PESCA MAYA FISHING LODGE
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Destination Overview

The most diverse array of saltwater fish species in the world are found in the waters off of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula.  Fishermen come to the area for the glamorous tropical trophy’s such as Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit and Snook,  but are surprised that the area holds bountiful numbers of Amberjack, Snapper Barracuda and sharks to name a few, all of which are available during their stay. 

 

Pesca Maya Fishing Lodge opened in 1996 and has become one of Yucatan’s most popular destinations.  The reason for its amazing fishing and consequent popularity is that it is located right in the middle of the Sien Ka’an Biosphere Reserve that is a protected zone and nursery for the fish that the lodge is famous for. 

 

To the east of the lodge lies the Caribbean and a few hundred yards off shore isthe Palancar Barrier Reef which stretches from southern Belize to north of Cancun.  On the western side slies the vast”El Rio” system of flats, channels and mangroves.  10 miles to the north is the famed inlet through the barrier beach known locally as the “Boca”.  4 miles to the south lies the legendary Ascension Bay.  The area around the lodge boasts some of the Caribbean’s greatest flats fishing. 

 

Wild On The Fly recommends Pesca Maya Fishing Lodge because it offers world class fishing in a location that is easy to get to.   Cancun, which is where you will be met by a Pesca Maya representative and transferred to the lodge, receives regular flights from major airports in the US and around the world.   Pesca Maya  is also relatively inexpensive compared to similar lodges in other parts of the world, yet offers the same great service and arguably a higher quality of fishing.  The abundance of fish makes Pesca Maya a great destination fly fisherman of all skill levels and many of the lodges novice guests have taken their first Bonefish on a fly, while wading the flats near the lodge.  If you are lucky you might even score on a “grand slam”.

 

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

  • Location: Punta Allen, Mexico

  • Seasons: All year

  • Lodge Capacity: 22

  • Nearest Airport: Cancun, MX

  • Electricity: 110 volts

  • Documents needed:  Passport

Fishing Program

A short fifteen minute trek north or south of the lodge will get you into some fantastic fishing.  To the south is Ascencion Bay where there are hundreds of square miles of crystal clear flats where you can have the opportunity, if mother nature cooperates, to fish for Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon Snook, Jacks and Barracuda.  If you are lucky and skillful you might even have a chance at a “grand slam” by catching Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit and Snook, all in the same day. 

 

Fish are in two to three feet of water over a sand bottom in which you will either wade or cast from a boat.  If the wind comes up and casting is too difficult your guide might take you north to Boca Paila and fish flats surrounded by mangroves that will provide shelter from the wind.

All of the guides are professional local guides with years of experience. They know ascension Bay and Bocapaila Lagoons like the back of their hand and will put you on to fish, no matter the time of year or what the current weather conditions are. 

 

Unique to Pesca Maya is that two guides are assigned to a boat.  One is an experienced head guide and the other an apprentice.  Having two sets of eyes means more fish spotted and more fish to the boat.  The program does not apply to the summer program or to discounted packages.  

 

Fishing Seasons

Fall (October-December): Some of the best weather of the year with nice breezes and less wind.  That being said, it is still hurricane season in the Caribbean so occasionally the lodge must close for a period of time.  During this time there are lots of Bones, some baby Tarpon plus some of the large migratory Tarpon that arrived in June and stay around until December.

 

Winter (January and February): These are the drier months with warm days.  Days can become windy occasionally when cold fronts pass through.  Still plenty of fish to be caught.

 

Spring (March-June):  This is the busiest season with some of the best weather, and less wind.  Populations of Permit increase during this time of the year.

 

Summer (July-September): The least wind but always a chance for some rain. This is the time to catch that that trophy size migrant Tarpon.  There are fewer fishermen on the water during this period. 

P-Poor, G-Good, VG-Very Good, E-Excellent

Pesca Maya Lodge

Accommodations

The lodge complex is situated on a white sand beach with a coral reef that lies just off shore, the lodge complex.  The main building known as the Palapa is the center of operations of the lodge where you will have your meals, hang out with other guests and sip on margaritas or other cocktails while you discuss the days adventures or misadventures.  A fly tying area is available as is a tackle shop. 

 

The lodge accommodates 22 fishermen.  All of the rooms are decorated in a comfortable modern Caribbean style, air conditioned and have private bathrooms with hot and cold running water.  Porches and windows are screened to allow the cool ocean breezes to circulate through the room. 

 

On Site Amenities and Activities Include:

  • Satellite TV

  • Wi-Fi/internet access

  • Laundry

  • Fly Shop/equipment rental

  • Bar

  • Gourmet Food

  • Non fly fishing activities: sun bathing, snorkeling, tour of maya ruins, and wild Dolfin encounter.

 

Meals are home style.  Breakfasts include several varieties of fruit, eggs cooked to your specifications or pancakes.  Box lunches are provided for consumption on the boat or if you elect to stay at the lodge, the chef will provide a Mexican style lunch.  Dinners menus alternate between steaks, chicken, fish, shellfish accompanied by soups, salads and vegetables. 

 

The lodge provides sodas, beer and wine in addition to local style rum or tequila based cocktails such as margaritas.  If you prefer imported spirits, there is no extra charge if you bring your own. 

