Pesca Maya Lodge

Punta Allen , Mexico Fly Fishing Trips
ACCOMMODATIONS
Beach Cabanas and Villas
SEASON
Year-Round
IDEAL FOR
Families, Friends, Couples, Beginner-advanced anglers, & Solo Anglers

Fly Fish The Yucatán Peninsula

Pesca Maya Fishing Lodge opened its doors on January 1996 and has quickly become one of the Yucatan’s most popular fishing destinations and with good reason. The lodge is located 90 miles south of Cancun in the 1.3 million acre Sian Ka’an (Mayan for “where the sky is born”) Biosphere Reserve. Situated on a long, narrow strip of barrier beach, the lodge is virtually surrounded by water. To the east lies the blue Caribbean and a few hundred yards off shore, 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. 10 miles to the north is the famed inlet through the barrier beach known locally as the “Boca”. And 4 miles to the south lies the incomparable Ascension Bay. The entire area boasts some of the Caribbean’s greatest flats fishing for bonefish, excellent fishing for permit fishing for snook, fishing for tarpon and other species.

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ACCOMODATION DETAILS

Lodging Details

Pesca Maya Lodge can take up to 16 anglers in the lodge, sharing rooms; offering a Fly-Shop, 8 boats with the best guides in the area, and a beautiful beach where you can relax while not fishing. There are 8 rooms in 2 buildings, all with A/C and private bathroom with walk-in showers, all with ocean view. Located in a solitary white sand beach, turquoise water and a magnificent coral reef at 90 yards from the beach. The palapa is the center of our activities: exquisite meals and cold drinks are being served; flies tying and fishing stories take place. Serious fishing, beautiful spots, nice and comfortable accommodations, good food and personal attention is our mission.

Food and Beverages

All meals at Pesca Maya are home-style, with breakfast buffet and boxlunch for fishermen. For non-fishermen, the Chef will prepare a traditional Mexican Lunch at the lodge. The dinner menu changes daily, barbecues and other specials.

  • Breakfast. – Fresh seasonal fruit includes: melon, watermelon, papaya, pineapple, etc. Juices: orange, pineapple, apple, etc. Eggs or pancakes of your choice.
  • Box Lunch. – 2 sandwiches per person plus a variety of snacks .
  • Dinner – The lodge offers a variety of soups, salads and vegetables. For the main course the chef offers fresh fish, steak, shrimp, fresh lobster (seasonal) and chicken, all of which alternate throughout the week.
  • Beverages and drinks – Included is purified water, sodas, beer, wine on the table and national cocktails like margaritas, screw drivers, vodka tonic, rum & coke, etc. There is no imported liquors available, if you have one of you prefer, you can bring the bottle along at no extra charge.
  • If you need to follow a special diet like low fat, low cholesterol, no sugar, no sea food, etc. please let us know before your trip – we will take care of it.

Typical Length of Stay
The most popular length of stay at the lodge is for 7 nights and 6 days Saturday to Saturday. Pesca Maya Lodge also offers shorter length stays depending on availability. Please inquire with Knee Deep Fly Fishing about a customized length of stay.

Non-Angling Activities

  • Wild Dolphin Tour in Sian Ka’an –For the nature lovers, the Wild Dolphin Tour to Sian Ka’an is like experiencing a tropical paradise. The Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve is home to a variety of rare and spectacular creatures including dolphins, manatees, tropical fish and hundreds of species of exotic birds.

