East Cape’s crystal-clear waters and miles of unspoiled coastline contain dozens of species of fish. Fishing was the main original attraction of the area, and it is still the number one activity for both novices and veterans. Roosterfish, yellowtail, wahoo, tuna, and marlin are just a few of the species with abundant populations here.
You can fish on your own from land, book a guided tour or a cruise, or rent a kayak or a small fishing boat called a panga. The town of Punta Colorada is known as the roosterfish capital of the world, and Bisbee’s East Cape Offshore tournament is a summer tradition in Buenavista.
If you’re into relaxing on the beach, the East Cape has got you covered. We recommend checking out La Fortuna, Playa Los Arbolitos, and Cabo Pulmo beaches. You can also get to know the land by hiking, camping, biking, or golfing; golf is exploding in the East Cape. The resort community in Costa Palmas features a high-quality golf course with luxurious amenities, and there are over a dozen courses in and around East Cape, with more in the works. Another popular activity is ATV tours. Locals still get around some dirt roads on four-wheelers, and you can rent an ATV to explore the rugged desert terrain on your own if you like. Or try one of the themed ATV tours that are available, like the tours dedicated to watching birds or exploring the mountains.
Development is showing no signs of slowing down. There are many reasons why the East Cape will only continue to grow in popularity: the area is beautiful and easy to reach, it has perfect weather year-round and a rich marine life, and it offers more privacy than the more developed regions of the peninsula. If you covet an affordable, laid-back lifestyle, look no further.