Women on the Fly Trips are Eco-Friendly Adventurous Memorable at Playa Sonrisa

Women on the Fly Trips are Eco-Friendly Adventurous Memorable at Playa Sonrisa

Discover Your Ultimate Women's Fly Fishing Adventure at Playa Sonrisa!

Are you dreaming of an all-women fly fishing adventure in a serene and unspoiled paradise? Welcome to Women on the Fly Xcalak All-Inclusive Trips, hosted by Playa Sonrisa! 


Immerse yourself in the pristine waters of Xcalak for a women’s only fishing adventure, meticulously crafted for passionate women anglers. Share the extraordinary experience of targeting bonefish, permit, tarpon, jacks, and barracuda in the stunningly clear Caribbean waters. 

For Women Only Fly Fishing Adventures!

Off Grid Playa Sonrisa Beachfront Resort

Surrounded by lush tropical palm trees, our resort sits on a pristine stretch of beach with breathtaking views of the turquoise Caribbean Sea. It’s the perfect backdrop for your next destination fly fishing adventure!


Kick off your day with an unforgettable sunrise from our stunning 200ft long dock. It's the perfect spot for casting your line, lounging in tranquility, or diving into a snorkeling adventure. Plus, every morning, it's where you'll meet your expert fishing guides, ready to take you on an incredible journey! 

After a thrilling day on the water, unwind at our resort with amenities and activities tailored just for you. Take a refreshing dip in our saltwater pool, relax in one of our beach hammocks, or enjoy a drink on our large floating island raft. While here, you'll indulge in delicious menu options, rejuvenate with beachside massages, and relish free time to explore local attractions and more.

Don’t wait any longer—plan your ultimate women’s fly fishing adventure in Xcalak, Mexico, the saltwater fly fishing capital of Mexico!

We Take Care of Everything For You...

What's Included

✅ Accommodations with Maid Service (except Sunday)
✅ 3 Meals a Day + In-Room Snacks
✅ Daily Happy Hour with Alcohol Included
✅ Non-Alcoholic Drinks & Purified Water
✅ Guided Fishing 8 Hour Boat Trips
✅ Use of Kayaks, Stand-up Paddle Boards & Snorkeling Gear
✅ High-Speed Wifi (no cell service)
✅ All Park Fees & Taxes
✅ 2 FREE Days for DIY Fishing from Shore, Massages, Excursions, etc

Airport Transfers

Whether flying into Cancun or Tulum, we'll ensure that you enjoy a smooth and hassle-free journey, providing you with all the amenities you need to stay comfortable along the way. From air-conditioned vehicles, comfortable seating to ice cold drinks, and stops for lunch and bathroom breaks, we'll make sure that your have everything needed to relax and enjoy the ride. The ride is part of the adventure after all! Transportation is included in group packages.

Boutique Rooms

Playa Sonrisa offers 7 beachfront rooms that can accommodate up to 14 guests. All our rooms are beachfront or have an ocean view; and are spacious and well-appointed, providing you and your group with all the amenities you need to relax and unwind during your stay. From comfortable beds to stunning ocean views, our rooms are the perfect place to kick back and enjoy the beauty of our location. We offer complete buy-out of the resort for groups as small as 8!

What's Not Included

Airfare & Travel Insurance
Gratuities for Hotel Staff, Guides & Transportation Drivers
Fly Fishing License & Equipment
Snorkeling Tours, Scuba Diving or Try Diving
Alcoholic Beverages other then Happy Hours
Amazing Beach Massages
Other Excursions

Off The Grid & Full of Adventure

Our stunning resort provides a secluded setting that's perfect for your next destination fly fishing adventure! 

When you book your private adventure of 8 or more with us, you can rest assured that you and your group will have exclusive access to the property. We don't allow the public on the premises during private events of 8 or more, so you can enjoy complete privacy and peace of mind during your stay.

Our team will work closely with you to create an unforgettable experience for you and your group. Experience the thrill of fishing with fellow fishing ladies and create lasting memories on your next vacation!

So why wait?   Book your fly fishing adventure now! 


Completely run on Solar Panels & Battery Power System. Electric power is standard 120 V with 2-prong outlets. Power is available 24/7 for Lights & Fans. Conservation Required!

Peace & Quiet

On the world's most beautiful beach. Let Playa Sonrisa put a smile on YOUR face! Private, Casual Comfort ~ No Crowds ~ No Vendors No Jet Skis ~ No Worries!