Getting There

The major air hub for Pesca Maya is Cancun which can be reached from many major airports in the US and around the world.  Upon arrival you will be met by a lodge representative and driven for about two hours to where you will board a boat that will take you for about an hour’s cruise to the lodge. 

 

Rates

Rates are valid Jan 1st, 2018 – Dec 31st, 2018

 

Regular Packages: 2 airport transfers

7 nights/6 days fishing:

  • Double boat and room, $3,965 per person.

  • Single boat and room, $5,207 per person.

  • Couple rate (per couple) $7,930. 

6 nights/5 days fishing:

  • Double boat and room, $3,405 per person.

  • Single boat and room, $4,442 per person.

  • Couple rate (per couple) $6,810. 

5 nights/4 days fishing:

  • Double boat and room, $2,846 per person.

  • Single boat and room, $3,677 per person.

  • Couple rate (per couple) $5,692. 

4 nights/3 days fishing:

  • Double boat and room, $2,286 per person.

  • Single boat and room, $2,912 per person.

  • Couple rate (per couple) $4,572. 

3 nights/2 days fishing:

  • Double boat and room, $1,727 per person.

  • Single boat and room, $2,148 per person.

  • Couple rate (per couple) $3,454. 

 

Extension Trips Packages: 1 transfer with day trips* and 1 to airport

6 nights/6 days fishing:

  • Double boat and room, $3,569 per person.

  • Single boat and room, $4,928 per person.

  • Couple rate (per couple) $7,138. 

5 nights/5 days fishing:

  • Double boat and room, $3,010 per person.

  • Single boat and room, $4,163 per person.

  • Couple rate (per couple) $6,020. 

4 nights/4 days fishing:

  • Double boat and room, $2,450 per person.

  • Single boat and room, $3,398 per person.

  • Couple rate (per couple) $4,900. 

3 nights/3 days fishing:

  • Double boat and room, $1,890 per person.

  • Single boat and room, $2,634 per person.

  • Couple rate (per couple) $3,780. 

2 nights/2 days fishing:

  • Double boat and room, $1,331 per person.

  • Single boat and room, $1,869 per person.

  • Couple rate (per couple) $2,662. 

Discounts on Lodge Packages

  • Summer discount June 15th – October 31st = 20%

  • Fall Discount Nov 1st – February 28th = 10%(except Christmas season Dec 18th – Jan 4th )

  • Discounts apply only for double occupancy, for singles only applies on 3 nights packages and up.

Packages with Day Trips: 2 hotel transfers with day trips

6 nights/7 days fishing:

  • Double boat and room, $3,732 per person.

  • Single boat and room, $5,190 per person.

  • Couple rate (per couple) $7,464. 

5 nights/6 days fishing:

  • Double boat and room, $3,173 per person.

  • Single boat and room, $4,425 per person.

  • Couple rate (per couple) $6,346. 

4 nights/5 days fishing:

  • Double boat and room, $2,613 per person.

  • Single boat and room, $3,660 per person.

  • Couple rate (per couple) $5,226. 

3 nights/4 days fishing:

  • Double boat and room, $2,054 per person.

  • Single boat and room, $2,895 per person.

  • Couple rate (per couple) $4,108. 

Inclusions: 

  • Transportation as specified in each package

  • Meals, beverages, beers, wine on the table, liquor and cocktails

  • Accommodations with A/C

  • Private boat and guide.

Exclusions: 

  • Airfare, laundry, phone calls, fishing gear and tackle

  • GRATUITIES FOR STAFF

  • Tips are at client’s discretion, however we suggest US$ 50.00 – US$ 80.00 per boat / per day and US$ 20.00 per person / per day for lodge staff, shuttle driver US $5.00 – 10.00 per day.

Day Trip Fishing With Transportation, Rate Per Boat, One Or Two Anglers: $610.00

Day Trip Fishing Without Transportation: $480.00 USD

Fishing Licence

Is now mandatory in Mexico, price is $15.00 USD per person / per day or $25.00 USD per person / per week, this is not included in the rate and will have to be paid in cash at the lodge.

 

Deposits

A 50% deposit of the total package price per angler is due upon booking to secure your reservation. The balance is due 60 days before arrival date.

 

Cancelation Policy

Cancellation in a booking can be made 60 days before the arrival date, with a charge of 10% of the payment received.

If you need to cancel within 60 days before arrival, your payment is not refundable, but your trip can be rescheduled with 10% penalty. If rates are higher during the new dates you will need to pay the difference. If rates are lower during the new dates we will not refund the difference.

In case of weather conditions such as tropical storms or hurricanes, your trip will be rescheduled, if you are already at the lodge, we will reschedule the days you couldn’t fish because of the weather. No refunds apply.

 

Day Trips

Cancellation can be done 48 hours before your pick up time. We will reschedule or refund 90% of your rate. NO SHOWS or cancelation the same day will not be refunded at all.
If Pesca Maya cancels your day trip because of the weather conditions, you will also be able to reschedule the trip.

 

NOTE:

The day trips shuttle departs Cancun at 05:00 am / Playa del Carmen at 06:00 am and leaves the lodge at 04:30 pm

To book any of our trips give us a call to start the process

"The solution to any problem -- work, love, money, whatever -- is to go fishing, and the worse the problem, the longer the trip should be." 
~John Gierach~

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