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Fishing Vacations in Mexico Vallarta

Just north of Puerto Vallarta on the Pacific West Coast you’ll find some of the Best Deep Sea Fishing in Mexico including Nuevo Vallarta and other fishing vacation destinations along the Riviera Nayarit.

In fact, the Bay of Banderas and the surrounding waters lining the 200 mile stretch of the Riviera Nayarit offer some of the best Mexico fishing vacations ever.

Guided Mexico Fishing Vacations and International Tournament

The waters off the Riviera Nayarit have become world famous for two world fishing records including a 709 pound Blue Marlin catch and a 184 pound Wahoo.

Each year, novice and experienced sport fishermen from around the world choose guided Mexico fishing vacation packages in the Riviera Nayarit in order to compete in the International Marlin and Tuna Fishing Tournament in the hopes of outdoing these world record catches.

The thrill of catching an oversized Blue Marlin, a Yellowfin Tuna or the razor tooth Wahoo right in the Bay of Banderas also lures regular tourists on Mexico vacations out to the open seas in hopes of accomplishing a trophy catch.

Year Round Mexico Fishing Vacations

You can book deep sea Mexico fishing vacation packages to the Riviera Nayarit year round for many other species of fish found in the Bay of Banderas including;

  Sailfish Roosterfish Black Marlin
  Sierra Pargo Snapper
  Amberjack Dorado Crevalle Jack
  Grouper Striped Marlin Mahi-Mahi
  Sea Bass Mackerel Swordfish

Tourists hoping to catch some of these fish can rent a fishing boat from one of the many rental stands along the beaches of Vallarta Mexico. It is here that Mexico fishing charters and even Pangas (small fishing boats) are available for hourly or daily rentals.

Deep sea fishing charters offer the more serious sport fishermen the ultimate Mexico fishing vacation package. These navigated fishing trips often span several days are can be all inclusive where all meals and accommodations are provided.

Fishing Map of Mexican Riviera Nayarit

No matter where you are along the Mexican Riviera Nayarit, it is likely that a premier fishing location is nearby. Some of the more popular deep sea fishing charter companies for Banderas Bay Mexico fishing vacations can be found in Nuevo Vallarta, Bucerias, Punta Mita, Sayulita and Lo de Marcos. See our Mexico Riviera Nayarit Map.

Nuevo Vallarta Mexico Fishing Vacations

Only 15 minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta provides some of the best deep sea fishing vacations in Mexico, if not the world. Fishing charters are available along the 10 mile stretch of Nuevo Vallarta Mexico beach front, where 1,200 pound Marlin and 800 pound Tuna are just waiting to be caught. 

Bucerias Mexico Fishing Vacations

Bucerias is a charming yet simple Mexican town featuring old fashioned cobblestone streets. While fishing in Bucerias Mexico, a short trip out to Roca Cobetena is a must. This small island is only 16 miles away and is home to barnacle covered rocks that invite all types of Mexico’s fish and sea life.

Punta Mita Mexico Fishing Vacations

Fishing in Punta Mita Mexico, common catches may include the Amberjack, Roosterfish and small Pargo. The peninsula is home to a quaint marina and a typical Punta Mita Mexico fishing vacation can end in a local restaurant cooking up your catch in a delicious dish on the white sandy beaches.

Sayulita Mexico Fishing Vacations

In Sayulita, Panga fishing is very popular. These small open-bow fishing boats propelled by outboard motors give sport fishermen the chance to fish for many of Mexico’s fish species while viewing remote villages, jungles and beaches of the Vallarta coast.

Other Popular Destinations Near Vallarta for Fishing in Mexico

The opportunities to fish while staying in the Riviera Nayarit are endless. San Francisco Mexico fishing vacations can combine the thrill of a big catch with other adventurous activities such as hiking and snorkelling.

Just north of San Francisco and only an hour north of Puerto Vallarta, Lo de Marcos fishing offers all the excitement of major Riviera Nayarit locations in a smaller town of 3000 people.  

Ask Us About Mexico Fishing Vacation Packages

If Mexico fishing vacations are in your travelling future let us help you explore the possibilities in Rivera Nayarit Mexico. The tranquil Pacific waters near Puerto Vallarta in the Bay of Banderas hold the dream fishing vacation for all water enthusiasts.

Check out our activities page for a complete list of Vallarta Mexico Activities including such water activities as Mexico deep sea fishing, sailing, snorkelling and diving adventures. Enjoy Mexico vacations fishing on the open Pacific waters of the Bay of Banderas located in the beautiful Riviera Nayarit.

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Promoting Mexico tourism in the Riviera Nayarit region along the 200 mile Pacific coastline north of Puerto Vallarta with information on Mexico beaches, all inclusive hotels, luxury resorts and activities like spas and wellness, surfing, golfing, sailing, fishing, swimming with dolphins, sea lion encounters, baby sea turtle releases and whale watching. Discover adventure package vacations, dining, shopping and attractions in Nuevo Vallarta, Flamingos, Bucerias, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Destiladeras, Punta de Mita, Litibu, Sayulita, San Pancho, Lo de Marcos, Guayabitos, San Blas, Isla de Mexcaltitan and other Riviera Nayarit locations near Puerto Vallarta.