Nestled in the small town of Punta Allen, the Palometa Club is a world-class fly fishing lodge with access to the famed flats of Ascension Bay. There’s no doubt this is one of the best operations in Mexico for the serious flats angler. Founded in 2005, the Palometa Club is known for its heightened focus on the single most elusive species in saltwater: the Permit. Industry authorities have speculated that this is one of the finest Permit lodges anywhere in the world, and if you have your sights set on the most sought-after fish in saltwater, you’ll have as good a chance here as anywhere.
Punta Allen, Mexico - The Club is an in-town lodge located in Punta Allen, Mexico. Cancun International Airport is the closest international airport and round-trip shuttles from the airport to the lodge are included in the price of the trip.
Tropical Saltwater Flats Fishing - The fishing at The Palometa Club is (by far) the highlight of the program. This is a tropical saltwater flats fishing lodge that combines boat fishing and wade fishing. The lodge has access to the extensive flats of Ascension Bay where anglers can encounter a variety of angling opportunities from Bonefish to Tarpon and more. Most people visit The Palometa Club for the Permit fishing, however. The expert team has years of experience targeting Permit on the fly. Sight fishing is common and fish eat a combination of crabs, shrimp, and small baitfish. If you’re a beginner angler, there are plenty of opportunities here to target Bonefish and other less-selective species than the Permit.
Species - Permit, Bonefish, Tarpon, Snook, Barracuda
Expert Instruction and Fishy Advice - Each boat has two guides and two anglers (unless you purchase a private boat). If you’re fishing from the boat, one guide will be on the poling platform gently maneuvering the boat along the flats searching for fish. The other guide will help with line management, casting, etc. The guide team at The Palometa Club is truly second-to-none; these guys have years of experience seeing fish, communicating with anglers, and bringing fish to the boat safely. If anglers want to get out of the boat and wade, the guide team will guide you over the flats to find Bonefish, Snook, Tarpon, Permit, and more.
Comfortable, Clean, Lively - Although the lodge functions on a fishing-first mentality, its in-town location and quality accommodations contribute to an already-stellar program. That being said, this isn’t a secluded getaway on your own private island. The Club’s 6-bedroom design acts as a comfortable and rejuvenating home-base. Located beach-side, with a lively, laid-back atmosphere, the two-story lodge built in 2005 offers 6 bedrooms, each with two double beds, a private bath, comfortable pillows and linens, individual air-control, and much more. Add a fly tying room, gear storage, a living room, and a large dining room, and it’s easy to see why visitors come for more than just the fishing.
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