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Fishing Ascension Bay and Espiritu Santo Bay

By | October 31st, 2011|Uncategorized|

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. […]

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Crocodile Bay Resort, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

By | October 27th, 2011|Fishing Tips, Get Away, Travel|

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 in Costa Rica is exactly what you need! 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 choose 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. A 6 day Costa Rica Fishing and Eco package runs $2,485 per person, based on double occupancy. Call us to book your vacation in Costa Rica today. […]

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Leisure Time Travel Specials!

By | October 18th, 2011|Travel|

Fishing the Flats of Andros There are many Leisure Time Travel specials going on at some of our favorite lodges. Now is the time to book your trips to take advantage of these great savings! Abaco Lodge , located on Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas, is offering free air fare from Miami, Florida to Marsh Harbor when you book your all inclusive fishing trip during the weeks of November 5th – November 10th,   2011, November 12th – November 17th, 2011 or December 4th – December 8th,   2011. Grand Bahama Bonefishing Club, located at Freeport in the Bahamas, is offering an additional night stay and an additional day of fishing for FREE when you book 3 days of fishing at the Sheraton, Lucaya Reef Hotel.  If you would like to book a fishing trip at the Radisson, Lucaya Resort, you will receive 10% off your entire fishing package. Both of these offers are valid form September 1, 2011- February 28, 2012. […]

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Belize River Lodge’s New Addition: Long Caye Island Resort

By | October 11th, 2011|Get Away, Travel|

  Long Caye Island Resort : Belize River Lodge Long Caye Island Resort Belize River Lodge is now operating a new resort called [...]

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Fly fishing the Bountiful Waters of Ascension Bay

By | October 4th, 2011|Stories, Travel|

  One of Casa Blanca Lodge’s Custom Designed Dolphin Super Skiffs Enjoy some of the finest Ascension Bay fishing and Espiritu Bay fishing for permit, bonefish, tarpon, snook and a host of other species in their crystal clear waters. These two bays are located right in the heart of the Sian Ka’an National Park. A Nice Ascension Bay Snook caught by Edward Johnston of Leisure Time Travel, Inc. Edward Johnston of Leisure Time Travel has been to this part of the Yucatan peninsula twenty-nine times in the past twenty years and has caught 80 permit on fly at Ascension Bay. So to say the least, we have plenty of firsthand experience to share with you. Ascension Bay Permit #62 caught on fly by Edward Johnston of Leisure TIme Travel, Inc. Casa Blanca Lodge, Playa Blanca Lodge and Casa Redonda Suites are three first class lodges located on the Ascension Bay. All the rooms are large and air-conditioned. There is an abundance of staff. The food is an excellent combination of Mexican, Mayan, and American dishes. The service is great. And the water is very drinkable and purified as it comes from a reverse osmosis system. These lodges access some of the last remote fisheries in the Caribbean. If you are looking for a refined resort experience with luxury accommodations in remote locations, your search is over. […]

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Beautiful New Fishing Lodge–Grand Slam Lodge!

By | September 29th, 2011|Stories, Travel|

Serene Caribbean Waters of Grand Slam Fly Fishing Lodge at Dawn Leisure Time Travel, Inc. gladly adds this new lodge to our list of Yucatan Lodges. Grand Slam Fly Fishing Lodge is located on the northern edge of Ascension Bay which is located in the middle of the huge acres of Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. While at Grand Slam Fly Fishing Lodge you will spend your days sight casting for Bonefish, Tarpon and Permit. Your evening will be spent enjoying all the luxurious items the lodge has to offer. Grand Slam Fly Fishing Lodge Cabana The lodge has 12 spacious luxury cabanas situated along the beach. Also on the property is the Kai restaurant and bar, the Grand Slam office and the fly shop. All rooms have air conditioning, a comfortable bed dressed in fine linens, tile floors, deluxe bathrooms, and a flat screen satellite TV…and the list doesn’t stop here. Your fishing days will begin and end directly in front of the lodge. If it is too windy outside, the lodge also offers a dock on the back side of the island about 5 minutes away that you can board your boat from. You will be fishing from a well designed and efficient 21’ custom fiberglass fishing boat equipped with late model outboard motors. These Panga boats have plenty of storage and a large stable casting platform. […]

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