Accommodations: Beautiful separate bungalows
Cost: $3,380 - $4,165 pp dbl occ
Dates: Year round
Not Included: Transportation to Cancun, tips, tackle
Phone Number: 800-410-1222 Ask for Gary or Mike
Provided: All guides, food, lodging, shuttle from Cancun
Species: Tarpon, Permit, Bones, Snook, Jacks, etc
Technique: Fly Fishing & some conventional
|Playa Blanca Lodge - Yucatan, Mexico
Playa Blanca is located approximately 10 miles south of Casa Blanca on the island of Punta Pajaros. Playa Blanca is an adventure resort which offers the same great fishing program as Casa Blanca, but also has an assortment of adventure activities for non-fishing guests as well. Anglers fishing from Playa Blanca fish Espiritu Santo Bay or the vast Santa Rosa Lagoon system. Espiritu Santo Bay is a relatively unexplored bay with Grand Slam potential. No other destination fishes Espiritu Santo Bay more than Playa Blanca. Santa Rosa can be fished in the most inclement of weather. Thirty foot high mangrove lined lagoons provide protection as well as habitat for snook and juvenile tarpon. Santa Rosa is also teeming with bonefish in the 2-8 lbs range.
Untouched, white sand beaches lined with coconut palms, stretch as far as the eye can see. The climate is nearly perfect year round. From November through June, the days are dry with an average midday temperature of 88 F. The hotel offers a high level of seclusion and personal service in pristine natural surroundings. If you want to totally get away from it all, Playa Blanca is the place.
Guests at Playa Blanca have lots of activities to plan each day in paradise around. The main recreation at Playa Blanca revolves around its lovely beaches and beautiful Caribbean waters. Guests can choose from guided and unguided excursions such as guided snorkeling, sailing, sea kayaking, wind surfing, guided fishing, Mayan Ruin tours and bicycling. But don't be fooled by all the niceties of this first-class resort, it's the flats fishing and easy access to Espiritu Santo Bay that attracts anglers.
If you are looking for a flats fishing holiday that everyone, angler and non-angler will enjoy, Playa Blanca is the perfect alternative for the traveling angler. This fine resort has limited capacity and fills quickly, especially January through May. Early reservations are strongly recommended.
Espiritu Santo Bay is one of the last, great flats fishing wildernesses left in the world. The bay is a myriad of flats, reefs, back-bays, channels, bocas, rivers, mangrove-lined shores and cenotes that sees little or no pressure from other lodges. All of the big four call the bay home, bonefish, permit, tarpon, and snook and during certain times of the year they are everywhere. In addition, the resort can easily access some hidden tarpon lagoons that are loaded with fish ranging between 5 and 40 pounds. Ascension Bay to the north is just as easily fished from Playa Blanca. It's the resort's unique ability to offer first class lodging on a private island with great fishing and non-angling activities that is making Playa Blanca one of the most popular resorts in the Caribbean.
Species of Fish: Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon, Snook, Jack Crevalle, and Barracuda.
Five guest rooms overlook the beach – two rooms are more secluded and not directly on the beach. Rooms are decorated in white with bright Caribbean accents. Rooms have private verandas, large baths, and ceiling fans. Each room is different and may be reserved by room number. Playa Blanca is an all-inclusive property serving three meals a day with light snacks available between meals. The restaurant is casual. Seating is flexible. Meals are served indoors or on the covered veranda per guest request. The menu features fresh seafood and a variety of regional specialties. A choice of two entrees is offered at each meal. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated with advance notice. The bar is located in the restaurant and offers a changing atmosphere throughout the day. The bar offers indoor and outdoor services as well as a covered seating on top of the building...a perfect spot to sip a tropical drink and watch the waves on the beach.
Playa Blanca can host a maximum of 14 guests.
Playa Blanca's aircraft provides convenient service from Cancun - avoiding any arduous auto and boat transfers. Anglers fly internationally to Cancun – many times an overnight stay in Cancun is required.
Season: October thru June.
Rates are based on Saturday to Saturday – Email for rates and Availability of shorter stays.
Prime-Time Rate – February 16 – May 31 $4,165 per person – Dbl Occ
$5,835 per person – Sgl Occ
$3,395 per person – Non-Fishing Dbl Occ
The Rest of the Year Rate $3,380 per person - Dbl Occ
$4,985 per person – Sgl Occ
$2,670 per person – Non-Fishing Dbl Occ
The rate includes: Round trip air charter from Cancun to island, deluxe seaside accommodations, all meals, guided fishing, snorkeling, wind surfing, sea kayaking, bicycling, natural history excursions, birding, unlimited use of all recreational equipment, non-bottled beverages and boat beverages.
The rate does not include: Airfare to Cancun, overnights en-route, liquor, soft drinks, and gratuities, use of phone, laundry, tackle, and items of personal nature, travel insurance or departure tax.