Palometa Club

Travel to the First "Pure Permit" Lodge in the World

Punta Allen, Mexico is located approximately three hours south of the international airport in Cancun. Guests travel from Cancun in a comfortable van to Tulum before hopping in boats for a comfortable water transfer to the beach in front of the lodge. Punta Allen is a quiet lobster fishing village south of the “Mayan Riviera” on a narrow peninsula at the northeastern point of the world famous Ascension Bay. The pavement ends in Tulum, and with it so does the hustle, crowds, and resort development in the hotel zone. This is the authentic, ecologically rich Yucatan Peninsula with dense tropical jungle and 1.3 million acres of the Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve, a World Heritage Site, and genuine old Mayan Mexico. It is a safe little corner of the Yucatan that is remote enough to remain pristine, but easily reachable in a half day with direct flights to Cancun from many U.S. portals including Dallas, Houston and Miami.


Contact Front Range Anglers Adventure Travel Manager Rob Kolanda or Adventure Travel Coordinator John Brown for additional information and to BOOK!

When you BOOK with FRA Adventure Travel you never pay more for our services as we work for YOU and the Lodge!.



The Fishing

Ascension Bay is known as perhaps the greatest permit fishery in the world, with 90+ square miles of sandy flats and isolated islands protected by a barrier reef along the eastern edge of the bay. Encounters with smaller, 5-12 pound permit are daily occurrences, and you will get many shots at fish between 20 and 30 pounds. The Club’s scientific approach to permit fishing techniques, tackle, and areas fished is very evident in the guides’ infectious enthusiasm and obvious desire to get the most out of every second in the fishing day.

Yucatan bones are typically smaller in nature than bones in the Bahamas or other Atlantic / Caribbean fisheries, however are found in huge numbers year round. The tremendous population of bonefish makes this a great destination to consider for beginner flats anglers looking for some easier reward.

Most tarpon in the bay are small, resident fish which remain in the area throughout the year, providing anglers with consistent opportunities for completing the fabled Grand Slam. Adult migratory fish often busting the 80-100 pound mark also begin to show up in the beginning of May and numbers will increase significantly through July & August.


The Lodge
The Club property is located on the active beach right in the heart of the lobster fishing village of Punta Allen. It is a newer two story structure built in 2005 and constructed of Mexican brick and mortar with indigenous hardwoods and tiles in the local tradition. Each room has two double beds with comfortable pillows and linens, individual A/C control, a ceiling fan, and operable window, and large spaces and storage for clothing and gear.

Unlike many simpler accommodations in the region, the lodge is equipped with 24 hour electric power, wireless internet, air conditioning, and effective mosquito control. There are six bedrooms (3 upstairs and 3 downstairs), a fly tying study, library/living room, and a large dining room adjacent to the open kitchen. There are several outdoor patios and a beautiful outdoor bar. The style and culture at the lodge is very refined and professional, but also VERY laid back and charming.

Food and Beverages
“Kaye’s Bar” stocks complimentary Margaritas, cold Beer, and local Rum drinks during happy hour. The day begins at sunrise with coffee followed by a traditional hot breakfast of cereal, eggs, bacon, ham, juices, toast and pastries. Hardy box lunches are prepared for the fishing boats and typically include sandwiches, fruits, desserts, ice water and other beverages of your choice. Dinner is served family style featuring delicious local Caribbean and Mexican dishes like mojo de ajo, pollo con mole, and chili rellenos, followed by scrumptious locally inspired desserts.

Travel Details

Getting Here
After arriving in Cancun, guests are met by lodge representatives and transferred approximately 1 hour 15 minutes south through Tulum and into the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve in a comfortable, air-conditioned van. From Tulum, travelers enter the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve where they then hop into guide boats at the Boca Paila Bridge for a comfortable water transfer the remaining 45 minutes to the beach in front of the lodge. The water transfer allows guests to avoid the majority of the bumpy road to Punta Allen.

Depart home city for Cancun, Mexico arriving no later than 2:00PM. Guests are then transferred to Tulum and onward to the Boca Paila Bridge in comfortable air conditioned vans. Travelers then hop into boats for the balance of the 45 minute boat run to the beach in front of the lodge .

Fishing days!

After breakfast, guests are transferred by boat and van back to the airport in Cancun and to the international terminal for the flight to the U.S. Guests should not schedule return flights from Cancun to depart before 1:00PM.

Non-Angling Activities

Within a short boat ride of The Palometa Club lies over 70 miles of Palancar Reef, the second largest barrier reef in the world. Join us for a snorkeling eco-tour through the warm Caribbean waters where we’ll come face-to-face with a hawksbill turtle, photograph fish as colorful as a rainbow, or explore a ship wreck.

A basic tour of Ascension Bay would consist of birding as it is the home to over 300 species of birds, and an equal amount migrate through each year. Common species of birds include roseate spoonbills, osprey, giant frigate, white ibis, egret, turkeys, parrots, toucans, great curassow, flamingos and herons just to name a few. Sea turtles are always easy to find and there are five species such as the green, leatherback, and hawksbill. Dolphins, several species of rays and sharks, cayman crocodiles, and the occasional whale shark or manatee can also be a part of any eco-tour. Within the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, wildlife such as howler and spider monkeys, white-lipped peccaries, pumas, brocket deer, tapirs, and jaguars can be found.

Muyil Day Trips
Our boat trips to Muyil are an all day commitment – but well worth the effort. Although small in comparison to Tulum or Chichen Itza, Muyil is one of the most recently discovered ancient ruins. We have been told Muyil was a stopping point to pay taxes for spices and other goods traded and sold on Ascension Bay. Trips to Muyil require one of our fishing guides to accompany the group – so they are not possible when we have a full house of anglers.


What's Included
- 7 Nights accommodations

- 6 Full days of guided fishing

- All Meals

- Ground transportation to lodge

- Happy hour beverages (Margaritas, Beer, Local Rum Drinks)

- Non-alcoholic beverages

- Telephone Calls & Wireless Internet

- Mexican VAT tax

- Laundry Service

2024 Rates and Dates

- 7 Night/6 Days: $4750 per angler (based on double occupancy)


Contact us for more information about booking!

What's Not Included
- Commercial air to Cancun, Mexico

- Additional alcoholic beverages outside of Happy Hour (BYOB welcome)

- Guide and staff gratuities

- Fishing Tackle & Flies

- Rental Rod & Reel Outfits ($20/day)

- Organized eco-tours

- Departure Taxes

Term and Privacy.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
A fifty percent deposit is required at the time of booking in order to confirm all reservations. Final balance is due sixty days from departure. All deposits and/or final payments are non-refundable. Refunds or credits cannot be issued for fishing time lost due to inclement weather. Receipt of deposit and/or final payment is acknowledgment that registrant has read and accepts the cancellation, refund and responsibility clauses. Travel insurance is highly recommended.
Travel Insurance
Front Range Anglers recommends all anglers to have Medical Evacuation Insurance- we recommend Global Rescue, and we HIGHLY recommend Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance. FOR ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT: Jessica Minard at 617.210.8106 (direct) or email