Lodging, Food & Drink
The Club property is located on the active beach right in the heart of the lobster fishing village of Punta Allen. It is a new two story structure built in 2005 and constructed of Mexican brick and mortar with indigenous hardwoods and tiles in the local tradition. Owners, Dick and Kaye Cameron, had their hands dirty throughout the design and construction of the lodge – and have designed the tailor made floor plan for fishing lodge guests. Each room has a private bath two double beds with comfortable pillows and linens, individual air-con control, a ceiling fan, and operable window, and large spaces and storage for clothing and gear.
Unlike many simpler accommodations in the region, the lodge is tastefully decorated and equipped with 24 hour electric power, wireless high speed internet, super cool air conditioning, and effective mosquito control. There are six bedrooms (3 upstairs and 3 downstairs), a fly tying study, library/living room, and a large dining room adjacent to the open kitchen. There are several outdoor patios and a beautiful outdoor bar. The style and culture at the lodge is very refined and professional, but also VERY laid back and charming.
“Kaye’s Bar” stocks complimentary margaritas, cold beer, and local rum drinks during happy hour. The day begins at sunrise with mugs of rich Mexican coffee followed by a traditional hot breakfast of cereal, eggs, bacon, ham, juices, toast and pastries. Hardy box lunches are prepared for the fishing boats and typically include sandwiches, fruits, desserts, ice water, cold beer and other beverages of your choice. Lunches are taken on the water or under the shade of palms and mangroves during a mid-day break.
After the day’s fishing it’s cocktail time at the outdoor beach lounge where icy margaritas and sweet pina coladas help punctuate the recounting of the day’s adventure. Fresh caught ceviche and empanadas are also part of every happy hour. The evening meal at the Palometa Club is not your traditional heavy and rich “fishing lodge” cuisine. Dinner is served family style featuring delicious local Caribbean and Mexican dishes like moja de ajo, pollo con mole, and chili rellenos, followed by scrumptious locally inspired desserts. Purified water is used for drinking and ice.