Xcalak Guide Profile - Alejandro Batun

Written by Rob Mukai on Nov. 21, 2019

Tags: Xcalak Guides Saltwater Fly Fishing Alejandro Batun

Alejandro Batun with Xcalak Permit

We have a lot of great independent fly fishing guides here in Xcalak. I am putting up profiles of the guides in this space. I have personally been out fishing with every one that is highlighted here so I can personally vouch for their expertise and professionalism.

Alejandro Batun Poling on the flats in Xcalak

Besides guiding, Alejandro also works fiberglass on boats. He has one of the most fly boats in Xcalak with a poling platform and a lean bar. Alejandro knows the fishery and handles his boat with expertise. His English is excellent. But most of all, he got me my first Super Grand Slam, with another Grand Slam on the same day. What else do you need to know?


Name: Alejandro Batun

Age: 37

Number of years guiding total: 15 years

Number of years guiding in Xcalak: 15 years

Favorite fish to fish for: Permit Papa Chulos

Favorite fly: Mantis Shrimp

Name of Boat: Hunting Fish

What do you like to do when you are not guiding? When I’m not guiding I like exploring new areas to fish.

Do you tie flies? I tie a few, but I don’t have materials

What is your favorite fly to tie for Xcalak? I like dark colored flies.