The Punta Allen Fishing Club


The Punta Allen Fishing Club is located 50 yards or so from the beach on Ascension bay, right in the heart of the lobster fishing village of Punta Allen.

 

The Lodge was built in 2009 using local indigenous hardwoods, Mexican stucco style brick and tiles, following the local tradition. We are located within the Sian Ka' an reserve and the lodge was not only built to blend in as a “eco-friendly hotel” but also meet the strict environmental regulations.

 

Our 5 modern rooms are decorated in the colorful style typical of Mexico but also offer a little a French touch which has been added to them by the lodge's owner. 

 

Upstairs, under a traditional Mayan Palapa (the largest in the village) is our dining room, bar, lounge with fly-tying benches and an internet corner. The Lodge is managed and run by a dedicated team, who all share the passion for salt-water fly-fishing. Our team with its multi-cultural background prides itself in anticipating your needs and wishes, to make your vacation the best fishing holiday you will ever have. 

 

We excel in truly making you feel that wonderful Mexican welcome “ Mi casa es tu casa” , “ My home is your home”. 

 

Our Fishing Lodge in Punta Allen also offers access to the nearby beach club which is especially appealing to any non-fishing guests.

 

Our staff:  Pascale Leblanc and Tiziano Rizzotto have many years of experience working in the fly fishing industry worlwide. Juan Briceño is the on-site managing Mexican partner. Juan is the Captain of the guides and is simply one of the very best in the area. Due to his high standards of client care he chooses only the best guides based on reputation, fishing skills and professionalism.

 

Fly fishing guide Juanito Punta Allen Fishing Club

 

 

Meet your management team

Pascale is a charming French lady born in Paris and has lived in the Bordeaux area for several years. As a Travel Agent for two decades she has been all around the world following her passion for fishing. She is a skilled chef and able to create unbelievable combinations of flavor with her delicious marriage between different cusines. Pascale will take care of you and will help you with your flight back home, or any other needs.

 

Tiziano was born in Milan, Italy. He is an experienced fly fishing guide and tour operator. He has specialized in organizing fishing trips worldwide for about 30 years. His passion for fly fishing is surpassed only by his passion for fly tying. Tiziano is co-founder and co-owner of the Punta Allen Fishing Club with Pascale.

 

Tiziano is also a journalist, photographer and writer. He is fluent in Italian, Spanish and English and will make your stay at Punta Allen Fishing Club a non-forgetable time.

 

Juan was born in Punta Allen to a family where fishing was the traditional way of work and life. Friends  call him " Juanito ".  Pascale and Tiziano were proud to add Juanito to the team. Juanito’s mother is a real "Mayan" and she has often said that in the Mayan culture, Juanito in his ancestral life was a fish!

 

Juanito in one of the top guides in the village and his reputation as a Permit Guide is now well known by fisherman from all over the world.  He has been a professional guide for over 10 years  and is our guide Captain. Juanito knows Ascension Bay like the back of his own hand, knowing the best locations to fish. Especially,  when one appreciates the influence of weather, tide and temperature on fishing for Tarpon, Bonefish, Snook and the legendary Permit.

 

Juanito speaks Spanish and English. He is experienced in guiding anglers from around the world in their question for a Grand Slam.

 

 

Fine Dining

The quality and taste of our cusine is renowned, receiving many complements from our guests.

 

Typical breakfast: fresh homemade juice, pancakes, French toast, eggs in any style (Mexican, with bacon, fried, etc), fruit salad and grilled bread. Tea, coffee, chocolate, milk, marmalade, jelly, Mexican honey and fresh fruit will be ready for you at 7.00 am.

 

Packed Lunch: These comprise salad (different each day, pasta, vegetable, potatoes, tomatoes, etc.), chips, sandwiches, fruit, cookies and homemade cakes.

 

On returning from your fishing excursion around 4.00- 4.30 pm, or when you are ready, appetizers will be available : empanadas, guacamoles and quesadillas all served with local nachos and cold beer.

 

Dinner: Your evening meal is ready for guests at 7.00 pm,  offering 3 courses. The chef and her assistant will treat you to delightful specialties from local Caribbean and Mexican dishes. Often with a French and Italian touch. 

 

Freshly caught fish and seafood is normally served;  Grouper, Snapper in Tikinchic, lobster (in season) and shrimps al “Mojo de Ajo” paella, fish soup and more.

 

As an alternative, the chef will make you chicken fajitas with traditional  sauces from the area (local chocolate and spicey salsas), chili rellenos, chile con carne and last but not least the barbeque/grill specialties with  “aranchera beef”, T-bone steak, sirloin, and chorizo sausage. 

