Most Popular Fishing Excursions in Playa Del Carmen

If you’re looking for a trendy, adventurous fishing trip, visit Playa del Carmen. From waters clear enough to spot the diverse sea life to crowded beaches with avid travelers from across the world, travel to Playa del Carmen – one of the best vacations Mexico has to offer. With a distinct and colorful sea life, fishing in Playa Del Carmen is one such activity that lures millions of tourists year round.

Setting sail over the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea is one of the most awe-inspiring and fun experiences once can have in the Playa Del Carmen. Seeing the white sand coastline, the palm trees, feeling the sun beam down on yourself, and experiencing the motion of the waves make you really feel like you’re on vacation. If you are one amongst those who like to have some adventure at sea, then fishing around these parts of Playa del Carmen will be an altogether new experience for you & your group.

Here are five of our more popular fishing excursions that one must try in Playa Del Carmen:

• FISHING PLAYA DEL CARMEN – Fishing might not be everybody's cup of tea, but those who love the sport, the challenge, the adventure, and the adrenaline, there’s nothing better than heading out for a deep-sea fishing adventure in Playa del Carmen with the rods and the bait. Some of the species that you can catch include wahoo, marlin, barracuda, and dorado. Fishing is not only a great option for those who love to fish instead for those also who just like to join along for a day sailing the beautiful Caribbean Sea.

• TROPHY FISHING IN PLAYA DEL CARMEN – Dreaming of a trophy fish mounted above your mantle? Playa del Carmen is tucked right against the Great Mayan Reef (also referred to as the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef), the second largest reef system in the world. In fact, Sportfishing Magazine, Marlin Magazine, and others consistently rate the waters off Playa del Carmen as one of the best sailfish destinations in the world. You also have a shot at catching blue marlin, white marlin, wahoo, mahi-mahi and more.

• CONTOY ISLAND & ISLA MUJERES – Do not miss out this exciting tour that offers the perfect escapade to two of the Mexican Caribbean’s most prized treasures: Contoy Island and Isla Mujeres. Contoy is a protected island that only allows 200 people to step upon its shores each day. After you have explored the amazing coastline and learned about the history of the island, sit down to treat your taste buds with mouthwatering cuisines before moving on to explore and fishing the waters of Isla Mujeres for a few hours.

• FLAT FISHING FROM PLAYA DEL CARMEN – Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon, Barracudas, Snook, and Jacks. If you are looking for good flats fishing in Playa del Carmen, without a doubt, world famous Bocapaila and Ascension Bay flats are your best choice. Bocapaila lagoons are only 50 minutes from Playa del Carmen, one more hour from Bocapaila and you will be in Ascension Bay. Ascension Bay bonefishing is the saltwater fly fishing experience at its best: Crystal clear water flats and a great variety of different species. You can find here every type of fish species from the Caribbean Flats.

Before becoming a major tourist destination, Playa Del Carmen was a fishing village. Fishing is a fun activity but is even more breathtaking in the beautiful waters of the Caribbean. Don’t miss out on this exciting experience. Fishing in Playa Del Carmen is a fantastic way to experience this city’s original character as a small and subtle fishing village!



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