Archives for October 2011

Fishing Ascension Bay and Espiritu Santo Bay

Casa Blanca Lodge, Ascension Bay, Mexico

Quite easily, Ascension Bay and Espiritu Santo Bay are one of the finest saltwater flats fishing destinations in the world. The two bays are located in the heart of the Sian Ka’an National Park which spreads over more than a two thousand square miles, or about 1.3 million acres of wide-open flood plains, tropical dry forest and some of the most gorgeous saltwater flats on the planet.

Noni with a Nice Ascension Bay Permit

One of the last great unspoiled and undeveloped spots in the Yucatan, Ascension Bay and Espiritu Santo Bay are considered by many to have the finest flats fishing in the world for a shot at a permit and a grand slam.

The two sister lodges of Casa Blanca and Playa Blanca are easy to travel to. There are numerous flights from most major US and International Cities to Cancun Mexico. From Cancun you will travel south, but here is where the similarity with the other few lodges near Ascension Bay ends. From Cancun airport you will fly directly to Casa Blanca Lodge and if you are headed for Playa Blanca Lodge you just add a 20 minute ride along the winding ocean front road to the lodge. The flight, which takes more or less an hour, cuts about three hours off your travel time. The alternative method to reach the northern side of Ascension Bay, depending upon the road conditions is a four-hour drive. [Read more…]

Crocodile Bay Resort, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

Costa Rican Sport Fishing

Edward Johnston Fishing the Waters of Crocodile Bay Resort

If Eco-adventure, luxury spas, and world class fishing are what you are looking for, than a vacation at the Crocodile Bay Resort is just what you are looking for.

Crocodile Bay Resort is the finest Costa Rican fishing and adventure tour destination with forty-four acres of lush tropical gardens, located on Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula.The fishing at Crocodile Bay Resort is outstanding. It is home to an astounding variety of fishing species that bring anglers from all over to enjoy. You can chose to fish from the standard boats or they offer tower boat packages for the “Ultimate Sport Fishing Experience”.

Rich, Tropical Gardens of Crocodile Bay Resort

Want to bring along the family? There is a vast variety of other activities for the whole family to enjoy! Crocodile Bay Resort offers over twenty-five different Costa Rican Eco-tours. One day you can hike through the Osa Rainforest then maybe explore the Finca Kobo Chocolate Farm! You may choose to kayak through the exotic and mysterious landscape of a river mangrove estuary or how about spending the day horseback riding around the Osa Peninsula? You can choose your daily activities according to your preferences.

Crocodile Bay Resort also has a beautiful 5,000 square foot luxury spa. They offer a vast variety of spa treatments that will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

There is no time like today to book your Costa Rican vacation to Crocodile Bay Resort. Squeeze in a vacation before the end of the year (December 22, 2011) and you will receive twenty percent off your vacation. If you would like to bring along the kids, Children 12 and under will receive fifty percent off when accompanied by a minimum of two adult standard fishing packages. [Read more…]

Yucatan is bargain priced for fishing

Grand Slam Fly Fishing Lodge : Ascension Bay Mexico

Ascension Bay Mexico

Fishing in the Yucatan is a bargain priced at the moment, but you will need to make a little effort to reach your destination. Ascension Bay is one of the last great unspoiled and undeveloped spots in the Yucatan and  is considered, by many, to have the finest flats fishing in the world for a shot at a permit and a grand slam.

The Mexican Federal Highway 307 from Cancun airport to Tulum  is an easy drive on a well maintained highway. On your two hour ride through the Riviera Maya (the Cancun-Tulum tourism corridor) you will pass through Playa del Carmen where you can stop and buy a cold drink and any other supplies you may need.

Sian Ka’an (“where the sky is born”) Biosphere Reserve

At Tulum you will turn on the Coba road going east, with access to the Sian Ka’an, Boca Paila and Punta Allen via the unpaved beach road. You will pass the Sian Kahn Park entrance – an arch made of native stone. At that point, depending on road conditions, you either take the jungle road down the Punta Allen Peninsula directly to the lodge or switch to a boat at Ceseak (CESeaK) and enjoy a boat ride to Punta Allen. Either way the total journey takes approximately one hour and is very picturesque and interesting. Soon you will arrive at the scenic ocean-side fishing village of Punta Allen where you will find the new Grand Slam Deluxe Fly Fishing Lodge.

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