2024 marks our third return to Xcalak in pursuit of black-tailed devils. This area is a mecca for permit, but anglers can also choose to target tarpon, cruising cudas, and more.
On our 2022 week, three group members landed their first permit during the week despite a couple days of bad weather; rain and winds. The food is great, the lodging comfortable, and the permit plentiful. The group dedicated a lot of time to pursuing permit but also got some tarpon and bonefish to hand. This is a great location for the serious permit angler.Check out our 2022 trip report...
X-Flats is located in the remote village of Xcalak on the southernmost tip of the Yucatan Peninsula bordering Belize. Owned and operated by Colorado fishing guide turned lodge operator Jesse Colter, the lodge offers a relaxing home base complete with air conditioning and wi-fi after full days on the flats.
The area is home to bonefish, permit, tarpon, snook, jacks, and more. Fishing days can be focused on specific species/techniques, or offer a variety depending on what you (and your fishing partner) want to do.
Spring 2024 trip dates: June 1-8 at the lodge. Plan for overnights in Cancun on June 9 and June 17. Limited availability - please contact the shop for more informaton.
2024 pricing for 7 nights / 6 days. Double occupancy (boat and room) -$4,695.00 USD
More from their website:
"Tucked along the world-famous Chetumal Bay, the Xflats at Tierra Maya’s 7 beachfront suites are elegantly furnished retreats with stylish Mayan décor, breezy exterior terraces, and dotted with tropical hammocks for guest to relax in the ocean front aromata. Our suites offer our guest a comfortable space to put your feet up after a long day of exhilarating fly fishing.
We cater to the serious saltwater fly angler while also offering numerous daily tours and activities for our non fishing clients. Our property stretches over 150 ft of remote beachfront where permit and bonefish are daily visitors.
Our 200 foot pier lies in the center of the property where you will be picked up by your guide for the day. Spend your mornings, afternoons, or days off on the pier waiting for the inevitable visit of many local species of fish."