Bonefish, Tarpon, Permit, Saltwater Grand Slam, Snook
Destination Type
Fishing Style
Flats, Sightfishing, Wading
Fishing Days
Why We Go
  • Fish the productive waters of Ascension Bay year-round for bonefish, permit, and tarpon
  • Stay at a casual and affordable Mexican fly fishing lodge
  • Maximize angling opportunities by fishing with two guides out of traditional pangas
  • Enjoy secluded and scenic beach-front accommodations
  • Additional activities and stays of varying length available

When it comes to value, flexible packages, a variety of fish species, and warm Mexican hospitality, Pesca Maya Lodge has always been at the top of our list. Here, bonefish, permit, tarpon, snook and barracuda cruise an endless array of crystal-clear flats, mangrove lagoons, channels, and reefs. The lodge maintains skilled, in-house guides that rank among our favorite in the Yucatan. Moreover, they offer two guides per panga, ensuring plenty of eyes to help anglers spot and catch more fish. Located on a white sand beach just outside the village of Punta Allen and within the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, Pesca Maya Lodge is a casual favorite for serious anglers in search of Ascension Bay’s best fly fishing.

Fishing Program

Ascension Bay is only 90 miles south of Cancun, Mexico, and offers endless crystal-clear flats, mangrove lagoons, channels, and reefs where bonefish, permit, tarpon, snook, barracuda, and jacks reside. Located within the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, Pesca Maya Lodge offers year-round fly fishing possibilities. Tarpon season runs from April through October and the snook season runs from November through March. Pairs of anglers access the fishing areas in traditional Mexican Pangas with two guides on every boat - one senior guide and one junior guide. The guides speak English to varying-degrees, but all are competent in basic fishing instruction. While most of the fly fishing is done from the boat there are also opportunities to wade fish for bonefish and permit.


Pesca Maya is a comfortable and casual operation, based out of Casa Celeste, located on the ocean side. Casa Celeste can accommodate up to 8 guests with 4 rooms. All the rooms have air conditioning and have either private or shared bathrooms. There is also a furnished, ocean-front room that is optimal for enjoying appetizers and cocktails.

Breakfasts are served buffet-style and feature fresh fruits, eggs, and pancakes. Anglers take a boxed lunch with them for the day and non-anglers can enjoy a traditional Mexican lunch at the lodge. The dinner menu changes daily and includes a variety of soups and salads, fresh seafood, steaks, and chicken. Soda, beer, wine, and domestic liquors are included; guests can bring their own imported spirits if they choose.

  • Day 1: Arrive Cancun and transfer to lodge
  • Days 2 - 7: Six full days of guided fishing
  • Day 8: Depart lodge
Rates & Details

2023-24 Rates: Per person based on double occupancy

  • 7 night/6 day package: $4,962
  • 6 night/5 day package: $4,690
  • 5 night/4 day package: $3,972
  • 4 night/3 day package: $3,164
  • 3 night/2 day package: $2,401
  • 2 night/1 day package: $1,638

Included: Accommodations and meals at the lodge, private boat fishing, beer, soda, local liquor, wine, wifi, and round-trip transfer from Cancun to lodge.

Not Included: Airfare, accommodations and meals in Cancun, imported alcohol, fishing license, staff and guide gratuities.

Species: Bonefish, permit, tarpon, snook, jacks and barracuda

Season: Year-round

Capacity: 8 anglers

Location: Pesca Maya Lodge is located on the outskirts of Punta Allen, Mexico on the north shore of Ascension Bay.

Time: Eastern Standard Time

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