A Manuel Antonio fishing vacation is definitely for those who have ever wanted to experience a well-rounded holiday experience. Costa Rica is a great destination for the ultimate fishing adventure, offers outdoors adventures and has a range of excellent accommodation. If catching world-class game fish is at the top of your bucket list, then Manuel Antonio is the place to be.
Located in a lush rainforest setting, Manuel Antonio is a breathtaking area of Costa Rica; with pristine beaches and a fantastic abundance of wildlife, you are sure to be delighted. Just driving or walking around Manuel Antonio you will see many exotic animals such as three-toed sloths, toucans, and many species of iguanas. Manuel Antonio has several types of monkeys which are seen daily, foraging to and from the Manuel Antonio national park. Howler, spider, and squirrel monkeys can be seen, but the howlers can be heard more than seen, way up in the tree tops. Many of the gorgeous Manuel Antonio vacation homes located in this lush area are visited daily by lots of creatures for a great photo opportunity. It is not uncommon to find monkeys hanging out on the balconies of most vacation homes.
Just down the road from Manuel Antonio is the quaint little town of Quepos. This little town has a charm all its own. Considered a Costa Rica fishing town, Quepos is the base of the best sport fishing in Costa Rica. With a newly built world-class Marina Pez Vela, there is a large fleet of Quepos fishing boats ready to take you on a memorable fishing trip. Most Manuel Antonio vacation travelers that love to fish know that the Quepos/Manuel Antonio waters are the most abundant fishing grounds on the Pacific side of Costa Rica.
Manuel Antonio Fishing Options
Costa Rica offshore fishing is the number one destination for the serious fishermen who regularly visit Manuel Antonio and Quepos. Pacific sailfish migrate into the local fishing grounds every year, offering a chance at multiple hook-ups that can reach the double digit weights on a Manuel Antonio fishing charter. Marlin; blue, black, and striped marlin fishing offers a real challenge, with some reaching a thousand pounds, a true test for any angler, as these magnificent fish can put up a fight lasting hours. Costa Rica Dorado (mahi-mahi) fishing is always an option as well, with big bull mahi-mahi busting the same baits used for Sailfish and Marlin, so a chance for you to hook up with a nice dorado is very good year round. Seasonal fish like the Costa Rica Wahoo are fun to catch and are great for the grill as well. If you come into contact with a large amount of dolphins feeding on the surface offshore, chances are you will find Costa Rica Tuna in the vicinity. Mostly yellowfin tuna are caught in the Quepos fishery, sizes range from football size to over 100 pounds on occasion.
Inshore Manuel Antonio fishing is superb as well, offering the best Roosterfish fishing hotspots in Costa Rica, without question. Many of these hard fighting Roosterfish are over 60 pounds, close to world record weight. Also a big draw is the abundance of Red Snapper fishing inshore which are considered a great catch for local restaurants to prepare. For a truly memorable occasion, you may opt to have a private chef prepare the day’s catch at your Manuel Antonio vacation rental.
So if you are a true fisherman and you’re ready for an unforgettable fishing vacation, then a Manuel Antonio fishing vacation package is the way to go!