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Casa Blanca Lodge | Saltwater Fly Fishing | Ascension Bay | Mexico

Overview

Tour code: MEX008  

Ascension Bay has for many years been a mecca for saltwater fly fisherman and over this period Casa Blanca fly fishing lodge has established itself as one of Mexico’s premier saltwater fly fishing destination. The lodge has endless expanses of turquoise flats that make a perfect environment for Bonefish, Permit and Tarpon.

You will be fishing the shallow flats surrounding Islas Tres Marias and Cayo Culebra, waters so beautiful that the surroundings defy description. You will be wade fishing in ankle-deep, crystal clear water that covers a firm, white sand base. You will have endless opportunities to cast to tailing Bonefish and Permit. While fishing the mangroves that surround the island’s shorelines, you will cast to waiting for Snook and cruising Bonefish and Tarpon.

We have handpicked Casa Blanca for one reason, which is the area surrounding Casa Blanca is wild, virtually uninhabited and extraordinarily beautiful. There are miles of shallow bays, secluded mangrove-rimmed lagoons, white-sand beaches, and dense coastal jungle. Bonefishing is conducted amongst the mangroves and sand flats, although not a destination to catch big Bonefish, the fish at Casa Blanca tend to be bigger than average for Yucatán Peninsula due to its closeness to the ocean.

The Tarpon fishing is mainly for residential Tarpon, therefore, do not get much above 60lb, also even though there are plenty of Tarpon to cast to when trying to complete a grand slam, we would not want to consider this a primarily Tarpon destination.

For more information about our fly fishing holidays to Mexico, contact our experienced team who will help you to plan and book the perfect fishing holiday.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accommodation
Casa Blanca Lodge

The Caribbean is only 100 feet away; all the rooms are seaside. Each room is spacious, well appointed, has remarkable views, air conditioning, tile floors, mahogany shutters and spacious baths. Casa Blanca has 11 seaside rooms all with air conditioning and can accommodate 22 people comfortably.

In the main lodge you will find a fully stocked bar and an accommodating bartender along with friends, old and new, swapping stories about the day’s fishing. Margaritas are the house specialty, but only a lucky few receive a scorpion garnish. Drinks are moderately priced and guests are welcome to keep an open tab for the week.

After returning from a long day on the flats, reward yourself to a cool drink and enjoy some fresh ceviche or nachos under the palapa. After a shower, make your way to the dining room to enjoy the chef’s daily specialty.

The menu varies from chicken, fresh fish, conch, lobster and, of course, steak. The house specialty is fresh Caribbean seafood. You will always find the day’s catch simply and skillfully prepared. Garnished with native fruits and vegetables, presented to please your eye as well as your palate. All meals are served in the lodge’s waterfront dining room, at beautifully set tables, by professionally trained staff.

The area surrounding Casa Blanca is wild, virtually uninhabited and extraordinarily beautiful. There are miles of shallow bays, secluded mangrove-rimmed lagoons, white sand beaches, and dense coastal jungle. Once you have been to Casa Blanca, take the time to explore its vast tropical landscape and experience the exquisite isolation. You will find, that it will remain with you long after you have boarded your plane and returned home to civilization. Casa Blanca is truly unforgettable … one of those rare places you will want to return to again and again, until you have made it your own.

All drinking water and water used for ice is purified using the “reverse osmosis” process. You will find drinking water in your room in a cooler which is filled daily. The water from the tap is from a natural well, or “cenote”; the locals drink it; we recommend that you do not. Please help us by conserving the water whenever possible.

All electricity at the lodge is provided by generators, which operate daily from approximately 3:30 PM until 8:00 AM. This schedule will vary seasonally; in the spring and summer, the generators are operated all night to power the fans.

Board: Full board
Rooms: Twin rooms
Telephone: Satellite phone (chargeable)
Internet: WiFi
Laundry: Chargeable
Power: 110 volt
Air Conditioning: Throughout
Meals: Lodge dining room
Alcohol: Bar (chargeable)
Cards Accepted: Credit & debit
Cash Accepted: US Dollars
Species Information
Bonefish
Season: October to June
Peak: February to May
Weight: 1lb to 10lb
Average Weight: 3.5lb
Permit
Season: October to June
Peak: February to May
Weight: 4lb to 30lb
Average Weight: 10lb
Tarpon
Season: October to June
Peak: February to May
Weight: 5lb to 60lb
Average Weight: 15lb

Itinerary

The below itinerary is only a suggested one as we have flights departing from the UK every day, therefore should you wish to extend your stay by adding more nights in Cancun, the itinerary below can be tailored to suit.

