Casa Blanca & Playa Blanca Fishing
TRAVEL DOCUMENTS NEEDED CASA BLANCA AND PLAYA BLANCA LODGES
You must supply proof of citizenship to obtain a Mexican Tourist Card and to enter the country. The Tourist Card application is issued at the ticket counter by airlines that fly into Mexico. Just fill it out while in flight and present it along with your proof of citizenship to the immigration officials when you arrive in Cancun. For proof of citizenship you need a valid U.S. passport (check expiration date). The tourist card will be checked at your first point of entry. The immigration official will retain one copy and give you the other, which you must surrender at the airline ticket counter when you check in for your return flight. Keep your copy (Tourist Card) in your possession during your stay in Mexico. No visas or inoculations are required for U.S. citizens. A Mexican departure tax is payable at the airport when leaving Mexico. Some airlines include this as a prepaid part of your ticket. Please check with your travel agent or carrier to verify this.
Traveling With Minors
Children 17 years of age or younger entering Mexico accompanied by only one parent must have a notarized letter of consent from the other parent stating the child/children have his/her permission to enter the country. Single parents need a notarized documentation of divorce decree or death certificate of spouse. Minors unaccompanied by either parent require a notarized letter of consent signed by both parents.
If, when you arrive in Cancun, you find that your luggage has been misplaced by the airlines, you must report it to an airline representative before you leave the baggage claim area. If you do not, it is likely that you will not recover your lost items. Do not surrender your original baggage claim stubs when making a lost baggage claim with an airline. Insist that they make photocopies for their records. After informing the airline, report the loss to the lodge's local representative. He will forward your baggage to the lodge if it is found by the airline. We strongly encourage guests to pack lightly in soft sided bags to facilitate loading in the charter aircraft. If there is too much luggage, it will be transferred by truck and boat to the lodge(4 hrs.).
Print two copies of the page in your passport, which includes your picture, passport number, issue and expiration date. Keep one copy in your wallet or pocket and one in your luggage. This can be very helpful entering and leaving the country if your passport is lost.
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Unless you have been there it is impossible to imagine a place like Casa Blanca... the vast bays, the immense expanse flats, hidden lagoons rimmed with mangroves... an endless, isolated world of turquoise shallows, it seems. Pelicans and frigates hover above the island catching the rising currents of air; herons and ibis wade and hunt the shorelines. Rays and lobster track the bottom. Barracuda hang motionless... and then are gone. And again and again, passing like a cloud over the flats, come permit and bonefish in schools, pushing water, tailing, cutting their own curious paths across the sand, through the turtle grass awaiting your cast, your strike. It is hard to imagine the surge of adrenaline as you lift your rod, the line sizzling through the water. It almost seems as if time is suspended. It is a moment impossible to forget. An image that stays with you, in the mind's eye, long after you have put away the rod and returned home to civilization.
It has been said that Casa Blanca has the world's largest population of permit. It is not extraordinary to see within casting range twenty five to fifty permit in a single day. It is an extraordinary experience to catch one though...an experience of which you will never tire.
That is the beauty of permit fishing.
The lodge itself sits on Punta Pajaros , on the northern tip of Isla Punta Pajaros, a small coastal island in the western Caribbean. Here, at the mouth of Ascension Bay, where the reef that divides the sea from the bay begins to bend inshore, you will find the lodge's white buildings clustered amid the palms on a white sand beach. It is as remote and pristine a location as you will find in this hemisphere. Yet to get to Casa Blanca it is only a short flight to Cancun and a fifty five minute charter flight down the Yucatan coast. But, just make a run across an inlet, slide through the narrow mangrove channels that lead to the bay, and you truly are as far from the world and as close to "the way it was' as you will ever be. "Far from the world" Yes, but not far from the necessities of civilized man.
"A room with a view"
Since the Carribean is only 100 feet away, that is the only kind of room you will find. They are large and well appointed with tile floors, mahogany shutters and very spacious baths.
"A well stocked bar"
In the main lodge you will find the bar and a very accommodating bartender as well. After a full day on the water, it is a perfect place to relax and talk about the ones that did not get away.
