El Pescador

2.5 miles (4 km) north of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Corozal, Belize

Nearly every hotel on Ambergris Caye claims that it can arrange fishing trips, but this resort really has the best angling resources, plus plenty to do for companions with other passions (half the guests are snorkelers and divers). Ask the folks here about fishing and they'll rattle off lists of pancake flats, back-reef flats, turtle-grass flats, and all their inhabitants. Loosely described as a "fishing camp," the main lodge is actually a handsome yellow colonial with comfortable, if not luxurious, rooms and three swimming pools. Adjoining the lodge in two groupings, each with a pool, are deluxe one-, two- and three-bedroom villas. Many guests arrive as part of a fishing package; check the website for packages and pricing. The resort has a fly-fishing shop and offers lessons.

PROS

  • the place for saltwater anglers, but inviting even if you don't fish
  • top-notch service
  • beloved spot for more than 40 years

CONS

  • rooms in original lodge are not too spacious
  • not inexpensive

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 226-2398 | 804-661–2259-in U.S.

HOTEL DETAILS

13 rooms, 8 villas
Rate Includes: Some mealsComplimentary bikes and kayaks

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