Palometa Club

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Located in the small fishing village of Punta Allen, The Palometa Club offers anglers quick access to the famed flats of Ascension Bay and the Boca Paila lagoon system. This vast, 1.3 million-acre fishery is located within the Sian Ka’an Biosphere, a UNESCO World Heritage site protected from commercial fishing. Here, experienced guides specialize in targeting Permit, with additional opportunities for Bonefish, Tarpon, and Snook. Avid anglers and novices will all enjoy the recently renovated lodge’s relaxed atmosphere and outstanding service.

Who It’s For

  • Permit junkies
  • Novice to advanced anglers
  • Fishing oriented couples


When To Go

Ascension Bay can provide phenomenal flats fishing year-round. Typically the most consistent Permit fishing falls in the spring and summer months, from March through September. Bonefish and resident Tarpon can be found around Punta Allen at any time. 

Weather in this subtropical climate is relatively stable throughout the year, with average highs in the 80s. The warmer months, June through August, often bring more frequent rains as well as the occasional hurricane. The cooler season falls from December through February and tends to have less rain, but cold fronts become a risk.


The Palometa Club employs a double guide system, meaning each panga will have two guides and two anglers. The benefits of the two-guide system are numerous; including more eyes scanning for fish, fewer fly line tangles, and switching rods quicker. Anglers here will generally have many shots at feeding Permit averaging 10-15 pounds. Larger fish up to 30 pounds can be found any time of year. Just like anywhere else in the world, Permit here can be frustrating due to their discerning nature. That being said, this is arguably one of the best operations in Mexico dedicated to Permit fishing.


Bonefish are found abundantly in the numerous flats of Punta Allen. Many flats feature a hard sand bottom that makes for excellent footing. There are also many flats ideally suited for fishing from the boat, for anglers who prefer not to wade fish. Due to their prolific numbers and obliging feeding habits, the Bonefish of Ascension Bay make an excellent fly rod target for beginners and experts alike.


In the Boca Paila lagoon system north of Ascension Bay, Juvenile Tarpon averaging 10-30 pounds can be found year-round. Larger Tarpon can also be found in the spring and summer seasons.

Other Species

In addition to the big three flats species, the Ascension Bay area offers an exceptional Snook fishery. These strong ambush predators love to crush baitfish patterns in the mangroves, and they round out the ‘super slam’ potential of the region. While exploring the expansive flats, anglers commonly encounter various targets such as Barracuda, Jacks, and Sharks.


At The Palometa Club, you’ll fish from the standard Mexican Panga. These are very seaworthy vessels that have become the standard throughout the Caribbean. Each boat features rod storage and spacious casting decks.


A range of rod sizes with matched reels will be necessary for a week at The Palometa Club. We recommend bringing 4 rods: a 6/7wt for Bonefish, an 8wt all-purpose, a 9wt for Permit, and a 10-12wt for Tarpon. Your guides will help you rig appropriately for the day’s fishing. We recommend adhering to the packing and equipment lists provided by Trident.


Day 1: From Home to The Palometa Club

A week-long trip at The Palometa Club typically runs from Saturday to Saturday. Getting to the lodge begins with a Saturday flight to Cancun, Mexico (CUN). Once you’ve arrived in Cancun, a Palometa Club representative will drive you approximately 2 hours to Ultima Maya, where you will board a 90-minute boat transfer to the lodge.

Days 2 - 7: The Fishing Days

Fishing days start with a full breakfast before heading out with your guide for the day. Lunch is typically served on the water, allowing you to rejuvenate and rehydrate. Following an afternoon fishing session, you’ll return to the lodge to unwind and enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal. After dinner, enjoy cocktails and stories at the bar, throw a game of cornhole, or retire early.

Day 8: From The Palometa Club to Home

After your week of fishing, you’ll enjoy breakfast on Saturday morning before beginning your 90-minute boat transfer back to Ultima Maya, where a Palometa Club representative will drive you 2 hours back to Cancun. Once you’ve arrived in Cancun, you’ll board your flight to your home destination.



The Palometa Club comprises a two-story building with six air-conditioned guest rooms. Each room features two double beds, a private bath, WiFi, and storage space for clothing and gear. 

The lodge also offers a fly-tying bench, a relaxing outdoor bar, a shaded palapa, and beach hammocks.


