The Ultimate Baja Fly Fishing Destination: El Bahia de los Suenos - The Bay of Dreams
For years anglers have deserved a world-class lodge experience to match the exciting fly fishing for roosterfish opportunities in Baja’s East Cape. Now the wait is over with the Fly Fish Mex, El Bahia de los Suenos — The Bay of Dreams program. 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 just 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 its own private bath. Villas include a Jacuzzi, pool, and access to a private white sand beach with an adjacent reef for snorkeling or fishing. Kayaks and snorkeling gear are available.
Dining is available in the 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. Kayaks and stand-up boards are provided for guests’ use. The property has numerous pools at guests’ 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. No cell phone service.
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. Private transfers for alternate times can be accommodated. Ground transportation to and from the airport is arranged by Yellow Dog and paid onsite in USD. 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 for sport fishing as well. The open floor plan and lack of overhead obstruction make an excellent setup for fly fishing. The East Cape of Baja Mexico enjoys predominantly calm seas and calm conditions in the early spring, 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 backpack system 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 get into casting position they are not concerned about stepping on anything sharp.
Rates and Terms
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 quoted in US dollars. Non-angler rates are available on request. Please contact Yellow Dog for details!
Standard Angler Rates (single room, 2 anglers per boat)
7 Nights / 6 Days of Fishing = $4,850.00 per person
6 Nights / 5 Days of Fishing = $4,200.00 per person
Non-Angler Rates (sharing room w/ angler)
7 Nights / 6 Days of Fishing = $1,350.00 per person
6 Nights / 5 Days of Fishing = $1,250.00 per person
Couples Package Rates (shared room and boat)
7 Nights / 6 Days of Fishing = $7,400.00 per couple
6 Nights / 5 Days of Fishing = $6,500.00 per couple
Single Angler Surcharge = $200 per fishing day
- Accommodations as specified
- All guided fishing as specified with a trained captain based on a shared boat
- Lunch and water (guests get 3 bottles per day with lunch)
- Breakfast and dinner at the hotel
What’s Not Included:
- International flights to and from Baja
- Ground transportation to and from the airport (arranged by Yellow Dog and paid onsite in USD)
- Gratuities for guides and lodge staff
- Alcoholic beverages and sodas
- Rods, reels, flies, and all terminal tackle (rental rod/reel setups available on request)
- Taxis, additional tours, or activities while onsite
- Chum bait
Bahia De Los Suenos (East Cape – Baja California Sur, Mexico)
TERMS AND CONDITIONS – CANCELLATIONS
A non-refundable deposit of 50% per person is due within 10 days of booking for all trip packages and reservations, and final payment if due 90 days prior to arrival. All trip cancellations must be received in writing, sent to Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, LLC. In the event of a cancellation, all deposits and payments are largely non-refundable, which is why we highly recommend the purchase of trip cancellation insurance. For cancellations outside of 30 days from the start of trip, a refund or trip credit will be given minus 75% of the package cost charged by the lodge plus a $100.00 per person Yellow Dog cancellation fee. For cancellations inside of 30 days from arrival date, deposits and final payments will be forfeited. A partial trip credit for a future stay may be applied for reservations re-booked within one year of cancellation, although this will be at the sole discretion of the outfitter. If a cancelled package is resold by either the lodge or by Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, then a full refund will be sent minus a $100.00 per person cancellation fee charged by Yellow Dog Flyfishing. Yellow Dog Flyfishing strongly recommend that anglers and guests purchase travel insurance for your trip. Receipt of deposit and/or final payment is acknowledgment that registrant has read and accepts the deposit, cancellation, refund and responsibility clauses for these packages.
Yellow Dog Customer Reviews
“Landed my best rooster ever at 30 kilos! Great food and accommodations.” – Rod W.
“Didn’t fish, but felt like heaven. The snorkeling was great. Couldn’t have dreamed of a more beautiful place.” – Debbie S.
“The action was fast-paced and you had better be quick at presenting the fly to a marauding roosterfish. The lodge was awesome, the food was excellent, and the friends we fished with had a great time just like we did in Bolivia. Have to thank Shaun Lawson. He recommended this trip in 2019 when all of us were in Bolivia. Thanks again Yellow Dog Team!! Once again you guys proved you are the best at what you do!! Customer for life!!” – James P.
“Gorgeous location and accommodations. Wonderful trip with lots of exciting new wildlife to see! Our favorite days were the family fun island trip, and the kids particularly loved the snorkeling trip with the dolphins.” – Nancy B.