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  • Located on the north shore of the eastern province of Camaguey, the Cayo Cruz / Cayo Romano fishery is an enormous system of flats, lagoons and pristine estuaries. Located in Jardines del Rey, commercial fishing within this designated area is strictly forbidden and rigorously enforced by the Cuban Government. The designated sport fish only area is 366 square kilometers in size, meaning that on the average day, each skiff has over 50 square kilometers to itself. The fishing area is virtually untouched and represents one of the cleanest and most biologically diverse ecosystems we’ve ever fished. This is one of the other reasons we have chosen this destination. It is still very virgin and has only seen anglers for three seasons! The fish are plentiful and aggressive. Most other destinations are now heavily fished and have been fished that way for over 15 years

    Also, those concerned by the occasional cold fronts from the north during January to March can be assured that Cayo Romano is privileged in having an extensive string of cays on its northern border which protects it from all but the most violent of weather patterns. On the other hand, being located on the northern side of the island it is fortunate to escape the perennial hurricane activity which normally passes by to the south of Cuba.

     

  • The first thing that guests need to know about when considering this location, aside from the exceptional flats fishing that is found here, is that this is a new fishery still very much in its infancy.

    The flats are an inviting combination of hard packed white sand and a semi firm mottled bottom that still provides good wading. And what a place this is for those who like to wade! It’s very similar to Los Roques in terms of the amount of area that’s wadable and there are places here where you can wade for 4 straight hours without heading back to the boat

    Cayo Romano demonstrates all the characteristics of a recently discovered, virgin fishing territory – large numbers of fish, good sizes and their evident lack of exposure to flies and leaders. Add to this the natural beauty of the cays and of the water and you have a truly memorable place to fish.

    The average sized bonefish is a healthy 4 pounds and during the course of the week it is not unheard of for guests to land a fish or two in the 10 pound range. Tailing bonefish are common and guests can expect to see bonefish in singles and doubles, all the way up to schools of several hundred fish. What really sets this location apart from so many other fisheries is that guests can expect to encounter and get shots at good numbers of permit each day. There are very few places on earth where guests can fish for big bonefish each day and get shots at tailing permit. This combination may take place in other locations but not with the consistency that is virtually guaranteed at Cayo Romano. It is a rare day when you don’t encounter and get shots a permit. The permit will range in size between about 8 and 30 pounds.

    The flats at Cayo Romano/Cruz are a little deeper than those found in other areas of Cuba, which means that the bonefish and permit are still found in excellent numbers throughout the year.

    There are two locations within the Cayo Romano that offer very good tarpon fishing. Guides tend to save these areas for when an angler has already boated a permit and is looking for a Grand Slam. These fish will range from 30 to 90 pounds
    Besides the fishing for permit, bonefish and tarpon, you will also cast for other challenging species as mutton snapper, snook, cubera snapper, jack crevalle, barracudas, etc.

  • Guests fishing Cayo Romano/Cruz will stay at the Hotel Casona de Romano, which is located in the town of Brasil. The Casona is quite likely the most unusual fishing lodge we’ve ever had the good fortune of fishing from. This stately house was build in 1919 for the owner of the towns sugar cane factory and it was fully renovated 2 years ago to accommodate the needs of today’s’ traveling anglers. The house has 6 double rooms and 2 single rooms, two of which have balconies overlooking the courtyard and church. The beds in each room are new and very comfortable. Each room is fully equipped with a private bath with lots of hot water, along with plenty of lights for reading at night and a small fridge for cold drinks. Each room also has an excellent A/C unit, along with a TV, just in case you feel the need to watch some absolutely dreadful Cuban television. The dining room is located on the first floor and it typically produces a variety of traditional Cuban food, with dinners ranging from fish and seafood to roast pork and chicken. Breakfast is simple yet delicious, with a heavy emphasis on eggs fruit and toast. The bar area is located just inside the main entrance to the house. It is fairly well stocked with rum, vodka, scotch, red and white wines from Spain, as well as both of Cuba’s domestic beer brands. The bar is quite possibly the source for the least expensive beer in all of Cuba. 1 CUC per beer is a true bargain, even by Cuban standards!

    CASONA ROMANO - CAYO CRUZ

    CASONA ROMANO

  • RATES 2015

    Prices per angler

    Week starting Saturday and ending Saturday

     

    Low Season :

    Sept 1 (2013) – March 1

    July 27 – Aug 31

    Sharing skiff            Euro 1,990

    Single Skiff             Euro 2,690

     

    High Season :

    March 2 – July 26

     

    Sharing skiff          Euro 2,990

    Single skiff            Euro 3,690

     

    Enquiry online for special group prices

  • RATES INCLUDE:

    • Reception in Havana or Cayo Coco airport
    • 7 nights at La Casona de Romano (Jaronú), single room, full board
    • Transfer from La Casona de Romano to the fishing area R/T
    • 6 fishing days with private guide, packed lunch
    • Travel assistance in Cuba
    • Fishing license

     

    RATES DO NOT INCLUDE:

    • VIP service in Havana airport at arrival
    • Transfers: International airport to Hotels on arrival or before departure
    • Accommodation in Havana or Cayo Coco, on arrival or before departure
    • Transfers inside Cuba to La Casona de Romano
    • Tips
    • Cuban visa
    • Travel and medical insurance
    • Airport tax (CUC 25 to be paid at the airport before leaving)

     

    OPTIONAL SERVICES:

    • Transfers inside Cuba to La Casona de Romano
    • Accommodation in Havana or Cayo Coco, on arrival or before departure
    • City tours in Havana or Camaguey
    • Visit to Cigar Factories
    • Resorts holiday extensions
    • Ask for more tailor made options you might need

     

    DEPOSIT AND CANCELLATION POLICY:

    On Booking, send passport number, Date of Birth and full name (as in passport). A deposit of 20% of

    your package is required within 2 weeks of invoice to confirm a reservation. A deposit of 40% is due 6

    months before trip. Deposits are refundable (minus a Euro 400 handling fee until 60 days prior to the

    start of your trip). Within 60 days of your trip, your deposit is non-refundable unless we are able to

    resell your spot. No refunds are available for unused portions of packages. Full payment is due 60

    days prior to arrival. NO CREDIT CARDS. Trip cancellation insurance is highly recommended. In the

    lodge, credit card payments cannot be accepted. All programs and execution of them remain subject

    to weather and other unforeseen circumstances. Claims for refunds will not be accepted.

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