Los Cabos is located on the tip of the state of Baja California, Mexico. It has a beautiful desert landscape, a dry climate, and beautiful, unspoiled outdoor scenery. The area is surrounded by an endless cactus desert, rock and sand hills, and the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean.
The area was first visited by Hernan Cortes himself in 1535. Cortes fell in love with its beautiful surroundings, peaceful scenery and abundant sea life. Later, in 1730, a Jesuit mission was built to indoctrinate the Pericu Indians residing in the region. In the 19th century, San Jose slowly evolved into a modest center of commerce for passing ships.
Over the years, the area has become a paradise for golfers, yacht owners and fishermen due to its small town flavor complemented by all the services of a big city. For the more experienced and savvy fishermen looking for an unforgettable fishing tour, this destination offers everything from high-end professional equipment to modest fishing boats. The local port authorities will provide all the necessary permits in case you want to bring your own boat or fishing gear.
You can also charter a boat to explore the area; the waters around Cabo San Lucas provide some of the finest fishing in the world, offering a variety of species including an abundance of marlin year-round. In fact, Los Cabos has earned the title "Marlin Capital of the World" for its outstanding populations of striped, black and blue marlin. The Mexican government protects these waters, particularly all marlin species. According to Mexican law, if you catch one, you must release it back to the ocean. On the other hand, if you catch other species, such as mahi-mahi or yellow fin tuna, they're yours to keep.
There's a variety of other fun species to catch in these waters, like the feisty dorado, who will provide a challenge even for the more experienced fishermen. The yellow fin tuna is another fish that will put up a fight! This species is known for its toughness and strength, so don't be surprised if you catch a 25-pound tuna. The Sea of Cortez is also a breeding area for the spectacular humpback whale, so if one happens to pass you by while you're fishing, just admire them and let them pass. These majestic giants of the ocean are an endangered species protected by the Mexican government.
In order to live out a dream fishing vacation in this rich marine destination, make sure to book a room in one of the many beautiful hotels in the area. The friendly atmosphere of Los Cabos will provide the perfect ambiance for a fun fishing trip or an unforgettable family vacation.
There are many fishing tournaments during the year in Los Cabos, open for competitors of all ages and skill levels. If you're going to rent a boat, make sure to charter a licensed fishing company so that you'll have peace of mind and quality service during your fishing trip. As you can see, a fishing adventure in Los Cabos requires planning and preparation, and the amazing experience will be well-worth it.
Los Cabos Sportfishing
- Michael Obregón