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Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo fishing has a prize for every angler

“A fishing paradise,”  With close to 365 days of sun, fishing charters leave daily. Although the winter months is the peak of fishing season for sailfish and dorado, these and other fish can be caught year round.



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Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo

What makes Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo so appealing to anglers worldwide is the fact that you can find a diverse array of fish species only a couple of miles from shore.

The Pacific waters around Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo are the playground of the most sought-after fish you can think of,

Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and other pelagic superstars. If you’d prefer not to go to the bluewater, you can have the best time hooking monster Roosterfish, Yellowtail, Jack Crevalle, Snapper, and Grouper.

If it’s big food fish you’re after, you don’t have to look far.

Fishhing is so good that it’s easy to forget everything else that Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo have to offer. Stunning coastlines, beautiful sandy beaches, amazing food and great culture.

Deep Sea Fishing

 Head out in search of big game like Marlin and Sailfish. Going to the deep blue waters and beyond is one of the prime reasons why anglers from all corners of the planet come here

Very high volume Pacific sailfish is the main offshore quarry, supplemented by a good seasonal mix of blue marlin and some black marlin, dorado or mahi-mahi, and yellowfin tuna that can range into the 300-pound class

Very large Yellowfin Tuna Fishing all year long at Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo features at least one-per-day Pacific Sailfish action offshore almost constantly, with the often wild peak sailfish season centered on the month of January. It must be emphasized that double-digit release days are possible in any month. Even during the slowest sailfish season of March through April, Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo sportfishing boats often average two or three fish per day.

Bottom Fish

Looking to enoy a bountiful day on the water, then you’ll like the inshore fishing Zihuatanejo boasts. The calm, pristine waters of the area have made it possible for gigantic Roosterfish to thrive here, and they will be your prized catch on inshore excursions. Jacks are another local favorite, so you can look forward to reeling in beauties like Bigeye Trevally, Jack Crevalle, Green Jack, and Yellowtail. Mackerel of all shapes and sizes are a common catch too, as well as Snappers, Groupers, and peculiar Needlefish. A rare delight is the Black Snook that can make an appearance in the inshore waters from July to October, and these fellas can weigh as much as 40 pounds.

Still, Roosterfish remain the best catch, not just because they come in impressive sizes, but also because they’re smart and hard fighters. They’re not easy to catch, but can’t resist live bait, especially if you target them around Los Morros de Potosí island and the Rio Petatlan beach.

Inshore fishing at Ixtapa Zihuatanejo features jack crevalle called “yellowtail jack” locally, roosterfish, ladyfish, various snappers, groupers, sierra, barracuda, and other fish species caught right off the local surf line, or along other points on the nearby coast including Isla Ixtapa right in front of the resorts, local rocks off Zihuatanejo Bay, Troncones to the north, and Papanoa, Barra de Potosi and Vicente Guerrero to the south.

Inshore: Roosterfish, Jack Cravel, Spanish Mackeral, Skip Jack, Black Tuna, Needlefish, Grooper, Big Eye Jack and others.

Saltwater Flyfishing

A good choice for Fly Fishing includes sailfish, marlin and dorado from deep sea and smaller species like skip jack, black tuna, jack cravel, Spanish mackerel, roosterfish and others near the shore

Fishing for sailfish is particularly exciting, using strong fly fishing equipment to support a sailfish, marlin or dorado of up to 60 lbs. 

With their spiny, rooster-like dorsal fins, roosterfish are an unusual yet beautiful species that roam the shorelines within reach of Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo, both to the north and south. Roosters are aggressive and brawling and a fun, strong fighting fish on either conventional or fly gear.

Roosters from five to a hundred pounds can be found along the shore lines, in and around rocks and in the waves chasing baitfish. They are usually fished at the edges of waves and/or near rocky areas.

Roosters can be caught with conventional gear by trolling lures or bait, usually at the edge of the wave lines. Casting a large popper with a spinning rod into towards shore and retrieving it back as fast as possible is often a successful strategy for these aggressive and hard fighting fish. The take on a popper is loud and splashy and the ensuing battle one to remember, especially with a 40 lb. plus fish.
The standard approach to roosters with fly gear is to tease them in, employing a spinning rod and popper without hooks. The teaser is retrieved fast with all eyes watching for a following roosterfish. When a chasing fish is spotted, the teaser is brought within casting distance of the boat, and the fly angler casts the fly to the roosterfish, with the fly taking the place of the teaser. Usually, the rooster attacks the fly and the hard fighting, exciting game is on!

