One of the best places for a fishing vacation on Ambergris Caye is El Pescador Resort so go check it out
The name El Pescador Resort is a bit of a giveaway for anyone with a smattering of a foreign language. This of course is primarily a fishing lodge for people who are looking for a fishing vacation on Ambergris Caye in Belize. Of course it is beachfront which also makes it suitable as a vacation resort, and extremely good value for anyone who wants to take part in underwater activities such as snorkelling and scuba diving.
The El Pescador Resort is styled very much in the colonial manner, being white and rather lovely with only twelve rooms and one suite, plus a collection of private one, two and three bedroomed villas in the grounds, set in two groupings each surrounding a private pool. It isn’t inexpensive costing around USD 415 a night, but you will certainly get value for money. It is on the east side of Ambergris Caye with the beautiful turquoise Caribbean sea on your doorstep, and the Belize Barrier Reef as a backdrop.
The El Pescador Resort is to be found at Bahia del Punta Arena on a private beach which is beautifully looked after, and is in a good slightly isolated position so you are away from the hustle and bustle, but if you want to join in then you can easily access San Pedro for shopping or nightlife.
As a fishing lodge El Pescador Resort has been well known for many years, and in fact anglers have been coming here for over 25 years. The great thing about it is the fact that it caters to all types of fisherman. This includes sport fishing, fly fishing, but the speciality of the house so to speak is sight casting the flats. All the guides speak English and their skill is such that even if you are a novice they will quickly teach you to a level of competence.
You will get great fishing very close to the lodge because the waters here offer such a huge variety of choice seldom found anywhere else.
You will be able to sight cast the flats for tarpon, bonefish, and permit. Go to the lagoons, and cast for ladyfish and snook, troll the reef for wahoo, kingfish and barracuda, and jig the bottom for snapper and grouper.
Not that the fisherman is the only one catered to at El Pescador Resort. It may be one of the best fishing resorts around Belize but you will also have lots of amenities if you happen to be a fishing widow, or a family group looking to relax at this very nice beachfront resort. Apart from snorkelling the reef, or lying around one of the pools, you will be well fed, with a good restaurant and a comfortable bar, happy and hopefully very relaxed. The facilities on offer includes three pools, an exercise room, complimentary kayaks and bicycles. There is wi-fi for those who just can’t escape their laptops, and instructors in everything from fishing to scuba diving.
You must use the tours office because it would verge on the criminal to come to Belize and not visit the jungle and the Mayan ruins.
In postscript whilst El Pescador Resort may be a fishing lodge providing a great fishing vacation, it also doubles up as a great beachfront hotel for all the family in a lovely private position.