Here’s the deal with the Yucatan South. It’s a pain to get to and more difficult to describe. But once there, you will know what we mean. It’s crazy awesome!
The pueblo is called Xcalak. It’s about a six hour drive from Cancun, a couple of miles from Belize, and about 200 people not wearing shoes living in a town on a beach.
The second largest barrier reef in world runs along the coastline to Costa Rica creating incredible habit for permit, bonefish, baby tarpon, snook, and barracuda. The fly fishing occurs primarily on the saltwater flats and in the mangroves along the north end of Ambergris Caye and the Bay of Chetamul. The area has been permit central with numerous fish in the eight to sixteen pound range. You could see twenty plus permit per day, however, hooking up is %!@#.
The lodging on this trip is beach side at a small resort where we book all but one or two units. Good, fresh local food with lots of cold libations round out the perfection of what fly fishing the Yucatan South is all about.