  • Eco-Tours – Sian Ka’an (Maya for “Where the sky is born”) was established as a biosphere reserve in 1986 and incorporated into UNESCO’s list of natural world heritage sites in 1987. Adjacent to its southern border, the area for protection of flora and Fauna UYAMIL was established in 1994. Covering together over 1.5 million acres along the central coast of the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico, they comprise one of the largest protected areas in Mexico.The Sian Kaan reserve is composed equally of semi evergreen tropical forest, wetlands and savannas, and marine habitat with coral reefs. Sian Ka’an is home to more than 345 species of birds, including over one million wintering migratory song birds from the U.S. and Canada and the rare Jabiru Stork. All of the endangered cat species of southern Mexico are found in Sian Ka’an, including jaguar, puma, ocelot, margay and the jaguarundi, along with spider and howler monkeys, white-tipped and collared peccary and tapir.The wetlands and marine habitats shelter the endangered Morelet’s and American crocodile as well as manatee and provides habitat for the green, loggerhead, hawksbill and leatherback sea turtles. Small dolphins groups swim, feed and reproduce in Ascension and Espiritu Santo Bay.
  • Snorkeling  – There are many opportunities to discover the underwater world. Snorkeling is one of the easiest, safest and most delightful to explore the aquatic wilderness. For those who have snorkeled once or twice in the past, maybe you just put your mask on and jump in the water and for the next 40 minutes you are more busy trying to be comfortable, than actually looking at the show. With a few tips and little practice I have seen almost anyone become a competent snorkeler. We will give you a personalized training to make sure you can relax and enjoy. The aim of our program is not only to admire whatever is there, but to learn one or two things about it. During the week we will be looking for a number of species to get a good photo collection.
  • Diving – The boundaries of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve include 110km of the second largest barrier reef in the world, which extends onward past Belize and Honduras. The reef is home to many important and several endangered species and is completely untouched by divers or touristic activities.The reserve contains three large core zones where human activity is limited by permission for scientific research. These areas, known as the Zonas Nucleares of Muyil, Cayo Culebras, and Uaymil, cover a total area of almost 700,000 acres. Low-impact human activities and sustainable development occur in the area of the reserve. Pesca Maya is the only operation in the Sian Kaan bio preserve with a permission to dive the local reefs. The adventure of exploring an untouched natural environment is a unique experience that you will never forget.

Internet / Communications
There is basic wi-fi access in the lodge but not the guest rooms. The wi-fi is accessed through very basic satellite connection, so don’t expect to be able to catch up on your latest shows. The wi-fi strength is good enough to check a few urgent emails. But isn’t that the whole point, to get away from all the noise? There is a satellite phone for emergency situations. Direct dial telephone service is readily available 24 hours a day in the office area of the lodge building.

TRAVEL DETAILS

How To Get There

You have to fly to Cancun, Mexico, and plan your arrival between 11:00 am and 2:00 PM Cancun time. Cancun is serviced by numerous domestic carriers including American Airlines, Continental, and US Air. Direct flights are available from Miami, Dallas, Houston, Newark, Denver, LA and several other cities. Connections from most US cities permit arrivals before 2:00 PM.

Arrival and Departure Details/Times

As you get from customs to the arrival lobby, a Pesca Maya representative will meet you to provide the transfer to the Lodge. The drive to the Lodge will take about 3 to 3 ½ hours. Due to the duration of the transfer, Pesca Maya schedules one transfer per day, usually departing Cancun around 1:30 PM. If you arrive early (11:00 am for example), you may have to wait for other guests to arrive before leaving the airport. If there are other arrivals later that day you will depart Cancun immediately. However guests arriving to Cancun after 3:00 PM, may be charged a special transfer surcharge. If the normally scheduled Pesca Maya transfer has already departed for the Lodge. If there are no other arrivals on your arrival day, Pesca Maya will schedule the transfer to your arrival time. The current special transfer surcharge is $300.00 USD per vehicle trip, divided by the number of late arriving guests.

If you arrive to Cancun very late or your flight leave very early on your departure date, we can assist you to find accomodations to overnight in Cancun.

Upon arrival to the Lodge, you will be greeted by resident Manager Martin de la Concha, who will assist you with luggage and show you your cabaña. You will have time to unpack, settle in, and take a swim or even fish from the beach before dinner at 7:00 PM

Upon booking confirmation we will send you our complete PRE TRAVEL INFORMATION PACKAGE including recommendations on what to bring.

We are looking forward your visit!

