When looking for things to do outside hotels, Playa Del Carmen has sone of the more exciting adventures you can have during your escape to Mexico. One of the best is deep-sea fishing. From seasoned sportsman to the adventurous novice, it’s a perfect way to explore the beauty of the area while having fun on the water.
For the novice, you have local day cruises. Depending on how large your party is, you can rent a boat to comfortably accommodate everyone. They pick you up right on the beach! You can arrange to have a captain who knows the area well and a guide who can teach you and your party how to fish properly. If you’re a nature lover, encourage your guide to tell you about the geography of the area and the native wildlife. On the open water, you’ll also have the opportunity to swim in the waters. It’s best to prepare as if you were on the beach, so don’t forget your sun and swim gear: a suit, sunglasses, and plenty of sunscreen.
If you’re a seasoned fisherman, the best advice is getting a bigger boat and rent it by the week! Captains know exactly where to go for the perfect catch but one of the more successful places is Riviera Maya. From marlins to sail fish, you’ll have a successful day no matter what time of the year it is. When planning your trip specifically for deep-sea fishing, you’re going to want to book a boat anywhere from March to July, when it’s peak season for fishing. On most journeys, you may have to toss fish back if they don’t meet required weights, but chances are you’ll end up catching something perfect to take home such as mahi-mahi, tuna, snapper, grouper, or mackerel. If you’re planning on catching something to eat, try and arrange a rental service that can help you filet what you catch.
Best advice for deep-sea fishing? Bring your camera! The area is beautiful and you’ll want to capture all the memories from your day trip or a week on the water.