Accommodations: 6 Bedrooms with private baths
Cost: $3,200 wk pp dbl occ
Dates: Mid-November to Early June
Duration: 1 week
Location: Punta Allen, Mexico
Not Included: Gratuities, Fly-tying materials, phone calls & internet useage
Phone Number: (800)410-1222 ask for Gary or Mike
Provided: Trans. from Cancun, lodging, meals, drinks, daily guided fishing
Species: Permit, Snook, Bonefish, Tarpon, Barracuda, Jacks
Technical: Exerience Helps
Technique: Fly Fishing & Light Tackle
|Palometa Club - Ascension Bay, Mexico
Palometa is the colloquial Spanish term for permit and is the perfect name for a fly fishing operation catering to anglers serious about catching this most challenging of saltwater trophies on the fly. The Palometa Club operates out of a brand new six-bedroom lodge located on the picturesque ocean-side beach of the unique lobster fishing village of Punta Allen, Mexico.
Ascension Bay is a vast, nutrient rich, fish factory that serves up a daily smorgasbord of piscatorial possibilities, from the “big four” of the flats to knuckle bustin’ barracuda and jacks inside the reef, sailfish, dorado and tuna in the bluewater just on the other side. If it’s saltwater fish on the fly that you’re after, this is the Promised Land!
Seemingly endless miles of easy-to-wade, hard-packed white sand flats and rich expanses of turtle grass are the canvas for the world-class fishery that is Ascension Bay. Whether this is your first time flats fishing or you’re a seasoned veteran, our professional, highly-skilled, English-speaking guides will make your trip extraordinary. Our fishing program is second to none because of our one-to-one angler to guide formula. This system provides two sets of trained eyes to search the crystal clear water for the fish of your choice.
Take your pick – permit, bonefish, tarpon, snook. This is Super Grand Slam
(all four species caught in one day) territory! If it lives in saltwater, will
eat a fly and can leave your reel smoking like the brakes on a runaway semi, you can probably catch it at The Palometa Club.
The Palometa Club operates out of a new 5,000 square foot building situated directly on the ocean-side beach and boasting such amenities as air conditioning, 24-hour power, mosquito control, broadband wireless Internet, satellite phone and two fully-outfitted fly tying stations. The beautifully-appointed lodge can accommodate 12 guests in six large bedrooms, each with an adjoining full bathroom with hot-water shower. The lodge also features a common great room, modern kitchen and dining facility, and popular outside beach lounge.
Simply the best in Punta Allen, and for miles beyond!
The day begins at sunrise with mugs of rich Mexican coffee
followed by a traditional hot breakfast of cereal, eggs, bacon,
ham, juices, toast and pastries. Hardy box lunches are prepared for
the fishing boats and typically include sandwiches, fruits, desserts,
ice water and other beverages of your choice. After the day’s fishing
it’s cocktail time at the outdoor beach lounge where icy margaritas and
sweet pina coladas help punctuate the recounting of the day’s adventure.
Dinner is served family style featuring delicious local Caribbean and Mexican
dishes like moja de ajo, pollo con mole, and chili rellenos, followed by scrumptious locally
inspired desserts. Bottled water is used for drinking and ice.
If you want a break from fishing or you’ve come to The Palometa Club as a non-angler, let us show you the exotic flora and fauna of our reefs, lagoons, marshes, remote islands and jungle hideaways, or the hidden archeological treasures of an earlier civilization that built a dynasty along these wild, sublime shores.
Within a short boat ride of The Palometa Club lies over 70 miles of Palancar Reef, the second largest barrier reef in the world. Offering some of the finest snorkeling in the Northern Hemisphere, this brilliant marine paradise teems with an infinite variety of fish, rays, turtles, eels, starfish, shells, sea fans, corals, etc. Join us for a snorkeling eco-tour through the warm Caribbean waters where we’ll come face-to-face with a hawksbill turtle, photograph fish as colorful as a rainbow, or explore a sunken pirate ship.
Birding and Wildlife Viewing
Within the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve exists an incredible array of land, air
and marine wildlife from howler and spider monkeys, white-lipped peccaries, pumas, brocket deer, tapirs, jaguars and margays, to manatees, caymen and sea turtles, to 339 recorded species of birds, including ocellated turkeys, parrots, toucans, great cuassow, white ibis, jabiry, roseate spoonbill, flamingos and herons.
There have been no less than 22 Mayan archaeological sites identified within the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve (many still completely unexcavated), and several of these are accessible with the assistance of our local Mayan guides. In addition, we can arrange a tour to the Tulum ruins located only 30 miles north of The Palometa Club at the top of the Punta Allen Peninsula, Mexico.
The Palometa Club is open each year from mid-November through mid-June. The lodge operates on a weekly schedule with guests arriving each Friday evening in time for dinner and departing the following Friday morning shortly after breakfast. Visits shorter than one week may be booked on a space available basis and are billed at a daily rate.
Weekly Rate: $3,200
Non-fishing partner: $1,800
Daily Rate: $535
Rates based on double occupancy. Weekly rate includes: roundtrip transportation from Cancun, room with two beds, all meals, hosted happy hour with drinks and appetizers. Does not include: gratuities, fly tying material, phone calls and Internet usage.
Our standard day-long eco tour, which includes birding and wildlife viewing, snorkeling and Mayan ruin exploration, is available on a per boat rate based on the number of people and size of boat. All tours can be fully customized and include lunch and beverages.
Small boat (up to three people) $300
Large boat (up to six people) $500 per boat.
For information/reservation please call (800)410-1222 and ask for Gary or Mike