The Best Deep Sea Fishing in the Riviera Maya

The Riviera Maya is world famous for its spectacular white sand coastline that stretches north to south for more than 80 miles. Now a popular tourist destination this region is a natural and cultural paradise that includes subtropical jungle, subterranean rivers, extensive cave systems, cenotes, lagoons, mangroves, Mayan ruins and the incomparably beautiful Caribbean Sea.

In addition to all of this the Mayan Riviera has a prominent reputation in the world of deep sea fishing. Known as “the #1 Sailfish Hot Spot” amongst deep sea fishing enthusiasts, its unique topography makes for a perfect location for offshore fishing fun. Virtually the entire coastline, from Puerto Morelos through Playa del Carmen and beyond the residential community of Puerto Aventuras, is perched on the edge of an underwater valley. The white sand Caribbean Sea floor plunges dramatically down into this deep darkness, making boat access to this marine rich area incredibly quick and easy.

Atlantic Sailfish, blue and white Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi (Dorado), Wahoo, Barracuda, Crevalle Jack, Red Snapper, Grouper, Spanish Mackerel and other species are all here to enjoy. The Marlin, Dorado, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna usually run through the region from February through September.

Fishing charters are readily available, as are tackle rentals, and range from small pangas (a modest-sized, open, outboard-powered, fishing boat common in Mexico) to custom ocean cruisers, all powered to get fishermen to the fish quickly and comfortably.

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