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.
Dragin Fly Fishing Charters
In January of 2008, The Dragin Fly was launched as an addition to the fleet of 43 foot Maverick Yachts, fishing out of Los Sueños Marina, Costa Rica. Our sister boats, the Spanish Fly, the Super Fly and The Bite have set a standard for excellence in customer service and satisfaction which we strive to exceed. Typical catches include sailfish, sailfish and more sailfish, marlin, tuna and dolphin (also known as mahi mahi). The Dragin Fly is outfitted with Shimano rods and reels for light tackle inshore fishing to the biggest marlin or tuna. The cabinets and tackle drawers are filled with a wide variety of lures and fishing gear to take advantage of any fishing opportunities that the waters of Costa Rica may provide. The Dragin Fly cruises at 25 knots and has two air conditioners which cool the very comfortable salon, galley and cabin. Drinks and several courses of snacks are provided throughout the morning. Lunch, hand made sandwiches or hot burritos and fresh fruit, is also served during full day charters. We appreciate the opportunity to take you fishing and hope that you enjoy the Dragin Fly experience. Tight lines and calm seas, George Beckwith and Anna Beckwith Down East Guide Service
Las Brisas Fishing Charters
Potrero Bay, PLAYA FLAMINGO
Sportfishing was one of the first tourist activities that put Flamingo Beach and Potrero Beach on the map. Fishermen around the world know this place and the stories of record catches in most categories. Flamingo Beach's Catalina Islands offer great Inshore Game Fishing for Roosterfish, Snapper, Wahoo, Mackerel and deep drop offs located offshore offer Bill Fishing for everything from Marlin and Sailfish to tuna, snapper, dorado. The Crew is bi-lingual, experienced and courteous. "We also offer first class sport fishing trips on boats to 50'. Let us know your requirements".
Quepos Fish Adventures
American Captain John loves fishing, and it shows on every single trip! If you are coming to Costa Rica and want to fishing trip of a lifetime, you've come to the right site. Is fishing in your blood? Nothing will get your heart pumping like feeling the rod bend over and the reel screaming when your hooked up with a Giant Pacific Sail Fish or Marlin! Quepos, Costa Rica has the best billfishing in the world! If fishing is in your blood, you have to experience fishing in Quepos Costa Rica! Come join our Super Experienced Crew as we show you how fishing is done in Quepos. Costa Rica's Pacific coast has often been ranked in the top five fisheres in the world by popular fishing magazines and often scores as the world's best place to land some giant sailfish.
Crocodile Bay Sport Fishing Expeditions and Resort
Puerto Jiménez, PUNTARENAS
Costa Rica Fishing and Expeditions at Crocodile Bay Eco-Resort Celebrating Our 17th Season! Crocodile Bay Resort Costa Rica vacation packages can be customized to include a variety of fishing options (inshore, offshore, fly fishing, kayak fishing and surf casting) as well as a visit to our luxury spa or 30 eco expeditions! Award Winning Sport Fishing Destination 30 Land and Water Eco-Adventures NEW – Kayak Fishing & Shore Casting Inviting Pool With Swim-Up Bar Nurturing Rainforest Spa Ocean to Table Dining 4 Star, Air-Conditioned Accommodations
Fly and Fish Costa Rica - Go Fish
The Go Fish is owned and operated by Go Fish Charters / Fly and Fish Costa Rica and offers guests plenty of shaded seating, a cabin complete with a full private head, bunks for sleeping and sound system. Our Luhrs 31 Express also features twin 315 HP diesel engines for a quick run to the fishing grounds, GARMIN electronics for navigation and fish finding. We offer anglers stand up or seated fishing in our tournament fighting chair (chair on request only). We have outfitted the Go Fish with all the safety gear. life jackets and first aid equipment. The boat also has a Live-bait well.
Dream On Sport Fishing
Exotic Location. Amazing Fishing. Imagine the smell of morning air so clean it takes your breath away, the spray of saltwater as the boat slices the glassy surface of a secluded bay, and the rising sun reflecting off the crystal clear water. Imagine the patient anticipation of the bite, the excitement of setting the hook and the rush of the ensuing fight. Welcome to Dream On Sport fishing. Where angler's dreams come true.
Capullo Costa Rica Sportfishing offers Costa Rica fishing charters for sailfish, blue, black and striped marlin, tuna, dorado, roosterfish, snapper and a variety of other species. We’re located in the community of Tamarindo Beach, on the northwest Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The waters in front of Tamarindo are well known as one of the “hot spots” for world class sport fishing in Costa Rica. We offer a wide variety of fishing for our clients, whether they are seasoned anglers, or have never held a fishing rod in their hands. Our charters cater to the individual needs of clients. We excel at instructing the novice, young or old, how to hook and land his or her own fish, as well as accommodating the preferences of the veteran fisherman with a complete range of fishing techniques and the finest tackle and equipment. We can accommodate an individual, couples, families, or groups of any size. Capt. Manuel Leal and First Mate Cheyenne Rosales have been fishing together for 20 years. They consistently provide expert service to our clients, and work tirelessly to ensure a successful trip for our clients.