Renowned for its sport fishing, Mexico is the perfect place to reel in your greatest catch! In fact, long before Mexico became famous for its ocean-side resorts, it was honored by fishermen the world over who journeyed from far and wide to experience the country’s teeming waters. The nation’s nearly six thousand miles of coastline is home to more than five hundred species of fish. Although anyone wishing to fish in Mexico should become well-acquainted with the country’s fishing laws and requirements, fisherman can catch-and-release as many fish as they like.
Today, Mexico continues to boast many fine fishing destinations, but the following four locations should be first on your list if you want to enjoy a seriously exciting fishing vacation. Moreover, after a long day of fishing and enjoying the sun and sea breeze, you’ll find plenty of delectable cuisine and delightful nightlife to make your Mexican holiday all the more memorable.
Ensenada, Baja California
World famous for its sport fishing fleets, Ensenada is just over seventy miles from the United States and is Mexico’s largest port. Anglers have been heading to this town for that “catch of a lifetime” for more than fifty years since the town became internationally renowned for its sport fishing. From bass, bonita, and barracuda to cod, tuna, and albacore, Ensenada is not only convenient for many travelers to visit, it is also filled with a wide array of attractions like charming outdoor cafes, breathtaking beaches, and elegant wineries.
Also located near the U.S. border, Rocky Point is a favorite fishing destination that has plenty to offer in the way of sport fishing, but also boasts a myriad of other attractions that will keep the rest of the family happily busy while you cast your line into the enchanting waters of the Sea of Cortez. Red snapper, sea bass, yellowtail, dorado, and grouper are just a few of the fish you’re likely to snap up depending on the time of year you visit. A favorite destination among tourists, Rocky Point also features world class golf, restaurants, and hotels making it a top choice for a Mexican vacation.
Puerta Vallarta, Jalisco
This famed resort town gets much of its acclaim from its celebrated sport fishing. Located on Banderas Bay, Puerta Vallarta delights fishermen with its waters that teem with dorado, Pacific sailfish, and giant yellowfin tuna. The bay is forty miles in width and reaches depths of up to two miles making it some of Mexico’s most extraordinary fishing territory. Charters ranging further into the Mexican Pacific are immensely popular for their big catches. The town is also famous for its hospitality to tourists and its many other cultural and recreational activities.
Cabo San Lucas has a glamorous reputation internationally for its sport fishing industry. Fishermen revere the location for its richness and consistency. From blue marlin to sailfish, there are plenty of enticing marks to get a hook on. From deep sea fishing to fly fishing, you’ll be thrilled at the great catches Cabo San Lucas has to offer. In addition to fishing, Cabo has a wealth of other exciting attractions including various types of water sport, gorgeous beaches, spas, nightclubs, restaurants, and much more!