A Holbox Hotel with European Service and World Class Fishing
The managers’ personal care will ensure that your trip is all you hoped it would be.
Every winter for almost 4 decades, between seasons at his Great Alaska fishing lodge, Laurence John searched the Mexican Riviera for the perfect fly fishing lodge site, from Isla Mujeres to Ascension Bay.
He wanted it all — giant tarpon fishery, a perfect talcum powder beach, and a quaint beach town. Finally, when Laurence and Deb stepped off the ferry and felt the Island vibe at legendary Holbox Island, they knew they had arrived.
Laurence and Luciano are living’ the dream in Holbox.
Luciano Govi grew up and worked in Europe, where he was trained in the Continental art of fine hospitality and guest service. He visited a friend who lived in the colorful beach town of Holbox, Mexico in 2004. The Island impressed him with its European feel due to Italian fisherman culture and European tourist focus. So he stayed. When Luciano met Laurence and Deb, they all knew they had the perfect blend of passion and skills to launch the Holbox Fly Fishing Lodge. For the past 10+ years they’ve been livin’ the Yucatan tarpon dream in Holbox.
Free Sunburn, Free Beer, Free Margaritas, Cast your arms off daily…
One of a kind location-great hospitality
“We all want to thank Luciano for hosting us, feeding us, and putting up with us. I do not know how anyone has that much patience, but I’m glad that he does!
Luciano, you are one of the most gracious hosts in the saltwater world.”
About The Lodge
Holbox Fly Fishing Lodge is our beautiful haven on the beach of Isla Holbox. These trips have been honed via our 30 years operating Fishing and Adventure lodges in both Alaska and Costa Rica.
Lodge Manager, Luciano, will mix your favorite drink while you settle into the lodge, and he explains in detail your schedule. You’ll learn about the destinations, weather factors, daily schedule wake ups and fishing guides, meals, happy hour & more. Try a beachside massage to get you into the Island vibe.
We are glad to have you here!
The Fishing Schedule
5:00: am Wake up to a steaming cup of joe delivered to your room.
5:30: Breakfast at the lodge.
6:00: All day fishing on your boat with a partner and a guide.
Lunch on the boat between casts.
3:00-ish: Back to the lodge after a full day on the water.
Afternoon on the beach, massage or exploring the small town.
6:00: Sunset Happy Hour on lodge deck with free margaritas.
Evening stroll a few blocks to one of the island’s many restaurants.
Dining on your trip…
Dining is always an important part of any vacation and Holbox Hotel will not disappoint you. You will be able to watch the daily catch brought in to the beach. The Gulf of Mexico provides superb sea foods that are on the menu at the several nearby restaurants—lobster, shrimp, calamari and the freshest of fish.
An Italian presence has been on the island for many years resulting in excellent European cuisine that combines the island’s continental flare with the classic Mexican fare. A continental breakfast at the lodge will begin each day and lunch is served on the boats on fishing days. Happy hour includes signature hors d’oeuvres and all other meals are on your own in the local restaurants a 5 minute walk from the lodge.
Costa Rica & Holbox
With over 30 years experience operating sport fishing and adventure travel lodges in Alaska, Isla Holbox and Costa Rica, we take your tarpon fishing fun as seriously you do!