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Fishing in Costa Rica

Sport fishing Charters & Tours

Costa rica fishingCosta Rica has become a major hub for sports fishing over the past years. The oceans host a wealth of fish all year long! The Pacific Coast of Costa Rica is well known for Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Snapper, Roosterfish, Tuna, Dorado, and more.  While the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica is known for Big Tarpon and Big Snook.  We must advise: be aware of the mighty Tarpon!  Weighing in at up to 150 lbs, you will have a fight on your hands, so be prepared.  The peak seasons for fishing has such a wide range. That means you will not go wrong no matter when you decide to check it out! Come and experience the thrill and excitement of Costa Rica fishing. 

Fishing in Costa Rica: Atlantic Vs Pacific

Where to go for the best sports fishing in Costa Rica is a question many ask themselves.  It clearly depends on what one is looking for. Located at the Marriott Los Suenos Resort, the Costa Rica Fishing Report is a great operation with charter boasts and vacation rentals available in Jaco, Manuel Antonio, and Quepos.  There are quite a few quality charters in Guanacaste.  We are happy to arrange charters out of great Northern Pacific destinations such as Carillo, Samara, Garza, Nosara, Tamarindo and Flamingo.  Also out of the Southern Pacific ports of Drake Bay, Mata Palo, Puerto Jimenez and Golfito near the majestic and wild Corcovado National Park.

For Big Snook and Big Tarpon, try the Caribbean Coast where you will find great fishing lodges.  Also in Barra del Colorado, Rio Colorado, Tortuguero, Rio Parma, Rio Frio, and Cano Negro, on the San Juan River and even on Lake Nicaragua. The Caribbean Coast has offshore fishing limitation along the coast.  So anglers will find their thrill in the estuaries, the backwaters, the lagoons and the wide rivers like those that extend inland from Tortuguero to Barra de Colorado, that is the two main Sports Fishing Centers of the Caribbean. Expect to catch Barracuda, Tarpon, Grouper Shark, as well as many other types of fish.

You might also like Traditional Fishing in Cahuita

Cahuita Fishing Tour involves spending the day with a local fisherman and a bi-lingual fishing guide as he takes you out in a fiberglass boat.  This is a vessel used by local fisherman, to enjoy the great fishing in this area of Costa Rica.  In addition to fishing for many species of tropical fish, you will also be able to do some snorkeling in the beautifully clear water of the colorful coral reef.

What You’ll Catch

While participating in the Traditional Fishing in Cahuita tour, you will have the opportunity to catch Tarpon, Barracuda, Shark, Grouper and many other types of fish.  

Costa rica fishingThe Best Sustainable Fishing 

Costa Rica holds the All-Tackle IGFA world record for the Tarpon. Those seeking adventure and emotion in paradise will be completely satisfied!  Fishing in the waters of Costa Rica will surpass your expectations and will not let you down.  It is distinctly known to have the best Sports Fishing in Central America.  Enjoy first class Sports Fishing while you practice and encourage sustainable tourism.  Costa Rica’s strict policy is to catch and release. Visit Costa Rica and marvel in its beautiful beaches, oceans but most of all Sports Fishing!



Fishing in Costa Rica

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Guanacaste Fishing in Costa Rica

Deep Sea Guanacaste Fishing in Costa Rica

Papagayo is a great location for the fabulous Guanacaste fishing, providing world-class deep sea sport fishing of large pelagic species like sailfish, swordfish, marlin, dorado, wahoo, roosterfish and more!

Duration: Full Day

Activity level: Adventurous

What to bring: Swimming Suit Camera Sunscreen Comfortable Clothing Shorts Sneakers

What is included: Guide Drinks Transfer Equipment

Type Adventure Water Nature


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Fishing Lake Arenal big fish

Fishing Lake Arenal

Lake Arenal is next to the Volcano, one of Costa Rica’s most popular destinations. Lake Arenal Fishing Tours – the premier fishing guide service on Lake Arenal.

Duration: Full Day

Activity level: Moderate

What to bring: Swimming Suit Camera Sunscreen Fast Drying Clothes

What is included: Drinks Snack Transfer Equipment

Type Water Relaxation


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