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Cayo Largo | Family Saltwater Fly Fishing | Cuba

Overview

Tour code: CUB009  

In Cayo Largo you can Bonefish on white sand flats while your family enjoys the breathtaking beaches; enjoys a cocktail in the hotel pool, or participates in one of the numerous activities the resort offers. This is a big Bonefish destination where the average weight is about 6lbs. This simply is a stunning holiday based around the family.

There are few areas in the world that can boast such excellent varied flats fishing as that on offer in Cuba and the area around Cayo Largo is no exception. It was the first fly-fishing destination to open in Cuba and remains the best and most varied land based fishing operation in Cuba.

Fly-fishing is possible both from skiffs and by wading. An extensive shallow underwater shelf along the Northern coastline of Cayo Largo provides a huge expansive of fishable flats ideal for all saltwater flats species. One thing for sure is you will not go short on fishing opportunities for the 3 main species, Bonefish, Permit and Tarpon.

What makes this such a great family fishing destination is our ability to link this together with the Sol Club Cayo Largo hotel, which provides a broad array of services and attractions: a club house for daytime activities, three restaurants, Spanish classes, cocktail and cooking classes, party hall, karaoke night club, a dive school nearby, health center with gym, sauna, massages at bargain prices, jacuzzi and steam bath, two tennis courts with artificial lighting, multi-purpose courts, bikes, ecological excursions, dancing classes, water sports center for non-motorized water sports, Cuban Club for cultural activities and theatre.

Although the fishing is sold in set weeks we have flights available everyday from the UK, we can therefore tailor the itinerary so you and your family can have both extra days in Havana and also additional free day to spend with the family in Cayo Largo. Why not make this a perfect 2 week family holiday.

If you have any questions on any of the saltwater fly fishing holidays we offer then contact us in the office, our experienced team will be happy to help you with any queries you have. Additionally, you can request a free brochure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accommodation
Sol Cayo Largo

The Sol Cayo Largo hotel is located on the beautiful Cayo Largo, off the southern coast of Cuba. This secluded resort is set in an area of stunning natural beauty with magnificent beaches, coconut groves and beautiful coral reefs – perfect for a family getaway. The Resort is only 5 minutes from the International Airport. It offers a total of 296 comfortable rooms with a terrace or balcony overlooking the ocean, including 8 Junior Suites and 52 deluxe rooms.

The 236 double rooms with Terrace/Balcony, Bathroom with hair-dryer, Air-conditioning, Ceiling fan, Satellite TV, Direct dial telephone, Mini-bar, Umbrella and Magnetic key card Safe.

The 52 Superior double rooms with canopied beds, hammock on the balcony, ocean-view, coffee maker, mini-CD alarm-clock, iron and ironing board.

The 8 Junior Suites with a lounge, canopied beds, hammock on the balcony, ocean-view, pillow menu and satin bedding, welcome gift, etc.

Rooms for the disabled: terrace/balcony, bathroom with hair-dryer, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, satellite TV, direct dial telephone, mini-bar, umbrella and magnetic key card safe.

The resorts facilities include: Currency exchange, Tour desk, Car rental, Gift shop, Tobacco, Free transfer service to the Marina and beaches. Crafts and Mini-market, Hairdresser & Beauty parlour, Laundry service and Doctor on call 24-hours. Buffet-style restaurant open for breakfast and dinner. Barbecue restaurant on the beach serving Cuban specialties, salads, fresh fruits, etc. at midday and in the evening (prior reservation required). Gourmet restaurant specializing in international cuisine, open for dinner (prior reservation required). Poolside snack bar offering drinks, liquors and lighter fare. Beach Bar re-known for its exotic cocktails and Tea & Coffee Corner Champagne Oasis (open from 6.30 PM – 8 PM). Lobby Bar Bar/Fun Pub open until 2 AM. Lake-style swimming-pool with separate children’s section surrounded by gardens and terraces with sun chair and sunshade. Club House for daytime activities: badminton, mini-basketball, aqua fitness, yoga, board games, bikes, ecological day-trips, diving classes for beginners, books, CD’s etc. Cuban Club: art workshops, Spanish classes, dancing, cocktail and cooking classes etc.
Water Sports Centre for non-motorized water sports, diving school, nearby Spa with more than 600 m2 featuring a gym, sauna, whirlpool, steam bath and massages. Party Hall with shows in the evening.

