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El Pescador Resort

El Pescador

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PO Box 17
Ambergris Caye, Belize
TEL: (800) 242-2017

Bought sight unseen by a California doctor in 1972, the site of El Pescador enjoys some covetable sandy shores on Ambergris Caye, off the coast of Belize. Located just a few miles north of the isle’s busy tourist town of San Pedro, the resort is made up of a two-story mahogany colonial lodge and three-bedroom, three-bath luxury villas. The attention to detail is a far cry from Belize’s typically uninspired hotels: hardwood floors, handcrafted furniture, bamboo accents, and local art on the walls. A swimming pool fronts an empty beach, and guests feel as if they are the only ones on the entire island. The staff make sure you feel welcomed and that you get to know your fellow castaways, with free hors d’oeuvres served each afternoon in the bar, tropical rum punch continually flowing, and a great big lobster feast every Saturday. Most of the international clientele stay here for the proximity to Belize’s abundant fishing flats, where bonefish, tarpon, and red snapper are theirs for the taking. The resort’s local boat guides prove invaluable in their quest. Snorkelers and divers will also be well taken care of, with an on-site PADI dive master and guide. The minute you show up, you’ll wish you’d booked a few more days at this out-of-the-way, relaxing resort.

Insider Tip:

El Pescador will book your 20-minute flight from your international arrival in Belize City to the small airport on Ambergris Caye. Be sure to give the staff your flight info upon booking your room, as they need to coordinate a boat transfer as well.


Open / Closes
  • Adjoining Rooms
  • Breakfast Included
  • Family Friendly
  • Green/Eco-Friendly
  • Island Resort
  • Laundry Service
  • Meal Plan
  • Maid Service
  • Seasonal
  • Water Sports

Year Opened: 1974

Number of Suites: 8


Number of Rooms: 13


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