World Class Activities

Whether you enjoy siestas on our beach hammocks, happy hour or scuba diving with sharks, in addition to your fly fishing, we have it all. Our activities revolve around the sparkling Caribbean Sea.

Pricing for Saltwater Fly Fishing with Women on the Fly Xcalak

All Prices are in USD

Small Group Rates

Group of 2 to 6 Women
Shared Resort
Per Person (2 per room, 2 per boat)
  • 7 Nights Lodging / 5 Days of Fishing

    $3397 per person
  • 6 Nights Lodging / 4 Days of Fishing

    $3097 per person
  • 5 Nights Lodging / 3 Days of Fishing

    $2797 per person
  • 4 Nights Lodging / 2 Days of Fishing


Large Group Rates

Group of 8 to 14 Women
Private Resort
Per Person (2 per room, 2 per boat)
  • 7 Nights Lodging / 5 Days of Fishing

    $3297 per person
  • 6 Nights Lodging / 4 Days of Fishing

    $2997 per person
  • 5 Nights Lodging / 3 Days of Fishing

    $2697 per person
  • 4 Nights Lodging / 2 Days of Fishing

    $2397 per person

Receive 10% off rates for Aug, Sept, Oct Reservations


We are a clothing optional beach.  We welcome you to plan your adventure anytime of the year with us for amazing saltwater fly fishing. 

However, please note that unless you are PRIVATE GROUP reserving at least 4 of our rooms (8 anglers), you will be sharing the resort with our other couples, who may or may not be naturist/nudist.  

If you are prefer to have the resort completely private to only your group & clothing required (or not, up to you), please book at least 8 anglers (4 rooms).

We can also extend the resort to your non-angler companions to join you to help you fill the rooms for your private group. Please contact us for a quote.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Discover our collection of 7 elegantly designed rooms:
2 Beachfront Bungalows: Enjoy privacy and comfort with private patios featuring King Beds.
2 Garden Bungalows: Relax on private patios and rooftop decks, equipped with King Beds and a Futon.
2 Spacious 2nd Floor Rooms: Take in stunning ocean views from the large shared patio. Choose from a room with 2 Full-Size Beds or another with a King Bed and a Futon.
A Beachfront Suite: Experience luxury in a Private Bedroom with a King Bed and a separate sitting area with a Futon. ($75 per night surcharge for this room)

All our rooms feature private bathrooms, hot/cold showers, and floor/ceiling fans, bath & beach towels, shampoo/conditioner & shower gel.

Please note that we do not have TVs or AC units in the rooms. The breeze off the Sea and floor & ceilings fans make it comfortable throughout the night. Plus we have 3 hanging beach beds that our clients have found a great place to sleep and watch the stars! Our accommodations can host up to 14 guests, 2 women per room. All King Beds can be converted to Twin Beds.

Surcharge applies for single occupancy and single boat.

Restaurant & Bar

Tiki Teal's: Your Ultimate Caribbean Experience! Enjoy breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea while we cater to your every culinary desire. Our daily food trucks bring fresh fruits and vegetables, while we can also provide locally sourced fresh fish and lobster (in season). Daily Happy Hour includes 1 hour of free beer, cocktails and Tiki Teal punch for our anglers before dinner!

Airport Options & Complimentary Transportation

Arrive stress-free at Playa Sonrisa! Choose from 2 international airports: Tulum is the newest and best choice as it's only a 3-hour dive, while Cancun is a 5-hour drive. Our professional transportation ensures a comfortable journey with air-conditioned vehicles and complimentary beverage boxes. Our friendly drivers are happy to make multiple stops for snacks, lunch, and bathroom breaks along the way. All anglers groups of 2 more receive complimentary transportation from TULUM (there is surcharge if you prefer Cancun). All parties of the group must arrive in Tulum no later than 2pm on the same day and depart NO EARLIER than 2pm on the same day for the group transportation. Our driver will meet you with a sign for your group leader's name on it at the airport. You will receive email instructions about booking flights and transportation once deposit is paid. No credit allowed should you choose to rent car, miss your assigned group pick-up time etc.

Other Activities

Enhance Your Fishing Advneture with Our Amenities! Cool off in our new saltwater pool after a long day of fishing. Treat your body to a beach massage. Explore the sea with kayaks, stand-up paddle-boards, and snorkeling gear. Relax on floats and rafts or immerse yourself in live music, Mayan ceremonies, and tailored excursions. Dive enthusiasts will love our on-site dive shop, while snorkeling awaits you at our 200 ft dock with convenient boat pickups. We allow for 2 days for FREE time. If none of the above, float your boat, you can DIY fly fish from the shore or our dock right in front of Playa Sonrisa!

