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Casa Viejo Chac is fly fishing lodge located in Punta Allen, Quintana Roo, Mexico, founded in July 2007 by Manuel Cauich Uitzil. We give an old school fishing experience and you are going to feel like it’s your house. We focus on being a fishing family with a Mexican home connection. The gastronomy from our restaurant is based on the sea and the land, with different traditional dishes, including the areas famous lobster. With Casa Viejo Chac you will enjoy a relaxing and comfortable family experience.

We are located in the Sian Ka’an Reserve, in the middle of the beautiful Caribbean Ocean, one of the best places to visit in Mexico. You can find Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon, Snook, Jack Crevalle, Barracuda and more. We will show you one of the most beautiful corners of the world for fishing.


To provide a service with quality, comfort and the best possible experience to our fishermen.


Casa Viejo Chac looks to be better every day and our staff strives to be the most qualified and motivated with a commitment to the lodge and guests.

Our founder

1974 - 2018

Manuel Cauich Uitzil “Manuel Chac” was a fisherman of Mayan origin who founded Casa Viejo Chac and for many years gave a special experience to our clients.

Manuel Chac came from a small Mayan town called Polyuc, where he was a woodcutter in his childhood. When he became an adolescent, he traveled to the Sian Ka’an Reserve to become a fisherman and married Elsy Ruby León Chavez. He started to work as a fly fishing guide at the age of 20 and many years later he met Greg DeJulio. Together they started to work on the idea of starting a fly fishing lodge and eventually they decided on the name Casa Viejo Chac, to pay tribute to Manuel’s Father. Casa Viejo Chac literally translates to “House of Old Man Chac”. Ruby continues to operate the lodge at the same high standards Manuel envisioned.

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