Baja, Mexico
Van Wormer Resorts

Van Wormer Resorts

Saltwater Sportfishing

Two Hotel Options
Fishing at Van Wormer Resorts is world-renowned as one of the best values in saltwater sportfishing today. Located in the East Cape region of Baja California Sur, Mexico, and situated on Baja’s Sea of Cortez, this area is regarded as one of the premier vacation and big game fishing spots in the world.


Baja Saltwater Fishing:

Van Wormer Resorts

Van Wormer's sportfishing fleet offers quick access to world-famous fishing grounds teeming with five billfish species, plus dorado, tuna, wahoo, and over 80 other species. The area is also one of the few locations that yields marlin year-round. Sailfish are abundant during the summer months along with dorado, yellowfin tuna, and occasionally some great wahoo fishing. Famous roosterfish fishing - many world records have been logged in the Baja area.
East Cape Guides provide exclusive guide services for Van Wormer Resort guests. English-speaking captains with years of experience. You’ll receive on-the-water instruction, documentation of your catch in high-definition video and photos, and Billfish Foundation release certificate for every billfish they tag and release on your behalf.
Baja Flyfishing Company is Van Wormer Resorts in-house guide service. They provide personalized service and value to both the beginner and experienced angler.

Fishing Facts

Van Wormer Resorts

Van Wormer's sportfishing fleet offers quick access to world-famous fishing grounds teeming with five billfish species, plus dorado, tuna, wahoo, and over 80 other species.
Boats:  Van Wormer Resorts has over fifty boats in its fleet—the most extensive sportfishing fleet in Mexico. 28' to 32' fiberglass cruisers and 23' to 25' super pangas. Many package options to choose from.
Season:  Fishing takes off in late April and is dynamite through November.
Species:  Sailfish are abundant during the summer months along with dorado, yellowfin tuna, and occasionally some great wahoo fishing. Famous roosterfish fishing - many world records have been logged in the Baja area.
Equipment:  Each boat is fully equipped with rods, reels, and tackle. A detailed packing list is included in our confirmation packet.
Fishing Licenses:  are not included in the package and run $30.00 per week or $54.00 for the year (subject to change). Licenses are available for purchase at the Resorts.
Fish Care:  Fish care and smokehouse services are available to prepare your catch for your trip home and range from $1.00 to $4.50 per pound.

Van Wormer's Two Hotel Options

Palmas de Cortez

Van Wormer offer two hotel options, Palmas de Cortez and Playa del Sol. Both hotels are located in the small town of Los Barriles, about 1/8 of a mile apart on the beach. Both hotels offer phenomenal fishing, diving, kayaking, golfing, or just relaxing fun in the sun.
Palmas de Cortez Hotel offers many air-conditioned room options such as oceanfront rooms, poolside rooms, palapa-roofed cabañas, garden rooms, and two bedroom luxury condominiums. Wi-Fi access is available in the lobby and the restaurant. The garden rooms are quieter than the other options. There is also a par-three 9-hole golf course onsite. Other land-based activities include ATV rentals, horseback riding, eco-tours, and shopping excursions to Cabo San Lucas and the capital city of La Paz. You'll find all the comforts of a first-rate, service-oriented resort with authentic Mexican charm.
Playa Del Sol Playa Del Sol: Guests will find Playa Del Sol’s intimate tropical setting a nice change from the mega-resorts found in other over-commercialized areas of Baja. With only 26 rooms, Playa Del Sol offers guests a slightly more personal touch. Most vacation packages at this hotel include your room and charter boat rental. From mid-November through mid-March, Playa Del Sol is also a popular choice for windsurfers and kiteboarders.

Baja Fish Species

Getting to the Lodge:

You can fly to either La Paz or Los Cabos. Currently, U.S. and Mexican Airlines service Cabo San Lucas and La Paz Airport. We recommend flying to Los Cabos because the taxi ride is shorter than from La Paz. Air Taxi, ground services, and car rentals are available to the resort. It is about a 45-mile drive from Los Cabos to the village of Los Barriles.


2021 USD Rates for Playa Del Sol

All Packages Do Not Include:  International flights, ground transfers from the airport to the resort, meals, fishing license, live bait ($25.00 - $30.00 per day), hotel gratuity, boat gratuity ($40.00 to $60.00 per super panga and $60.00 to $100.00 per cruiser, per day), Smokehouse fish care (Ziploc bag option - $1.00 per pound, vacuum seal option - $2.00 per pound, and smoked fish - $4.25 per pound), 16% sales tax, 3% bed tax, Global Rescue, IMG Signature Travel Insurance, and anything not mentioned under inclusions. Prices are subject to change.

