Located in the State of Quintana Roo, along a stretch of Caribbean coastline known as the Mayan Riviera, Cancun and Cozumel are the jewels of the Yucatan Peninsula.
Cancun is a modern resort paradise built on the glittering beaches of the Caribbean Sea. In addition to fantastic deep water and inshore sportfishing, Cancun offers luxurious resort hotels, countless restaurants, a vibrant nightlife, world class shopping, and water sports. The capital of the Mayan civilization, the Yucatan Peninsula offers tours of the fascinating ancient ruins at Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Tuluum and El Rey, easily accessible from Cancun.
Cozumel Island, Mexico’s largest island has an outstanding coral reef, miles of pristine nature reserves, and fantastic shopping, dining and nightlife. Scuba and snorkeling are world famous on Cozumel. As a fishing destination, Cancun and Cozumel are fantastic for year round charter fishing. Although the bustling resorts and world famous nightlife are what Cancun is famous for, there are countless secluded areas of coastline and salt water flats offering fantastic inshore fishing and fly fishing. You can spend an uninterrupted day of fishing and still enjoy the vibrant resort amenities available to you in Cancun and Cozumel. Cancun and Cozumel Island are perfect for the angler that wants to take the family on an unforgettable Mexican Caribbean vacation.
Cancun International Airport is serviced by Aeromexico, Alaska Air, America West, American, ATA, Continental, Aviacsa, Delta, Frontier Airlines, LTU, Mexicana, Northwest, Aero Caribe, and USAir. Cozumel Airport has flights from Aeromexico, Aero Caribe, American, ATA, Continental, Mexicana, and USAir. . Cozumel Island is also easily reached by ferry from Playa del Carmen, and is just a 45 minute trip from Cancun. Playa del Carmen is a fun and interesting beach area and it is worth spending a little time exploring the craft and jewelry shops located there.There are numerous types of fishing available in the Cancun/ Cozumel area of the Yucatan Peninsula. If deep water, offshore fishing is what you want, Cancun and Cozumel have some of the best charters available. Big game fish species include sailfish, blackfin tuna, white marlin, blue marlin, wahoo, mahi-mahi (also called dolphinfish, or dolphin), barracuda, dorado, kingfish, bonita, and amberjack. If you want to fish the famous coral sand flats of Cancun and Isla Blanca, species include tarpon, snapper, snook, permit, bonefish, barracuda, lady fish, and skip jack. Inshore species include grouper, snapper, sierra, and mixed jacks.
The climate in Cancun and Cozumel is one of the sunniest in the world. The average temperature is around 78 degrees with daytime highs in the summer reaching the high 80’s and nighttime lows in the winter in the 60’s. Species that are available for year round fishing include barracuda, black fin tuna, bonita, and snapper. White marlin are best during April-June, while blue marlin fishing is best in June, July and August. Cancun and Cozumel have fantastic sail fishing from March through July. Huge grouper can be caught between October and December while amberjack are available September through March. Wahoo can be caught November through June, while dorado are available March through July. Whenever you choose to go to Cancun and Cozumel, you are sure to find a variety of great fishing available. There are a variety of charters available, from smaller boats to huge luxury yachts for a dream fishing vacation.
If you are looking for a fishing destination that offers the best in a Caribbean resort vacation combined with classic Mexican hospitality, Cancun and Cozumel on the Yucatan Peninsula are the perfect place for your Mexico fishing vacation. With year round world class fishing, glittering beaches, ancient ruins, secluded nature reserves, and the hottest shopping, sunning, and nightlife around you can’t find a better place for your sport fishing vacation than Cancun and Cozumel.