Sports or game fishing is pretty common in the Pacific side of Mexico, but River Maya shores are becoming a popular destination for every sports fishing enthusiast. Year after year, many people from all parts of the world troop the Riviera Maya region to enjoy their favorite activity, fishing. The great diversity of fish species near the great Maya reef and the possibility of sport fishing the entire year have turned Isla Mujeres, Riviera Maya, and Sian Kaan Biosphere reserve into some world’s destinations for fishing.

The Riviera Maya experience

Fishing in Riviera Maya is a one-in-a-lifetime experience with the experience of blue waters, a clear view of unforgettable reefs, palm-lined shore, and the fertile waters teeming with fish. The natural geology of the area works in the fisherman’s favor. The Yucatan coast and the Island of Cozumel channel that stretches to the North cause much fish from small to big catches.

Anglers with all manner of skills can enjoy fly fishing, small and large tackle, deep-sea, and even night fishing. River Maya has warm waters, making it a home to over 35 fish species, including the White Marlin, Sailfish, Blue Marlin, Dorado, and Wahoo, and not to forget Tuna and Barracuda. Riviera Maya is over a 130 kilometer stretch of coastline, making it an excellent place to fish, including fishing on sailboats, ships, launches, or sailboats. You can also enjoy a variety of species while fishing at the shore.

Fly fishing

The best fly fishing in Playa del Carmen is in Tulum, close to Punta Allen around Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve. Here you have hundreds of square miles stretch where you can enjoy a variety of fish like bonefish, tarpon, permit, and Barracuda. At Ascension bay and Bocapaila flats, you’ll enjoy a variety. Bonefish is averagely 3-5 pounds, and this provides plenty of action around the year. You also enjoy the explosive jumps of the tarpon and the fun bits of Snook.

Deep-sea fishing in Playa del Carmen

For great catches, River Maya is unmatched. Local fishing trips last for 4- 8 hours. You can charter your boat for the first half of the day and spend the rest of the day relaxing on the Caribbean snorkeling. While fishing with a reputable charter, you get a boat with a complete crew and captain; equipment and beverages are also part of the package.

Bottom fishing is also another form of fishing you can enjoy while in Playa del Carmen. This is done by drifting offshore and dropping lines straight down and deep. That’s how you can hook the Grouper, the Red snapper, and triggerfish.

The availability of Barracuda is one exhilarating experience you want to have while in Playa del Carmen/ along the Great Maya Reef are the younger and smaller species, but the big game is further offshore.

You can also enjoy swimming at Playa del Carmen at the North Beach in Akumal and Tulum. There are lifeguards, but you should swim close to shore and wear a life vest if you’re not a great swimmer.

Safety and variety

It’s such an excruciating experience to go fishing in the world’s best fishing destination, the Playa del Carmen. While in Playa del Carmen, you enjoy the warm climate, and safety is assured as you walk along with the coastal areas. You can enjoy yourself doing your preferred type of fishing without having to worry about your safety and security. With a great charter, you’ll also get more information for thrilling moments of the best catches, both small and large, in calm waters and against tides.

Posted by Dwayne K. Kelley

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