Board: All Inclusive
Rooms: Single, twin & doubles
Telephone: In room
Internet: In lobby
Laundry: Nominal charge
Power: 220 volt
Air Conditioning: Throughout
Meals: All hotel restaurants
Alcohol: Included
Shop: Gift shop
Cards Accepted: Credit & debit
Cash Accepted: Euros
Species Information
Bonefish
Season: March to July - October to April
Peak: April to May
Weight: 1LB to 11LB
Average Weight: 5LB
Permit
Season: March to July - October to April
Peak: April to May
Weight: 1LB to 30LB
Average Weight: 10LB
Tarpon
Season: March to July - October to April
Peak: April to May
Weight: 1LB to 60LB
Average Weight: 15LB

Itinerary

The below itinerary is only a suggested one, as there are indirect flights departing from the UK every day. We also have direct flights departing the UK twice a week with Virgin, which requires additional nights in Havana both at the beginning and end of the standard itinerary. Therefore should you wish to extend your stay with more time in Cuba or to use the Virgin direct flights, the itinerary below can be tailored to suit. Please note: the fishing is sold in set weeks with set start and finish days, therefore we can not make shorter fishing trips.

Although the fishing is sold in set weeks we have flights available every day from the UK, we can therefore tailor the itinerary so you and your family can have both extra days in Havana and also additional free day to spend with the family in Cayo Largo. Why not make this a perfect 2 week family holiday.

Day 1: (Thursday)

Depart UK (alternative routes available)
Arrive in Havana.

On arrival, our representative will be waiting to greet you. They will then transfer you to your hotel. (Note: the transfer is not included and payable locally).

The rest of the evening is yours to either relax or explore.

Overnight accommodation: Parque Central Hotel in Havana (Twin Rooms) B/B

Day 2: (Friday)

At 5.00am you will meet in the hotel reception where you will be transferred for your domestic flight to Cayo Largo.

Depart Havana
Arrive in Cayo Largo.

On arrival transfer from the airport to the Villa Marinera Hotel.

The afternoon is yours to relax and enjoy the hotel extensive facilities or the white sandy beach.

Overnight accommodation: Villa Marinera Hotel (Twin Rooms) F/B

Day 3: (Saturday) Fishing Day

You will depart at around 8.00 am with guides for your full days fishing.

Overnight accommodation: Villa Marinera Hotel (Twin Rooms) F/B

Day 4: (Sunday) Fishing Day

Each day fishing is based on 2 anglers per guide and skiff.

Overnight accommodation: Sol Cayo Largo Hotel (Twin Rooms) F/B

Day 5: (Monday) Fishing Day

Fishing is normally done either from the skiff or wading the miles of great Bonefish flats.

Overnight accommodation: Sol Cayo Largo Hotel (Twin Rooms) F/B

Day 6: (Tuesday) Fishing Day

Each morning you will discuss with your guide which species you would like to target.

Overnight accommodation: Villa Marinera Hotel (Twin Rooms) F/B

Day 7 & 8: Wednesday to Thursday) Fishing Days

Each day you will be provided with a packed lunch to take out fishing.

Overnight accommodation: Sol Cayo Largo Hotel (Twin Rooms) F/B

Day 9: (Friday)

At lunchtime, you will transfer back for your return flight back to Havana.

Depart Cayo Largo
Arrive in Havana.

On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Overnight accommodation: Parque Central Hotel in Havana (Twin Rooms) B/B

Day 10: (Saturday)

Subject to your flight time, you will arrange an airport transfer with the hotel reception back to Havana airport.

Depart Havana

Day 11: (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. Plus what’s more if you book with Sportquest Holidays your holiday is protect by our ATOL and the Travel Package Regulations Act. To see more details CLICK HERE.