DAY 1: (Friday)

Depart UK (alternative routes available)

Arrive in Newark.

Depart Newark

Arrive Cancun

On arrival, you will take a taxi to your hotel in Cancun.

Overnight accommodation: Cancun Hotel (Twin Rooms) B/B

DAY 2: (Saturday)

At the pre agreed time, you will make your way to the internal airport.

Depart Cancun (General Aviation Terminal)
Arrive at Casa Blanca Lodge Airstrip.

On arrival our staff will be there to meet and greet you, they will then transfer you and your luggage to the lodge by a short 3 min boat ride.

The rest of the day is free, although there is no guiding on change over days, you are free to set up your tackle and go fish and wade the adjacent flats to the lodge.

Overnight accommodation: Casa Blanca Lodge (Twin Rooms) F/B

DAYS 3 & 4: (Sunday & Monday) Fishing Days

You will depart to fish all day with your guides who focus on sight fishing for Bonefish, Permit and Tarpon, but Snook, Snapper, Jacks and Barracuda are also present.

You normally fish until around 3-4 PM.

Overnight accommodation: Casa Blanca Lodge (Twin Rooms) F/B

DAYS 5 & 6: (Tuesday & Wednesday) Fishing Days

The majority of the fly fishing is done from 16 foot Dolphin Skiffs. Wade fishing is also possible in some areas.
If you want to wade, be sure to tell your guides and they will help you to make this happen as much as possible.

Overnight accommodation: Casa Blanca Lodge (Twin Rooms) F/B

DAYS 7 & 8: (Thursday & Friday) Fishing Days

The lodge provides experienced fly fishing guides who are well suited to help both beginning and expert anglers alike.

Overnight accommodation: Casa Blanca Lodge (Twin Rooms) F/B

DAY 9: (Saturday)

You will depart the lodge by private plane. Your schedule will be posted the evening before you depart for your convenience.

Arrive Cancun (General Aviation Terminal).

On arrival our representative will transfer you to the International terminal.

Depart Cancun
Arrive Newark

Depart Newark

DAY 10: (Sunday)

Arrive UK.

Prices

Remember that Sportquest Holidays' services are completely FREE! When you book a trip with Sportquest Holidays, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge and flights independently.

Start Date End Date Days Nights Fishing Angler Non-Angler Availability Notes
01/08/2020 31/08/2020 10 9 6 £4,882 On Request Enquire Now N/A
01/09/2020 30/09/2020 10 9 6 £4,882 On Request Enquire Now N/A
01/10/2020 31/10/2020 10 9 6 £4,882 On Request Enquire Now N/A
01/11/2020 30/11/2020 10 9 6 £4,882 On Request Enquire Now N/A
01/12/2020 31/12/2020 10 9 6 £4,882 On Request Enquire Now N/A
01/01/2021 31/01/2021 10 9 6 £5,134 On Request Enquire Now N/A
01/02/2021 28/02/2021 10 9 6 £5,336 On Request Enquire Now N/A
01/03/2021 31/03/2021 10 9 6 £5,336 On Request Enquire Now N/A
01/04/2021 30/04/2021 10 9 6 £5,336 On Request Enquire Now N/A
01/05/2021 31/05/2021 10 9 6 £5,336 On Request Enquire Now N/A
01/06/2021 30/06/2021 10 9 6 £5,134 On Request Enquire Now N/A
01/07/2021 31/07/2021 10 9 6 £5,134 On Request Enquire Now N/A
01/08/2021 31/08/2021 10 9 6 £5,134 On Request Enquire Now N/A
01/09/2021 30/09/2021 10 9 6 £5,134 On Request Enquire Now N/A
01/10/2021 31/10/2021 10 9 6 £5,134 On Request Enquire Now N/A
01/11/2021 30/11/2021 10 9 6 £5,134 On Request Enquire Now N/A
01/12/2021 31/12/2021 10 9 6 £5,134 On Request Enquire Now N/A

Price Notes

Prices are based on two adults sharing transfers, fishing and accommodation (unless otherwise stated) and are correct at the time of going to press. Subject to time of year or date and currency fluctuations, these prices may fluctuate slightly due to flight price increases or fuel surcharge.

ATOL
Holidays or flights booked with Sportquest Holidays Limited are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority by our ATOL bond (Number 6371). ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad. It does this by carrying out financial checks on the firms it licenses and requiring a guarantee, called a bond.

