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Playa del Sol | Big Game Fishing | Baja | Mexico

Tour code: MEX001

Playa del Sol is the sister hotel to Palma de Cortez and beholds all of the Mexican charms as its bigger sister. Fishing the world famous Sea Of Cortez, anglers will find everything is fully taken care of at this resort from a huge fleet of both super panga’s to the deluxe cruisers and fully experienced skippers and deckhands, this truly is an extraordinary fishing adventure.

Fishing the East Cape of the Baja is famous around the world for its amazing Marlin fishing, as once you have hooked your first Marlin, you will never look back. Also on offer in these fish-rich waters are the other billfish, such as the acrobatic Sailfish and the magnificent hard fighting Dorado, it really is an area of the world that has it all. If trolling is not your game, then simply fish closer in for the many Tuna, Amberjacks and Sharks that surround this part of Mexico and you cannot forget what Mexico is fast becoming famous for and that is the mighty Roosterfish.

These very productive waters are renowned for producing large amounts of fish, so if you are a beginner or experienced angler; this destination is in the heart of all of the best game fishing on the planet.

The fleet of boats they have for you to use range from the super sleek Panga’s, which are great for inshore fishing, where you need to be up close and personal to your chosen species, then the next day you could be cruising around with your feet up in their super deluxe cruiser, waiting for the mighty Marlin to snatch your lure. All our Skippers are fully qualified and have been game fishing for many years now and they are some of the best skippers in Mexico. The boats are all fitted with radios, live bait wells, ice chests, sunshades and marine heads.

If you have any questions on any of the Baja Big Game Fishing trips we offer then contact us in the office, our team will be happy to help you with any queries you have. Additionally, you can request a free brochure.

Playa del Sol

The Playa del Sol is a sister hotel to the world famous Palma de Cortez and is located in the heart of some of the worlds best big game fishing. The hotel offers stunning newly refurbished ocean and garden view rooms, that comprise of two twin beds, sofa area, private tiled walk-in shower room, desk with mirror and phone and also in most rooms you have your own balcony.

This tropical hotel is set amongst some amazing landscaped gardens, which are maintained to a very high standard and will fill your senses with exotic smells of fresh flowers. This little piece of paradise is a long way apart from the hustle and bustle of Cabo, but still retains the charms you would expect from Mexico.

At the Playa del Sol guests can choose between two different rooms, the first is a room with garden view. These are charming little rooms with all of the amenities you would expect and are located near the swimming pool. The other option, which is the most popular, is the ocean view rooms. These also come well equipped, but benefit greatly of stunning ocean views. Imagine waking up early in the morning and opening your curtains to be greeted with flat calm seas with the odd Pelican flying by? You may think that you were dreaming, but no, you are, in fact, in Mexico.

Board: Full Board
Rooms: Single, double, twin rooms
Telephone: In room
Internet: Free WiFi
Laundry: Chargeable
Power: 120 volts
Air Conditioning: Throughout hotel
Meals: Palma de Cortez hotel
Alcohol: Chargeable
Equipment Hire: Chargeable
Shop: Gift Shop
Cards Accepted: Credit & debit card
Cash Accepted: US Dollar
Sheraton Dallas

Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel is situated just a short complimentary shuttle ride away from the airport. This makes it the perfect overnight hotel with all of the most modern conveniences to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Most of the rooms at this hotel have been newly renovated to a high standard and come complete LCD TV with cable channels, mini bar, work desk and chair, free WiFi and their signature – Sheraton Sweet Sleeper beds.

You will also find all of the other amenities that you would expect from an international chain of hotels from an outdoor pool, fitness centre, gift shop, laundry service and access to a nearby golf course.

The three meal restaurant specialises in traditional American cuisine, from your buffet breakfast to mouth watering appetisers followed by full American dinner. What ever your taste in food is, you will find something that tickles your taste buds.

Board: Bed & breakfast
Rooms: Single and double rooms
Telephone: In room
Internet: Free WiFi
Laundry: Chargeable
Power: 120 volts
Air Conditioning: Throughout hotel
Meals: Restaurant
Alcohol: Chargeable
Shop: Gift Shop
Cards Accepted: Credit & debit cards
Cash Accepted: US Dollar
Species Information
Blue Marlin
Season: All Year
Peak: May to November
Weight: 200LB to 600LB
Average Weight: 250LB
Black Marlin
Season: All Year
Peak: June to October
Weight: 100LB to 550LB
Average Weight: 300LB
Striped Marlin
Season: All Year
Peak: June to October
Weight: 70LB to 200LB
Average Weight: 90LB
Season: All Year
Peak: June to October
Weight: 70LB to 200LB
Average Weight: 90LB
Rooster Fish
Season: All Year
Peak: May to November
Weight: 5LB to 80LB
Average Weight: 30LB
Season: All Year
Peak: May to November
Weight: 5LB to 70LB
Average Weight: 15LB
Season: All Year
Peak: June to October
Weight: 20Lb to 100LB
Average Weight: 45LB
Yellowfin Tuna
Season: All Year
Peak: May to November
Weight: 10LB to 300LB
Average Weight: 25LB
Season: All Year
Peak: July to September
Weight: 10LB to 70LB
Average Weight: 25LB
Season: All Year
Peak: April to November
Weight: 5LB to 100LB
Average Weight: 48LB
Jack Crevalle
Season: All Year
Peak: April to November
Weight: 5LB to 20LB
Average Weight: 10LB
Season: All Year
Peak: April to December
Weight: 5Lb to 30LB
Average Weight: 9LB
Suggested Itinerary

