Looking for some great sportfishing on your next nonrev vacation? Then check out the all-inclusive resorts we offer in Puerto Vallarta and Nuevo Vallarta, all part of the Riviera Nayarit. Some of the best sport fishing in the world is off the coast of Mexico in the Puerto Vallart / Riviera Nayarit area. Here you will also find some incredible sportfishing tournaments you can participate in.
You can stay at any of our all-inclusive resorts and arrange for a half or full day of sportfishing. Sportfishing boats can be chartered by you and a few friends or join in a shared boat with other fellow sportfishermen. Lunches and drinks are usually provided along with the cost of your fishing license, rod, reel and bait.
The Pacific waters that bathe the beaches of the Riviera Nayarit are a blessing that bring multiple benefits to many different people. One very fortunate group is made up of fishermen, who find plenty to angle for both offshore and on.
The waves right off the Riviera Nayarit are home to big game fish such as Marlin, Tuna, Sailfish and Mahi Mahi, the main protagonists of several different sportfishing tournaments held in the area.
International Sportfishing Events
The Riviera Nayarit hosts three important international sportfishing events every year, which have become a mainstay in the Destination thanks their brilliant success.
- The San Blas International Fishing Tournament has celebrated 55 years of rods and reels; this year it took place in May at the San Blas Marina.
- The Banderas Bay Fishing Tournament, which celebrated its ninth anniversary just this past July, is hosted out of the Marina in Nuevo Vallarta.
- The La Cruz de Huanacaxtle International Sportfishing Tournament—the youngest of the three—will be celebrating its fourth year in October. This one takes place at the Marina Riviera Nayarit, the largest and most modern of its kind in the Pacific.
If you are going to plan a trip around one of these fishing tournaments we suggest you book your hotel early as hotels can fill up for these events. Also you need to get your entry in early as they will close them out as entries are limited on each tournament.
This style of fishing is common in many seaside villages as a form of entertainment and a way to get a meal on the table. There are even itinerant tournaments to make it more challenging in places such as Sayulita, San Pancho, Lo de Marcos, Nuevo Vallarta and others.
The little ones can also enjoy this fun sport, and there are special events in San Blas and Nuevo Vallarta where kids and teens can try their hand at it.
There are plenty of smaller species that are just off the beach for shorefishing, including sea bream, milkfish, sea bass, catfish, snook and snapper, to mention just a few.
All of the tournaments have minimum weight requirements for catches in order to avoid interrupting the natural reproductive cycle of the species, helping maintain our peaceful coexistence with the bountiful Mother Nature.
So if you are ready for a bucket list adventure on your next trip to Puerto Vallarta just check out our all-inclusive resort options at InterlineTravel.com Our booking engine will show you availability and rates and you can book online or by calling our office at 800 766-2911 and there are no booking fees either way!