Casa Blanca Lodge has received rave reviews from anglers since it opened more than 20 years ago. Located on the island of Punta Pajaros within the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, the guides have access to both Ascension Bay and the Santa Rosa lagoon. The biosphere's stringent regulations and Casa Blanca's strict catch-and-release policy ensure great fishing for years to come. Casa Blanca and its sister lodge, Playa Blanca, are the only lodges in the Yucatan fishing from traditional flats skiffs. Fish from the boat or wade the hard white sand flats.
Though it is primarily a bonefish and permit destination, tarpon and snook also inhabit Ascension Bay. With its rivers, mangrove-lined lagoons and classic white sand flats, the bay is a marvel of tropical diversity, offering the fisherman a memorable fishing experience.
Nine spacious, air-conditioned waterfront rooms are featured with tile floors, comfortable beds and private bathroom with shower. The main lodge and sitting area is a thatched roof palapa; a perfect place to eat meals and rehash your day over drinks.
As a general rule, a 7- or 8-wt. outfit for the bonefish, 9- or 10-wt. outfit for the permit, both with tropical saltwater floating lines. A complete gear list will be sent upon confirmation. Frontiers can provide expert advice on finding the right gear for your trip.
In order to complete the transfer to the lodge the same day, your arrival flight to Cancun must arrive by 2pm. The lodge is accessed via a 55 minute charter flight south along the coast followed by a short boat ride to the Casa Blanca dock. For your departing flight from Cancun, any flight departing after 11am is fine.
You must possess a passport valid for 6 months after the last day of the trip.
Open year round with summer month limits, rates based on a 7-night/6-day package, shared room/shared boat. Single and non-angler rates are available. October 7, 2017-February 3, 2018 and May 19, 2018-October 6, 2018 double room/boat $4,441, February 3, 2018-May 19, 2018 double room/boat $4,748.
Tarpon > 40” Fork Length
Do not remove them from the water. This causes too much damage and stress, and decreases their chances of survival.
Minimize the time you handle the fish next to the boat before release.
Tarpon < 40” Fork Length
Minimize handling, since this can remove protective slime from the fish.
If you handle a fish, use clean wet ...