Xflats at Tierra Maya Lodge

Surround yourself with History and Permit in Xcalak, Mexico

Whether you are searching for the elusive permit specifically or are just looking for the best salt-water fly fishing experience in Xcalak, Mexico down in the Yucatan, The Xflats at Tierra Maya, established in 1982, is a privately-owned saltwater fly-fishing lodge that combines the luxury of a resort, yet still maintains the casualness of beach front living. Find your paradise in the Caribbean waters of the Mesoamerican Reef, in “the flats” where permit, bonefish and tarpon thrive.

Every visit to our Mayan inspired lodge is an experience to be treasured; with a remote beachfront of over 150 feet, this year-round retreat awaits your rod and reel. Nestled just north of the rustic village of Xcalak (pronounced ish-kalak), The Xflats is immersed in the lush greenery of Yucatan’s ancient forests and harbors with an abundance of reefs, making it an exquisite tropical all-inclusive experience. The world-renowned flats of Xcalak provide a haven for saltwater fly-fishing, activities such as diving and snorkeling and the perfect spot for a well-deserved getaway.


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

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



The Fishing

Considered by many as “the holy grail of fly fishing”, permit are an addiction that is well fed in the waters of Chetumal Bay. If you enjoy the thrill of the hunt, you’ll enjoy chasing permit. The number of opportunities you will typically get fishing in Chetumal Bay help increase your odds greatly.

The ice breaker for many people on their first saltwater fly fishing trip and the fish that ruins many trout fisherman is indeed the bonefish. In the waters of Chetumal Bay, you will chase bonefish on multiple flats, bays and lagoons. The bonefish here average 2-4 pounds but larger fish are available. We are continually searching back bays and lagoons for their presence. Each year we see and catch fish approaching the 10# mark.

Here in Chetumal Bay and the surrounding lagoons we have limited access to mostly Baby Tarpon in the 5-20# range. If you are hoping to have a shot at some of the large (100#+) migratory tarpon that move through the area then plan your trip in early June to end of July where spots in the bay and ocean front are regularly visited by the migrating fish.


The Lodge
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.

These extraordinary suites feature expansive patios, a spacious bathroom, newly added air conditioners and living area that looks onto the bay. Each room offers a up to eight rod racks for your fully rigged setup.

Located oceanside, our restaurant features fresh seafood and local cuisine. Guests savior authentic local seafood, while enjoying the companionship of fellow anglers. Breakfast and dinner will cater to the local cuisine as each will complement our daily menu. With or without the accompaniment of sweet oceanside sounds, every meal is a delight, crafted with local produce and spice for your palate.

Travel Details

Getting Here
Please fly to Cancun or Chetumal Mexico. Arrivals into Cancun should be no later that 3 pm (later arrivals can bee accommodated, but may require additional fees or an oversight stay in Cancun or Tulum). For departures, we recommend departing after 12 pm.

Upon arrival into Cancun or Chetumal, you will have the choice of making the 4.5 hour drive (from Cancun. 2 hour drive from Chetumal) to xFlats lodge via shuttle or via rental car. Round Trip Ground Transportation with Chauffeur from Cancun Airport to Xcalak is included in our fishing packages for Saturday arrivals and/or departures.


What's Included
- Lodging

- Guided Fishing

- Airport reception with air-conditioned, professional shuttle service to and from the lodge

- Meals

- Snacks

- Bottled Water

- Breakfast juices and coffee

2023 Rates and Dates

- 7 Night/6 Days: $4195 per angler (based on double occupancy)


- Contact us for more information!

What's Not Included
- Airfare to and from Cancun

- Fishing Equipment

- Gratuities for guides, staff, and the shuttle driver

- Alcoholic beverages and sodas

- Travel insurance

2024 Rates and Dates

- 7 Night/6 Days: $4695 per angler (based on double occupancy)


- Contact us for more information!

Term and Privacy.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
All rates subject to an additional service charge and taxes and rates are subject to change without notice. Please contact our concierge team for more details. As a courtesy to other guests, we kindly ask that cancellations and appointment changes be made 120 days prior to your scheduled service to avoid penalties. In cases of severe weather penalties for canceling or changing outdoor activities will not be imposed. A deposit of 50% per person is required to confirm your reservation and remaining balance is due 90 days to your scheduled arrival. A refund of the deposit, less a handling fee of $150 per person will be reimbursed if notice of cancellation is received 120 days prior to scheduled arrival. There will be NO refund for “no-shows,” cancellations less than 120 days prior to arrival, or for early departures.
Travel Arrangements and 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: KIM D'AMICO-KDAMICO@GLOBALRESCUE.COM - 617.459.4200