Heaven on Earth for a fisherman and a nature lover.
Costa Rica boasts some of the greatest saltwater fishing in the world. With shore lines on both the Caribbean and the Pacific Ocean, the types of fishing you can do here are endless. The Pacific coast is where most big game anglers elect to go for sailfish, marlin, tuna, and mahi mahi. There are also numerous options for fishermen who prefer to stay close to shore and catch snapper and roosterfish.
High up in the mountains on the border of Panama, you can fish for naturalized rainbow trout that will take a fly more eagerly than any North American trout. Yeah, you read that right. Introduced by some ambitious GIs stationed in Panama during the 1950s, North American trout have found their way into Costa Rica’s rivers and have taken a firm hold on the generous ecosystem that Costa Rica has to offer.
When you’re not fishing, Costa Rica has some of the best ecological tourism in the world, including pristine beaches and coral reefs, active volcanoes, and lush rainforests. If you’re a surfer, expect perfect waves year round on the Pacific coast.
- 75° 58° Dec-Feb
- 79° 62° Mar-May
- 78° 61° Jun-Aug
- 77° 60° Sep-Nov
Top fish species to target in Costa Rica
Papagayo Fishing Charters
Papagayo fishing charters is located in Guanacaste at the north western corner of Costa Rica. The Gulf of Papagayo is one of the perfect places to practice offshore billfish fishing and inshore fishing charters due to its fertile waters throughout the year. With an average fish sizes between 80 and 150 pounds, this is one of the most desired fishing areas for fishermen from all countries; Additionally papagayo sportfishing is world wide recognized as the home of big and abundant species like: Pacific sailfish, striped and blue marlin, yellowfin tuna, red snapper, dorado (mahi mahi), wahoo, huge roosterfish and more. This spectacular fishing paradise will give you all the emotion, fun, adrenaline you are looking for while you staying in Costa Rica. In the Gulf of Papagayo you can find spectacular and famous beaches with over 200 km coastline of warm and crystal waters like: Flamingo beach, El Coco beach, Tamarindo beach, Ocotal beach, Conchal beach, playa blanca at Four Seasons and more, where you can enjoy a beautiful sunset at the seaside listening to the sound of the waves and the singing of the birds that inhabit the Gulf of Papagayo. The Gulf of Papagayo is not only an ideal place for the practice of fishing, is also known for unique dive sites, due to the rich and abundant marine life is a place where you can enjoy whale watching, large concentrations of dolphins playing in the waves of boats and turtles watching during the breeding season. Some water recreation activities include: Tour around the Gulf, Sunset trips, kayaks, snorkeling, waverunning tours, snorkeling, tamarindo surf, sailing and more.