In the Heart of Ascension Bay sits the well-appointed and beautifully located Punta Allen Fishing Club. With its multi-cultural background the lodge combines Mexican, French and Italian influences to offer guests great comfort and a fantastic fly fishing experience on one of the Caribbean’s most productive flats systems in Mexico.
The Punta Allen Fishing Club is located just a couple hundred yards from the beach on Ascension bay, right in the heart of the lobster fishing village of Punta Allen.
The Lodge was built in 2009 using local indigenous hardwoods, Mexican stucco style brick and tiles, following the local tradition. It is within the Sian Ka’ an reserve and not only built to blend in as an “eco-friendly hotel” but also to meet the strict environmental regulations.
The lower level features five modern rooms decorated in the colourful style typical of Mexico but also offer a little a French touch which has been added by the lodge’s owner. Each room is equipped with two singles, one king or one queen bed, ceiling fan, air conditioning and private bathroom with Italian-style shower.
Upstairs, under a traditional Mayan Palapa, is the dining room, bar, lounge with fly tying benches and an internet corner. The Lodge is managed and run by a dedicated team, who all share the passion for saltwater fly fishing. The team, with its multi-cultural background, prides itself on anticipating your needs and wishes, to make your trip the best fishing holiday possible.
Species to target in Ascension Bay
The Punta Allen Fishing Club offers fishing all year round, with the bulk of anglers travelling from November through to June from its base in the Sian Ka’an Biosphere, Ascension Bay. From this location it is possible to target a wide range of flats and offshore species through the season.
All season it is possible to target permit, bonefish, tarpon, snook, jacks, barracuda, ladyfish and snapper. From May to July it is also possible to target species including dorado, sailfish, marlin and wahoo.
The boats and guides at Punta Allen Fishing Club
Each boat operates with two anglers and two guides, this means that when you are out wading the flats each angler always has a guide on hand to assist. The boats are 23-25 ft pangas that have been especially adapted for flats fishing. Each one is powered with a 40-60 hp engine with unlimited fuel allowance each day allowing anglers to reach further in the bay than at other lodges. All boats are equipped with radios, first aid kits, life jackets and tagging equipment (for scientific use).
Getting to the lodge
From the UK it is possible to fly directly to Cancun from London Gatwick on British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Tui (each schedule varies and there are season variations).
From Cancun, Punta Allen Fishing Club is a three and a half hours transfer by road. The journey through unspoiled Latin American countryside with many beautiful sites along the way.
All the transfers are in private vehicles with air conditioning and operated by a professional ground handler. A van or mini-bus is normally used for small groups up to eight people. The drivers are professional, trustworthy and have looked after clients for many years.
On the return journey, back to the airport it may be possible (depending on your departure time) to stop for a visit at the Mayan ruin in Tulum or to go shopping in Playa del Carmen or Tulum. The additional cost for the stop is $30 per hour.
5 – 12 November 2022
12 – 19 November 2022
19 – 26 November 2022
26 November – 3 December 2022
3 – 10 December 2022
10 – 17 December 2022
17 – 24 December 2022
24 – 31 December 2022
31 December – 7 January 2023
7 – 14 January 2023
14 – 21 January 2023
21 – 28 January 2023
28 January – 4 February 2023
4 – 11 February 2023
11 – 18 February 2023
18 – 25 February 2023
25 February – 4 March 2023
4 – 11 March 2023
11 – 18 March 2023
26 March – 1 April 2023 (6N / 5D)
1 – 8 April 2023
8 – 15 April 2023
15 – 22 April 2023
22 – 29 April 2023
29 April – 6 May 2023
6 – 13 May 2023
13 – 20 May 2023
20 – 27 May 2022
27 May – 3 June 2023
3 – 10 June 2023
10 – 17 June 2023
17 – 24 June 2023
24 June – 1 July 2023
2022 Cost for a 7 night / 6 day package: US$3,550 per person based on a shared room and shared boat, road transfer included. International flights not included.
If you would like more information about Punta Allen Fishing Club please contact Alex Jardine or call our office on +44(0)1980 847 389.