Popular Fishing Destinations in Mexico


Mexico, bordered by the United States to the North and Central America to the South, is one of the largest and most popular tourist destinations is the world. Mexico’s climate ranges from temperate and sub tropical in the north to tropical in the south and offers warm to hot temperatures year round. There is never a bad time of year for a Mexican fishing vacation. Mexico has coastlines along 5 major bodies of water: the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Sea of Cortez, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. This unique location offers boundless and varied fishing opportunities. From modern resort locations, to old world towns with rich historical and cultural communities, from ancient Mayan ruins, to pristine coastlines, jagged cliffs, dense jungle and rugged mountains, Mexico’s coastal regions offer great diversity. One thing they all have in common though is the fish. Mexico’s coastal communities offer some of the finest fishing in the world. With such a variety of choices, anyone can find the perfect sport fishing vacation in Mexico.

Baja California

Baja California Peninsula is located in Northwestern Mexico and stretches from Tijuana at the northern border with the United States, all the way to Cabo San Lucas at the southern tip of the Peninsula. Baja California includes the cities of Ensenada, Loreto, La Paz, Magdalena Bay and Cabo San Lucas. It enjoys both the waters of the Pacific Ocean along its western coast and the Sea of Cortez along its eastern shoreline.

Yucatan Peninsula

Located in Southeastern Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula separates the Gulf of Mexico from the Caribbean Sea. The Yucatan Peninsula was once the center of Mayan civilization and is now one of Mexico’s most popular tourist destinations. The Mexican state of Quintana Roo, on the Yucatan Peninsula is the home of Cancun, Cozumel and Isla Mujeres, and the Great Mayan Reef, the second largest coral reef in the world.

Pacific Coast

The Pacific coast of Mexico is one long beach paradise. Also known as the Mexican Riviera, resort towns are found all along the coast, from Mazatlan to Acapulco, Huatulco to Puerto Vallarta and Ixtapa. Manzanillo is a prized fishing destination featuring tuna, roosterfish, dorado, sailfish, and marlin. Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, and Acapulco are the oldest and most well known resort towns.

Gulf of Mexico

The state of Veracruz stretches along the Southern Gulf of Mexico on Mexico’s east coast. La Costa Esmeralda, or the Emerald Coast, is a stretch of beach in Veracruz that offers top notch sportfishing. Veracruz has a diversity of marine life including manatee, spotted dolphin, and whale shark which makes it a popular destination for scuba. There are also numerous species of fish to appeal to the sport fishing enthusiast, including snook, pompano, red snapper, king mackerel, grouper, and more.

Whichever fishing destination you choose, you can’t go wrong when you fish Mexico. With beautiful coastlines, deep blue waters on 5 major bodies of water, glistening beaches both full of life or completely secluded, sizzling nightlife, or quiet sunsets, dense jungles and desert landscapes, and of course, world class fishing on all of its shores, Mexico has numerous fishing vacations that will keep anglers coming back again and again!

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