The below itinerary is only a suggested one, as we have daily flights departing from the UK, therefore should you wish to extend your stay with either more fishing days or free days, the itinerary below can be tailored to suit.

DAY 1:

Depart UK (alternative routes available)
Arrive Dallas

Depart Dallas
Arrive San Jose del Cabo

As you walk out of the terminal building, look for our representative, who will be waiting to greet you.

Transfer to the hotel – approx. time 60 min.

Overnight accommodation: Playa del Sol (Twin room) F/B

DAY 2: Fishing Day.

Panga Fishing Boats.

Our captains and crew will be happy for you to do as much or as little of the rigging, running lines and hooking of fish as you require.

Overnight accommodation: Playa del Sol (Twin room) F/B

DAY 3: Fishing Day.

Panga Fishing Boats.

Each day it is your choice on what species you target, just let the guides know before you set off.

Overnight accommodation: Playa del Sol (Twin room) F/B

DAY 4: Fishing Day.

Super Sport Fishing Boats.

Offshore fishing days are spent aboard our super cruisers, that are fully equipped for a great day out on the water.

Outriggers will help spread your lure patterns to maximise your chances.

Overnight accommodation: Playa del Sol (Twin room) F/B

DAYS 5 & 6: Fishing Days.

Super Sport Fishing Boats.

On your offshore days, make sure you communicate to your guides what species you would like to target each day.

Overnight accommodation: Playa del Sol (Twin room) F/B

DAY 7:

After breakfast, take the Sportquest Holidays taxi transfer from the Palmas hotel to Depart San Jose del Cabo’s Airport.

Depart San Jose del Cabo
Arrive Dallas
Depart Dallas

DAY 8:

Arrive UK

Dates & Prices

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We are so confident that our packaged prices are the best available and offer great value for money.

If, however, you find an identical holiday available with any other fully bonded Tour Operator at a lower price, we will match that price.

Price Notes

Prices are based on two adults sharing transfers, fishing and accommodation (unless otherwise stated) and are correct at the time of going to press. Subject to time of year or date and currency fluctuations, these prices may fluctuate slightly due to flight price increases or fuel surcharge.

Holidays or flights booked with Sportquest Holidays Limited are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority by our ATOL bond (Number 6371). ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad. It does this by carrying out financial checks on the firms it licenses and requiring a guarantee, called a bond

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What's Included & Excluded
  • All international flights
  • All internal flights
  • Airport Transfers to and from Playa del Sol hotel and SJD airport
  • All accommodation as per itinerary
  • 3 days fishing from super sport boats
  • 2 days fishing from Panga boats
  • All meals Playa del Sol hotel
  • Lunch whilst out fishing
  • Personal holiday insurance
  • Fishing licence
  • Fishing tackle
  • Live bait
  • Tips for boat crew and the hotel staff

Flight upgrades

Additional nights at Playa del Sol

Extra fishing days

Single room upgrades

Tour Notes


No visa for UK citizens required.

Note: Because your flight will involve travelling into the USA, you will be required before travel to complete an Electronic System Travel Authorisation (ESTA) online, which is compulsory for all USA Visa Waiver Programme (VWP) travellers before boarding an air or sea carrier to the USA.

Medical Requirements

No vaccinations currently required

Please Note

All details of visa and medical requirements are correct at time of press however please check these requirements for changes.

Departure tax

There is no departure tax when leaving Mexico, however this can change regularly. Please check before you travel.

Flight Route & Flight Time

UK – Dallas (approx 9hrs)

Dallas – San Jose (approx 3 hrs)

Baggage Allowance

Your actual allowance is based on both which airline you are flying with and also what class of seat you are travelling in. Normally in economy it is 1 checked bag, Premium Economy / Business 2 checked bags, First 3 checked bags. In addition to your checked bags you are also allowed 1 cabin bag and either 1-laptop bag or ladies handbag. The actual size and weight limit for bags is dependent on the airline. We therefore recommend that once your flights are booked you check on the airlines website for the up to date allowances.

If your itinerary includes private light aircraft or helicopter flights we will advise you on your baggage and weight allowance.

Transfer Time

San Jose airport – Playa del Sol (approx 1 hr)

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