On the far western tip of the Caribbean island of Cuba is the Guanahacabibes Peninsula and the home of El Faro Lodge. Preserved for 40 years, this national park and biosphere reserve is where anglers will find 200 miles of flats, beaches, channels, mangroves, coral reef, and bluewater — all coming together for what is a fly fishing and conventional fishing paradise. Tarpon, bonefish, permit, snook, triggerfish, jacks, and a wide range of bluewater species are all available in waters that have been largely untouched and remain uniquely wild.
Remote, backcountry flats, coral reefs, and expansive blue water make these waters especially attractive for fly fishing and conventional angling. The Guanahacabibes Peninsula and its national park and biosphere reserve have been preserved for 40 years and offer world-class fishing for many flats and offshore species. The region is not only still wild and without fishing pressure, but it is also home to a unique mix of beaches, channels, mangroves, flats, and blue water, thereby allowing anglers to take on different waters and experiences each day.
At Untamed Angling we seek them relentlessly, regardless of how remote they may be. We remain undeterred byobstacles or difficulties because we are instinctively driven by our adventurous spirit.
With healthy flats, breathtaking ecosystems, and a vibrant and lively cultural heritage, Cuba offers more than an outstanding fishing experience — it is a journey to the living myths and legends of a spectacular tropical island and is possibly the angling adventure of a lifetime.
We promote and practice sustainable operations through the use of renewable energy, proper waste treatment, recycling, and other actions to ensure minimal environmental impact and reduce our footprint. Unlike many other tourism enterprises, our destinations purposely accommodate only small groups of anglers in an effort to reduce environmental and social impact.
As is with all of our destinations, Untamed Angling is deeply committed to the protecting the ecosystem and preserving a way of life for the local community through sustainable fly fishing tourism. With our partners in Cuba, including the Bonefish & Tarpon Trust and Eckerd College, and Cuban institutions including CIM-UH, Guanahacabibes National Park, and the Center for Marine Research at the University of Havana (CIM-UH), Untamed Angling is actively supporting research programs and biological data collection to further understand the fishery and ecosystems.
We operate only in unique pristine environments. Our goal is to provide anglers the very best fishing experience in its class.
We work very closely and cooperatively with government agencies and local communities to secure and maintain wild fisheries. This cooperative work guarantees the exclusive use and control of El Faro Lodge and access to a world-class fishery with sustainable and nonharmful use of resources.
El Faro Lodge is the first and only beachfront fishing lodge in Cuba. Single occupancy, spacious wooden cabins with private bathrooms are available for all our guests. Offering first-class service and many luxuries, guests can enjoy the sunrise from their rooms in the morning and dinner and cigars on the beach at night after a day on the water. Gourmet food is a hallmark of all Untamed Angling destinations, and you can expect many modern comforts while enjoying the wilderness of Western Cuba.
In addition to the “big three,” anglers can take on giant barracuda, triggerfish, jacks, and more. And guests aren’t limited to the flats on a trip with us. From sailfish to wahoo to tuna, Cuba has drawn anglers from all over the world, and offshore fishing can be a great way to add even more to a diverse angling experience.
Anglers can access mangroves, channels, beaches, and remote wilderness flats from our skiffs. These boats allow anglers to comfortably and quickly get to the most productive water