If one were to dream up the perfect location for a saltwater flats fishing lodge, it would be hard to find one better than on the private island of Punta Pajaros directly between Ascension Bay and Espiritu Santo Bay in the Mexican Yucatan (south of Cancun) in the middle of the Sian Ka'an Bioshpere.
Casa Blanca sits on the northern side of the island, on the southern edge of Ascension Bay
and Playa Blanca sits on the southern end of the island, about 9 miles away, on the northern edge of Espiritu Santo Bay and on the eastern edge of Santa Rosa Lagoon. Both lodges are under the same ownership. The island where these two famous saltwater fishing lodges are located are literally surrounded by the 1.3 million acre Biosphere. In the bays and the lagoon are found some of finest flats fishing possible in Central America.
Reservations & Rates
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7 Night 6 Day All Inclusive Rates October 1, 2016 through February 7, 2017 and May 21, 2016 through October 7, 2017
All Inclusive Guided Fishing per Person Double Occupancy $4,398.00
All Inclusive Guided Fishing per Person Single Occupancy $6,099.00
All Inclusive Non Fishing per Person Double Occupancy $3,459.00
February 7, 2016 through May 20, 2016
All Inclusive Guided Fishing per Person Double Occupancy $4,742.00
All Inclusive Guided Fishing per Person Single Occupancy $6,465.00
All Inclusive Non Fishing per Person Double Occupancy $3,808.00
5 Night 4 Day All Inclusive Rates
October 1, 2016 through February 7, 2017 and May 21, 2016 through October 7, 2016
All Inclusive Guided Fishing per Person Double Occupancy $3,694.00
All Inclusive Guided Fishing per Person Single Occupancy $4,833.00
All Inclusive Non Fishing per Person Double Occupancy $3,094.00
February 7, 2016 through May 20, 2016
All Inclusive Guided Fishing per Person Double Occupancy $4,004.00
All Inclusive Guided Fishing per Single Occupancy $5,489.00
All Inclusive Non Fishing per Person Double Occupancy $3,604.00
Partial Week Itineraries:
Should begin or end on a Saturday. The lodge will not accept reservations which span a Saturday since this would eliminate the possibility of booking 2 full week packages. Additional air charter charges will apply to all flights taken on a day other than a Saturday.
Air Charter Surcharges:
(For all late arrivals, early departures and/or partial week itineraries)
Costs of air charter are included in the above rates and apply only to flights on Saturday. For other itineraries there is a surcharge based on the number of passengers. Please call us for associated costs.
Your angling package at Casa Blanca Lodge includes the cost of $612.00 USD round-trip air charter from Cancun to the Lodge. Deluxe seaside accommodations, all meals, non-bottled beverages and use of all recreational equipment. Fishing rates include guide & boat, beverages. Rates do not include alcoholic beverages, use of the phone, laundry, guide or staff gratuities.
Not included in your Casa Blanca Lodge package are International flights to Cancun, alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, use of the phone, laundry, or guide and staff gratuities, items of a personal nature, and fishing equipment.
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Seasons at Casa Blanca Lodge
Anytime is a good time to be in this part of the world looking for an opportunity to cast to fish on the flats.
As in other places in the Yucatan, there are fish available year around for both Casa Blanca and Playa Blanca.
The weather will play a big part in fishing success during the winter months. However, both places have such a huge area to fish, that during all but impossible conditions, fishing is nearly always possible with good probabilities of the chances of hooking fish. Both lodges are closed during July, August and September.
There are baby tarpon found in every month of the year and large tarpon are more common during the spring and summer months. Although tarpon are around, neither place should be considered a tarpon destination. They are really known for the bonefish and permit fishing, both of which are excellent. They are both available all season. There have been permit hooked during every week they are open and Grand Slams are a definite possibility.
Getting To Casa Blanca Lodge
Like other places in the Mexican Yucatan, you will need a passport and you will need to get from your home to Cancun and arrive there before 2:00 PM to get to the lodge in the same day.