Start Date End Date Days Nights Fishing Angler Non-Angler Availability Notes
28/06/2019 07/03/2020 11 10 6 £6,779 On Request Enquire Now N/A
08/03/2020 02/05/2020 11 10 6 £8,070 On Request Enquire Now N/A
03/05/2020 30/05/2020 11 10 6 £8,943 On Request Enquire Now N/A
01/06/2020 27/06/2020 11 10 6 £8,070 On Request Enquire Now N/A
28/06/2020 07/03/2021 11 10 6 £6,779 On Request Enquire Now N/A
08/03/2021 02/05/2021 11 10 6 £8,252 On Request Enquire Now N/A
03/05/2021 30/05/2021 11 10 6 £9,125 On Request Enquire Now N/A
03/05/2021 30/05/2021 11 10 6 £9,125 On Request Enquire Now N/A
01/06/2021 27/06/2021 11 10 6 £8,252 On Request Enquire Now N/A
28/06/2021 07/03/2022 11 10 6 £6,961 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
  • 2 nights accommodation Parque Central Hotel Havana B/B
  • Accommodation Sol Cayo Largo F/B
  • 6 full days guided fishing
  • Fishing License’s
  • Packed lunch while fishing
  • Beverages while fishing with a max of 3 beers pr client pr day
  • Marine Park License
  • Cuban visa

What's Excluded

  • Personal holiday insurance
  • Tips for guides and staff
  • Fishing tackle

Options

  • Flight upgrades

  • Direct Virgin flights

  • Additional nights in Havana

  • Additional nights Cayo Largo

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

A machine-readable passport with at least 6 months before expiry. Tourist visa card required before departure (Supplied)

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

Departure tax included in flight ticket

Flight Route & Flight Time

UK – Havana (approx 9.5 hrs) Havana – Cayo Largo (approx 40 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

Havana airport – Parque Central Hotel (approx 30 mins) Cayo Largo airport – Sol Cayo Largo Hotel (approx 5 mins)

Blogs

Reviews

carl

Peter

As usual, well organised, staff waiting to assist at, airport ,hotel and fishing lodge.

My guide was excellent and spoke very good English,----he was determined that I would achieve the grand slam---and we did.

I now have to decide which of your trips to go on next,

Being a single angler I do look for accommodations which are not penalised for single occupancy------it makes a vast difference.

THANK YOU ALL at Sportquest

Carl

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Carl

It is a pleasure having you on any of our trips as always.

So glad you had a good time and that the staff took very good care of you.

Also a huge congratulations on achieving your very first Grand Slam

I look forward in booking you something else soon, it iOS about time I had you back on one of my hosted fly fishing adventures as you know I will also look after you very well.

Andy

We travelled as 2 couples with us men fishing while the ladies relaxed. Cayo Largo was the perfect mixture for everyone.

The fly fishing for Bones & Permit was full on and are happy to report that both Kevin and myself managed to catch several permit.

Guides and fishing is first rate.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Andy thanks for the feedback and review.

I was certain that this would suit you all and are very pleased it all turned out as I thought. You are both good fly anglers so had no worries about you connecting with lots of fish.

Congratulations with the permit, have to get you both on some GT's next time.

Tight lines

Rebecca

What a wonderful holiday...

We have only been back a couple of weeks, (Sorry for the late feedback) but we are all still missing Cayo Largo. We are talking to our friends and it looks like there will be more couples returning next year.

Amazing advice from Sport quest who took care of everything. Some of the travel advice & tips were a great help.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Rebecca

Thank you for finding the time to send back the feedback very much appreciated.

I have been trying to call you all since you have returned but keep missing you.

No worries just give me a call when you have sorted things out with your friends and I can take care of everything again.

Tight lines

Frank

We returned home yesterday and what a nice welcome home from Sportquest.

You made my family feel special from the beginning. I can not rate your company high enough. Peter you should be very proud as your company certainly stands heads above the competition, and I should know as I have used them before but from now on never again.

My family and I loved the hotel so not sure what the other comment was all about, yes it is a commercial resort but that is just what we wanted, somewhere my family can enjoy what they wanted while my son and I had 6 days fishing.

