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Now is your chance to book your next trip with the confidence that your reservations and your trip payments will be protected against future Covid-19 cancellations and uncertainties!
As it has always been, the safety and security of our clients and traveling anglers remain Yellow Dog’s highest priority. We are doing everything we can to ensure your travel safety and provide maximum flexibility as countries begin re-opening and the Covid-19 situation continues to change. To ease the uncertainty about future Covid-19 travel and fishing plans, we are introducing a new level of protection for your destination angling investments in the months ahead: special terms with reduced deposits and more flexible cancellation policies!
Current Trip Special
Pay only $2,500 per person for a 7/6 package from now until December 15th, 2020. Based on double occupancy.
Contact: Shaun Lawson
Play it low key in the far reaches of the Yucatán
In the far southern reaches of the Yucatán Peninsula sits the small fishing village of Xcalak, home to Costa De Cocos Lodge. With great fishing and customer service, knowledgeable guides and excellent value, Costa de Cocos offers a fantastic vacation. Fish, dive, kayak, explore or just relax at this low key destination – one of our favorites in the region! We are proud to have worked with this operation for many years.
This intimate, environmentally conscious fishing and diving lodge is set amidst picturesque coconut groves at the end of a long road. The Yucatán jungle, rich with wildlife, is the Lodge’s backyard, with the Caribbean Sea on its doorstep. Here, your comfort is a top priority. Guests stay in one of 16 individual private cabanas built with traditional stonework, rich tropical woods, and thatched roofs. Each cabana has a private bathroom, dual ceiling fans, and a daily cleaning service. The lodge is entirely powered by wind-generated electricity.
Start each day with a continental breakfast, followed by lunch in the restaurant or a packed cooler to enjoy on the water. Relax on the main deck at the end of each day with appetizers and a cold drink from the all-inclusive bar. Dinners are four-course meals with a Caribbean and Mexican touch. Costa De Cocos provides purified bottled water in each cabana.
Typical Length of Stay
A standard package is 7 nights / 6 fishing days, Saturday to Saturday. Shorter, custom packages, and mid-week packages can also be arranged. Please contact us for details.
Non-Angling Activities and Options
Although Costa De Cocos fishing-focused, non-anglers and ecotour vacationers will feel right at home here. Explore Mayan ruins, beachcomb, kayak in secluded lagoons, snorkel the reef, dive, or visit Bird Island to view tropical and migratory birds. A day trip to San Pedro, Belize for shopping and exploring can also be arranged, or take a short walk to the small fishing village of Xcalak. If you simply want to relax, grab a hammock, a tropical drink, and spend the day gazing at the turquoise sea!
Wi-Fi is available for guests. Cell phone service is not available.
How To Get There
Fly to Cancun International Airport (CUN) from most major cities. From there, we will arrange the 5-hour transfer to Costa de Cocos. The roads are good and the driver is more than happy to stop along the way to grab a bite and freshen up.
Arrival and Departure Details / Times
For weeklong stays, Costa de Cocos prefers Saturday to Saturday dates. For shorter visits, please plan to either arrive or depart on a Saturday. To make the 5-hour drive to the Lodge, please plan to arrive in Cancun BEFORE 2 p.m., or plan to spend a night in Cancun prior to your transfer to the lodge. We can arrange your transfer pick up at the Cancun airport, an area hotel, or any resort along the Riviera Maya. Guests should schedule a departure flight AFTER 1 p.m. to allow for the return transfer.
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.
Yellow Dog works directly with and recommends Kanna Travel. They can assist with airline tickets, hotels, transfers, and all travel logistics for every destination that we offer. Contact them at 855-739-3139 or [email protected] for more details on airfare ticketing, travel services, and trip insurance.
Over the past sixteen years, Costa De Cocos has discovered and mapped a vast network of more than 30 productive flats and lagoon systems in Chetumal Bay and the mangrove-ringed inland lagoons. Costa de Cocos is an excellent fishery for all skill levels; truly “super slam” territory!
With its numerous natural channels, Chetumal Bay provides an ideal habitat for diverse fish species. Within 100 yards of a single shoreline flat, you can cast at bonefish, permit, and tarpon. At certain times of the year, snook leave their mangrove sanctuaries to feed and warm up on the flats, giving anglers prime opportunities to target the “largemouth of the flats.”
On calm days, the oceanside flats and drop-offs provide excellent sight fishing for schools of permit and large, migratory tarpon. On windy days, the lagoons behind Xcalak provide shelter and productive fishing for baby tarpon and snook. In addition to boat fishing, Chetumal also offers excellent wade fishing.
Boats and Equipment
All boats used by the lodge are 23-foot pangas that accommodate two fishermen and a guide. Each is constructed with a forward casting deck, tandem passenger seats, and rod racks. While a limited number of loaner rods may be available, it is recommended that anglers bring their own rods, reels, flats boots, flies, and all terminal tackle.
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.
Trips of any length can be arranged, although the lodge prefers that you try to either arrive or depart on a Saturday if possible. Please call us for details and custom package pricing.
Double Occupancy (2 Per Boat / 2 Per Room)
7 Nights / 6 Fishing Days = $3,395.00
6 Nights / 5 Fishing Days = $3,020.00
5 Nights / 4 Fishing Days = $2,660.00
4 Nights / 3 Fishing Days = $2,190.00
Single Occupancy (1 Per Boat / 1 Per Room)
Low Season (July 1 to September 30)
7 Nights / 6 Fishing Days = $4,405.00
6 Nights / 5 Fishing Days = $3,820.00
5 Nights / 4 Fishing Days = $3,350.00
4 Nights / 3 Fishing Days = $2,740.00
Non-Angler Rate Based on Double Occupancy (2 People Per Room)
7 Nights / 6 Fishing Days = $1,850.00
6 Nights / 5 Fishing Days = $1,600.00
5 Nights / 4 Fishing Days = $1,345.00
4 Nights / 3 Fishing Days = $1,100.00
- Round trip transfer from Cancun and the lodge
- The number of nights lodging as specified in your package (double occupancy)
- Number of days of fully guided fishing as specified (1 or 2 anglers per boat)
- Breakfast and dinner at the lodge
- Picnic lunch and beverages while fishing
- All beverages, soft drinks, Mexican beer, liquor, bottled water and wine
- Applicable Mexican VAT and hotel taxes
- Phone calls
What’s Not Included:
- International flight to Cancun
- Gratuities for guides and staff
- Laundry, and any additional special services
- All equipment and flies
Costa De Cocos Lodge (Xcalak – Yucatan Peninsula)
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. For cancellations outside of 60 days from the start of trip, a refund or trip credit will be granted minus 10% of the package cost charged by the outfitter and a $100.00 per person Yellow Dog cancellation fee. For cancellations inside of 60 days from arrival date, deposits and final payments will be forfeited. No refund will be made for unused land arrangements included in cost. 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. In the event of severe weather conditions such as tropical storms or hurricanes, your trip will be rescheduled by the lodge. If you are already at the lodge, we will reschedule the number of days lost due to weather. No refunds will apply for weather-related incidents. For this reason, Costa De Cocos and 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.