The prolific fishery of Ascension Bay is just a few miles to the south and the legendary flats of Boca Paila are just a few miles to the north. The entire area offers some of the Caribbean’s greatest flats fishing for bonefish, permit, tarpon and snook. Other great saltwater species like jacks, snappers and barracudas are found here as well.
The lodge is located on a palm tree studded site at Chen Chomac (For Foxes only) and is situated on the most beautiful beach in the Punta Allen area. Directly in front of the lodge you will find powder white beaches protected from the aquamarine waters of the Caribbean Sea by one of the most beautiful barrier reefs in the world located less than one hundred yards offshore. On the western side or back side is “El Rio” (the river) which is an inland waterway consisting of mangrove flats, mangrove islands and channels.
When you arrive in Cancun you will greeted by a Pesca Maya representative and occasionally you may be greeted by the owner of Pesca Maya, Mr. Rogelio Velasco, a highly intelligent, gracious, and knowledgeable Mexican Gentleman. Rogelio or one of his assistants will help you get organized and see to it that you are safely on you way in a spacious Suburban wagon or van which will take you to the lodge.
The native guides are of Mayan decent and are from the nearby town of Punta Allen. This years group of guides are very impressive and are by far the BEST you will find in Punta Allen. All the guides have years of fly fishing experience and good knowledge of the area.
You will fish primarily in Ascension Bay which we consider the permit capital of the word. On those days when it is too windy to venture out into the Bay you can fish “the Rio” located directly behind the barrier Island where the lodge is located or you can head north to Boca Palia and the Capechen lagoons. The locally made boats provide plenty of room for fishing.
Pesca Maya can comfortably accomodate up to 20 anglers in the lodge. There are 10 rooms in three buildings, all with A/C and private bathroom with walk-in showers, most with oceanview. The three building consist of; the Seaclusion Villa has 4 rooms, the Robinson House has 3 rooms, and the Main lodge (beach) has 3 rooms. Every morning you can watch the sunrise from your door step if your not already out surf casting on the beach.
Meals at the lodge are home-style. Breakfast – Fruit of the season like melon, watermelon, papaya, pineapple, etc. Juices: orange, pineapple, apple, etc. Eggs at your choice or pancakes. Anglers Box Lunch – 2 sandwiches per person plus a variety of snacks. Dinner – Consist of a variety of soups, salads and vegetables, for the main course there is fish, steak, shrimps, fresh lobster (seasonal) and chicken alternate throughout the week. Personal attention is their special touch in making your trip a memorable experience. If you need to follow a special diet like low fat, low cholesterol, no sugar, no sea food, etc. they will take care of it.
The is a variety of Beverages including purified water, sodas, beer, wine on the table and national cocktails like margaritas, screw drivers, vodka tonic, rum & coke, etc. Imported liquors available, so if you have one of your preference, you can bring the bottle along at no extra charge.
Non-fishing activities include sunbathing, snorkeling in very protected waters, bird watching, and for those interested there are day trips available by boat to the ancient Mayan ruins of Chun Ya’ax Che (Chun Yas Chay). On your way to or from the lodge you will have the opportunity to stop at the Mayan ruins at Tulum which is one of the major Mayan sites in the Yucatan peninsular.
Pesca Maya is reasonably priced for 2011. There are no set transfer days, so you can choose your dates on a three-day, four-day, five-day or week basis (subject to availability). The cost is $1,885 for four nights and three days fishing, $2,355.00 for four days fishing, $2,825.00 for five days, and $3,295.00 for six days fishing based upon double occupancy. This will include round transfer from Cancun Airport to the lodge, accommodations,all meals including cooler lunch, national drinks including beer and sodas, and guided fishing. Not included are airfare to Cancun, transfer surcharge for late arrivals, cellular phone calls, and gratuities. Single boat and room is available at a premium.
If you are considering fishing from Punta Allen this season this is a very good choice. If you have been to Punta Allen then you probably know already, if you haven’t been, Just remember, Edward R. Johnston told you …
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