Super Panga Packages - Playa Del Sol
Two Angler Package:
2-anglers per room and 23’ super panga. Price per person.
Package Includes:  Lodging, fishing on a 23’ super panga, and hotel and boat tax.
3-nights and 2-days guided fishing
Garden room $675.00 per person
Poolside room $710.00 per person
Ocean View room $745.00 per person
4-nights and 3-days guided fishing
Garden room $970.00 per person
Poolside room $1,015.00 per person
Ocean View room $1,065.00 per person
Garden room $1,265.00 per person
Poolside room $1,320.00 per person
Ocean View room $1,380.00 per person
5-nights and 4-days guided fishing
Garden room $1,265.00 per person
Poolside room $1,320.00 per person
Ocean View room $1,380.00 per person

Standard Cruiser Packages - Playa Del Sol
Two-Angler Package:
2-anglers per room and 28’ standard cruiser. Price per person.
Package Includes:  Lodging, fishing on a 28’ standard cruiser, and hotel and boat tax. Upgrade to a deluxe cruiser for $58.00 per person per day.
3-nights and 2-days guided fishing
Garden room $900.00 per person
Poolside room $935.00 per person
Ocean View room $970.00 per person
4-nights and 3-days guided fishing
Garden room $1,715.00 per person
Poolside room $1,775.00 per person
Ocean View room $1,835.00 per person
5-nights and 4-days guided fishing
Garden room $1,750.00 per person
Poolside room $1,320.00 per person
Ocean View room $1,380.00 per person

Standard Cruiser Packages - Playa Del Sol
Three-Angler Package:
3-anglers per room and 28’ standard cruiser. Price per person.
Package Includes:  Lodging, fishing on a 28’ standard cruiser, and hotel and boat tax. Upgrade to a deluxe cruiser for $38.66 per person per day.
3-nights and 2-days guided fishing
Garden room $625.00 per person
Poolside room $650.00 per person
Ocean View room $670.00 per person
4-nights and 3-days guided fishing
Garden room $905.00 per person
Poolside room $935.00 per person
Ocean View room $965.00 per person
5-nights and 4-days guided fishing
Garden room $1,185.00 per person
Poolside room $1,225.00 per person
Ocean View room $1,260.00 per person

Standard Cruiser Packages - Playa Del Sol
Four-Angler Package:
2-anglers per room and 4-anglers per 28’ standard cruiser. Price per person.
Package Includes:  Lodging in two rooms, fishing on a 28’ standard cruiser, and hotel and boat tax. Upgrade to a deluxe cruiser for $29.00 per person per day.
3-nights and 2-days guided fishing
Garden room $575.00 per person
Poolside room $610.00 per person
Ocean View room $650.00 per person
4-nights and 3-days guided fishing
Garden room $820.00 per person
Poolside room $870.00 per person
Ocean View room $915.00 per person
5-nights and 4-days guided fishing
Garden room $1,065.00 per person
Poolside room $1,125.00 per person
Ocean View room $1,185.00 per person

Many package options to choose from. Please request an Information Packet.

2021 USD Rates

All Packages Do Not Include:  International flights, ground transfers from the airport to the resort, meals, fishing license, live bait ($25.00 - $30.00 per day), hotel gratuity, boat gratuity ($40.00 to $60.00 per super panga and $60.00 to $100.00 per cruiser, per day), Smokehouse fish care (Ziploc bag option - $1.00 per pound, vacuum seal option - $2.00 per pound, and smoked fish - $4.25 per pound), 16% sales tax, 3% bed tax, Global Rescue, IMG Signature Travel Insurance, and anything not mentioned under inclusions. Prices are subject to change.

Super Panga Packages
Two Angler Package:
2-anglers per room and 23’ super panga. Price per person.
Package Includes:  Lodging, fishing on a 23’ super panga, and hotel and boat tax.
3-nights and 2-days guided fishing
Cabana $690.00 per person
Garden room $725.00 per person
Poolside room $710.00 per person
Ocean View room $780.00 per person
Two-bedroom condo 1,305.00 per person
4-nights and 3-days guided fishing
Cabana $990.00 per person
Garden room $1,040.00 per person
Poolside room $1,015.00 per person
Ocean View room $1,110.00 per person
Two-bedroom condo $1,815.00 per person
5-nights and 4-days guided fishing
Cabana $1,295.00 per person
Garden room $1,350.00 per person
Poolside room $1,325.00 per person
Ocean View room $1,440.00 per person
Two-bedroom condo $2,320.00 per person

Standard Cruiser Packages
Two-Angler Package:
2-anglers per room and 28’-standard cruiser. Price per person.
Package Includes:  Lodging, fishing on a 28’ standard cruiser, and hotel and boat tax.
3-nights and 2-days guided fishing
Cabana $915.00 per person
Garden room $955.00 per person
Poolside room $935.00 per person
Ocean View room $1,005.00 per person
Two-bedroom condo 1,535.00 per person
4-nights and 3-days guided fishing
Cabana $1,330.00 per person
Garden room $1,380.00 per person
Poolside room $1,355.00 per person
Ocean View room $1,450.00 per person
Two-bedroom condo $2,150.00 per person
5-nights and 4-days guided fishing
Cabana $1,745.00 per person
Garden room $1,805.00 per person
Poolside room $1,775.00 per person
Ocean View room $1,895.00 per person
Two-bedroom condo $2,770.00 per person