If you cannot arrive before 2:00 pm, you will need to arrive a day or more earlier and spend the night(s) in Cancun until the day you are to arrive at the lodge. Upon arrival at the airport, you will go through customs and make your way outside the terminal. There, look for the Casa or Playa Blanca representative. He will be holding a sign with a bonefish and the name Casa Blanca on it. If you do not see him right away, DO NOT leave the area. He is probably transporting other lodge guests to the General Aviation Airport, 5 minutes away. Stay in the area just out side the terminal and he will return shortly and find you. Part of your package price is the air charter flight between the lodge and Cancun. This flight is definitely the way to get to the lodge. Otherwise it is a 4 – 5 hour drive to Punta Allen and a long, possibly rough, wet
boat ride across the mouth of Ascension Bay to Punta Pajaros where the lodges are located. The boat ride could take between 45 minutes and 1 1/2 hours depending upon the weather. The charter flight is a comfortable 50 minutes and a short 5 minute boat ride.
After arriving on the island, your luggage will be delivered to your room. Relax, have a cool drink and de-compress. You are in the heart of a tropical paradise.
Returning, is just the opposite of the above, but you need to schedule your departing flight out of Cancun after 11:00 AM.
There is no guided fishing on arrival or departure day but you can feel free to wade the flats around the lodge or along the shoreline.
Lodging at Casa Blanca Lodge
All rooms at Casa Blanca are air conditioned, have private bathrooms with hot and cold running water and all rooms have an ocean view.
The layouts are different to accommodate an individual's or group's needs. There are 10 rooms at Casa Blanca and 10 boats for it's guests for up to 20 anglers.
The grounds and beach areas are kept immaculate and there is daily room service. There is wireless service in all CB rooms. A central Palapa area is a favorite meeting place for guests to gather for cocktails before dinner. It has numerous chairs, couches and hammocks for general lounging. It is open sided with a cool breeze nearly always blowing through it keeping it very comfortable. Delicious meals are served in the dining hall next to the palapa. A favorite place to gather after dinner at night is at the end of the concrete pier to cast to the various fishes that are attracted to the area by the lights and baitfish.
Playa Blanca is smaller and more intimate than Casa Blanca. There are only 7 rooms here. They are 3 duplex cabanas and one single-room cabana spaced out just back from
the ocean beach in a park-like setting. Each of the rooms have ceiling fans and floor-stand fans, plus ocean breezes to keep guests cool. Two of the rooms have air conditioning units. There is no wireless service at Playa Blanca. The electricity is powered all night at both lodges. All drinking water is purified and can be found in your room in a cooler. It is refilled daily.
All bar charges and lodge purchases are placed on your personal account which is payable on your day of departure. Dollars and pesos are accepted for payment. Credit cards or checks are not. There is a very limited laundry service. Talk to the lodge manager about this service when you need it.
A short walk from any of the cabanas is the main lodge with ocean-view patio. The main lodge is a stand-alone structure where meals are served and the bar is located. There is an on-site manager to assure your stay is as good and comfortable as possible. Any problems or concerns at all, just get in touch with him.
The Fishing at Casa Blanca Lodge
The areas in both Ascension and Espiritu Santo Bays are so vast that there is nearly always a good place to fish on any given tide and phase of that tide.
Breakfasts are taken in the main dining area each morning. An assortment of fruit, cereal, hot coffee, juices and hot meals are offered each morning. Your guide will fill your boat cooler with beverages and your prepared lunch (if you prefer to return to the lodge for lunch, be sure to let the camp manager know the night before) to be eaten out on the water close to the fishing. The fishing hours coincide with the best viewing on the flats; generally between 8:00 am and 3:30 pm. You will be back at the lodge between 3:30 and 4:30 pm.
If you wish to target a specific fish or want to
try more wade fishing (or more boat fishing), discuss this with you guide before setting out. This is your trip, so let him know what you would like to do each day. Or, take guide's choice and put yourself in his hands and let him call the shots taking in consideration the weather, water and fishing conditions.
From Casa Blanca Lodge there is a small lagoon called Tarpon Lagoon. There is limited space available to fish this body of water on only two days per week. You need to apply before arriving at the lodge if you want to schedule a day to fish it. Just let us know at the time of the booking.
Making Reservations to Casa Blanca Lodge
To make a reservation, please give us a call at 800-669-3474 during business hours any day of the week. We can give you the answers you need, detailed explanations to questions you might have, or check on availability and confirm your reservation in minutes.