Sport Fishing Charter Areas
Costa Rica Sport fishing charters are available for: Domincal, Flamingo, Los Suenos, Puerto Jiminez, Quepos, Tamarindo and many other fishing locations.
Top Fishing Locations:
- Quepos Fishing Charters
- Dominical Fishing Charters
- Golfito Fishing Charters
- Flamingo /Tamarindo Fishing Charters
- Puerto Jimenez Fishing Charters
- Los Suenos Fishing Charters
There is a lot to love about Costa Rica. It is a country that boasts warm weather, beautiful scenery and an exciting culture. However, one of the main reasons why so many people flock to the Latin America country is to enjoy a spot of fishing. A Costa Rica sport fishing experience is undoubtedly one of the best in the world because it has so much to offer.
Costa Rica is a country where the scenery, setting and surroundings are sure to leave a lasting impression on everyone who visits. With its warm and pleasant temperatures, this is a Latin American country that boasts two oceans, beautiful lakes, and hundreds of rivers, all of which come together to make it one of the best locations around the world that anyone could wish to find when it comes to fishing. Even from the country’s capital city of San José, some of the country’s prime fishing spots are accessible in as little as 30 or 40 minutes.
This wealth of fishing opportunities has helped Costa Rica to achieve a well deserved reputation as a global hotspot for the hobby, with locations and scenarios on offer for not only professional and confident fishers, but also novice, and maybe even first time participants, too. Of course, there are also other factors that people need to take into account, such as the wind, weather, currents and other natural conditions – all of which can have an effect on the success of someone’s fishing trip.
Thus, let’s take a look at the various regions of Costa Rica…
Central Pacific region
As far as we are concerned, people looking for the perfect Costa Rica fishing experience need look no further than Quepos on the country’s Central Pacific coast. When it comes to charter fishing boats, there are more than 50 professionally equipped vessels in the area in a range of sizes with something to suit everyone. Fishing from Quepos gives visitors the opportunity to catch a large range of big game fish. There are a number of potential options available to anglers, such as multi-day trips to the Drake Bay and Caños Island area or overnight stays at one of the several lodges around Drake Bay – an area also renowned for its diving.
Northern Pacific coast
Stretching from the Gulf of Papagayo to Cabo Blanco, this is an area that features Flamingo Beach which boasts a full service marina. There are other sport fishing centres in this area, such as Playa Carrillo, Samara, Nosara and Tamarindo.
Southern Pacific Region
The centre of fishing activity in the southern Pacific region is Golfito, a location renowned for its large numbers of marlin, jacks, runners, mackerel and maybe even amberjacks, roosterfish or big snappers. As a setting that features many small coves and rocky inlets, Golfito is a good location for those interested in light-tackle fishing. Playa Zancudo, a narrow peninsula with miles and miles of stunning beaches, also has lodges with nearby rivers.
Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast gives fishermen and women a more varied experience, with conditions changeable from one month to the next. There are still fish along the coast all year round, but those who are in search of a specific fish may wish to check the conditions before they book their trip.
Top 5 Costa Rica Sport Fishing Destinations
The clear winner when it comes to fishing in Costa Rica is the port of Quepos, the nearest town to Manuel Antonio. The city is an extremely popular one with tourists and the fishing in the area is definitely one of the reasons why. You can enjoy fishing all year round in Quepos with the possibility of catching the following; Roosterfish, Sailfish, Snapper, Marlin, Tuna, Dorado and Wahoo.
Dominical is the perfect choice for those seeking a Costa Rica fishing vacation with that added dose of luxury. The pleasant town offers a slice of paradise for surfers and anglers alike. Expect to spend the majority of your stay on the beach. When it comes to fishing diversity is the name of the game in Dominical. You will enjoy attempting to hook wahoo, dorado, tuna and marline whilst fishing offshore. Inshore trips give you the chance to catch anything from mackerel, to Cubera snapper, roosterfish, to jack crevalle, to needlefish.
Golfito means ‘little bay’ and is a stunning port town near the border of Panama. The bay itself is beautiful and is backed up by steep and dramatic green hills. Many people looking for a fishing Costa Rica vacation come here. There are small marinas and an array of boating and yachting services. You can expect to spend your days fishing for the likes of sailfish, tuna and dorado.
Tamarindo is a popular tourist town situated on the Nicoya Peninsula. The long beach and fantastic waves of Playa Tamarindo is one of the main attractions here. Many people also flock to the Playa Grande beach to witness the leatherback turtles. Fishing is great fun in the region. Excursions are readily available for those looking to hook marlin, wahoo, sailfish, Cubera snapper, tuna, roosterfish and more.
Jaco is one of the most popular tourist areas in Costa Rica. It has a lot to offer and many enjoy the nightlife in particular. Nevertheless, it is the beach which truly generates all of the attention. If you are planning to do some surfing as well as some fishing in Costa Rica then you will love it here. Los Suenos Marina is where your fishing experience will begin. Expect to catch anything from sailfish, to the best blue marlin fishing to black marlin offshore, whilst inshore fishing can gift you Roosterfish, Grouper and Snapper.
Schedule a Costa Rica Sport Fishing Charter and Let Us Take Care of the Rest
Quepos Sailfishing Charters offer complete vacation packages and tours to our clients. Choose your port of departure and desired fishing charter in Costa Rica, and we’ll help you schedule your transportation and hotel accommodations.
We will accommodate transfers from San Jose to Quepos via ground or air transportation, to luxury hotel or villa accommodations. Our large variety of Costa Rica fishing charter packages meets every angler’s needs. We also provide adventure tours that include Canopy, ATV, Horseback Riding, Volcano, Whitewater Rafting, Sailing, Surfing, and Scuba Diving.