Welcome to Casa Paraíso
Nestled in a small fishing village and in one of the last "unspoiled" areas off the Mexican Caribbean coast, on the southern end of the Costa Maya and just north of the border of Belize. You'll find Casa Paraiso, our beachfront resort B & B catering to those discriminating travelers who desire something unique and different.
Our "off grid" experience, with airy efficiencies where sea breezes from the Caribbean Sea and fans keep your room pleasant with out the closed windows of AC.
Enjoy fly fishing for Permit, Bonefish & Tarpon, deep sea fishing, swimming, diving, snorkeling, and kayaking on the Meso American reef, the world's second longest barrier reef. Marvel at the variety of colorful birds, visit Mayan ruins, ride bikes, star gaze or just enjoy the beauty of the region.
Explore our designated Mexican national reef park (Parque Nacional Arrecifes de Xcalak), just offshore and enjoy the perfect environment to de-stress from the noisy world while reconnecting with nature.
Our story behind Casa Paraiso
Father and son Jim and Chase are long time Alaska fishing guides. Jim discovered Xcalak, and easily convinced Chase to forego their usual winter spots in the Caribbean to fish in Xcalak.
They immediately fell in love with the small fishing village, as it offered challenging fly fishing in an uncrowded and pristine environment similar to Alaska.
Jim's wife Lisa was drawn to Xcalak's tranquility, beautiful sunrises, and bright constellations. She was also drawn to the many activities such as world class fly fishing, diving, snorkeling, beach combing, bird watching, and just relaxing, which makes Xcalak a great place for all to enjoy.
Recognizing the resort offered something for everyone, especially fly fishers, the family purchased Casa Paraiso in the fall of 2021.
We are delighted that long time resort guest favorite Benjamin Luque stayed on as property manager to continue Casa Paraiso's traditions, high standards and beachside charm.
Jim, Chase & Lisa Looney