Our Team, Our Staff, Captains & Boats

We are thrilled to introduce our exceptional team at Playa Sonrisa, dedicated to making your adventure unforgettable! The owners, Blaney Teal and Steven Hessler, originally from Baltimore, Maryland, are now proud expats living in Xcalak and the owners of Playa Sonrisa Resort. Our team includes Maricela, your maid and breakfast cook, who has been with us for over 10 years. Her brother, Mario, takes care of the grounds, while her daughter-in-law, Deysi, handles dinner preparation and serving. You'll also meet Eli, Maricela's other daughter-in-law, who assists with rooms and breakfast. Maricela's husband, Captain José, leads our team of captains and boats, each accommodating two persons. They know these waters intimately and can't wait to take you out on the sea. Join us at Playa Sonrisa for an adventure of a lifetime!

What To Pack

We provide our guests with soft drinks, water, lunch and snacks out on the boats,. Make sure to bring biodegradable sunscreen (SPF30 is good), clothes that cover the arms and legs to protect against sunburn, hat that provides shade to your head and neck, and sunglasses with a restraining strap. Please make sure to bring all the line, leader, tippets, flies and any spares you’ll need. There’s no way to restock in Xcalak or nearby. And don’t forget your wading boots.

Can We Keep the Fish We Catch?

In Xcalak, we've implemented a catch-and-release program for our snook, permit, and bonefish for about ten years. Our salt-water fly fishermen swear by the program, which has kept our waters plentiful with these older, larger, wiser fish that our fishermen love. This program also provides the breeding stock necessary to keep the populations growing. Now that Xcalak is a national park and preserve, all fish are catch-and-release, ensuring the sustainability and health of our aquatic ecosystem for future generations to enjoy.

Booking Policy

Deposits, Cancellations & Refunds

Deposits: A 50% deposit per person is required to confirm your reservation.
Balance: Due 60 days prior to arrival.
- 120+ days before arrival: Refund of deposit minus $150 per person.
- Less than 120 days before arrival: No refund unless a replacement is found, then a refund minus a 10% fee.
- No shows, late arrivals, and early departures: No refund
Additional Information:
- All taxes and rates are subject to change.
- Guide fees and other costs are non-refundable, including those unused due to weather.
- Travel and trip cancellation insurance is strongly encouraged.
- Surcharges for special requests may apply.

Do I need a Fishing License?

Whether you are Mexican or a foreigner, you will need a fishing license. (MXN$ 470 (about $30USD +/-) gets you a license good for one week of fishing) AND a daily Xcalak National Park entrance fee (MXN$64 +/-.) We will take care of the Park Entrance Fee for you. You can get your fishing license below. Or our captain is happy to help you get your fishing license!

Recommended Tips And Gratuities

We ask that tipping for our staff and team members be in US dollars.
Our Guides: $75 – $100 USD per day per boat (ex: 2 anglers is $37.50-$50.00 USD each)
Our Staff (Combined): $30 – $50 USD per day / per guest (may be paid in pesos if preferred - we can help you with the conversion)
Our Transportation Driver: $50 USD per group

Where Are We Located?

Playa Sonrisa Mexico is located at Km 7 Camino Costero, 77940 Xcalak, Q.R., Mexico. We are 1 hour south of the Cruise Ship Port of Costa Maya Mahahaul. About 2.5 hours south of the Tulum International Airport and 2.5 hours north of the International Chetumal Airport. The roads are well-maintained, paved and full of tourist. Coming soon is the Mayan Train which will open up a few more possibilities and be another option from the Cancun airport which is currently 5 hours from us.

What is the Weather Like?

In Xcalak, you can expect daily temperatures to range from 76°F to around 89°F. Xcalak boasts over 300 days of sunshine each year, providing ample fishing opportunities every month.

Please Reach Out To Book Your
Women-Only Fly Fishing Trip To Xcalak Today

Women on the Fly Adventures
Our team will reach out to and discuss your needs within 48 hours. Please note: With groups of 8 or more, you qualify as a PRIVATE EVENT. We will close the resort to the public during your trip.
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Accommodations: Most rooms have king bed (can be split 2 twins)