Manzanillo is a coastal resort destination located on Mexico’s central Pacific Coast. It is a prime tourist destination in Mexico, offering visitors amazing sport fishing among other great attractions. It is most renowned however for its large variety and dense population of marine life, including sailfish and marlin, and is called “The Sailfish Capital of the World”.
The impressive sailfish population in around Manzanillo helped to give this town its nickname, and there is even a 25-metre turquoise statue of a sailfish erected along the Manzanillo coast. Thousands of fishermen flock to the shores of Manzanillo each year to experience this world renowned fishing location, where you can catch the most sought after fish in the world. Manzanillo also hosts a yearly sailfish competition that is very popular among sport fishermen from all walks of the globe.
Visitors have the option to charter a fishing boat catering specifically to taking visitors out on the high seas to fish these giants. You can get a reasonably priced charter with great amenities, such as pro fishermen to help you out, rods and all necessary equipment among a host of other amenities. Available species include sailfish, marlin, dorado and tuna. You will get bites at any time of year, but the best time to catch the largest sailfish is during sailfish season in Manzanillo.
This coastal resort destination in Mexico is a perfect vacation spot for the family or group of friends. Embark on the fishing adventure of a lifetime in the Sailfish Capital of the World, where you will catch the most sought after prizes in the fishing world, and get a chance to take part in the wealth of other activities Manzanillo has on offer.
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