Costa De Cocos
Favorite Memory: Pulling up on a flat the first day and on his first cast ever
to a Bonefish my buddy Scott hooks up.
A 4 hour ride from Cancun this lodge is very remote. They do offer water sports
for other activities and the small town of Xcalak is about a kilometer away.
Dave and Ilana who own and operate the lodge are fantastic. They make sure you
have everything you need. The accommodations are individual bungalows spread
throughout the property. With the main building serving as bar and restaurant.
Great food and relaxing setting.
Fishing: The possibilities are endless. Miles upon miles of flats full of
Bonefish and frequent shots at Permit make this a great location. You can also
fish for baby tarpon. The only other boats we saw were from the lodge. The flats
are a mix of every kind, there is hard white sand, Mucky bottom, grasses and
marl. The fish are smaller but due to low pressure are very aggressive. I caught
a 4 pounder on my first cast. My
buddy Scott was on his second bonefish trip and averaged 5 fish a day and that
was with some cloudy afternoons. Scott. in picture, with an average Costa bonefish. As a
bonus you can fish for Barracuda down by the Mexican Naval base on the Belize
border. It is best to troll for them with spinning gear available at the
lodge, but I got a couple trailing a needlefish fly. Hit like a ton of bricks
and ran like crazy. A little tricky getting the fly out those jaws though.