Riviera Maya’s best fishing spots


Whether you’ve been doing it for years or a just starting out, the Riviera Maya is a great place for fishing enthusiasts. The Mexican Caribbean is the ideal location for you to really enjoy a spot of carefree fishing.

The Riviera Maya ticks all the boxes for deep sea fishing as it’s a natural habitat for species such as sailfish, kingfish, triggerfish and barracuda.

If you prefer sport fishing or bass fishing in slightly shallower water, you’ll easily find sea bass, tarpons, bonefish and Spanish mackerel.

However, if you’re after a family activity, there are fishing tours that include the boat rental, a guide, some food and drinks and all the equipment you need for a great day of fishing with all the family.

As you can see, you don’t need to be an expert. Specialised agencies offer tours for all levels, so you’ll surely find something to suit your needs, and the only thing you’ll have to worry about is landing a big fish.

Because of their nature, Cancun and the Riviera Maya offer a great variety of places for fishing. It just depends on what type of fishing you want to do and where you want to go.

For sport fishing, one of the most well-known spots is Arrowsmith, which is just 25 miles east of the hotel area of Cancun. Akumal is also another great place as it has a bay protected by a reef.

Among the most well-known spots for fishing are Isla Mujeres and Puerto Morelos, which frequently holds sport fishing competitions.  The Bocapaila lagoons and Ascension Bay are other great options, and for something a bit more relaxed the calm waters around Isla Holbox are perfect.

Depending on the type of fish you want to catch, this is an activity you can do at any time of the year. However, between March and June, you can see a greater variety of fish.

And finally, although a sunny day is perfect for a good day of fishing, it can also be a bit of a hindrance if you don’t make adequate arrangements, so make sure to always take some sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat and something to drink.


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