The Ultimate Baja Fly Fishing Destination: El Bahia de los Suenos - The Bay of Dreams
For years anglers have deserved a world-class lodge to match the exciting fly fishing for roosterfish opportunities in Baja’s East Cape. Now the wait is over with El Bahia de los Suenos– The Bay of Dreams. With miles of open and accessible coastline, the East Cape of Baja is arguably the world’s #1 place to catch roosterfish from the shore. This special lodge destination is set amongst the spectacular beaches and mountains of Bahia de los Suenos. Anglers and their non-angling companions and families can now enjoy first-class accommodations, guides skilled in guiding fly anglers, plenty of non-angling activities, and protected beaches. The fly fishing—and the guides here—are world class for roosterfish, jack crevalle, dorado, billfish, tuna, and wahoo.
Fly fishing for roosterfish is the pinnacle of angling patience, fly-fishing ability, and resolving complex chaos theory. And it all finishes well in the angling world because each day ends with a sunset and a few cold cervesas.
Fish in the lap of luxury as you chase your fly fishing for roosterfish dreams and goals. The Bay of Dreams is an idyllic white sand beach with clear turquoise water and world-class fishing at your doorstep. Guests are lodged in custom villas and picked up for the days fishing yards from their beds. Fishing starts almost immediately as the bay and surrounding water are one of the area’s hotspots for roosterfish and numerous other species.
Guests are housed in custom built villas in an ideal setting on the Bay of Dreams. Rooms are all master suites each with their own private bath. Villas include Jacuzzi, pool, access to a private white sand beach with adjacent reef for snorkeling or fishing. Kayaks and snorkeling gear are available. Furthermore, a weight room and tennis court are included on the property.
Dining is available in the exclusive restaurant & bar on the property.
Bahia de los Suenos is on a white sand beach with turquoise tropical water. Situated at one end of the bay, guests have excellent swimming and snorkeling opportunities directly in front of the lodge. Kayaks and stand up boards are provided for guests use. The property has numerous pools at guest’s disposal including a waterfall/plunge pool for the adventurous.
The Sea of Cortez is one of the most abundant marine environments in the world. Arrange a day trip to explore the local sea life. Whales, dolphins, turtles and sea lions are frequent visitors. Guests can also arrange to take an excursion to tour and shop in La Paz or do some golfing.
Wi-Fi is available for guests.
How To Get There
With non-stop flights from most major U.S. cities, getting here is easy. Baja California Sur (BCS) has two international airports: San Jose Del Cabo (SJD) and La Paz international airport (LAP). San Jose del Cabo (SJD) has service from all major carriers and most US cities. La Paz (LAP) has limited international service with more flights added each year, but the majority of anglers fly in and out of SJD.
Arrival and Departure Details/Times
Guests making their own flight reservations must plan to arrive no later than 2:00 PM and schedule their return flight no earlier than 12:00 noon Ground transportation is one hour from La Paz and two hours and 15 minutes from San Jose. Once the luggage is retrieved, guests proceed through customs. Please refer to current Mexico custom rules for entry. Restrictions such as a two camera limit per guest, 4 fishing rods and 4 reels.
All U.S. citizens are required to have a valid passport that does not expire within six months of trip dates. No visas or vaccinations are required for U.S. citizens. A Mexican departure tax is payable at the airport. Some airlines include this as a prepaid part of your ticket.
Minors Traveling Without Both Parents
All children 18 years of age or younger accompanied by only one parent or legal guardian must have a NOTARIZED letter of consent from the other parent stating the child/children have his/her permission to travel. Single parents need NOTARIZED documentation of divorce or a spousal death certificate. Unaccompanied Minors require a NOTARIZED letter of consent signed by both parents.
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Baja Mexico’s East Cape is one of the most productive blue water fly fishing locations in the world. Gentle seas, fair weather, and a precipitous nearby drop-off of the ocean floor make this the perfect setting for fly fishing. Add the incredible number of migrating pelagic and resident species and you have a recipe for some great fly fishing.
Fishing can be good year-round, but conditions are best for fly-fishing in May, June, July, and again in October. Once fair weather settles into the area come May, an abundance of bait attracts migrating species like roosterfish, jacks, dorado, billfish, tuna, and wahoo are abundant.
The fishing day begins and ends in front of the property. A normal fishing day starts with breakfast served at 5:30 AM in the restaurant or brought on board and enjoyed on the boat. The guides arrive on the beach at 6:00 AM and guests board pangas right in front of the villas.
Inshore fishing for roosterfish, jacks, ladyfish, giant needlefish, pompano and a variety of other species cruise the beach in search of prey. When fishing from the beach it is a sight fishing game. Anglers walk the beach with the guide in search of cruising fish. When fish are spotted anglers often run to get into casting position. It is a unique blend of sight-fishing, casting, walking, and chaos.
When fishing from the panga, live bait is often used to bring fish within casting range and the guides also use a teaser on a spinning rod. The action is fast and furious with a fly rod, requiring quick casts and fast retrieves.
Boats and Equipment
The local fishing vessel of choice throughout Baja Mexico is the panga. These 20-26 foot open boats are perfect not only for commercial use but sport fishing as well. The open floor plan and lack of overhead obstruction make an excellent set up for fly fishing. The East Cape of Baja Mexico enjoys predominantly calm seas and calm conditions in early Spring and Summer and fall periods. It is not uncommon to encounter pelagic species, such as dorado, striped marlin, and tuna within a mile of shore. The conditions and topography present a unique opportunity to catch big fish from a small boat. The Pangas can seat 2-3 anglers and gear comfortably and are suitable for inshore or offshore outings.
For a beach fishing day, the fishing is on foot, covering distances in the sun and sand. We recommend using a hydration back-pack system is recommended along with a few snacks, and fishing gear can be carried with you.
Footwear is subject to personal preference, but an important component. When fishing from a panga many anglers choose to go barefoot. But once on the beach, some anglers prefer wading boots because when it’s time to run to a get into casting position they are not concerned about stepping on anything sharp.
Remember that Yellow Dog’s services are completely free! When you book a trip with Yellow Dog, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge or outfitter.
All prices listed below are per person and quoted in US dollars.
2019 Rates: $3,275 per person for a 6 night/5-day fishing package.
- Accommodations as specified
- Guided fishing as specified with a trained captain
- Cooler lunch and non-alcoholic beverages while fishing
- Breakfast and dinner along with non-alcoholic beverages
- A limited amount of flies and tackle
What’s Not Included:
- International flights to and from Cancun
- Ground transportation to and from the airport (arranged by Yellow Dog and included on final invoice)
- Staff and guide gratuities
- Alcoholic beverages
- Rods, reels, flies and all terminal tackle (rental rod/reel combo on request)
- Rental fly-fishing gear available upon request. Rod/reel rental is available at $35 US per day.