We spent one week at the Casa De Marlin, in Feb. 2004. Our primary reason for this trip was for the Marlin fishing. As the Casa De Marlin does both lodging and fishing we found this arrangement to our liking.
Rodney picked us up at the airport on time, upon our arrival to the lodge a lunch was ready for us. For three meals a day and a clean, spacious bedroom we felt that the Casa De Marlin was a good value for anyone interested in a fishing trip to Mazatlan. Even for the non-fisherman, the lodge is a good choice for those who would like to visit Mazatlan and are not looking for the big hotel experience. The staff at the lodge were both friendly and competent, everyone was eager to please and seemed genuine in their effort to make our stay pleasant and comfortable. The meals were good home cooked fare, and a refrigerator full of soda, water and beer is available to guests of the Lodge at all times. Our fishing Captain & Mate were also very friendly and eager to get us into some Marlin. While unusual winter weather conditions unfortunately made fishing rather unproductive during our stay there was no lack of effort by Captain Auggie & Mate Micky to search out every possible opportunity to raise fish. One of our days fishing we were the only boat in the Marina to have caught a Striped Marlin. We feel that potential for fishing success in this area is great. We ourselves would like to return at some point to fish again under more normal weather and fishing conditions. Lunch and beverages in good supply are provided on the boat. Our host Rodney also arranged for a private guide to take us on a tour of the Sierra Madre Oriental.
This was 5 hr trip of interest that we thoroughly enjoyed. This was just one of several tours/activities available to visitors with interests other than fishing. Overall we enjoyed our stay at the Casa De Marlin. It is a clean, modern accomodation with downhome feel. It's a perfect place for those wanting to avoid the crowds of the large tourist resorts. Those not speaking Spanish will find that enough English is understood and spoken to make their stay comfortable. Thanks again for the great trip!