Zihuatanejo has been always distinguished by the fishing like it's principal economic activity, with a rich variety of fishes you can see very often people fishing fom the shore all the way Paseo del Pescador in Zihuatanejo or in La Escollera on Ixtapa.
All the beaches are abundant, but if you want more adventure you can go further to the deep sea where you will find marlin, tuna fish, sail fish, mahi mahi, and many more.
The Pacific Coast of Mexico is recognized World wide to realize this activity and the Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo coasts are not the exception, because all over the year the different seasons make this destination a top choice for the sport fishing lovers. Even "Catch and Rlease" has become a slogan for some companies in order to protect some species.
Considerated in the best places in the world to enjoy this activity, the shore of Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo is famous for the huge amount of sail fish reaching 80 kilograms, when the average goes from 40 and 50 kilograms. You can fish all the year, but the best season is the winter. In May we have the International Sail Fish Tournament, also the Black and the Blue Marlins reaching 230 kilograms. This specie is more easy to be founded at the end of Spring.