The Mexican Pacific coast has been well recognized for its excellent sport fishing, but one of the most important spots for fishing adventurers is, without a doubt, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo.
This paradise, once a well-kept secret, today receives all types of fishermen who have experienced why it is considered one of the best spots in the world for sport fishing.
The biggest fish of your life may be waiting to be hooked in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo. Huge sailfish caught here weigh in at over 176 pounds, a thrilling catch for lovers of the sea who may fish almost year round.
Black and blue marlin in these waters are challenging to the most experienced fishermen, and have weighed in between at 309 and 507 pounds, so come prepared to put up a long fight!
Other species like the yellow-tailed tuna can weigh over 300 pounds, while the golden tuna are found approximately 5 miles offshore.
Already world-renowned, Ixtapa Zihuatanejo is Mexico’s most popular fishing destination. It receives thousands of visitors in May for its Annual International Fishing Tournament, where fly and pole fishing are the main competition categories.
Other fishing species include barracuda, sea bass, and dory that reach Pacific waters depending on the season.