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Reviewed 25 January 2016

Spent a week at this wonderful resort. Picked us up in a boat after arriving in small plane. Greeted with a nice cold beer. Staff were most amazing friendly people most called us by name. We do not fish so we were there to see the sights. We rented a golf cry from David at Carri bean adventures. Do not pay full price for a cart if he won't give you a deal ask around town or the bartenders may know someone who rents.
Food delicious and drinks were plentiful. I enjoy running 2 days ran on road. once to north ( very isolated) probably shouldn't have gone alone. Ran on road to south Lots of people, but best runs on beach compacted and cool breezes.
Lots of bars in town had a lot of fun at the Nook on Friday night Dj plays great assortment of music. Jaguars Fido just a few we had a fun time out Best street tacos -lady by Catholic Church some days she is second one in or she might be only one there
Went on snorkeling tour again booked by David to ? And sting ray shark alley only downside wish we could have snorkeled longer at first spot. If I went again would ask guide that took us to stay extra for some extra $. Did zip lining and cave tour. Super fun. Saw lots of Toucans try and go early in am tons of toucans in grape tree on path out of cave tour.
We ended up with lots of belizean money so one night went to casino and they only let you gamble with American money so able to trade it all in best tip ever. Spent day at Caye Cauker sp. fun day of lounging buy the lobster from the guy grilling on Main Street delicious.
Sad to leave would definitely go again

Room tip: Villas huge we had regular room had fridge. We were never in room beds comfy.
Date of stay: January 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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6  Thank WOlf12_11
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Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

We chose Belize for our honeymoon and didn't know what to expect. We chose El Pescador based off reviews and the fact that you didn't have to fish everyday to enjoy the resort. From the moment we were picked up in the boat until we were dropped off to leave we were greeted by the nicest people! All of the staff at El Pescador were amazing. They all were genuinely nice people. We did a guided fish tour one day. Our guide, Emir, was extremely patient with us since we were not experienced anglers. The rooms were extremely nice and clean as well as the grounds and the beach. One of our favorite parts was the group dinner every night. We were able to meet some of the other guests and hear their fishing stories. We also went into the town of San Pedro. The people couldn't have been any nicer! We ended up splitting our honeymoon up by staying the remainder at another resort but wished we had more time at El Pescador! We will be back for sure!

Date of stay: January 2016
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Shelly V
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Reviewed 17 January 2016

Every year I treat myself, with my wife's enthusiastic support, to go on a fly fishing excursion . I chose El Pescador Resort as it was an Orvis endorsed destination.

The resort certainly caters to fisherman looking to land bonefish, tarpon and permit. They have lodge employed guides who are skilled in teaching as well as finding fish. As a bonus to the fisherman, it is also a destination that can be enjoyed by non-fishing members of the family. Fresh water pools, an immaculate beach, and activities such as snorkeling, kayaking and trips to Mayan ruins.

There is an all inclusive meal package, or purchase by the meal, with the option of trying local restaurants. We had some first rate dinners at the lodge. The bar opens at 3, for those needing a cold beer or rum drink after a hard days fishing and dinner is a 6:45.

All the staff are genuinely friendly and well trained. They do a great job.

The rooms are newly renovated with tile floors, AC, nice showers and bathroom facilities. Bring a good books or videos, as the only TV is in the bar. I actually found that liberating and hope they don't ever put TV's in the room.

I am looking forward to going back for more fishing this summer.

Date of stay: January 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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1  Thank Ed T
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Reviewed 15 January 2016

El Pescador was truly a wonderful place to stay. The people were so genuinely nice & truly made you feel at home. They really created a great experience in a personal way. It is all about fishing, but there is so much more to do in the area & the staff wanted you to have a great time. The food was really good & they were able to accommodate food allergies & remembered each day without a reminder or making a fuss! It was fun sitting with others during the meals & meeting interesting people from all over. The daily fly fishing lessons were a great touch too! And, if you want to get away from phone, emails etc. this is the place since there is limited wifi but that was great to do & to completely unwind. We like to travel to different places but we plan to return here!

Room tip: Rooms on the lower floor of the main lodge have to contend with noise from upstairs neighbors.
Date of stay: January 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank PVBfoodie
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Reviewed 14 January 2016

Orivs Travel assisted us on booking this trip (Dec 12-22: 7 straight days of those were without rain as well), and it couldn't be easier for US residents. For you those of you from the West Coast of the US, highly recommend the direct flight from LAX. It was worth our layover where we rented a car and explored SOCAL prior to flying out. To top it off, the Tropic Air connector flight to San Pedro was smooth and not a problem at all even for a person who has trouble with small planes. As we arrived, the El Pescador family/staff was welcoming and met our every need. Their flexibility if needs arose was outstanding and appreciated. Our fly fishing guide was knowledgeable and put us on fish 5 days straight. Wouldn't have changed a thing...well except maybe that elusive tarpon to not spit my fly or burn my finger. ;) Following the guided trips, we were able to take advantage of the free use of the bikes, kayaks, paddle board, and canoe. We took out the canoe to the lagoons and located many schools of bone fish and enjoyed a day of wading and catching. The resort even packed us a lunch and fresh water in case we didn't make it back for lunch. Awesome! Some folks even took the Kayak out to the reef and tied up to snorkel. Too cool! One of the days we took an excursion to back to the mainland and went to Xunantunich Mayan Ruins and Cave tubing. The resort booked it all and even booked it on a day when the cruise ships were not in port. All in all, our trip was worth saving for another to return.

Room tip: Consider a Villa if you would like a sitting room or want to share location with friends.
Date of stay: December 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Jane M
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