"An imaginative menu"
As you might expect in the Caribbean, the house specialty is fresh seafood - lobster or snapper or conch. You will always find the day's catch simply and skillfully prepared. Chayote, Jicama, Habaneros - the native fruits and vegetables are presented to please you eye as well as your palate.
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES AT CASA BLANCA AND PLAYA BLANCA LODGES
In Cancun there are the typical resort activities of shopping, swimming, sunbathing, and nightlife. However,
at the lodge you better like eat, fish, and sleep. We can arrange for some sea kayaking or Mayan Ruins tours as well.
SEASON AT CASA BLANCA AND PLAYA BLANCA LODGES
This is tough. A year around fishery that only falters because of weather issues. These weather issues usually occur from July through October. So November through June is pretty "prime time". I know anglers who swear that June is the best, others say February. As always, the best time is when you can get away from the cold of winter and the stress of work!!
HOW TO GET TO CASA BLANCA AND PLAYA BLANCA LODGES
All guests should book flights to Cancun, Mexico. From there, the lodge will provide an air charter which will fly you directly to the lodge. Guests making their own flight reservations must plan to arrive in Cancun no later than 2:30 p.m. and schedule their return flight no earlier than 12 p.m. noon in order to make connections with the air charter. Any flights that do not fall within this time period must be approved 30 days in advance by the lodge and may result in an air charter surcharge. The charges are listed in the Casa Blanca & Playa Blanca pricing literature. All airline or private flight itineraries must be supplied to the lodge 30 days in advance of your arrival in Cancun.
Casa Blanca, Playa Blanca & Casa Redonda transfer all it's guests from Cancun via private air charter. We fly Cessna 206's. Each plane can accommodate 4 to 5 guests plus our pilot. The flight to & from Cancun to the island is approximately 120 miles or 55 minutes. We land on our own private airstrip adjacent to Casa Blanca. All of the guests travel information is coordinated and submitted to Casa Blanca's private air charter service by their home office.
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT ALL FLIGHT INFORMATION IS SUBMITTED ACCORDING TO POLICY IN ORDER TO INSURE THAT ALL OUR GUESTS (ARRIVING & DEPARTING) ARE PREPARED FOR PROPERLY.
Private air charter flight schedules are customized each week according to the information provided by arriving & departing guests. Our established day of travel is Saturday. Any air travel on a day other than a Saturday is subject to an air charter surcharge. Private planes are not allowed to land on our airstrip. Private planes must land in Cancun and be transferred to the island by one of our charter flights. Please read more about Travel Information follow the links to Trip Planning & Flight Information to learn more details.
2015 RATES AT CASA BLANCA AND PLAYA BLANCA LODGES
ALL RATES ARE PER PERSON
Oct, 2014 thru Feb 7th, 2015 and May 23rd-July 7th 2015
7 night 6 Day
All Inclusive Rates
All Inclusive Double Occupancy Rate $4,240.00
All Inclusive Single Occupancy Rate $5,899.00
All Inclusive Non Fishing Double Occupancy Rate $3,324.00
February 7th, 2015 thru May 23rd, 2015
All Inclusive Double Occupancy Rate $4,615.00
All Inclusive Single Occupancy Rate $6,313.00
All Inclusive Non Fishing Double Occupancy Rate $3,695.00
5 Night 4 Day
All Inclusive Rates
Oct, 2014 thru Feb 7th, 2015 and May 23rd-Oct 2015
All Inclusive Guided Fishing Per Person Double Occupancy Rate $3,553.00
All Inclusive Single Occupancy Rate $4,665.00
All Inclusive Non Fishing Double Occupancy Rate $2,968.00
February 7th, 2015 thru May 23rd, 2015
All Inclusive Double Occupancy Rate $3,888.00
All Inclusive Single Occupancy Rate $5,351.00
All Inclusive Non Fishing Double Occupancy Rate $3,494.00
TARPON LAGOON FISHING
Is very limited and NOT guaranteed. Requests must be made prior to your trip and will only be considered upon receipt of ALL monies due paid according to our policy. Lodge manager reserves the right to protect the Tarpon Lagoon and it’s resources
NOT INCLUDED AT CASA BLANCA AND PLAYA BLANCA LODGES