 

All this will be followed by “seasonal” homemade desserts such us Pascale’s mango cakes, and fabulous “Crepes Suzette” (made with her own secret recipe).

 

typical mexican ceviche

 

Beverages / drinking water

Purified water is used for cooking, drinking, and for ice.

 

All non- alcoholic beverages are included:

Tea, coffee, water, fruit juice such us orange, lemon, melon and soda.

 

Also are included all Caribbean cocktail and appetizers during the aperitif (5.00-7.00 pm), Margaritas, Pina Coladas and Ti-Punch.

 

Additional alcoholic beverages outside the aperitif, Mexican beer and wine are not included (BYOB welcome).

 

Note: you may safely use the water in the bathroom for brushing your teeth. However, 2 bottles of water per room are also provided each day. Additional bottles of water will be provided on request. 

 

mexican bear

 

Beauty / Relaxing

We can arrange Mayan Massage sessions and beauty treatments (manicurist, pedicurist and hairdressing)

 

Internet / communications

Your cell phone will not be useful as there is no cellular coverage in Punta Allen. However, phone and internet wireless is always available. Many of our guests use skype, whatsapp and other chat services.

 

The number of the Lodge is : +52 1 984 107 11 44

 

Fishing Lodge mexico

 

Laundry

This service is included. Your pants/shirts will be ready on the next morning after collection.

 

Bookcase/Library

Romance, fishing, mayan cultures, etc

 

Services at the Lodge

Check in/ticket confirmation

In order to facilitate your return, Pascale will verify scheduled departure time, printing of your boarding pass, seat assignment and reconfirmation of your flight back with IATA (international air transport association) system Amadeus.

 

Typical Length of Stay

Program

Day 1

Arrival at Cancun international airport, meet with our representative and transport to the Punta Allen fishing club. On arrival at the Lodge, welcoming drinks will be offered at the lodge's bar. At dinner, we will provide details of the week's fishing activities.

 

Day 2 – day 7

Breakfast will be ready at 7.00 am with departure for fishing excursions at 8.00 am.  A cooler with soft drinks, water and packed picnic lunches are included. In each boat, there are two guides and 2 anglers.

 

Note: Ascension Bay is very large and you will be fishing at a different spot each day.

 

Return from fishing at 4.00-4.30 pm.

 

Day 8 - Leaving

Breakfast and departure for Cancun airport in time for your scheduled flight departure.

 

If your departure flight is in the evening, we can arrange a stop on the way at Grand Cenotes, Playa del Carmen or Tulum Mayan Ruins.

 

Summary:

7 nights and 6 fishing days – anglers can arrive and depart on any day of the week for a typical week-long stay at the Lodge. Shorter trips can be arranged for your convenience on request.

 

Clients testimonial

“My husband and I spent a week with Pascale, Tiziano, and Juan at the end of April.  This was the best fly fishing trip we have ever had and we have to add credence to that by saying this was our 7th time in Ascension Bay.  Pascale was the cook and hostess while we were there and she was FANTASTIC.  The food was exceptional.  The lodge was comfortable and charming.  Juanito was our guide for 6.5 days and we were able to catch at least one of all the coveted fish.  He was not going to let us leave unless we did!  Juan was very fun and enjoyable to spend the day with.  Tiziano was informative and fun to visit with.  We hope to return very soon.  
There is no a.c. in the lodge but with the cross breeze we did not find that to be a problem.  The staff was very good.  We highly recommend it but not so much that it is full when we want to go back.”

 

Janet and David Dill

Montana/Wyoming USA

 

“I wanted to thank you again for the wonderful fly-fishing trips I have had with your Lodge, and comment on the professionalism of your organization.

 

Juan and his assistant guides have great patience with my not so great ability to fly fish.  They can spot permit and bone fish, when I can see absolutely nothing.  If not for their clear directions in English "cast 2 o'clock, 50 ft. out, strip, strip, Set the hook!"; I never would have been able to catch so many fish. They are truly expert fly fisherman and know every part of the vast Ascension Bay area.

 

The gourmet breakfast and lunches that Pascale provides are better than any other fishing lodge where I have stayed. Nice fresh fruits, eggs , pancakes, pastries and fresh juices. No plain ham and cheese sandwich with a bag of chips for lunch at this Lodge. Many time we had fresh homemade pasta dishes and cookies or pastries for desert.

 

The lodge itself is very clean and comfortable. You can tell that they take great pride in the facilities. The hammocks on the upstairs veranda are my favorite place to relax after a long day of fishing. There is a nice breeze upstairs to get away from the heat , and fans in the bedrooms keep it comfortable for sleeping at night.

 

I am looking forward to my next trip there this winter. Good people, and good fishing.

 

Sincerely,

Richard Rawlins

Pottsboro, Texas USA

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