Fish Guatemala

The vibrant country of Guatemala in Central America, just south of Mexico, is home to volcanoes, lakes, rainforests, sacred ruins and has a  rich Mayan heritage which includes the UNESCO world heritage site – Tikai National Park. Guatemala is a melting pot of experiences and for anglers around the world a hot spot when it comes to sport fishing, renowned for being the ‘Sailfish Capital of the World’

Overview

Guatemala is considered “The Sailfish Capital of the World” with catch and release numbers the envy of all! Alongside fishing for sailfish, Guatemala waters are home to marlin, dorado, mahi-mahi and yellowfin tuna. Enjoy the calm waters, friendly fishing community in one of the largest breeding grounds for Pacific sailfish.

With world-renowned markets, sacred ruins and fascinating historic sites, Guatemala is a melting pot of experiences and for anglers around the world a hot spot when it comes to sport fishing due to its perfect combination of ocean currents, shape of the sea floor, sea life and warm ocean waters.

Top fish Species

  • Sailfish
  • Marlin
  • Mahi-mahi
  • Yellowfin Tuna

Best Times to Fish

The peak season for offshore and bluewater fishing in Guatemala is February and March. The main sailfish season is November until about May, as this time of year provides consistently calm seas and moderate currents that brings huge schools of baitfish. The November/December and March/April months usually has the best and most consistent marlin bite (predominantly Blue marlin).

Getting There

Connect from the United States and fly into Guatemala City to start your fishing adventure.

Ask our Active Travel Experts to assist you in prearranging transfers or a rental car for your stay.

Accommodation

Guatemala has a variety of accommodation options to choose from.

Contact our active travel experts for insider tips on where to stay and tailor made fishing experiences.

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