Villa Maria Lodge sits on the famous lower section of the Rio Grande, where anglers have the good fortune of being first in line for chrome sea-run browns pushing into system. Just above the tides, you’ll see seagulls whirl overhead and smell the estuary salt. The river here is a seasonal shape-shifter sculpted by powerful flows streaming off the Andes. Endless gravel bars, deep tanks, and prodigious runs are the norm. As for the fish, well they’re otherworldly too. On any given day, this is twenty-pounder territory. And “fish of a lifetime” are landed each week.
The Villa Maria Lodge, sister lodge to renowned Kau Tapen lodge is just 30 miles up river. Villa Maria as the Kau Tapen, offer some of the most luxurious fishing and culinary delights on the planet.