Women’s Fly Fishing & Yoga Retreat Xcalak, Mexico - Acocote Eco Inn

Imagine taking a trip where you get the best of all the worlds! Pristine and secluded beaches, epic flats fishing for tarpon, bonefish, and permit, snorkeling around protected reefs, a sailboat on Bacalar Lagoon, and yoga next to the ocean—if that all sounds like something you’d like to be a part of, then take a trip off the beaten path with us! Join us in Xcalak, Mexico! Saturday, June 10th to Sunday, June 18th 2023.

Xcalak is considered a quiet fishing town on the southern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Your journey begins by flying to Cancun where you will be whisked away from the urban hustle and bustle to the much more relaxed pace in real Mexico. Bonefish, permit, and tarpon await your fly. Experience the fishing, the culture, and the food with your favorite fly shop.

What’s Included

Transfer from Cancun to Acocote Eco Inn, Seven night's lodging, Three days guided fishing, Three lunches for guided fishing days, Three half day excursions (sailboat on Bacalar Lagoon, Snorkel tour, and Ruins), Six breakfasts’, Five Catered dinners', Indian dinner, One dinner at Sylvia's, and yoga classes.

EXCLUSIONS ARE: International Airfare to Cancun, One night accommodations upon arrival in Cancun, Alcohol, , Tips for guides, lodge staff & excursion guides, Meals on the road or during excursion days.

2023 Guided Fly Fishing Pricing
(based on per person occupancy)

7 nights / 6 days


Contact Us For More Information:

(435) 783-6791

The Location

Allow us to set the scene. A short five hour drive south of Cancun you enter a small fishing village called Xcalak, Mexico (pronounced ish-kalak). This remote area combines a little of Mexico and Belize. English is spoken fluently by many even though Spanish is still the predominant language. Xcalak is a great place for those seeking the more remote areas of southern Quintana Roo with boundless natural beauty both above and below the waterline.


Acocote Eco Inn is a small inn run completely off the grid. Power comes from a generator backed up by solar, and water is from rain water collection with an on-site septic system. Even the internet is “unplugged” using microwave wireless to go 40 miles to the nearest landline. Each of the inn's three suites has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, a large living/dining area, and full kitchen. Each suite looks out on the beach with great views from sunrise to sunset of the turquoise blue Caribbean. In order to conserve water, linens are changed every four days, but rooms are cleaned daily. Purified drinking water is supplied in 20 liter bottles in each suite. There is also a large palapa on the beach for coffee in the morning and gatherings after a day of fishing to tell tall tales in the evening. In the palapa, we also have the only fly shop in the southern Costa Maya. If you need tippet, line, extra flies, or if you break a rod or reel, the shop will get you back on the flats in no time.

The Food

This is one of the parts that we are very excited about! Normally on a destination trip like this, all of your meals are eaten at the same table, but we thought it would be fun to get a little taste of the local cuisine and spend some time with the locals. On multiple occasions throughout the week, we will visit different restaurants in the town of Xcalak. The Leaky Palapa, Silvia’s, or Toby’s are some of the options. Other nights, homemade meals will be catered to the inn for your enjoyment in the palapa. Every meal will be unique, fun, and, most of all, delicious!


#1 Snorkeling Bird Island: This trip allows you to see the diversity of ecosystems that surround Xcalak. There is also a resident population of manatees that make their way between the lagoons, mangrove forests, and the inner and outer reefs throughout the year. If you are really lucky, then you may have your own manatee encounter!

#2 Sailing on Bacalar: Set sail on the majestic lagoon that boasts seven shades of blue. Some even call it, "The Maldives of Mexico".

#3 Exploring and shopping in Mahaul, Mexico: Allow yourself to get lost in the more touristy side of the trip. Depending on the time we have, we may view the ruins and then do some shopping and just enjoy a slow lazy day in this little beach town. Cruise ships dock here, and so you may even get to see one of those!


Three guided days of flats in Chetumal Bay. These flats are home to a very strong population of bonefish and excellent numbers of permit. All the guides speak adequate English, so communicating to catch fish is not a problem. You will get the opportunity to fish from the boat as well as wade some beautiful hard-bottomed sandy flats.


The guides fish from 20-23 foot pangas that feature extensive casting decks and are very stable. Fishing is only a short boat ride from the launch site. The pangas are a comfortable ride that will get you there safely. If you had to choose only one rod for the area, it would be an 8 weight, but a 9 weight can help turn over heavier permit flies on long leaders. If the wind is low, then a 7 weight can be a lot of fun. If you want to throw at jacks or ‘cudas, a 9 or 10 weight is in order. Fly line selection is easy as almost all of the fishing in the area is done with floating lines. We recommend standard saltwater tapers for bonefish and more aggressive tapers (like the Scientific Anglers Titan taper or their Grand Slam taper). All guests will receive a detailed list of leaders, tippets, and flies for the trip.