Destination Overview

Xcalak (Pronounced "ish-ka-lak") 

Hotel Tierra Maya located on the Costa Maya in Xcalak Mexico is a small, privately-owned and operated hotel & resort located 2 km North of the fishing village of Xcalak only 54 km South of the seaport, Majahual. The second largest coral reef in the world, the Meso-American Reef system, lures vacationers to its rich sea life and its beauty and it’s all just beyond our pier.


The warm Caribbean waters of the Costa Maya, the reefs, the abundant coral heads and nearby Chinchorro Banks attract divers, snorkelers and sightseers. The world-renown Chetumal Bay flats attract fly fishing for bone fish and permit, while the local lagoons are home to tarpon and snook. The breathtaking coastline views feature a land of ancient forests, where shades of green are backed brilliantly by the azure sky and the Caribbean Sea. Nestled among tropical trees and exotic greenery, Hotel Tierra Maya in Xcalak, Mexico creates the perfect union of luxury and casual beach front living; a place where the sand and the sea hold hands.

At a Glance
  • Target Fish: Bonefish, Tarpon, Permit, Snook, Barracuda

  • Location: Quintana Roo, Xcalak, Mexico

  • Seasons: All year (vary by fish species)

  • Hotel Capacity: Six (6) beachfront guest rooms.

  • Nearest Airport: Cancun

  • Documents needed:  Passport

Fishing Program

Each morning after breakfast at the hotel, you will be picked up at the dock and you will meet your guide and board your boat. Start times are typically around 8:00 AM and return around 4:00 PM. The fishing grounds are less than 30 minutes away.  


Fly Fishing Season

Year Round 


Tierra Maya features six spacious and tastefully decorated oceanfront suites each with their own beachfront, balcony, overlooking the breathtaking expanse of the Mexican Caribbean. All guest suites are provided with 24 hour electricity, ceiling fans, purified drinking water, refrigerators in three of the six oceanfront suites and full kitchens in the Lux Apartment and the OFF-the-Beach Studio Apartment. Each one of our accommodations includes daily housekeeping service. Mother nature almost always provides a moderate, cool ocean breeze to keep things cool and comfortable.

At the lodge you will enjoy three meals per day. Breakfasts vary and are full fare with hardy portions. Lunch is almost always on the flats.....between casts. Four course gourmet dinners are excellent and include a full range of seafood, local fare, and more traditional foods.

On Site Amenities and Activities Include​​
  • Wifi

  • Walking/Bike riding distance to town

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Bike rentals (free)

  • Ocean Kayaks (free)

  • All Meals – Breakfast and dinner at on site restaurant. Lunch provided on the boat

  • Gourmet Food

Getting there

To reach Hotel Tierra Maya, you would fly into Cancún International Airport (CUN). From the airport either rent a car or have pre-arranged a shuttle service to transport you to Hotel Tierra Maya in Xcalak. Driving from Cancún International Airport will take about five hours to reach Hotel Tierra Maya. We recommend stopping halfway in Tulum for a lunch stop. 

Rate 2019

Rate is per person with double occupancy lodging and guide:

7 Nights / 6 Guided Fishing Days: $2,990

6 Nights/ 5 Guided Fishing Days: $2,735

5 Nights/ 4 Guided Fishing Days: $2,495

Included in packages:
The number of nights lodging and days fishing as specified in your package, all meals, snacks, nonalcoholic beverages, guide and boat per specified fishing days in package and fishing license.


Not included in packages:
International airfare to/from Cancun, accommodations outside of specified package dates, transfers to and from Hotel Tierra Maya, meals during travels to lodge, fishing equipment, gratuities for (guides, staff, and shuttle driver), alcoholic beverages.

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Hotel Tierra Maya, Xcalak, MX

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