2 Best Hotels in Reserva de la Biosfera Sian Ka'an, The Riviera Maya

Boca Paila Fishing Lodge

$$$$ | Sian Ka'an, 77600, Mexico

Home of the "grand slam" (fishing lingo for catching three different kinds of fish in one trip), this charming lodge has nine bungalows, each with air-conditioning, two double beds, couches, bathrooms, and screened-in porches. Boats and guides for fly-fishing and bonefishing are included in the price; you can rent tackle at the lodge. Meals (which are also included) consist mainly of fresh fish dishes and Mayan specialties. You can book a three-night package for $2,155; weeklong stays are a comparatively better deal, though at $3,600 per person per week this is never going to be a cheap ticket.

Pros

  • On beach
  • Attentive staff
  • Great fishing

Cons

  • Not much to do besides fish
  • Drinks not included
  • Three-night minimum
Sian Ka'an, 77600, Mexico
724-935–1577-in the U.S.
hotel Details
9 bungalows
Rate Includes: All-inclusive

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Casa Blanca Lodge

$$$$ | Sian Ka'an, 77600, Mexico

This fishing lodge is on a rocky outcrop on remote Punta Pájaros Island, reputed to be one of the best places in the world for light-tackle saltwater fly-fishing. The almost all-inclusive stay includes your charter flight from Cancún, a fishing boat and guide, and all meals but not drinks for $6,649 per person per week. An open-air, thatch-roof bar welcomes anglers with drinks, fresh-fish dishes, fruit, and vegetables at the start and end of the day. Cheaper nonfishing packages are also available. A 50% prepayment is required.

Pros

  • Remote location
  • Comfortable rooms
  • Maya ruins on the island

Cons

  • 5-night minimum stay
  • Far from anywhere else
  • All-inclusive pricing doesn't cover drinks
Sian Ka'an, 77600, Mexico
877-261–8867-in the U.S.
hotel Details
10 rooms
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive

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