Welcome to The Xflats

A Saltwater Fly Fishing All-Inclusive Experience

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Welcome to The Xflats - A Permit Saltwater Fly-Fishing Lodge in the Mayan Paradise of Xcalak, Mexico

The Xflats, Lodge and our permit fly fishing guides have been serving Xcalak, Mexico and the Yucatan for over 20 years!

Whether you are searching for the elusive permit specifically or are just looking for the best saltwater fly-fishing experience in Xcalak, Mexico down in the Yucatan, The Xflats, established in 1982, is a privately-owned saltwater fly-fishing lodge that combines the luxury of a resort, yet still maintains the casualness of beach front living. Find your paradise in the Caribbean waters of the Mesoamerican Reef, in “the flats” where permit, bonefish and tarpon thrive.

Every visit to our Mayan inspired lodge is an experience to be treasured; with a remote beachfront of over 150 feet, this year-round retreat awaits your rod and reel. Nestled just north of the rustic village of Xcalak (pronounced ish-kalak), The Xflats is immersed in the lush greenery of Yucatan’s ancient forests and harbors with an  abundance of reefs, making it an exquisite tropical all-inclusive experience. The world-renowned permit fishing of the flats of Xcalak provide a haven for saltwater fly-fishing, activities such as diving and snorkeling and the perfect spot for a well-deserved getaway.


We look forward to welcoming you to The Xflats and our permit heaven.

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Customer Testimonials

I just want to thank you again for sharing your friends, Xcalak and your organizational and fishing skills. We had a truly unforgettable experience for which we will be eternally grateful.
Phil C.
Idaho - USA
Thanks so much for setting us up with guides in Xcalak. Alejandro, Nato & Evaristo - they were all great!
Mark S.
This is the second year I've booked with the Tierra Maya to go out with Evaristo for permit. They made all the arrangements flawlessly.
Clive B.
London - UK
Just back from an all-inclusive fly-fishing week in Xcalak hosted by the The Xflats at the Tierra Maya. Can't say enough good things about how they saw to every single detail to our week.
Mike C.
Washington - USA
The professionals at The Xflats Fly Fishing were professional, courteous and very knowledgeable of their fishery and the surrounding area. Evaristo is an excellent permit guide. He got us many shots at fish and we even managed to catch a few! I would recommend The Xflats to anyone traveling to Xcalak.
Kevin D.
Colorado Springs, CO - USA