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International Fly Fishing Travel - Casa Batida - Cuba

About Casa Batida

Cuba is located 90 miles south of Key West, and lies at the entrance to the Gulf of Mexico between Florida and Central America. While fishing at Casa Batida your accommodation will be Sol Club Cayo Largo which is located on this idyllic spot of fine white sands and crystalline waters of incredible shades of blue. This all inclusive facility offers a broad array of services and attractions, ranging from comfortable rooms with a terrace or balcony overlooking the beach and sea; a broad variety of restaurants and bars where guests can savour the best of Cuban and international cuisine.

The Cuban Government has made the area around Cayo Largo some 240 square kilometres a prestigious national park - Casa Batida's playground. The cays of Cayo Largo are uninhabited and apart from those that you fish with the only people you will see are a few commercial lobster fishermen. Cayo Largo is therefore an ideal habitat for bonefish, tarpon and permit. It is made up a series of cays, mangrove lagoons and flats that run for some 50 kilometres. The flats tend to be white sand interspersed with turtle grass ideal for those who want to wade. Around the cays are mangroves and the wading can be a little trickier so fishing is primarily done from the boats.

Most days you will have the option of either fishing from the skiff or wading. Through the flats and cays you find deeper channels that provide perfect areas for tarpon to feed on the bountiful shoals of sardines but when the tides are right you can see them move onto the flats providing great sport. Likewise on the slightly deeper parts of the flats you will see schools of permit and many times you will feel the Grand Slam is seemingly moments away. There are some areas that have still not seen a fisherman or a fly, and part of the fun will be finding new and productive areas.

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