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Private cabanas
Bonefish, permit, tarpon, barracuda, jacks, snapper, snook
Ideal for
Couples, families, first-time anglers, seasoned veterans

Current Trip Specials

2020 Trip Special

$2,850.00 per person for double occupancy.

Details: 7 night / 6 day fully guided fishing package. Special is being offered to a group of 4 anglers in double occupancy (2 to a room and 2 to a boat)

Travel Dates: Between January 1-May 31, 2020

Contact Shaun Lawson today to reserve your spots.

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.

Accommodation Details

Lodging Details
This intimate, environmentally conscious fishing and diving lodge are 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.

Travel Details

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, 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.

Documents Required
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.

Travel Arrangements
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.


General Information
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 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.


2019 Rates

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

What’s Included:

  • 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


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