The extraordinary marine life around El Cuyo presents a mysterious world of adventures. This is the reason why fishing is one
of the activities most exciting and relaxing here. El Cuyo has a great diversity
of fish. At depths up to 20 to 25 feet (6 meters)
you will find Mero (Grouper), Canane, Pargo, colored and white Corvina, red Snaper, Chac Chi, Robalo (Snook),
Sabalo (Tarpon), Jurel,
Cojinuda, Ronco, Macabi, Bagre (Catfish) and
Barracuda among others... In only 20 minutes your
boat can be at fishing depth, easily in sight of
the nearby shore.The fish
you catch varyes from 1 to 4 pounds.
If you're looking for something more exciting, you can go out to a depth of 90 feet, approximately an hour by boat. At this depth you'll be able to catch fish from 2 to 20 pounds or more. Here you'll find Meros (Grouper), Pargos, Mojarras, Negrillos, Esmedregal, Carito, Bonito, Barrilito and Jurel among others.
When not able to go out by boat, you are able to fish from the town dock or at the town boat landing. The best time to fish at this latter site is 4 in the morning. You'll be able to catch Corvina, Pargo, Ronco, Robalo (Snook), Macabi and Bagre (Catfish), just to mention a few. If you want to fish in even deeper water you can travel to Isla Holbox where you will catch Blue Marlin, Barracuda, Jurel, Wahoo and Dorado. The trip by launch takes less than an hour.
We highly recommend that you visit the nearby lighthouse. From the top you can appreciate and take photos of the gorgeous views from the wide open sea to the estuary that borders this town of fishermen. If you go early enough, between 5 and 6 in the morning, you'll be able to see groups of Flamencos and other migratory birds flying over. To climb to the top of the lighthouse you'll need to ask for the keys from the Port Captain, whose offices are in front. He is very accommodating. Just be sure to lock up and return the keys when you are through. And don't forget your photographic equipment as you certainly will want to carry with you the memories of this place and its magnificent natural beauty.