Documents Required
Upon arrival to Cancun, first, you will clear Mexican Immigration, present your passport and have your Tourist Card stamped (provided by your international carrier). Then you must fill out the Mexican Customs Declaration Form (available at counters at the airport), you will present it before you exit airport. Next you will claim your luggage and clear Mexican Customs. As you leave customs proceed to the arrival’s lobby.

Travel Arrangements
Knee Deep Fly Fishing always recommends using your trusted travel agent to book flights and hotels prior to your trip.

 

FISHING

General Information
In Ascencion Bay there are hundreds of square miles of crystal clear flats where it’s common to see bonefish, permit, tarpon, snook and jacks or barracuda in the same day, all year round! Sight fishing for bonefish in skinny water, wading over a white sand bottom, look for permit in shallow flats just two or three feet deep or fish from the boat in a mangroove lagoon where tarpon are rolling. You will find the consistency of bonefishing, the exitement of fishing for tarpon, the thrilling challenge of fishing for permit, the nice surprice of jack crevalle or fishing for snook and the fierce strike of “cudas” on a clear flat. Fishing for permit in the so-called “permit Mekka” of the Caribbean is the ultimate dream of the avid saltwater angler.

Boats and Equipment

The boats are locally made fiber glass “pangas”, with a Yamaha 40 HP outboard motor. Boats are well suited for fly-fishing, with a spacious and clean platform. They are comfortable to run across Ascension Bay, even in the rough days and with only 6 inches in the water we can get into any flat.

All boats are equipped with with VHF radios and safety equipment.
Light Tackle Fishing in Ascension Bay

RATES
Our Service is Completely Free
Knee Deep Fly Fishing will never charge you more than what you will pay directly with a lodge or outfitter. In fact because of the number of trips we send to lodges we are able so give a discounted
Package Rates

Double Occupancy Package (2 Per Boat / 2 Per Room)
7 Nights / 6 Fishing Days = $4,290.00
6 Nights / 5 Fishing Days = $3,685.00
5 Nights / 4 Fishing Days = $3,080.00
4 Nights / 3 Fishing Days = $2,475.00
3 Nights / 2 Fishing Days = $1,870.00
2 Nights / 1 Fishing Day =  $1,263.00

Single Occupancy Package (1 Per Boat / 1 Per Room)
7 Nights / 6 Fishing Days = $5,685.00
6 Nights / 5 Fishing Days = $4,805.00
5 Nights / 4 Fishing Days = $3,980.00
4 Nights / 3 Fishing Days = $3,150.00
3 Nights / 2 Fishing Days = $2,325.00
2 Nights / 1 Fishing Day = $1,500.00

*Discounts on Lodge Packages*
Summer Discount (June 15 – October 31) = 20%
Fall Discount (November 1 – February 28) = 10%
(Fall Discount does not include Christmas season December 18  – January 4)

What’s Included:

  • The number of nights lodging specified in your package
  • All guided fishing
  • Round-trip ground transfer between Cancun and Pesca Maya Lodge
  • Three meals per day
  • All beverages including Mexican beer, liquor, wine, bottled water, and soft drinks
  • Fishing gear (if needed)
  • All applicable Mexican VAT and hotel taxes

What’s Not Included:

  • International flight to Cancun
  • Gratuities for guides and staff
  • Phone calls, laundry, and additional special services
  • Flies and terminal tackle
  • Mandatory Mexican fishing license

 

Deposit & Cancellation Policy:  A deposit equal to 25 percent of the pre-tax package price is required to confirm a reservation, and is due within two weeks of the booking date.  Deposits are refundable (minus a $100 handling fee per package) up to 60 days prior to the start of a trip. Within 60 days prior to the start of a trip, the deposit is not refundable for any reason unless we are able to re-sell your space. Final payment is due 90 days prior to departure and is not refundable. No refunds are available for unused portions of packages. We strongly recommend that you purchase trip cancellation insurance.

Payment Terms
Reservations will be held for two weeks once booked and confirmed with Knee Deep Fly Fishing. We require a 50% deposit within 15 days to confirm the booking, and final payment is to be made 90 prior to arrival and the start of the trip.

 

 

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