Roosterfish patrol the inshore waters around Ixtapa &  Zihuatanejo year around but the best months for fishing for them are June through January when water temperatures are the warmest.


Deep Sea Fishing Highlights

  • Sailfish
  • Dorado
  • Black Marlin
  • Mackerel
  • Bonito
  • Yellowfin Tuna 
  • Red Snapper 
  • Sierra 
  • Roosterfish
  • Wahoo

Bottom Fishing

  • Roosterfish
  • Bigeye Trevally
  • Green Jack
  • Yellowtail
  • Mackerel
  • Snappers 
  • Groupers
  • Black Snook
  • Barracuda
  • Black Tuna

Saltwater Fly Fishing Highlights

  • Sailfish
  • Marlin 
  • Dorado 
  • Skip Jack
  • Black Tuna 
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Roosterfish
  • Jack Cravel

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Activities & Adventures

Explore Your Destination

Your Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo vacation is sure to consist of plenty of fun and excitement, but how about adding a touch of adventure as well? For those who can’t shake that adrenaline bug, consider booking exciting excursions, such as zip-lining through the jungle, setting sail on a catamaran cruise or snorkeling and diving, to make the most out of your destination.

Sun and Sand

Beach, Swimming & Sunbathing


Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo is blessed with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. From beachcombing to swimming and sunbathing, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo beaches will not disappoint.



With over 20 miles and over a dozen beaches, there truly is a beach for everyone and every activity. You will find beaches with gentle, moderate waves in the small bay of Zihuatanejo, perfect for families with children.


Get away to this quiet stretch of sand secluded from the world, with practically no waves. It is ideal for snorkeling, swimming and basking in the sun.


Weddings, Honeymoons & More 


Celebrate your romance with a destination wedding in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo. Romantic weddings on a golden sand beach, rich sunsets and the most beautiful bays in the world are the perfect backdrop for your destination wedding.


Your bachelorette/bachelor party can be the most fun you’ve had in years! With bit of planning  beforehand, Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo is the perfect spot to plan such an adventure.


Your honeymoon is sure to consist of plenty of romance, and Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo is the honeymoon destination. From quiet privacy to all out partying, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo has something for every honeymooner.

Renewal of Vows

A rededication to your marriage is an exciting thing – you can do it as often as you like. With vow renewals (or reaffirmations) you have the opportunity to have the ceremony you’ve always wanted.

On the Sea

SUP, Sea Kayak & Sailing


Paddle boarding is undoubtedly a great way to get in contact with the marine environment in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo. Easy to learn and a great way to have fun in the beautiful bays of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo.

Sea Kayaking

Your kayaking adventure, exploring and paddling in the beautiful bays of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, visiting deserted islands will make your kayaking excursions something to remember for a long time.


Sea breezes and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo is the perfect exotic location for sailing and learning to sail. Bask in the sun and enjoy the unbelievable sunsets.

In the Sea

Snorkel & Scuba Diving


Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo’s warm waters and rocky reefs are home to a variety of tropical fish. Small coral formations and sea fans paint the sea floor. Whale sharks and humpbacks although rare sometimes make an appearance.


A premier holiday destination with an established scuba industry. We have Scuba Diving with more than 30 world class sites around us. Shallow dives great for beginners to deep dives with pelagics. There is an underwater experience for every level.

Fishing the Sea

Deep Sea, Shore & Lake


Mexico’s Pacific Coast has long been famed for fabulous sport fishing, but the Mecca for angling adventures is, without a doubt, the picturesque Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo. For many decades has been considered one of best places in the world for big game fish.

Deep Sea

Big attraction for anglers heading to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo is unquestionably saltwater fishing. Thanks to her fantastic deep waters surrounding the coastlines, sport fishing for highly sought after big game species is incredibly popular.


Surf fishing and fly fishing are great alternatives here too—cast your line from the beach and see what you can catch. This is an especially popular pastime early in the mornings and a great way to spend time with the family.


Surf fishing and fly fishing are great alternatives here too—cast your line from the beach and see what you can catch. This is an especially popular pastime early in the mornings and a great way to spend time with the family.

