From Punta Burica, just south of the town of Puerto Armuelles , the world renowned Hannibal Bank, Isla Montuosa, Isla Ladrones and the 1000 fathom drop are all just a short run away. Giant Yellowfin Tuna, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, and Dorado are all frequent vistors to the waters here off Panama.
The top season for billfish is December – April, with the best months being January-March. Winter months tend to be better for billfish. The Giant Yellowfin Tuna are most frequent in the spring, with tuna over 200 lbs. being commonly caught between March and April.
The Beachfront Lodge
The main lodge is 3000 square feet and consists of the restaurant, bar and game room with pool and card tables. There is a large covered lanai so you can choose between outdoor or indoor dining.
Ten individual cabins provide comfortable accommodations. All are air-conditioned, studio-sized cabins with private covered lanais (decks) and just steps to the beach, pool, restaurant and bar.
Both the main lodge and cabins have tropical hardwood high beam ceilings, Spanish tile floors and plenty of space to relax. The lodge and every cabin have spectacular views of the pool and ocean.
The lodge is located on the beach in Punta Burica, about 8 kilometers south of the town of Puerto Armuelles in one of the most beautiful areas of Panama. The area boasts a wealth of wildlife including howler monkeys and a wide variety of tropical birds.
This Pacific beach extends for 7 miles plus 2 miles of surfing beaches by the point. The ocean offers a bounty of fish, whales and other marine life. There are good diving spots and snorkeling reefs nearby. Punta Burica is predominantly undeveloped and is biologically diverse. However, there is a new road, electricity, and water which affords the residents an acceptable standard of living.
Reaching Punta Burica is easy. The closest main city of David and it’s airport are only about a 1.5 hour ride away. There is also an excellent airstrip 15 min. away in the town of Puerto Armuelles for possible charter flights from David or Panama City.
Day 1 – Arrive Panama City, Tocumen International Airport. Our private transport service will greet you there and take you to your hotel.
Day 2 – Our transport service will pick you up at the hotel and take you to Albrook Airport for your flight to David. At David, we will pick you up for transport to the Lodge. Once at the Lodge, unpack, then a short briefing about the resort. Rest of day spent at the lodge relaxing by the pool, cruising the beach or cocktails in the Bar. Dinner at 6:00 P.M.
Day 3-6 – Wake up call at 6A.M. Breakfast. Then off to the boats for an 8 hour fishing day 7:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. Then relax time around the lodge and pool. Dinner at 6:00 P.M.
Day 7 – Back to David for flight to Panama City. Upon arrival in Panama City, transport service to hotel in the City.
Day 8 – Transport to Tocumen International Airport for the return trip home.
- First and last night stays in Panama City.
- All transfers to and from airports and hotels in Panama City.
- Round trip airfares from Panama City to David.
- Transportation from David to the Lodge.
- 5 nights at the Lodge with all meals and nonalcoholic beverages.
- 4 full days fishing which includes the boat, crew, tackle, bait, ice and fuel. Lunches, soft drinks and water provided. Cold beer upon request.
RATES DO NOT INCLUDE: International airfare, meals and beverages in Panama City, alcoholic beverages at the lodge, tips to boat crew and items of personal nature.
Customized packages, additional nights lodging can be arranged upon request.
*** New Flights to David, Panama ***
Starting in March 2008 TACA Airlines is offering Direct Flights to the city of David, Panama, from the following U.S. cities: Los Angeles – San Francisco – New York – Miami – Washington DC. This flight allows all clients to make immediate connections in San Jose to North America (100% customs and immigration is handled in David, San Jose will be only a stop over and change of gate, the luggage will be checked through to the final destination .. for example New York – David) For more information visit TACA at http://www.taca.com
RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENT: 50% of total trip cost is required as deposit within 14 days upon confirmation of trip. Balance due 60 days prior to arrival. $25.00 Late Booking fee for reservations made 15 days or less prior to the departure date.
Example Rates – subject to change by operator (per person)
Saturday to Saturday
4 anglers-per-boat: $3,195.00
3 anglers-per-boat: $3,695.00
2 anglers-per-boat: $4,295.00
1 anglers-per-boat: $8,095.00
All rates subject to change without notice.