Costa De Cocos Lodge

About the Fishing

Over the past ten years Costa de Cocos has discovered and pioneered a vast network of largely unexplored and unfished bonefish, tarpon, and permit flats in Chetumal Bay and in the area's mangrove ringed inland lagoons. They also have the ability to fish ocean-side areas with more permit and bonefish on deeper turtle grass flats. Twenty-nine very large, productive flats and lagoon systems have now been mapped, with new areas continuing to be explored. Like many of the bodies of water in this part of Mexico, Chetumal Bay offers fantastic diversity with regards to species.

Top flies recommended for this lodge.

 

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<!------------------------------------------------------> <!------------------------------------- Begin Content --> <!------------------------------------------------------> <div > <h3 class="emphasisRed">About the Lodge</h3> <p>The resort is set amidst picturesque coconut groves at the end of a long road. The Yucatan jungle, rich with wildlife, is the lodge&#39;s back yard, and the Caribbean Sea is literally on the front steps. At Costa de Cocos your overall comfort is the priority. Guests stay in one of 16 individual private cabanas, built of traditional stonework, rich tropical woods and topped with native thatch roofs. Each cabana has a private bathroom with hot water, dual ceiling fans, 110 AC voltage outlets, and daily maid service.</p>

<h3>Location</h3>

<p><font color="#000000">Southern Yucatan - Mexico </font></p>

<h3>Season</h3>

<p><font color="#000000">Year-Round</font></p>

<h3>Capacity</h3>

<p><font color="#000000">Maximum of 16 anglers per week </font></p>

<h3>Species</h3>

<p><font color="#000000">Bonefish, permit, tarpon, barracuda, jacks, snapper, more</font> </p>

<h3>General Information</h3>

<p><font color="#000000">Located on the very southern tip of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo is the small fishing village of Xcalak (Ish-ca-lack) and waters of Chetumal Bay. The largest bay in the entire Yucatan, Chetumal Bay is nearly twice the size of Ascension Bay, its neighbor to the north. This area is&nbsp;home to endless flats and healthy populations of line-burning Yucatan bonefish, permit, tarpon, snook, jacks, and many other species.</font> </p>

<h2>Fishing &amp; General Information</h2>

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<p> <font color="#000099"><strong>LENGTH OF STAY</strong></font><br> Standard package is a six fishing days&nbsp;and seven nights. (Saturday to Saturday) Shorter, custom packages and mid-week packages can also&nbsp;be arranged. </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><font color="#000099">THE FISHING</font></strong><br> Over the past ten years Costa de Cocos has discovered and pioneered&nbsp;a vast network of largely&nbsp;unexplored and unfished bonefish, tarpon, and permit flats in Chetumal Bay and in the area&#39;s mangrove ringed inland lagoons.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br> They also have the ability to fish ocean-side areas with more permit and bonefish on deeper turtle grass flats. Twenty-nine very large, productive flats and lagoon systems&nbsp;have now been mapped, with new areas continuing to be explored. Like many of the bodies of water in this part of Mexico, Chetumal Bay offers fantastic diversity with regards to species. Within 100 yards of a single shoreline flat one has the opportunity to cast at bonefish, permit and tarpon. The numerous natural channels throughout the bay provide textbook habitat for numerous species. In certain times of the year the snook leave their mangrove sanctuaries to warm up on the flats and feed, giving anglers prime opportunities to target the "largemouth of the flats." This is truly super-slam territory!<br> <br> This is an&nbsp;excellent fishery for all skill levels, from&nbsp;the novice angler looking to cut their teeth daily on bonefish, or the serious angler searching for shots at 30&nbsp;pound-plus permit. On calm days the ocean side flats and drop offs can provide excellent sight fishing opportunities for permit schools and large migratory tarpon. If the wind does&nbsp;become a problem,&nbsp;the lagoons behind Xcalak provide shelter as well as productive fishing for&nbsp;baby tarpon and snook. In addition to fishing from the 23 foot pangas, Chetumal also offers some of the best wade fishing in the Yucatan. </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p> <strong><font color="#000099">BOATS AND EQUIPMENT OFFERED</font></strong><br> All boats used by the lodge are 23-foot pangas that accommodate two fishermen and a guide. Each is constructed with a forward casting deck, tandem passenger seats and&nbsp;rod racks.&nbsp; </p> </div>

<h2>Accommodations</h2>

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<p><strong><font color="#000099">THE LODGING</font> </strong><br> The resort is set amidst picturesque coconut groves at the end of a long road. The Yucatan jungle, rich with wildlife, is the lodge&#39;s back yard, and the Caribbean Sea is literally on the front steps. At Costa de Cocos your overall comfort is the priority. Guests stay in one of 16 individual private cabanas, built of traditional stonework, rich tropical woods and topped with native thatch roofs. Each cabana has a private bathroom with hot water, dual ceiling fans,&nbsp;110 AC voltage outlets, and daily maid service.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>After a long day of fishing, you can relax on the lodge&#8217;s main deck, enjoying a cold drink and fresh appetizers from the kitchen. The lodge&#39;s fully stocked bar and cold cervezas are open and available anytime. A full continental breakfast is served every morning, and the restaurant stays open for lunch for those that wish to return to lodge mid-day for an afternoon break and siesta. Dinners at the lodge are&nbsp;four course meals with a Caribbean and Mexican&nbsp;touch. You&#39;ll appreciate the lodge&#39;s dedicated and impressive environmental conscience. Costa de Cocos provides purified&nbsp;bottled water in each cabana for drinking. With regards to power generation, 24-hour electrical power is generated by the wind. </p> </div>

<h2>Travel Specifics</h2>

<div class="paragraph_indent"> <p> <font color="#000099"><strong>HOW TO GET THERE</strong></font><br> All guests should book flights to Cancun, Mexico. Guests making their own flight reservations must plan to arrive in Cancun no later than 2:30 PM. and schedule their return flight no earlier than 12:00 PM in order to make connections with the transfer to and from the lodge. From Cancun you will travel approximately four hours (on very good roads) in an air conditioned van. </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p> <font color="#000099"><strong>DOCUMENTS REQUIRED</strong></font><br> All U.S. citizens are required to&nbsp;have&nbsp;a valid passport that does not expire within 6 months of trips dates. Please be sure that your passport has at least two blank, unstamped pages remaining in back, and that it is not torn, delaminated, or damaged in any way. No visas or inoculations are required for U.S. citizens. A Mexican departure tax is payable at the airport when leaving Mexico. Some airlines include this as a prepaid part of your ticket. Please check with your travel agent or carrier to verify this. </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div>

<h2>Non-Angling Activities</h2>

<div class="paragraph_indent"> <p>Non-anglers can plan a different adventure every day, from exploring Mayan ruins, beachcombing, kayaking in secluded lagoons, snorkeling the reef, diving the Chinchoro banks, or taking an excursion to Bird Island where tropical and migratory birds are abundant. Relaxing on the beach and doing absolutely nothing at all is also an option at lodge! You could simply gaze at the transparent turquoise waters, lounge in a hammock, marvel at the empty white sand beaches, or lean back and sip a cool, refreshing tropical drink. </p> </div>

<h2>Other Information / Testimonials</h2>

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<p> <font color="#000099"><strong>OTHER INFORMATION</strong></font><br> Exceptional snorkeling&nbsp;can be&nbsp;found&nbsp;right in the lodge&#39;s front yard, just a short swim off the main dock. Panga boats can take you to other prime snorkel spots in the area, or on an excursion to Bird Island where tropical and migratory birds are abundant.&nbsp; </p> </div> </div>