Sparsely populated Dzilam de Bravo is a fishing paradise. The village, located some 60 miles northeast of Mérida, looks north out to the Gulf of Mexico and west onto the Mexican Caribbean. Sharks and dogfish are the main catch at Bocas de Dzilam and Punta Arenas.
One of the most important fishing centers in southeast Mexico is Yucalpetén, where the Puerto de Abrigo harbor offers fishing enthusiasts a great variety of marine fauna typical of this section of the coastline.
Although the Pérez, Desterrada and Muertos Islands are protected areas, special permits can be obtained. Many different species are fished here, including yellowtail snapper, steeplined croaker, triggerfish, grouper, black grouper and various types of conch.