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Old 06-23-2004, 12:26 PM
Jabulani_Jonny Jabulani_Jonny is offline
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Hello all,

I'm headed down on July 6th and basically doing the same thing. I'm a guide at Callaway Gardens and can't afford to spring for a guide while I'm down. So I'll be doing the DIY thing.

We'll be staying in the Akumal area for a couple of weeks. I've heard a lot about Punta Allen, but I think I'm going to try the flats close to the Boca Paila bridge and any other flats I see along the way. I've heard good reports about the bridge area.

Who is Frank (referred to in an earlier post) and can he send the aforementioned "info"? I'd greatly appreciate any other help.
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Old 07-13-2004, 06:38 PM
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Boca Paila.

Hi all, I took a weekend away from a two week package in Cancun and drove to Boca Paila (4 years ago). There's a military/anti-narcotraficante post that'll look your car over and flirt with your wife or girlfriend. Later you come to the Boca Paila fishing lodge on the left where a friendly guide of theirs told me to drive as far as the bridge which one crosses to travel further to Punta Allen, park there and walk back along the road until I came to where the lagoon meets the road and just climb on in. One wades to the left, following the edge of the mangroves for about 15 minutes and then crosses a deeper channel and onto a large expanse of flats. NOBODY can see or hear you; which was a bit worrying as the evening before I went fishing I was standing on the bridge looking up into the outgoing flow and saw a large crocodile/alligator swimming across the outflow ! As I was climbing in the next day I met an American guide (Rodman Hunter) based in Cancun who told me "there's too much fish in the water for a croc to be interested in yuh" ! By the way... as, or before, you step in, do check the water for bonefish as I made my first cast from the other side of the road because there was a small pod of bones three feet from the edge !
Hope this "snapshot" is of use to you all. Also could someone tell me if they've replaced all the missing planks on the bridge, as it was just too scary to cross to get to Punta Allen.

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Old 07-14-2004, 06:47 AM
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Yep. They fixed the bridge last year. It created quite a problem for the lodges south of the bridge and for the small village of Punta Allen. My understanding is that they completely rebuilt it, which it surely needed, but I believe that is the only land access to Punta Allen and the construction took awhile.
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