Getaways: Pesca Maya Lodge

There are some fishing resorts that cater to those who have no problem paying for personal service, peace and quiet, and majestic angling locations known for producing fish. Yes, more often than not, these resorts cost a pretty penny, but it’s absolutely worth it. Fly anglers itching to head South for a chance to tackle inshore’s Big Three will want to dig up their passports and keep reading to find out more about the Pesca Maya Lodge, located in Ascension Bay, Mexico.

Pesca Maya rests on a strip of beach just 100 miles south of Cancun, and is literally surrounded by fish-yielding waters. The trip packages vary, depending on how many nights you wish to stay, as well as when you book the trip and how many people you travel with. All packages include transportation, meals and beverages, accommodations, and a private boat and guide. Up to 22 anglers can stay at the lodge at once, and all rooms offer air conditioning, private bathrooms with walk-in showers, ocean views, and walk-out access to the lodge’s private beach. The lodge also has its own fly shop, where you’ll be able to pick up supplies, learn to tie the best local patterns, or just share or listen to fish tales from local guides.

Ascension Bay possesses hundreds of square miles of crystal clear inshore flats. Here, travelling anglers can hook into bonefish, tarpon, permit, snook, barracuda, and jacks year-round. The lodge’s guides know exactly where to take you during a given time of the year depending on which species you’re after, so you’ll have no trouble meeting your quota in one of the world’s top flats fishing locations. Furthermore, after making your reservation, the lodge supplies you with a complete list of recommended tackle for the area, which goes a long way towards preparing you for the trip.

Aside from fishing, the Pesca Maya Lodge supplies its guests with a filling breakfast buffet to start the day, a portable lunch for a day on the water, and a daily changing dinner menu, and alcohol and other beverages. If you’re looking for a few hours to yourself off the water, you can rent snorkeling equipment from the lodge or visit the Pesca Maya Spa. You can also explore the area, take an ecotour of the local Mayan ruins, or experience and encounter with dolphins or other local animals.

Ascension Bay’s Pesca Maya Lodge is a great destination for fly anglers looking for a truly memorable inshore experience. Secluded, accommodating, and professional, the lodge has everything the travelling angler needs. If you’ve been fishing your local rivers and lakes for years and have been dreaming of fulfilling your goal of hooking into an elusive bonefish or mighty tarpon, I highly suggest looking into the Pesca Maya Lodge when it comes time to plan your next trip.

For more information on the Pesca Maya Lodge, including rates and reservations, visit, or contact the lodge directly at 888-894-5642.