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Puerto Vallarta News NetworkTravel & Outdoors | July 2009 

Sportsmans Paradise - A Visit to Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Provides Deep Sea Glory
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July 03, 2009



Ixtapa Zihuatanejo has deep ocean water just minutes from the bay and favorable currents allow larger numbers of game fish to migrate along these waters throughout the year.
The village of Ixtapa Zihuatanejo has recently been revitalized as one of the most popular sport fishing destinations in Mexico. Schools of abundant game fish inhabit these waters. The most abundant species is the Pacific Sailfish which is available all year long. Vacationing and retiring anglers often purchase vacation properties and condos to enjoy the extraordinary fishing on a regular basis.

Anglers can expect to have more than a dozen opportunities per day with these hard fighting billfish during peak months. Much larger sizes and harder to find are Blue and Black Marlin, which come into the area from January through July. These giant members of the billfish family average 300-400 lbs, but marlin over 1000 lbs have been landed.

Offshore species also includes the delicious and beautiful Dorado (mahi-mahi) as well as yellow fin tuna that can exceed 300 pounds. Many local restaurants will prepare your catch of the day in an authentic Mexican dish. Inshore angling is just as inviting. World record Roosterfish prowl the beaches and nearby rocky lairs. Anglers fishing inshore can expect to catch snook, pompano, rainbow runners, bonito, snapper, grouper and a host of other fish.

Ixtapa Zihuatanejo has deep ocean water just minutes from the bay and favorable currents allow larger numbers of game fish to migrate along these waters throughout the year. The nutrient rich inshore water carries huge amounts of baitfish and the area teems with marine life. The sport fishing is fantastic and accessible shortly after leaving the dock.


The Puerto Vallarta Yachting and Fishing Charter Association features virtual tours that allow you to see exactly what you are getting before you charter a Puerto Vallarta fishing or charter boat. Click HERE for the Vallarta Fishing Experience.
First time anglers and families with smaller children enjoy the normally gentle seas. Visitors can rent a wide variety of boats from the sleek 25 foot super-pangas to the high-tech 35 foot Cabo yacht. Charter prices range from 210.00 USD per day for a “super-panga” to a high range of 700 USD per day for the top of the line luxury Yachts. Your local Mexico real estate agent can provide more information about things to do and see in Ixtapa Zihuatenejo.

Tag & release was introduced to the captains and crews in 1994. Each year more and more crews participate and several have been recognized internationally for their conservation efforts. This area is also home to the “Ixtapa Zihuatanejo total Tag & Release tournament” designed to increase awareness of the conservation effort of marine life. The tournament consists of both an inshore and an offshore division and both are recognized as qualifying events for the international Game fish Associations Invitational Tournament.

Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo deserves its reputation as being “Twice as Pleasing”. The incredibly beautiful weather, calm seas, huge populations of game fish, experienced captains, well equipped boats, internationally recognized sport fishing tournaments, and value driven pricing makes the area attractive to visitors and residents. Contact a local Mexico realtor to explore properties for sale and rent in this beautiful area of Mexico.

www.puertovallartabestrealestate.com is a complete guide to Puerto Vallarta Real Estate, Rental Property, Condos in Mexico. www.escapemexicorentals.com provides Vacation Rentals Properties in Cancun, Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Vallarta in Mexico. Contact Tom Budniak for Mexico Real Estate, Vacation Rentals in Mexico at www.mexicobestbuy.com

tom(at)rex-mexico.com



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