Located on Punta Pajaros, 30 minutes south of Casa Blanca Lodge, the guides have access to one of the last remote fisheries in the Caribbean, Espiritu Santo Bay. With the stringent regulations of the Sian Ka’an Biosphere reserve enforced, the bay went from an over-netted body of water 20 years ago to one that is teeming with bonefish, permit and other species today. Originally opened as an Eco-Lodge, anglers quickly discovered Playa Blanca’s excellent fishing, so the lodge is now almost completely booked by anglers. Blue sky, white sand and turquoise blue water–all waiting for your arrival.
Espiritu Santo Bay is all about species variety; bonefish, permit, tarpon and snook. Half the width of better known Ascension Bay, Espiritu Santo is an equally impressive fishery. The vast sand flats are perfect for wading while the deeper flats are a great place to find cruising permit.
With 7 spacious guest rooms, the lodge can accommodate up to 14 anglers. The rooms are decorated with bright Caribbean accents and offer queen size beds, large private bathrooms, sitting area and ceiling fans. The two bungalows set back from the beach are air-conditioned.
As a general rule, a 7- or 8-wt. outfit for the bonefish, 9- or 10-wt. outfit for the permit, both with tropical saltwater floating lines. A complete gear list will be sent upon confirmation. Frontiers can provide expert advice on finding the right gear for your trip.
The lodge is accessed via Cancun by a 55-minute charter flight to the airstrip at Casa Blanca followed by a short boat ride to the Casa Blanca pier. From there it’s a 30 minute ride through the jungle to Playa Blanca. In order to complete the transfer the same day, plan to arrive in Cancun prior to 2 pm. On your departure, plan for any flight after 11 am. Activities for the non-angler include snorkeling, sea kayaking, Mayan ruin tours of the 2 sites on the island, eco tour, bicycling and swimming from the spectacular white sand beach.
Open year round with summer month limits, rates based on a 7-night/6-day package, shared room/shared boat. Single and non-angler rates are available. October 1, 2016–February 7, 2017 and May 21, 2017-Oct. 7, 2017 double room/boat - $4,349, February 7, 2017-May 20, 2017 double room/boat - $4,742