Located in the heart of a small fishing village, one can fish locally or take a ride to the port of Zihuatanejo, one of the largest fishing destinations in Mexico. Known for some of the best fishing on the Pacific Seaboard, Zihuatanejo is for fishing gurus and novices, alike. Go deep sea fishing and catch great tuna (we caught fourteen on one trip), the sailfish is one of the primary staples of fishing in this area. Also, the blue Marlin and Black Marlin can weigh up to 600 pounds and can take hours to catch. There are large schools of Yellow-knife Tuna and Dorado (Mahi-Mahi) anywhere from 5 to 10 miles offshore. Closer to the waves, you’ll find the Roosterfish, the powerful Grouper (Pargo), Spanish Mackerel, Wahoo, Bonito and Barracuda…. all ready for a feast of a fishing experience. Local residents are experts in fishing and licenses are not required. Feel free to bring your own equipment to fish off the beach or charter one of the hundreds of large and small fishing boats for your adventure, ranging from morning trips to three day excursions. Don’t worry, if you are a conservationist, local fisherman have practiced catch and release techniques for hundreds of years. Before there were paved roads, the local fisherman were catching some of the best game in Mexico and perhaps worldwide.