My name is José Efrain Gomez Perez, but everyone knows me as José. I’ve lived in Xcalak for more than 30 years and have made the sea my life. I take pride in the beauty of our small Pueblo and in my work. My wife Maricela and I have been married for 24 years and we have two wonderful sons, Javier, 16, and Jorge, 18, who both share my interest in the lagoons, reefs, and the ocean.
I have worked more than 26 years as a fishing guide, specializing in salt-water fly fishing, trolling, and spin casting. Because I have travelled the surrounding waters so often, I know many, many good places to visit -- not only for fishing, but for birding, snorkeling, relaxing and sightseeing anywhere within the Xcalak National Park and the nearby Chetumal Bay.
It’s my privilege to have work that I love. My clients are always happy and tell me that I am a good guide probably because they have had many good days of fishing and some great days. Quite a few of my clients can proudly recall their grand slams and a few can even recall some super grand slams. But all of them remember the incredible skies, the beautiful waters, and the tranquility that comes with fishing here.
I enjoy sharing my knowledge of fish, birds, animals, and the area and so invite you and your family to join me soon on an adventure exploring the beautiful Xcalak area.