The staff, guides and fishing was first class, if you are thinking of a saltwater fly fishing holiday with your family Cayo largo is a perfect destination. It is not the cheapest but I believe you always get what you pay for.

Full marks again all round

Cheers Frank

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Frank

Thank you for such a nice review, however I am sure people will think I paid you to say that :)

So glad that you and all the family had such a good time as it makes our job worth while when we receive nice feedback like this.

It was also good catching up on the telephone and I will forward you all the information as discussed, along with a memory stick for your pictures.

Until next time

Julie

Disappointed... the weather was dreadful, the hotel is to commercialised.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Julie, thank you for taking the time to talk to me on the telephone about your holiday. Firstly I am sorry that the weather spoiled your holiday. Cuba got hit by a tropical storm which can happen in low season and this unfortunately is nothing we can control. The low season is priced at a cheaper rate for this exact reason as these things can happen at this time of year. In relation to the resort accommodation, let me apologize if we got your requirements wrong. We thought that you wanted good quality accommodation, which in Cuba is only available in these large hotel complexes. As Cuba is such a poor country there isn't available small private run cosy hotels that have any good fishing close by. Regards Peter

Jack

Perfect for couples, we had it all thanks a million.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Jack, thank you for taking the time to reply, It was nice talking to you on the telephone and I am very happy that you both enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure dealing with you both and I look forward until next time. Regards Peter

William

My wife and I both had some red hot tarpon fishing. We did manage to locate fish both rolling in the channels and on the large flats. Nothing can describe watching large Tarpon rise of the bottom and engulf your fly. Thats another one of my bucket list but still plenty more to achieve.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

William, I love those Tarpon pictures, you both look so so happy. Glad that everything turned out as expected. Not sure whats left on your bucket list but when we talk lets look to see if we can tick a few more off. Kind regards Peter

Mr and Mrs Roy

Got my first Bonefish over 10lb, something I will never forget and never thank you enough for.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Glad we could help. it is a great family destination and there is more than enough for the non fishing members of the group

Regards

Mel

Richard

Thank you to all the guides for taking good care of us all. I got a Tarpon to stick and stay on in the end. I think i was driving the guides mad but they never showed it. Great fun, see you next time.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

I did mention how hard it was to get a good hook hold…. So glad after some time you boated one. It looked like the other guys in the party done just as well.

The guides are very experienced and are use to the Tarpon throwing the hooks

I believe Simon from your party has been in contact already about next year

Speak to you soon

Regards

Phil

Paul

Caught my first Tarpon on the fly, not massive but a 20lb, it was a great way to start. Another great memory with you guys, thanks again.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Paul, it was a pleasure as always. Glad you managed a few Tarpon and told you to try the fly and i bet you will never go back

Regards

Paul

Gary

I just never wanted to stop watching Tarpon busting and rolling just under my flies; has to be the best way of fishing in the world. Top trip.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Gary, it is one of my personal favourite ways of fishing. Its just so exciting and leaves you on the edge every time

Look forward to seeing all your pictures

Regards

Peter

Terrance

We had a great time and you were spot on with the Bonefish, it was just amazing

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Thanks Terry, it was pleasure to help both of you. Once you had said you wanted an ideal place for both of you, this destination just jumped out at us. Hope to help you again another day

Regards

Peter

Darren

The fishing and area was just so unspoilt. I knew it was a trek each morning but everyday was worth it ten times over. We will be back soon.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Darren, the area is stunning so glad it lived up to your expectations. I have been there and the walk across the flats is awesome and knowing whats at the end of it makes the walk all worth while

I know they would gladly have you back anytime

Regards

Jack

Malcolm

Both me and my wife had a great time, it was the first time we had used Sportquest and can honestly say I could not fault it. Your lady in Cuba Idania was a great asset, although she had a broken foot she took care of everything for me and my wife. The fishing was as described so well recommended.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Malcolm it was a pleasure in talking to you on the phone about your trip, I am so happy that you both enjoyed it. It was a pleasure dealing with you from start to finish. Also thank you for taking the time to rate the holiday, look forward to the next time.

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