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Casa Batida - Cayo Santa Maria
HUGE fish waiting for you at Cayo Santa Maria

fabrizio barbazza casa batida sign

The always smiling Fabrizio Barbazza, Manager of Casa Batida, have given fishermen some of the best fishing experiences in the world through his old site at Cayo Largo.

Now he's doing it again, at Cayo Santa Maria.

Cayo Santa Maria may not be known by many Europeans from before, but we think this place will be on the lips of every serious Tropical fisher in the future.

The consept at Cayo Santa Maria is the same as it always have beed through Casa Batida, with the same good service as always. Some of the experienced guides from Cayo Largo is also present at the new site.

The reports from fishermen which have been fishing at the new site, tells that there is big amounts of HUGE Tarpons Cruising around! And we got pictures of fish that people normally just dream about...

Together with world record sized Permits and big bonefish, this could be the right place for a Grand Slam with record sized fish!!

...A really GRAND Grand slam!



Nice Permit caught at Cayo Santa Maria - (picture: Casa Batida)

(more pics of nice fish from CSM further down on this page)



From December 2008, Casa Batida have had the management of the fishing area situated in the north coast of Villa Clara province in the west sector of Jardines del Rey.

Unesco has declared this region a reserve of the biosphere. The area is beautiful, with channels, mangroves and flats and tarpon fishing is world class.

Casa Batida will provide all services from your arrival in Havana. VIP welcome, airport transfers, accommodation in Havana and Cayo Las Brujas (full board) or Cayo Santa Maria (all inclusive), organisation of fishing, camp services, etc.


There are 8 boats available. 4 Hewes Bonefisher 17' with 75HP and 90hp (those they had in Cayo Largo) and 4 brand new Carolina Skiff Sea Chaser with 60HP. They are all equipped for fly fishing and spinning, with cooler, life jackets, first aid kit, and radios. They are well adapted to fish in very shallow water or offshore on the reefs and drop offs located nearby.

There are several options for accommodation

Hotel room cuba Cayo Santa Maria

Pool cuba Cayo Santa Maria


Near the fishing club, in very nice bungalows, just by a beautiful white sandy beach or in the Cayo nearby in a Sol Melia 5* all inclusive hotel. The islands are beautiful and hotels offer the same high quality standards than in Varadero or Cayo Largo.

Cayo Santa Maria is easy to reach by car or by plane from Havana. A 48 km causeway links Cayo Las Brujas, Cayo Ensenachos and finally Cayo Santa Maria where the hotels are located.

The package include: VIP Reception in Havana Airport, domestic flight, all transfers inside Cuba, 8 nights sharing accomodation(Havana 5* Hotel and in Cayo Santa Maria 5* all inclusive), 6 full days fishing sharing a skiff, beverages on board, free fly tackle rental.

Day 1: VIP welcome in Havana. Transfer to Hotel in Havana or direct transfer to your hotel in Cayo Santa Maria by car (+/- 4 hours).

Day 2: flight to Cayo Santa Maria early in the morning (if you staid in Havana on day 1). Fishing briefing in the afternoon.

Day 3 - 8: 6 days fishing.

Day 9: transfer by car to Havana airport for your international flight.

All other kind of package can be organized, from 4 to 12 days fishing.

*Prices may vary.


Not included: International flight to Havana, Extra beverage and food, tips, Visa, Airport Tax (CUC 25)


OUR TIP: Book now, cause it's going to be hard to get vacant rods here in the future...

For more information, booking and a good offer, contact us at e-mail:


More pictures from Cayo Santa Maria / Casa Batida Fishing Club

Cayo Santa Maria

Big Permit

Landing Tarpon


Cayo Santa Maria 2

Cayo Santa Maria 3

Cayo Santa Maria Tom