Golf by the Sea

Golfing Experiences


If you love Golf, we have two excellent courses, home of famous national and international tournaments. Club de Golf Palma Real Ixtapa (Palma Real Golf Club) and Club de Golf Marina Ixtapa (Marina Ixtapa Golf Club).


Whether you are looking for a championship course, a golf resort or a quick nine holes, you are definitely going to find what you are looking for in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo.

On Land

Horses, Hiking, Biking, ATV

On Horseback

If adventure is on your mind, we have guided bicycle rides, horseback riding, rappel and other great adrenalin perk-up options or if you prefer something more relaxing, take a city tour, a countryside adventure or a sunset cruise.

Hiking & Biking

Mountain bike and hiking tours led by local guides—a great choice for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Ride and hike along scenic trails through forested areas, river beds and jungles.

Off Road

Rugged mountain terrain and hidden treasures create the perfect setting for an off-road  adventure. Drive your own ATV through jungles full of surprises and new adventures.


Live the Lifestyle


Looking for Lifestyle Options? When considering Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo as a place to live or retire, the knowledge we share will help you to create a plan, and we’ll connect you with useful lifestyle services and property choices.


Many consider Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo for their retirement home. With recreational opportunities such as boating, fishing, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, kayaking and a modern infrastructure, stable electrical grid and high-speed internet.


Variety of lifestyles, from resorts, condos and other full-time housing—it’s a perfect place for those seeking an “always on vacation” lifestyle. Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo has everything you need and more, affordability, healthcare, safety, culture and cuisine.

Real Estate

Finding the Right Investment

Real Estate

Opportunities for real estate investment in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo for entrepreneurs in the business. Beachfront and beach view homes, condos, apartments and private land are all good options for investing in this attractive and up and coming area.

Beach Houses

It is always a wonderful idea to set up villas, apartments, and other residential units in the vicinity of a stunning ocean, pristine beaches, and picturesque lagoons. The attractiveness of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo has always been a magnet that attracts buyers and tenants at any time of the year.


Experience the Culture


REFUGIO DE POTOSI. Ecological park in the rainforest. Beautiful tropical path connecting to the Observation tower 15 meters (50 feet) high. Spend time at the Butterfly Observatory, Iguana Reserve, Macaws Refuge and the Hummingbird Sanctuary.


The Zocalo
Simply put, El Zócalo is a must see for travelers interested in exploring local Mexican culture and nightlife. The city’s main square houses the city’s government buildings and several popular and affordable local restaurants.


Both of our destinations have large and colorful artisan markets (called Mercado Turistico de Artesanías) with more than 100 stands for the one in Zihuatanejo and more than 50 stands for the one in Ixtapa.


Enjoy the Food & Drink 

Food & Drink

Enjoy the sunset with exquisite shrimp tacos, red Zihuatanejo clams, pescado a la talla or the famous Zihuatanejo tiritas, fish sliced in thin strips and marinated in lemon with red onion and spicy green chili peppers.

Fine Wine

The cultivation of wine began over 500 years ago with Hernan Cortes. Today the wine production in Mexico is gaining importance nationally and internationally. In Mexico, there are seven main estates where wine production is carried out.


Beer in Mexico has a long history. From  Mesoamerican times and the arrival of the Spanish, European style beer was introduced and Mexicans have been brewing beer for centuries and is one of the world’s top beer-producing countries.


Tequila is a regional distilled alcoholic drink made from the blue agave plant, primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, 65 km northwest of Guadalajara, and in the Jaliscan Highlands of the central western Mexican state of Jalisco.

Where to Stay

Find the Right Resort


Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo resorts are perennial favorites among globetrotters. With a variety of beach options, rich heritage and fantastic food, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a place that’s got more to offer within such easy reach of most travelers.


With her gorgeous beaches and upscale resorts, Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo is the perfect vacation destination for those looking for relaxing fun in the sun. Soak in the sunshine, go for a tequila tasting, spa treatment or fill your day with outdoor adventures.

Special Trips, Tours & Events: Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo

Cultural Tour

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Tequila Tasting 

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Deep Sea Fishing Tournament

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Destination Wedding

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Passionate anglers looking for superb sportfishing action should definitely give Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo fishing a go.



On the Mexican Pacific Coast known as the Costa Grande, Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo appeals to anglers worldwide,


Big game action offshore and inshore will delight you with a variety of fish.



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