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Welcome to the Reef House at Casa Paraiso

Nestled in Xcalak, a small fishing village and in one of the last "unspoiled" areas off the Mexican Caribbean coast, on the southern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula in the State of Quintana Roo. It's only 6 miles to the Belize border.  


The Reef House, a beachfront house with 3 units, catering to those discriminating travelers who desire something unique and different.  

Our eco friendly "off grid" experience, with airy units where sea breezes from the Caribbean Sea and fans keep your room pleasant without the closed windows of AC.   

Enjoy fly fishing for Permit, Bonefish & Tarpon, deep sea fishing, swimming, diving, snorkeling, and kayaking. Stretching along Xcalak's coast is the Meso-American reef, the second largest barrier reef in the world.  Marvel at the variety of colorful birds, visit Mayan ruins, star gaze, or just enjoy relaxing on our private white sand beach.  

Explore our designated Xcalak Reef National Marine Park (Parque Nacional Arrecifes de Xcalak).  The protected waters along the reef abundant with underwater life, making Xcalak both a world-class fly fishing destination and a diver/snorkeler's paradise.


Enjoy the perfect environment to de-stress from the world while reconnecting with nature. 

Our story behind Casa Paraiso

Father and son Jim and Chase are long time Alaska fishing guides. They discovered Xcalak, and easily foregoed 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.  

It's definitely a family business... 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.

Jim, Chase & Lisa Looney

Casa Paraiso Owners


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