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Want to make the most of your vacation on the Riviera Maya? Tap the Reef Resorts staff for insider tips on the hottest things to see and do. Whether you're a fan of history, outdoor adventure, sport fishing or spa days, our team has the inside scoop on the experiences that will make your stay extraordinary.


Fishing on the Riviera Maya

May 11, 2016

Whether you're a fishing novice or a pro sport fisherman and love spending your days out on the water, you'll love fishing with Captain Ivan during your Playa del Carmen vacation. Just a ten minute drive from our Playa del Carmen resort, Fishing with Ivan is the best deep sea fishing experience in the area. Deep sea fishing on the Riviera Maya is very good along the coast because the flowing currents between the Peninsula Yucatan and the Island of Cozumel create a perfect habitat for all kinds of sport fish. Captain Ivan offers personal and professional attention while your team look for Barracuda, Wahoo, Kingfish, Bonito and Tuna available all year round. During the spring and summer months you will be able to catch Sailfish, Blue and White Marlin and Mahi Mahi. Captain Ivan has been fishing since the age of six and is very experienced. He is even a certified Padi dive master! Rent out one of three charters boats: Papa Kees, a 26ft Mako fishing boat, and Mary Sue and Cherry, 29 ft Panga style boats, all with an experienced English-speaking crew. All fishing charter includes state of the art fishing equipment including the rods, reels, tackle, out riggers, down riggers, and fighting chair. Let Captain Ivan and his crew do all the heavy work as they prepare the bait before fishing and clean and fillet your catch of the day. Bring your catch back with you or get it cooked at one of the local restaurants on the beach. If you want to check out the ocean below the surface, add snorkeling to your fishing trip! You will even have the option to spend time relaxing on a secluded beach. After an exciting day out on the Rivera Maya with friends or family, head back to our Playa del Carmen resort to wash up for dinner and cocktails at one of our four restaurants.

Address: Beach on 14th Street, Playa del Carmen