I fished with Alex two years ago in April. He is an excellent guide and I found the fishing very enjoyable. There are ocean side flats, mangove lined creeks and more open flats, all with typical Mexican bones (2-4 pounds). I stayed in Playa Del Carmen and took the ferry early in the morning, and was met by Alex. I have also fish Boca Paila, and the only real difference is the length of rutted road, and size of fishable waters, both of which are much larger/longer in Boca Paila.