Pesca Maya Fishing Lodge opened its doors in January 1996 and quickly became 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 lodge can accommodate up to 22 anglers in the lodge, sharing rooms; offering our own Fly-Shop, 12 boats with the best guides in the area, and a beautiful beach where you can relax while not fishing. There are 11 rooms in 3 buildings, all with A/C and private bathroom with walk-in showers, most with oceanview. Located in a solitary white sand beach, turquoise water and a magnificent coral reef at 90 yards from the beach. The spacious Seaclusion house is the centre 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.Three meals a day are provided each day at the lodge. Breakfasts are a buffet style, lunches are boxed to take with you on the boat and dinners are family style with a different variety of meats interchanged each day. Personal attention is our special touch in making your trip a memorable experience. If you need special diet, low fat, low cholesterol, no sugar, no sea food, etc. please let us know and we will take care of it.
“Variety” is the word to describe Ascension Bay and Bocapaila flats. There are hundreds of square miles where it’s common to see bonefish , permit, tarpon and barracuda in the same day, all year round! With seasons for migrants tarpon and snook. That’s why probably more Grand Slams have been caught here than anywhere else. Coming to fish here means coming with enough equipment to handle several species at any given time.
Pesca Maya recruited some of the old Pez Maya Lodge guides and the best Punta Allen Village guides. All are professional, native guides, with years of experience, who know Ascension Bay and Boca Paila Lagoons like the back of their hand. Most of the guides speak pretty good english and are extremely adept at communicating without words when necessary.
At Pesca Maya we use a head guide and a young apprentice. Both have very good eyes. This formula helps when wading as each angler has a guide. When learning to cast or to see the fish, one guide poles and the other is with the angler at the casting platform, or when leaving the boat to wade, one will retrieve the boat while you continue to fish. This program does not apply to summer time or with special discount rate seasons.