Orvis-Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide located in Guatemala.

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Casa Vieja Lodge

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Lodge

Phone icon(305) 854-4665 Email iconinfo@casaviejalodge.com Link iconwww.casaviejalodge.com
KM 108.5 Puerto San Jose
Escuintla, Guatemala


  • Pacific sailfish, blue marlin, mahi mahi, yellowfin tuna
  • Pacific Coast of Guatemala, Sailfish Capital of the World
  • In 2022, we released 11,391 billfish aboard our fleet of nine sportfish boats
  • All-Inclusive rates start from $3,235 per person for 3 days fishing/4 nights lodging
  • Fish with us October–August

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The Story

Enjoy Orvis-endorsed accommodations at Casa Vieja Lodge on your fly-fishing trip to Guatemala. The lodge was established more than twenty years ago as a private getaway for one of Guatemala’s best-known sporting families. In 2013, lifelong anglers Kristen and Captain David Salazar opened the lodge to anglers from around the globe. Now known as the number one billfishing destination in the world, the lodge hosts anglers who can expect to raise 12–15 billfish per day, per boat, year-round. Casa Vieja offers anglers the best in quality family fishing experiences with its 9-boat classic sportfishing fleet and 19-bedroom hotel that accommodates up to 37 guests. After a long day of fly or conventional fishing, anglers can unwind with deluxe accommodations, gourmet dining, and five-star services. Casa Vieja has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to conserving the fishery. The lodge promotes the conservation of sailfish and marlin by following best practices to ensure that landed fish are released healthy. Since 2018, the lodge has been at the forefront of the Kick Plastic campaign and eliminated all single-use plastic bottles. Anglers are provided a reusable bottle upon arrival at lodge with filling stations throughout the lodge and aboard the boats.

Casa Vieja Lodge is a 19-bedroom hotel that can accommodate up to 37 guests on-site. Everything you need is located on this tropical compound. After breakfast, you will be driven 5 minutes away in our Mercedes Sprinter vans to Pez Vela Marina to board our boats to begin your fishing adventure. Upon your arrival back at the day’s end our chauffeurs will be there waiting to bring you back to Casa Vieja for a dip in the pool, some appetizers, and drinks. Daily laundry and housekeeping service is provided, as well as free Wi-Fi throughout the lodge. Spacious deluxe rooms are equipped with either one king or two queen-sized beds. Each room features local textiles and art, down pillows and comforter, office desk, and iHome®. Tucked away is a hair dryer and private in-room safe for added convenience. We purposely do not put TVs in rooms, so that the camaraderie and great fishing stories are forged under the rancho!

Get more details at: https://www.casaviejalodge.com/the-lodge/

After morning coffee and breakfast at the Lodge, the van will depart at 6:45am to the marina, and the Crew will welcome you aboard, with a 7am departure. The run out to the fish can be as close as 10 miles or as far as 50 miles, with the average falling somewhere in the middle. When you are not fighting monsters you can enjoy the soda, water, and beer provided on board, daily. Any special requests such as liquor, additional beer, snacks, or dietary restrictions can be arranged with notice to our manager the night before. On board, our mates will prepare a hot lunch and, if you catch a morning yellowfin or dorado, you can have that prepared fresh out of the water! If you are fishing on one of our Contenders, it will be a cold lunch prepared by our Lodge Chef, but your morning catch of yellowfin sashimi is still an option! You will fish all day and the run back will have you at the marina for a 5:00pm arrival. Then it’s back to the Lodge to enjoy the pool and a refreshment of your choice!

Sample Itinerary:

5:45-6:00am: Morning coffee service in your room (You’ll be woken up by staff)
6:00-6:45am: Breakfast is served in Café Pez Vela Restaurant
6:45am: Vans depart for the marina
7:00am-5:00pm: Fishing hours
5:05pm: Enjoy a well-deserved cocktail as you arrive back at Casa Vieja Lodge
7:00pm: A fabulous four-course dinner served in the Rancho


We fish in the waters off the Pacific Coast of Guatemala. Guatemala is unique in that there are two big current eddies that concentrate the baitfish circling at the surface, thus facilitating the presence of top predators such as tunas and billfish.


Fish & Stay packages now include options for 3 days fishing and 4 nights lodging or 2 days fishing and 3 nights lodging.

1. Select the number of anglers in your party from the choices below.
2. Find your package price based on the size of game boat you want to fish on.
3. When you are ready, request your reservation here!


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