The Land of Eternal Spring and the Billfish Capital of the World
Located at the northern end of the Central American isthmus, Guatemala’s volatile topography is a mountainous and forested jumble of volcanoes, jungle, and rugged Pacific coastline. The western highlands have over 30 volcanoes, several of which are still active and still cast a red glow at night. And while Guatemala has become known as a volatile and volcanic country, it has also earned a reputation as the billfish capital of the world. Guatemala has such strong bluewater fishing because of the Equatorial Counter Current, a well-defined west-to-east ocean flow that creates a type of “billfish highway” which gathers most of the billfish just off of Guatemala’s coast. With numbers like “85 sailfish released in a single day” and “35 on the fly in one day,” it’s hard for any other region in the world to compete with this year-round bite. In addition to the great sailfishing, the area is also home to impressive numbers of blue, black, and striped marlin, Dorado, roosterfish, tuna, and more.
OPEN AND FISHING!
Click here to learn about the current status of all of our destinations