I get many clients that ask me where they can buy or rent fishing tackle in Cancun. Here in Cancun things are not quite the same as the States or Canada so my first recommendation will be to buy or bring your gear from home. On our website you can find info on what to bring:Cancun light tackle fishing
If you want to rent a rod and reel in Cancun you’ll find yourself quickly out of luck as all marinas and stores either only sell equipment or use it strictly on their charters. In the Cancun hotel zone there are no tackle shops whatsoever and as much as we would love to have a Basspro or Cabelas here, this is just not the case.
If you don’t want to bring your own gear there are a few options and although limited there are a few fishing shops in Cancun that sell gear suitable for some DIY fishing in Cancun.
Recently opened this store is conveniently located in the Cancun Hotelzone this store has offshore and inshore fishing equipment and apart from that diving gear and boat parts. It is one of the biggest stores in Cancun and easy to get to as you can hop on any bus going downtown and get off the bus at the hotel Temptations.
Mon - Fri 8am - 8pm
Sat 9am - 7pm
Sun 9am - 3pm
(998) 313 0017
Blvd. Kukulcan Km 3.5, Hotel Zone
(Opposite the hotel Temptation) Cancun, Q. Roo Mexico
Another store close to the one above is Artes de pesca (Art of fishing) This store sells fishing tackle, spear guns, Dive gear and commercial fishing gear.
Mon - Fri 8am - 7pm
Sat 8am - 2pm
(998) 887 0815
Av. Chichen Itzá Lote 62,
Mz 30, SM 23, CP 77500
Cancun, Q. Roo Mexico
El Sabalo (the Tarpon) is another store located in the center of Cancun. This is a small family owned store where they have quite a variety of both offshore and inshore fishing tackle.
Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm
Sat 10am - 2pm
(998) 251 8052
Plaza Tucanes local 32 B, L1
Mz 5, SM 45, Esquina Valle de Bravo
Av. Kohunlich, Cancun, Q. Roo
The most economical way to get to these stores is to take any local bus from the hotel zone to downtown ( about 11.5 Pesos or 70 US cents) and once you get downtown just flag down a taxi and show them the addresses given above. A downtown taxi should cost no more than (70 pesos or 3 to 5 US Dollars).