Xcalak, Mexico is far from the busy flats of Ascension Bay to the north and one of our favorite places to get away from it all and enjoy a great variety of saltwater fly fishing. Costa de Cocos is a warm and inviting low key beach front resort with a talented team of experienced fly fishing guides. This is a great location to sample multiple species and get off the beaten path. Guests will have shots at permit, bonefish, tarpon and even snook while fishing out of the lodge. Costa de Cocos is also a great location for enjoying other activities such as snorkeling and diving and non angler packages are available (ask for non angler rates). Back at the resort, anglers enjoy private bungalos along the palm laden beach.
Fishing is done from well equipped fiberglass pangas. The ocean side flats are home to large bonefish and permit. Anglers can also explore the vast mangrove wilderness of Chetumal Bay which offers both great open water flats and smaller lagoons hidden within the mangrove tunnels. In addition to traditional flats opportunities, reef and offshore species including jacks, tuna, barracuda, grouper, dorado, marlin and sailfish are also a possibility for the adventurous angler. Numerous non angling options are also available including diving, snorkeling and kayaking.
Rates are per person based on double occupancy and shared guide
7 Nights / 6 Days Fishing $3,395
6 Nights / 5 Days Fishing $3,020
5 Nights / 4 Days Fishing $2,660
4 Nights / 3 Days Fishing $2,190
3 Nights / 2 Days Fishing $1,720
Early Season (before December 15)
7 Nights / 6 Days Fishing $2,300
Non-angler and single angler rates are also available. Call us for pricing on a mixed activity trip including both fishing and diving.
Lodging, meals, alcohol, professional guiding, taxes and transportation between the lodge and Cancun airport.
Flies and other fishing equipment, personal items and gratuities.
Xcalak is literally the end of the road in Mexico. The small village is located at the southern end of the Yucatan peninsula. The unique location allows close proximity to the vast flats and mangrove systems of the Bay of Chetumal as well as lightly pressured ocean flats and ocean side rivers and lagoons. Anglers can expect good numbers of medium sized bonefish, excellent opportunities for permit along with baby tarpon in the mangroves and some occasional shots at larger migratory tarpon. Other options include snook, jacks, barracuda, snapper, and grouper. Offshore fishing can also be arranged for sailfish, dorado, and marlin.
Set among coconut palms along a serene and secluded stretch of the Caribbean, the resort is located at the 'end-of-the-road' where the Yucatan peninsula ends. The Yucatan Jungle, rich with wildlife, is in the backyard. The Xcalak Reef National Marine Park, with all the exotic wonders of the Caribbean Sea, is the front yard. The resort itself has a rich Mayan cultural charm.
Private cabanas have traditional exterior stonework, exotic tropical woods, native thatch palapa roofs, ceiling fans, and louvered windows all around that capture the cooling Caribbean breeze. Each cabana has its own private bathroom & shower, fresh hot water, and daily maid service. There is a fully stocked bar and cold cervezas are available anytime. Each morning guests can enjoy a large and well stocked breakfast buffet prior to fishing.
The on site restaurant located in a large palapa on the beach offers many dishes with a tasty Caribbean influence, and of course Fresh Seafood. The restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating that overlooks the Caribbean Sea and Xcalak Reef. After dinner enjoy included cocktails and visit with other anglers and guests at the beach side bar.
Costa de Cocos is also a great location for guests looking to mix fishing with diving or snorkeling. World class diving is available close to the lodge in the Xcalak Reef National Marine Park (just off the beach). The lodge's dive masters will help you experience walls, canyons, chimneys, "blue holes" and incredible reef dives. On site instruction is also available for non certified divers. Sit on top kayaks are also available for guests to use. The quaint small town of Xcalak is also a short stroll down the beach where guests can find a relaxed and authentic Mexican fishing village full of friendly locals.