The cuisine at The Palometa Club is an authentic fusion of Mexican and Caribbean dishes, typically including fresh seafood, local produce, and home-baked goods. Breakfasts feature bold Mexican coffee, fruit, eggs, and pastries. Delicious cooler lunches are packed in the panga to be enjoyed on the water. Dinners consist of regional favorites such as pollo con mole, traditional sopas, and fresh ceviche. Evenings are accentuated with dessert and margaritas at the outdoor bar.


Complimentary WiFi is available in the lodge. Although it is generally a reliable service, it can be affected by adverse weather conditions. Cell service may be available at the lodge depending on your service plan.


2024 Fishing Packages

Trident Travel’s expert planning service is free of charge. The rates below are the same as you would pay by booking directly with the lodge. 

Rates are subject to change at any time. Contact us for the most current pricing. 

Double Occupancy / Shared Boat (Per Person)

4 Nights / 3 Days = $3,250

5 Nights / 4 Days = $3,750

6 Nights / 5 Days = $4,250

7 Nights / 6 Days = $4,750

Double Occupancy / Private Boat (per person) 

4 Nights / 3 Days = $3,900

5 Nights / 4 Days = $4,700

6 Nights / 5 Days = $5,500

7 Nights / 6 Days = $6,300

Single Occupancy / Shared Boat (Per Person)

4 Nights / 3 Days = $3,850

5 Nights / 4 Days = $4,500

6 Nights / 5 Days = $5,150

7 Nights / 6 Days = $5,800

Single Occupancy / Private Boat (per person) 

4 Nights / 3 Days = $4,600

5 Nights / 4 Days = $5,400

6 Nights / 5 Days = $6,200

7 Nights / 6 Days = $7,000

What's Included:

  • Lodging
  • All meals
  • Guided fishing
  • Round-trip airport transfers (CUN)
  • Happy hour alcoholic beverages
  • Fishing License
  • Government taxes

What's Not Included:

  • Airfare to and from Cancun (CUN)
  • Gratuities for the guides
  • Gratuities for the lodge staff
  • All fishing equipment
  • Laundry service


What skill level is required for this trip?

The Palometa Club offers something for everyone, from Bonefish for beginners to Permit for advanced anglers. To target Permit specifically, anglers should be comfortable casting heavy crab patterns accurately at 60 feet in the wind.

What should I do to prepare for a week of fly fishing in Mexico?

Most importantly, you should practice casting in windy conditions. As with any saltwater trip, wind can be a major factor in Mexico. Also, purchasing the right gear, tackle, and clothing is important - use our recommended packing lists. You should think about your goals for the trip so that you can relay them to your guides. And lastly, figure out your travel logistics well in advance.

Is The Palometa Club Family Friendly?

The Palometa Club is best suited for focused permit anglers or fishing-oriented groups. If you’re looking for a lodge with non-angling activities for families, there are other options we’d recommend.

How many other anglers will be there?

The Palometa Club has a capacity of 12 anglers.

Is the water safe to drink?

Yes, purified drinking water is always available at the lodge.

How does money work in Mexico?

Mexico’s currency is the Mexican peso (MXN). U.S. dollars are readily accepted in Mexico, but change will be given in pesos. Please bring enough cash to cover gratuities and incidentals.

Do the guides speak English?

Yes, all the guides at The Palometa Club are fluent in English and Spanish.

Do I need travel insurance?

We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance to protect your investment. We recommend Travel Guard, a well-established insurance company that offers excellent, affordable policies designed for angling travel.


What happens if I'm injured or have an emergency requiring evacuation?

Every situation is different when medical and security emergencies happen. To ensure you’re protected when things don’t go as planned, we highly recommend our clients enroll with Global Rescue.

Is traveling to Mexico safe?

Mexico is generally considered a safe destination for international tourists. As with any international travel, use common sense and keep your wits about you. Once at the lodge, crime is of little concern.


What kind of electrical outlets are there?

Electrical outlets are the same as in the U.S. - 110 Volt AC power.


What is the weather like?

The climate of Ascension Bay is subtropical with temperatures averaging around 80 degrees F throughout the year.  Lows during winter months rarely drop below 70 and highs during the warmest months are only occasionally above 100.  April and May tend to be the warmest months and cold fronts in the late fall or early winter generally bring the coolest temperatures.

Are there fees for airport transfers?

Airport transfers to/from Cancun (CUN) are included in the package rate. We recommend tipping your transfer drivers and boat captains at your discretion.

Is tipping customary in Mexico?

Yes, tipping is customary although it is at your discretion. Tipping 15-20 % of your trip total per person is recommended. Please plan on tipping in cash.

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