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Fishing Opportunities in Puerto Vallarta

Long before Mexico was known as one of the most popular tourist locations in the world, it was renowned for its unmatched fishing, mainly subsistence fishing. Mexico has over 9,000 kilometers of coastline scattered with hundreds of small fishing villages playing host to numerous fishermen taking to its teeming waters to enjoy some of the best fishing to be found worldwide. Today it is hard to imagine how Puerto Vallarta was once one of those sleepy fishing villages just 50 years ago; nowadays it is an award-winning vacation location and a haven for sports fishing enthusiasts in search of fishing tour and tournaments.

A haven for sports fishing enthusiasts

With Puerto Vallarta lying at the heart of Mexico’s largest bay, Banderas Bay, many sport fishing tours are available daily to search out the bay’s 500 plus species of fish. The year round fishing, in and out of the bay is particularly popular in this plentiful area of the Pacific Ocean. Fourteen of the most favored species of fish can be caught in Banderas Bay; large specimens of Red Snapper, Dorado, Roosterfish and Giant Tuna, are all found in abundance within the waters that surround Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit.  Furthermore, the Marlin and Sailfish found in the bay, have made Puerto Vallarta a very popular destination for the more serious and competitive fishermen taking part in various sport fishing tournaments throughout the year.


To catch some of these spectacular fish, Puerto Vallarta’s many tour agencies can help members staying at Garza Blanca Resort and Villa del Palmar in Puerto Vallarta or Villa del Palmar Flamingos in Riviera Nayarit to find the perfect fishing tour to match your needs.

For example, why not enjoy a day out on a 36-foot private charter which can be used privately or for a Shared Fishing Party. Reputable fishing trips include a bilingual captain and sailors, GPS and Fish Finder, all live bait, hooks and top notch fishing rods. While catching a fish cannot be guaranteed, in these abundant waters there is every chance that you will catch your dream fish while fishing in Banderas Bay.

A haven for sports fishing enthusiasts

There are many tour agencies in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit that run daily fishing trips for intrepid fishermen.  Mike’s Fishing Charters and Tours, Master Baiter’s Sport Fishing and Tackle, and Charly’s Sailing and Sport Fishing are three of the most trustworthy. For more information about tours, visit the onsite tour agency when you arrive to the Club Caribe resort of your choice in Puerto Vallarta or Riviera Nayarit.