Beach + Island

Totally Active Beaches

by Sarah Tuff


The Sport: Fly-fishing

The Arena: Isla Holbox, Mexico

Your Adventure: Isla Holbox is 40 miles northwest of Cancún, but it might as well be in another galaxy. The only things gone wild on this 26-mile-long island are the untouched beaches and the natural conditions for tarpon fishing—this is some of the best in the world. Here, spring break means gliding over the baby-blue depths for baby tarpon; summer sees fishermen netting whoppers of well over 100 pounds. (And should one tire of hoisting up trophies, there are also snapper aplenty.) Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures brings its guests to the prime tarpon spots, allowing up to eight hours a day on the water. (Not that you have to: We did mention the nice beaches too, right?) Isla Holbox Flyfishing Lodge sits on the main beach and has simple rooms with AC and sea views; anglers stay here to swap "real" fish stories around the beachfront bar.

Yellow Dog Flyfishing
Tel: 888 777 5060
$1,495 for four-night fishing packages, including all meals except dinner

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