Standard Cruiser Packages
Three-Angler Package:
3-anglers per room and 28’-standard cruiser. Price per person.
Package Includes:  Lodging, fishing on a 28’ standard cruiser, and hotel and boat tax.
3-nights and 2-days guided fishing
Cabana $635.00 per person
Garden room $660.00 per person
Poolside room $650.00 per person
Ocean View room $695.00 per person
Two-bedroom condo $1,020.00 per person
4-nights and 3-days guided fishing
Cabana $920.00 per person
Garden room $950.00 per person
Poolside room $935.00 per person
Ocean View room $1,000.00 per person
Two-bedroom condo $1,435.00 per person
5-nights and 4-days guided fishing
Cabana $1,205.00 per person
Garden room $1,245.00 per person
Poolside room $1,225.00 per person
Ocean View room $1,300.00 per person
Two-bedroom condo $1,850.00 per person

Standard Cruiser Packages
Four-Angler Package:
2-anglers per room and 4-anglers per 28’-standard cruiser. Price per person.
Package Includes:  Double-occupancy lodging in two rooms or one condo for four guests, fishing on a 28’ standard cruiser, and hotel and boat tax.
3-nights and 2-days guided fishing
Cabana $595.00 per person
Garden room $630.00 per person
Poolside room $610.00 per person
Ocean View room $680.00 per person
Two-bedroom condo $765.00 per person
4-nights and 3-days guided fishing
Cabana $845.00 per person Garden room $890.00 per person
Poolside room $875.00 per person
Ocean View room $965.00 per person
Two-bedroom condo $1,075.00 per person
5-nights and 4-days guided fishing
Cabana $1,095.00 per person
Garden room $1,155.00 per person
Poolside room $1,125.00 per person
Ocean View room $1,245.00 per person
Two-bedroom condo $1,385.00 per person


"Our fishing experience was awesome as the striped marlin were in, and in good numbers. We averaged just less than one landed marlin per person per day during our stay, not counting several missed fish. We also spent time targeting other species.
Some of the boats in the fleet came in flying between nine to 12 released marlin flags, an outstanding catch record for the timing of our trip. There was one particular instance where Rick, Ray, and I each hooked up, making for a striped marlin triple. It was utter chaos for a few minutes with three fish tail-walking behind the boat, and then one fish came unhooked. Two marlin jumping behind the boat was still very exciting.
The day we fished from pangas, we targeted roosterfish and mahi-mahi, also known as dorado, which were plentiful. Within a short period of time, Nick landed his first rooster, a nice 25-pound fish. Because the ocean remained mirror calm, we made the decision to take advantage of another marlin day. Although none of our group targeted tuna, a number of the boats came in with tuna, and some also caught wahoo." - Eric Schoenborn

Required Documents:

Entry requirements:  As of March 1, 2010, all U.S. citizens – including minors – are required to present a valid passport or passport card for travel into Mexico. This is the final stage of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. (WHTI) If a parent is bringing a minor child into Mexico unaccompanied by the other parent, you need a notarized letter from the parent not making the trip, giving permission to the traveling parent to bring the child into Mexico. Mexico requires non-U.S. born Americans from certain countries to have an “Entry Visa” to enter Mexico. The list of countries changes often, and it is highly advised to consult your nearest Mexican Consulate for the most current list and applications.

Van Wormer Resorts
Deposit Policy:

A 50% deposit is due to confirm the reservation. Balance is due 90 days prior to arrival.

Cancellation Policy:

Deposit is refundable if canceled 60 days prior to travel. Once inside those 60 days, if you should cancel for any reason, they will hold your deposit and apply it to a future trip.

Request a BAJA MEXICO Information packet  

Baja Fishing Photos


Baja Tuna Fishing

Anglers with Two Large Tuna

Renowned Roosterfishing

Guide holding Bright Roosterfish

Marty Holding with a striped marlin.

Angler and Guide Holding Striped Marlin

Rick Nicoski with Roosterfish.

Guide and Angler with Roosterfish

Baja Roosterfishing

Angler holding Roosterfish

28' to 32' Super Cruisers

White and Orange Super Cruiser

Palmas de Cortez Swimming Pool

Fountains in Swimming Pool

Palmas de Cortez Bedroom

Bedroom with TV and Patio

Palmas De Cortez Dining Room

Dining Room with Ocean View

Playa Del Sol Hotel Entrance

Arched Entry for Playa Del Sol

Playa Del Sol Ocean View Bedroom

Two Queen-Sized Beds and Ocean View

Playa Del Sol Dining Room

White Tablecloths Dining Room

Fishing Travel Experts


Guy Schoenborn

1-800-205-3474 ext. 1

MT Office:  406-322-5709

Email:  guy@fishingwithlarry.com

Brad Staples

1-800-205-3474 ext. 3

Cell (503) 250-0558

Email:  brad@fishingwithlarry.com