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Isla de la Juventud
Isla de la Juventud ("Isle of Youth")
The fishing in Isla de la Juventud is operated by Avalon, where you could choose either to stay at Hotel Rancho or the 75-foot luxury live-aboard yacht Perola

The fishing around Isla de la Juventud is known for big Tarpons and Jacks.

 Huge Tarpon by Tor Ola JP Jack







Hotel Rancho
Rancho El Tesoro












Fine accommodations in Nueva Gerona
The Hotel Rancho El Tesoro is located on the outskirts of Gerona, the Isle of Youth's largest city of 75,000 people. "Hotel Rancho" offers comfortable accommodations for the anglers with large single rooms for each angler. Each
room has excellent beds, good AC, lots of storage space and excellent
showers with plenty of hot water.

Your maids will clean your room each day and will also do laundry for you if
you like. (Please leave a suitable tip for these extra services) Security at
the hotel is excellent and the front desk is open on a 24 hour basis.
Telephone service is available to anywhere in the world as well as is
Internet capability for hotel guests.

Anglers staying at Hotel Rancho have their own private dining room,
exclusive from the other guests as well as their own private chef and wait
staff. The dining room is air-conditioned and used not only for meals but
also as a place to relax before dinner with that perfect Mojito and perhaps
a classic Cuban Cigar. Meals are superb, a combination of classic Cuban
dishes like smoked pork, chicken, black bean soup, rice and beans but also
fresh fish like mutton snapper and grouper. The French fries are out of this
world. Salads with fresh tomatoes and other vegetables are served with olive
oil and Balsamic Vinegar dressing. The chef is always happy to prepare
sashimi from freshly caught fish of the day. Evening meals feature several
different entrees, and the chef has often been accused of preparing enough
food for twice the number of people present at the table.

We can promise you that no one will go hungry while staying at the Hotel Rancho!

 The environment is medicine to the soul...

Flyfishing Isla de la Juventud



























Their luxury yacht to take you to the most remote and pristine flats off the
Isle of Youth.  A fantastic, exclusive destination

The Perola is a classy 75-foot luxury live-aboard yacht that is utilized for
weekly trips to the most remote areas of the Canarreos Archipelago, an
island system that runs eighty miles from the Isle of Youth to Cayo Largo.
They'll stop off at selected anchorages like Cayo Campo, The Cantilles islands
and finally Cayo Rosario, famous for some of the most outstanding flats
fishing in all of Cuba. The Perola is a spectacular yacht, recently
refurbished, and perfect for a group of six anglers. There are five very
comfortable air-conditioned cabins below deck, most having their own private
bath, with good showers and plenty of hot water, and lots of storage space
for anglers.

This is an impressive yacht, with highly polished hardwood floors and teak
paneling. Circular stairways take you downstairs to the cabins or upstairs
to the dining area on the top open-air deck. The top deck is covered and
always remains in the shade, but open to the sea breeze, insuring one a very
comfortable and insect free environment. Clear plastic side coverings are
utilized in harder winds or in inclement weather. Several comfortable rope
hammocks are hung from the ceiling structure and can be lowered after lunch
or dinner for a delightful nap in the breeze. A full sized, air-conditioned
salon on the main deck level can be utilized for a living and dining area in
extremely harsh weather. Fly tiers will like the full size table in the
salon, and sinking into one of the salon's plush couches with a good drink
is the perfect end to a long day on the flats.

Cuisine on the Perola is exceptional. Fresh fish of the day are utilized
for most meals, either caught by the anglers themselves or harvested by the
crew. Lobster and Conch are abundant can be had on a daily basis from the
surrounding waters. Salads with fresh vegetables and a variety of fruits are
available any time. In addition, you'll have wonderful pork and chicken
entrees during the week, fresh sashimi for appetizers and some of the finest frozen
Daiquiris known to man. Traditional Cuban flan topped off with aged Havana Club
Rum is one of the many unique and delicious deserts served.
AND - you can have seconds on anything your heart desires!

Anglers arriving in Gerona will stay aboard the Perola that first night,
anchored at Avalons private marina on the Jucaro River. Early the following
morning anglers will meet their guides, jump in the skiffs, running and
fishing their way east, to meet again with the Perola that evening in one of
the selected anchorages. On the final fishing day, the anglers will fish
their way back to Gerona, re-board the Perola at their marina with time to
take a refreshing shower and do their final packing before departing on the
evening flight to Havana.