Yes you can rent poles, From Elloy on middle street across the street from Atlantic Bank, $7.00 a day, includes hooks, weights and sardine bait. He is also a great fish guide, his family goes back several generations as guides. my husband has gone out with him for 7 years now, we recently bought us a small boat so we go out fishing on our own now, but since we have stopped going out with Elloy we havnt caught any fish!!!!!!!
You can have great fun on a Kayak, the backside of the island is very calm, you can catch snapper and barracuda. Costa Maya is a good choice to stay, near the split and they are great people, you will have a good time.