What's Included

  • All international flights
  • Internal flight to Casa Blanca Lodge
  • Boat transfers
  • All accommodation
  • Non-bottled beverages
  • Boat beverages while fishing
  • Six days fully guided fishing
  • Fishing licenses
  • Packed lunch while fishing

What's Excluded

  • Personal holiday insurance
  • Beer and alcohol
  • Tips for guides and all camp staff
  • Rods, reels, flies and all terminal tackle

Options

  • Flight upgrades

  • Additional nights Cancun

Price Supplements

  • N/A

Price Match Promise

We are so confident that our packaged prices are the best available and offer great value for money.

If, however, you find an identical holiday available with any other fully bonded Tour Operator at a lower price, we will match that price.

Financial Security

Holidays or flights booked with Sportquest Holidays Limited are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority by our ATOL bond (Number 6371). ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad. It does this by carrying out financial checks on the firms it licenses and requiring a guarantee, called a bond.

Tour Notes

Visa

No visa for UK citizens required.

Note: Because your flight will involve travelling into the USA, you will be required before travel to complete an Electronic System Travel Authorisation (ESTA) online, which is compulsory for all USA Visa Waiver Programme (VWP) travellers before boarding an air or sea carrier to the USA.

Medical Requirements

No vaccinations currently required.

Please Note

All details of visa and medical requirements are correct at time of press however please check these requirements for changes.

Departure tax

No departure tax as included in the flight price

Flight Route & Flight Time

UK – Cancun (approx 12 hrs) Cancun – Casa Blanca (approx 50 mins)

Baggage Allowance

Your actual allowance is based on both which airline you are flying with and also what class of seat you are travelling in. Normally in economy it is 1 checked bag, Premium Economy / Business 2 checked bags, First 3 checked bags. In addition to your checked bags you are also allowed 1 cabin bag and either 1-laptop bag or ladies handbag. The actual size and weight limit for bags is dependent on the airline. We therefore recommend that once your flights are booked you check on the airlines website for the up to date allowances.

If your itinerary includes private light aircraft or helicopter flights we will advise you on your baggage and weight allowance.

Transfer Time

Casa Blanca Airstrip – Casa Blanca Lodge (approximately 3 minutes by boat from the main lodge. There is a short walk from the plane to the boat dock, so change into your boat shoes before departing Cancun. Insects can be a problem on the airstrip because it is protected from the wind. Pack your insect repellent where it is handy. Or, when you arrive, walk immediately from the plane to the small pier at the end of the runway where the breeze will alleviate the problem.)

Blogs

Reviews

Paul

Our second and not last visit to Casa Blanca Lodge, after two trips there things only seem to get better and better.

I was so nice being welcomed back as the staff and guides genuinely remembered us from the previous year. It now feels like home and I am sure we will be back for a third year in a row.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Glad the second trip lived unto and exceed the first, plus that you wish to return for a third.

As normal thanks for the review / feedback

Peter

What a perfect 6 days fishing.

We travelled as 4 anglers and having fished many places around the world, we were pleasantly surprised by both the standard of the lodge and fishing.

In summary 5 star lodge.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Peter thank you for the review and taking the time to talk to us on the telephone, its a real help to receive customers reviews and feedback.

Tight lines

Jack

We have just returned from our trip to Casa Blanca and are happy to report that we all had a marvellous time.

What a nice lodge, so friendly, the staff are just so keen to help in anyway they can.

Guides and fishing are all first class, we fished with 3 different guides during the week and they all managed to put us on lots of fishing opportunities everyday.

It was also nice spending the night in Cancun on the way out.

Can not think of anything we would change.

regards Jack

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Jack

Thank you so much for the review and calling me back, happy you all had a good time. I will forward you details of all the information you asked for.

Until next time regards Paul

Brian

My friends and I have been going every year for the past two years, and recently went back for more of the same -- and again we were not disappointed in the least. The place books you for 7 days, plus the day you arrive. You get 6 days of fishing, all meals, snacks, and a lot of relaxation.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Brian it is alway a pleasure to have you back each year, we hope you continue for a long while. Regards Paul

Richard

Unfortunately the fishing was not very good all week due to a lot of rain and windy afternoons. I understand that you can not control the weather, apart from that its a perfect destination and you can see the potential given better weather.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Richard, its a real real pain when the weather lets everyone down, we all work hard planning your trip in peak season only to be battered by the weather. I would love to get you back out to the resort again and if you wish I will happily sort you out a deal as I like all customers to be happy. Regards Peter

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