On Cuba, time has almost stood still since 1950. Experience the special atmosphere and the beautiful tropical nature while fishing in one of the world’s best bonefish destinations. It is only the Seychelles that can produce equally large and numerous bonefish. In addition, Cayo Largo has good numbers of tarpon and permit, as well as other exciting species such as barracuda, snook and jacks. The guides are top notch and you can fish with any kind of fishing equipment. Cayo Largo is part of a chain of islands that are so beautiful that the government has chosen to make the whole area into a national park. You will stay at Sol Club, which is the nicest hotel in the area which is also an all-inclusive including the free bar. The whole trip is 9 days with 7 days being spent on Cayo Largo and 2 nights at a 5 star hotel in Havana. This is really something you should experience now before Cuba opens for Americans, and perhaps changes drastically…
Fishing in Cayo Largo:
Fishing in Cayo Largo is amazing! There are plenty of big bonefish in the area, and to dabble in tarpon and permit will often emerge opportunities. There are only a few other places that can compare with the numbers of large bonefish found here. Guests can expect to catch bonefish during the week that can weigh between 8 and 10 pounds. The area may also be the best place in all of Cuba if you want to specifically target Permit. Larger permit are often found at 1- 1.5 meters deep, and cruise happily behind food-seeking stingrays. Smaller tarpon from 20-50 pounds are plentiful during winter and spring, while the larger ones often arrive in the area from May to August. In addition, there are good numbers of Barracuda, Snook, Snapper, Jacks, and a host of other species. The entire national park is divided into 6 zones, and just 6 boats in total that are allowed to fish there. You fish in a different zone everyday so that everyone gets to fish all 6 zones. The area consists of large mangrove islands and bays, both soft and hard-packed “sand flats” and “turtle grass flats”.
Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean, and is approximately 1200 km long. In many ways, time on Cuba has stood still since 1950, something both the buildings and the cars in the streets bear signs of. People are friendly and life is pulsating. Music is played all day long, and the culture and history is so fascinating that you often want to extend your stay with a few days to experience more.
Hotel in Cayo Largo:
The hotel is absolutely amazing. It is often used by honeymooners, and in addition to a lovely beach you will find several pools surrounded by palm trees and bars. The staff is friendly like most Cubans, and the food is impeccable. On Cuba beef is usually scarce, but at this hotel the big buffet tables has everything that you could ever desire. You live in a double room with a balcony and the rooms are cleaned every day. They also wash clothes for you for a small fee, which allows you to pack a little less clothing than usual. A small part of the beach is a nudist beach, for those who wish to skinny dip in the Caribbean Sea. In the bars you simply order what you want – here the alcoholic beverages are included the price!
On Cuba you can fish all year, but Americans tend to talk about the “off season”. This applies to September / October and although fishing can be very good at this time, there may be a risk of hurricanes and strong winds. We recommend you to choose a different time period for your fishing, for safety’s sake. Although fishing is good all year, prices vary slightly by season. This is not only due to fishing, but also availability and holiday times abroad etc.
Read the attached pdf file for more information about this trip!