Ideal Location to Explore The Best of Guatemala
On the front steps of Pacific Fins luxury resort, lie some of the best opportunities for outdoor adventure that the Guatemala coast has to offer. During a week with Pacific Fins, you may find yourself casting a fly to sailfish, yellowfin tuna, or mahi-mahi, exploring the Mayan ruins, or relaxing at the pool-side. Experienced anglers rate Guatemala the #1 sportfishing destination in the world because it is THE “hot spot” for large numbers of Pacific sailfish. No place in the world offers more raises, bites, and releases than in Guatemala. And when it comes to sailfishing – the experienced fleet at Pacific Fins averages an incredible 15 to 20 bites a day. At Pacific Fins, the guides, equipment, accommodations, and location are at their very best, and together, make this experience one to remember. Best of all, travel logistics here are easy, not requiring travelers to spend an extra night in the main city upon arrival, like in Costa Rica or Panama. This means that relaxation and adventure at Pacific Fins are only a chauffeured drive (complete with cold beverages) away.
Pacific Fins places a major focus on the quality of service offered by the English-speaking staff; the comfort and style of the Villas and Suites; the gourmet cuisine prepared by local Chefs; and the overall ambiance of the Resort.
Available to guests are four beautiful air-conditioned Villas offering two bedrooms with two queen beds, two bathrooms, and a very comfortable central lounge area featuring a flat-screen TV with SKY Satellite Service. Sliding glass doors open onto a sun deck overlooking beautifully landscaped tropical grounds, a pool, and the marina. For those requiring a little bit more privacy, Pacific Fins also offers two Suite rooms, each with queen beds and a bathroom.
Food and Beverages
Enjoy breakfasts by the pool consisting of fresh fruit, cereal, pancakes, eggs cooked to order, fresh roasted Guatemalan coffee, and freshly squeezed orange or pineapple juice.
After an exciting day on the water, there is no better place to share the stories of the day than in the bar. The bartender will prepare your favorite drink while you relax, be it at the beautiful pool or within the bar area. Drinks are all-inclusive, so do enjoy the rest of your afternoon!
For dinner, the restaurant offers a Gourmet A-la-Cart Menu prepared by local Chefs. Fresh seafood with local seasonings is a must, but should you care for a prime steak, the Chef can offer a great select cut. Appetizers, Entrees, and Desserts are all part of your dining experience. Oh, and feel free to ask for seconds if you so desire!
Typical Length of Stay
The most popular trip package at Pacific Fins is four (4) nights / three (3) fishing days, although longer trips can certainly be arranged. Contact Yellow Dog for more details.
Non-Angling Activities and Options
For non-anglers, Guatemala is an interesting and diverse country. Side trips can be arranged to Antigua, Tikal, and the Lake Atitlan region. These areas offer national parks, ruins, biosphere reserves, incredible wildlife viewing, Mayan temples, shopping, horseback riding, and much more.
Internet / Communications
Wi-Fi is available at the Lodge and some cell phone providers may have service that works in this part of Guatemala.
How To Get There
International flights into Guatemala City can be arranged from most major cities in the U.S. It is only a two-hour flight from Miami and two hours and 30 minutes from Houston. Many U.S. hubs offer non-stop flights. Most parties arrive the afternoon prior to their first day of fishing.
Once you arrive in Guatemala City, you will be met by a Pacific Fins chauffeur. You will then drive 60 miles south to Iztapa in the comfort of an air-conditioned van. Cold beer and sodas will be provided for your beautiful one-hour and 15-minute drive on a modern four-lane expressway. Along the way, you will see beautiful farms, forests, and active volcanoes (safely in the distance!).
Arrival and Departure Details / Times
Upon arrival in Guatemala City (GUA), guests will be transferred by private vehicle to the Resort, a trip that takes under 90 minutes. To accommodate early flight departures at the end of the trip, clients will typically spend their final night at the first-class hotel in Guatemala City. These are true five-star hotels located in the heart of Guatemala City’s most popular restaurant and nightlife district. Located ten minutes from the airport, these are among Guatemala’s finest hotels. When making your flight arrangement, we suggest not departing Guatemala City before 12:00 PM.
A valid passport is required for all visitors to Guatemala and must be valid for at least six (6) months beyond the duration of your stay. Citizens of the U.S., the British Commonwealth, and Canada are NOT required to have Visas.
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.
