tip shark gives divers a thrill.

The abundance of other marine life along the barrier reef is remarkable. You may encounter a school of porpoises or amber jacks. Spotted eagle-rays are often seen in groups of three or four while the rare manta ray usually travels alone. Turtles are common and you may spot a lone barracuda swimming in the open waters away from the corals.

Diving the Belize Barrier Reef
Come experience the underwater wonders of Belize where the second largest living barrier reef in the world is host to a variety of species including sharks, rays, eels, groupers, parrot fish, trigger fish, sea horses, turtles, shrimp, sea fans, coral and others.

Resident Belize Dive Master & Instructor
El Pescador’s resident dive master and instructor, Alonzo Flota, will guide you through this fascinating underwater kingdom. As an accredited PADI instructor, Alonzo offers Belize scuba diving courses ranging from 1/2 day resort courses to 3-4 day full certification courses. With over 10 years of experience, Alonzo specializes in working with small groups of two to seven divers to provide our guests with the personal attention that ensures a safe and memorable Belize dive.

 

Eco Adventures

Here are some of the eco adventures you can choose to do when at the resort. Some of our vacations packages include specific adventures. You are free to customize your vacation at El Pescador by choosing activities from our exciting list of adventures.

Altun Ha Tour

Covering roughly 25 square miles, Altun Ha is about an hour outside of Belize City in the Belize District. The site consists of three ancient Mayan plazas and thirteen structures.

Bacalar Chico Island Tour

Explore the entire northern region of Ambergris Caye during a complete “Loop” of the island. Enjoy three different pristine snorkel stops, Pass through the Mayan channel that separates Belize from Mexico.

Belize Zip Line

This zip line tour starts in the limestone foothills of Belize. You’ll hike into the rain forest and begin your tour 80 feet above the forest floor. Secured by a body harness and protected with a helmet and gloves, you’ll be attached to a steel cable and travel the zip line between eight separate tree platforms.

Belize Zoo Day Trips

The Belize Zoo is a very popular destination for guests who want to see the largest congregation of wildlife in Belize. Over 125 animals and 29 acres. We offer day trips combined with either cave tubing or mayan ruins.

Catamaran Trip to Caye Caulker

Information and rates for day trip to Cay Caulker with three snorkeling stops.

Cave Tubing

Take in the ancient beauty of these caves while floating on an inner tube as the river winds its way through the rainforest and into caves containing spectacular crystal formations.

Crooked Tree Bird Sanctuary

A paradise for birders, Crooked Tree Bird Sanctuary is managed by the Belize Audobon Society. Local residents provide guide and boat services.

Hol Chan Marine Reserve

An ideal location for snorkeling and diving, the Hol Chan Marine Reserve is just 4 miles south of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. Established in 1987, Hol Chan covers an area of approximately three square miles and was the first marine park established in Belize.

Lamanai Mayan Ruins

One of the largest and oldest Mayan sites in Central America, the Lamanai Mayan Center consists of more than 800 structures.

Manatee Watching

Visit a secluded mangrove island outside of Belize City, a natural habitat for the West Indian Manatee. View the shy manatee as it comes up for air or just long enough for you to snap its photo.

 

Rates

Nightly Rates

Season Standard room 1-bedroom villa 2-bedroom villa 3-bedroom villa
         
High $275 $400 $625 $850
         
Green $185 $280 $440 $595
         

Seasons

High season: December 15th to June 1
Green season: June 1 – December 18th

Booking Details

All rooms and villas are located on the beach, overlooking the pool and the Caribbean.

Nightly lodging rates include complimentary use of the hotel’s canoes, kayaks, bicycles, gym and wireless internet, Gilchrist & Soames amenities, complimentary fly fishing workshops, and a welcome drink upon arrival.

Rates are based on 1 or 2 guests per room. Each additional guest is US$50 per night. There is a 3 guest per room maximum. Infants are free of charge when in the same room as their parents.

All rates are in USD and are subject to a 9% government hotel tax.

Packages

  • On the all-inclusive packages rates, the package price includes
  • The number of nights lodging specified in your package
  • Activities specified in your package
  • Roundtrip land, air and sea transfers between Belize City and El Pescador
  • 3 meals per day and hors d’oeuvres
  • Belizean beverages (including soda, beer and rum) consumed at our bar
  • Hotel tax and sales tax where applicable
  • Complimentary use of all amenities (pools, WIFI, gym, kayaks, bikes, etc)
  • Welcome drink

Choose your Adventure

 

Specials

Experience the best vacation value in Belize
Buy any single occupancy package at El Pescador and your roommate comes FREE!

  • Valid on trips that originate between June 1 – December 15, 2012
  • Offer is for second guest sharing room.
  • Offer may not be combined with any other promotion.

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1 Review

  1. Alex Gamero, 5 years ago

    The name “El Pescador” is Spanish and translates to “The Fisherman”. This legendary fishing lodge specializes in saltwater fly fishing for tarpon, permit and bonefish. They have their own fly shop as well as extremely experienced guides to put you on lots of fish. While the lodge is most known for it’s fishing expeditions they also diving, snorkeling and a variety of eco adventure tours. So while dad is out fishing, the rest of the family has lots of tours they can enjoy. The main lodge was built in the 70′s and was built so well that it still stands to this day. You’ll also find new beachfront villas with large balconies and cathedral ceilings. If you’re looking for a great resort, and especially if you want to fly fish, El Pescador has a long rich history and a very cozy family atmosphere!

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