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The Palometa Club

Punta Allen - Quintana Roo
Accommodations
Comfortable Air-Conditioned Guest Rooms // Capacity - 12 Anglers
Season
Year-Round
Species
Permit, Bonefish, Tarpon, Snook, Barracuda & Jacks
Ideal For
First-Time Anglers, Seasoned Veterans & Couples
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The Palometa Club – one of the most famous permit operations in the world – is located in the heart of the small Ascension Bay fishing village of Punta Allen. This comfortable beachfront fishing lodge has specialized in targeting saltwater angling’s top prize for more than 15 years, and with thousands of permit landed, the lodge’s experienced guide team truly knows the permit game. The lodge offers a 1:1 guide-to-client ratio, with the typical situation being two guests and two guides per boat. This system allows for more eyes on the water and plenty of guidance while pursuing permit, tarpon, bonefish, and several other species. Fully renovated and redone in 2022, the operation features six bedrooms, an onsite fly shop, reliable internet, and a fun, beachfront bar setting with complimentary beer and liquor.
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Lodging Details
With a prime beachfront location in the heart of the famous fishing village of Punta Allen, the Palometa Club is a comfortable six-bedroom lodge that is the ideal basecamp for a week of fishing Ascension Bay. All six of the lodge’s double-occupancy rooms feature air-conditioning, two beds, plenty of space for storage, comfortable pillows and bedding, and a private bathroom with a large, walk-in shower. The lodge’s dining room sits adjacent to the open kitchen, where delicious Mayan, Caribbean, and Mexican cuisine is prepared each day. While there is an upstairs fly-tying area, retail store area, and a comfortable air-conditioned living room inside the lodge, most of the socializing and fun takes place in the outside lounge and bar area. The ocean-facing bar is the epicenter of lodge activity, and house margaritas, local tequilas, Caribbean rums, and cold beer are always readily available. Post-fishing cocktail hours and after-dinner cigar and social sessions are enjoyed in the sandy bar area while enjoying the cooling ocean breezes, the sound of the waves, and the warmth of the Punta Allen community. Completely renovated and re-done in the summer of 2022, the lodge is one of the Yucatan region’s most comfortable, inviting, and all-around fun lodges. 

Palometa Club is best described as a “vibrant” operation with a lot of great energy. If you are looking for a silent, secluded, and private location, know that this might not be your spot, as the lodge is located in the heart of the village directly on the beach. That said, when you stay at the lodge, you are surrounded by the culture, color, and liveliness of Punta Allen, and the energy of the location and the entire operation is fantastic. Punta Allen is an incredible village with wonderful people, and staying at the Palometa Club allows you to surround yourself with all that makes this community special. 

Food and Beverages
The menu at the Palometa Club always features fresh and authentic local cuisine. Each morning, breakfast staples including eggs, bacon, pastries, cereals, and local fruits are enjoyed with plenty of rich Mexican coffee. Lunches are taken on the water during each fishing day and generally consist of a sandwich or pasta dish, fruit, chips, and dessert. YETI boat coolers are always packed with plenty of ice-cold water, sodas, and beer. The post-fishing cocktail hour is a special time at the lodge, with freshly caught ceviche, handmade empanadas, or warm quesadillas served for appetizers. Dinner is served family and buffet style each evening, with dishes that include fresh seafood, vegetables, braised meats, and traditional soups inspired by the local culture. House-made salsas, fresh guacamole, and warm homemade tortillas are served with every dinner. 

At the outdoor bar, the lodge provides a good selection of complimentary cold Mexican beers, wine, and top-shelf spirits for all guests. There are also proper mixers on hand including Topo Chico mineral water. The menu of spirits includes tequila (blanco, reposado and anejo), mezcal, vodka, bourbon, whiskey, and rum. If you would prefer a particular spirit not included on this list or require something specific, you are more than welcome to bring liquor with you. While all beer and spirits are included in the cost of your package, if you anticipate drinking “larger-than-normal” amounts of beer, the transfer driver will be happy to stop on the way to the water transfer to allow you to stock up on more cases.

Typical Length of Stay
The most common package at The Palometa Club is seven (7) nights and six (6) fishing days, with Fridays being the standard change-over day. Shorter trips of four, five, or six nights may be accommodated on request at certain times of the year.

Non-Angling Activities and Options
While primarily a fishing destination, the areas around Ascension Bay – as well as the bustling village of Punta Allen – do offer some enjoyable non-angling opportunities. Located next to the second-largest reef in the world, snorkeling alongside turtles, rays, sharks, and a myriad of tropical species is always an option. Trips to nearby Mayan ruins as well as area wildlife tours can easily be arranged, as well as trips to the nearby town of Tulum. Exploring the village of Punta Allen, visiting the town center, or taking in an evening soccer or volleyball game allows visitors to soak in the culture of the Yucatan. Palometa Club also has a massage therapist on staff.

Internet / Communications
Cell phones will work in Cancun and Tulum, but cell phones usually will not work once you leave Tulum or during your time at the Palometa Club in Punta Allen. The lodge is equipped with high-speed, wireless Internet access and most guests use internet calling or WhatsApp. 

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