Pesca Maya Fishing Lodge, Mexico

Some of the best value flats fishing in the world with good chances of a grand slam.

Pesca Maya Fishing Lodge is one of the Yucatan’s most popular fishing destinations and offers great value for money fishing in the saltwater arena. The entire area is a haven for bonefish, permit, snook, tarpon and others, as well as reef and offshore fishing (in season).

Hundreds of miles of crystal clear flats to fish

There are hundreds of square miles of crystal clear flats in Ascension Bay and it’s common to see bonefish, permit, tarpon, snook and jacks or barracuda in the same day, year round. Anglers can sight fish for bonefish in skinny water, wade over a white sand bottom, look for permit in shallow flats just two or three feet deep, or fish from the boat in a mangrove lagoon where tarpon are rolling.  It is possible to go south and be in Ascension Bay in 15 minutes, or if the wind blows too hard, to go north to Boca Paila and find flats surrounded by mangroves. Both places are well known for its bonefish, permit, tarpon snook and barracuda in abundance. Wind protection is one of the great advantages of this area.

“My wife and I have been to this lodge seven times and have just booked again.   Why you may ask? This  is a great flyfish lodge. We have both caught bonefish, barracuda, permit, lady fish on the fly.  The guides are excellent and great at putting you on to fish and providing good instruction.” J.N, Oregon US

“After ten week long trips to Pesca Maya, I find myself asking (as I have after my first visit), ‘shouldn’t you try some place else?’ As always I come up with the same answer ‘no way’.” G.W., US

overlooking white sand beaches and turquoise water

Pesca Maya can accommodate up to 22 anglers across three lodges. There is a tackle shop on site, and the fleet consists of 12 boats with excellent guides. 

There are 11 rooms in the three buildings, all with air conditioning, private bathroom with walk-in showers, and most with an ocean view. The main lodge overlooks a secluded white sand beach (a great spot to relax if not fishing), turquoise water and a magnificent coral reef 90 yards from the beach.

The spacious Seaclusion house is the centre of activities, and here you can enjoy exquisite meals and cold drinks. It is also where flies are tied and fishing stories swapped after a long day on the flats. 

virtually surrounded by water

The lodge is located 90 miles south of Cancun in the 1.3 million acre Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. Situated on a long, narrow strip of barrier beach, the it is virtually surrounded by water. To the east lies the blue Caribbean and a few hundred yards off shore is the Palancar Barrier Reef which stretches from southern Belize to north of Cancun.

On the western side lies the vast “El Rio” system of flats, channels and mangrove. Ten miles to the north is the famed inlet through the barrier beach known locally as the “Boca”. Four miles to the south lies the world famous Ascension Bay.

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