The Pacific coast of Guatemala features some of the world’s most consistently calm billfishing waters. Fishing in Guatemala normally takes place in an area called the “Pocket”, a deep underwater canyon that is 30 NM wide. Many days fishing will start just 12 to 15 miles offshore on the tip of the canyon. Other days, the guides may run as far as 40 miles if that’s what it takes to put you on the fish.
Pacific Fins is an excellent location for experienced and beginner fly anglers alike to pursue marlin with opportunities for dorado and tuna as well. While this type of fly fishing presents its own unique challenges, you will have a highly-experienced crew by your side to ensure a great time. During the day your crew will serve you a hot lunch, snacks, and fresh fruit. They will also prepare fresh Ceviche or Sashimi right in the galley. Of course, beer and soda will also be available. Combine this great fishery with the comfort and hospitality of the Resort and you have a recipe for an incredible fishing experience.
Boats and Equipment
Pacific Fins’ fleet features the newest, fastest, and most luxurious sportfishing yachts in Guatemala. Every boat is meticulously maintained for your comfort and safety. All boats are equipped with top of the line gear and tackle and the crews are the best in the world, with each boat featuring an experienced Captain and two excellent mates.
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. Plus, you get hands-on assistance, valuable insider information, pre-trip planning materials, and total support on all levels.
Trips of any length can be arranged, so contact Yellow Dog’s Guatemala expert, Kristen Tripp for more details and customized package pricing.
– Laundry service daily
– Hi-speed Wi-Fi Internet service throughout the Resort
– Sky TV Satellite Service with English Programming
– Flat Screen TV’s in each Villa
What’s Not Included:
– Airfare to/from Guatemala City
– Meals or beverages while in Guatemala City
– Items of a personal nature or gratuities for the Resort staff and captain/mates
Pacific Fins Resort
TERMS AND CONDITIONS – CANCELLATIONS
A non-refundable deposit of 50% per person is due within 10 days of booking for all Pacific Fins lodging and fishing packages, and final payment if due 90 days prior to arrival. For cancellations, all deposits and payments are non-refundable. Because of the operator’s no refund and no credit policy, we highly recommend the purchase of trip cancellation insurance. In no event will Pacific Fins be responsible for any cancellation of services or operations due to inclement weather, any event of force majeure, airline delays or flight cancellations, or any other reason beyond the control of the lodge. For this reason, Yellow Dog strongly recommends that anglers and guests purchase travel insurance for your trip. Pacific Fins will not refund payments in the event of poor weather. If your flights are cancelled and connections are missed, Pacific Fins is not responsible for alternative travel arrangements including flights, hotels, meals and any other expenses incurred. If a cancelled package is resold by either the operator or by Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, then a full refund will be issued minus a $100.00 per person cancellation fee charged by Yellow Dog Flyfishing. 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. Once again, Yellow Dog strongly recommends that anglers and guests purchase travel insurance these Guatemala packages.
Payment Terms For All Yellow Dog Trip Bookings
In order to lock in your trip reservation, we ask that you please remit payment within 10 days of receipt of invoice. For your convenience, Yellow Dog accepts on-line payments via a direct and secure ACH platform – a quick and easy way to complete your trip reservation. Note that all Yellow Dog invoices include a live link that takes you directly to the Yellow Dog ACH platform for fast and easy payment. For open and existing invoices with a remaining balance, payment reminders also include this easy link to the ACH page.
Other customary forms of payment that are accepted are checks or wire transfers. If you would like to pay in a different way or have any questions about alternate payment methods, please contact Yellow Dog at (888) 777-5060 or (406) 585-8667. We are available Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Beginning September 1st, 2020, Yellow Dog will apply a 2% convenience fee for all American Express credit card transactions, and a 3% convenience fee for Visa, MasterCard and Discover transactions.
Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures Standard Forms For Payment
- ACH online payments (for US banking institutions only).
- Traditional checks (sent via mail)
- Electronic wire payments (client is responsible for any wiring fees)
*Please contact us if you prefer or require a different payment option. Convenience fees may apply for other payment methods.
**Please be aware that the ACH platform is only available for US financial institutions and bank accounts. International payments can be made via wire or with a credit card.
Yellow Dog’s Guatemala expert, Kristen Tripp is standing by to help make your next fly fishing trip to Pacific Fins great.
Contact Kristen for customized package pricing, great travel advice, and all other trip inquiries, and remember that Yellow Dog’s services are completely free!
When you book a trip with Yellow Dog, you never pay more than if you were to book directly with the lodge or outfitter. Plus, you get hands-on assistance, valuable insider information, pre-trip planning materials, and total support on all levels.