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Fishing in Puerto Escondido - Other Activity Puerto Escondido - Mexico

Puerto Escondido was once a small fishing village and ties to the ocean remain strong in the area. While in town, you can learn how expert fishermen supply the numerous seafood restaurants and get the chance to catch a tuna or marlin of your very own.

You can hire boats at Playa Principal, next to the Adoquin walkway, for about 300 pesos an hour. The boats are relatively small - they can accommodate groups of four or five - and you'd be well advised to pack food and beverages. Since the best time to fish is between dawn and noon, you could be on the boat for a few hours.

You can also sign up for a fishing tour with one of the area tour operators.  Make sure any boat you hire is outfitted with life vests and other appropriate safety equipment. 

If sitting on a boat does not appeal to you, there are as many ways to fish off Puerto Escondido as there are varieties of potential catch (yellowfin tuna, dorado, Pacific mackerel, marlin, snook, mahi mahi, yellow tail, sole, shark or sailfish). Try dropping a hook off one of the rocky points, braving the waves for a bit of surf casting or grabbing your spear gun for a shot at game in deeper waters.

In mid-November, the Oaxaca State Tourism Board hosts an international fishing tournament with prizes in the categories of sailfish, marlin, dorado and tuna. There is another popular tournament for tuna held in February.

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Here are other activities in and around Puerto Escondido that may be of interest: The Zócalo, Puerto Escondido Shopping, Turtle, Whale, and Dolphin Spotting in Puerto Escondido and Laguna Manialtepec.

By Emily Kerr-Riess
I love to travel, I love language, I currently live in Mexico teaching English as a second language. I love...
03 Dec 2008

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