The lodge is beautiful and in an incredible setting, the people are friendly and helpful.
The fishing here is very hit and miss, they are located on the inshore islands not the Hannibal Bank and not on Coiba Island on a good day they could get us to the edge of the bank or Coiba in 2+ hours. The currents here change dramatically so the fish could be out in the bank further if the waters are warm. The outfitters on Coiba Island do not have this problem because they can get you to the deeper water quicker, Panama Big Game Fishing is 52 miles from Coiba. Our group fished hard for four days and did not catch 1 big game fish, the two parties before us had the same bad luck. This is the first time I have been skunked on a big game fishing trip. If you are coming here to hang out and fishing is not important to you this is a great lodge with good people. If fishing is first for you like it is me you want to go somewhere else. We fished during prime season under a full moon phase. Every day 2+ hours out 5 to 6 hours fishing (half day) 2+ hours in. I have fished at no less than 20 lodges and placed in the top 3 in several tournaments including marlin tournaments. This is the most expensive lodge I have stayed at with the worst fishing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Awarded a Certificate of Excellence 2012, 2013 and 2014 by Tripadvisor, the first and only fishing resort ever to be honoured with this award. Our upscale waterfront jungle location is abundant with wildlife. These natural wonders help make this sport fishing lodge equalled by few places left on the planet. We are able to provide dream vacations where you can fish the big game fish, relax in a tropical setting and enjoy gourmet dining. The Club is located on the Island of Boca Brava and has proximity to the famous fishing grounds of Hannibal Bank, Isla Coiba, Montuosa and many other islands dotted throughout this area. Fishing is good year round with a lot of that due to the many sea mounds and banks that bring the bottom up from a Thousand Meters to less than Forty Meters. These areas hold a lot of baitfish. Inshore and offshore fish species include: black marlin, blue marlin, tuna, sailfish, wahoo, mahi mahi, cubera snapper, rock snapper, mullet snapper, yellow snapper, rooster fish, amberjack, crevalle jack, blue jack, horse-eye jack, sierra mackerel. Our sportfishing packages are all inclusive: accommodations, fine dining, open bar, Infinity pool with swim-up bar and Spa and local air and land transfers. The resort has undergone a multi-million dollar upgrade completed in May 2012. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Panama Big Game Fishing Club Isla Boca Brava