Offshore World Championship

On Sunday the 11th of this month the Offshore World Championship began in Quepos, Costa Rica, it is the largest and most prestigious sport fishing tournament series in the world.

No other tournament series or championship event wins as much

international coverage or hits the sport's elite global participants like

the Offshore World Championship.

4 days of pure competition between teams from all over the world, where, above all else, the technical virtues and experience of each one flourish.

Our company was selected to be part of the Offshore World Championship

and crowned at the end of it the third place of the competition.

Our team of strive captains formed by Jonathan "Jonny" Salas Romero and Marcos Obando, aboard our flagship Raven,

This 38-foot air-conditioned Bertram Express Sportfisher is powered by 454 HP Twin Caterpillar C-7 engines to get you to the fishing grounds in record time.

We thank the organization the Offshore World Championship for allowing us to be part of and enjoy every moment lived.


Where to stay in Quepos Costa Rica Stay at Villa Hacienda Pacifica that offers you a splendid location in a rural area, a short distance from Marina Pez Vela. This family-friendly apartment complex is close to Manuel Antonio National Park.

A new, fresh, modern place with all the comforts that you want to enjoy during your family vacation: 24-hour security, air conditioning, refreshing pool, BBQ area, ample parking and fully equipped units with all the necessary utensils and appliances. to make your stay more pleasant.

Hacienda Pacifica is ideal for families and couples looking for an option where they can rest and at the same time have easy access to the beaches and the rainforest. Our new rental ready villas and apartments are equipped with all the comforts of home.

Within the facilities we have two swimming pools, one of them for children. All of our gardens were planted with native plants which attract large numbers of birds and butterflies. We have new and fully equipped apartments, ideal for relaxation and enjoyment of national and foreign tourists. Our strategic location allows our visitors to easily travel to all the attractions that the Quepos destination has.

Other services at this apartment complex include free wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting services (fees apply).You will have at your disposal a computer area, a dry cleaning service and a safe at reception.Rooms have a furnished balcony or patio. The free WiFi Internet connection allows you to communicate with your loved ones, and in your free time you can entertain yourself with the 32-inch LCD TV with satellite channels.Amenities include a separate seating area and tea and coffee making facilities, plus housekeeping available once per stay.

This is the perfect place for families, romantic getaways, nature lovers or simply for travelers who want to experience a vacation in Costa Rica in the Central Pacific area where you will find the best white sand beaches and crystal clear water of the Pacific Ocean in combination with a tropical forest with abundant animal life such as white-faced monkeys, squirrel monkeys, howler monkeys and sloths among others, as well as a great biodiversity of trees, plants, birds and insects.

Establishment services

  • Free parking

  • Free high speed internet (WiFi)

  • Pool

  • Bar / Lounge

  • Beach

  • Children's activities (Ideal for children / families)

  • Spa

  • Barbecue facilities

  • Room Features

  • Air conditioner

  • Kitchenette

  • Microwave oven

  • Refrigerator

  • Bathtub / Shower

  • Complimentary toiletries

  • Room types

  • Non-smoking rooms

  • Rooms for families



Quepos Fishing Adventures

Quepos Fishing operates a fleet of awesome vessels out of the prestigious Marina Pez Vela. They offer a wide variety of trips targeting an even richer range of species. Climb aboard the MoonWalker for four, six, or eight hours, fishing inshore or offshore for the awesome fish which made the town famous.

Stay in the shallows, fishing the bays and for a range of table and game fish. Hard-fighting Roosterfish and Jack Crevalle will give you plenty of action, while tasty Snapper will send you packing with some delicious dinner at the end of the day.

Fancy getting your hooks into something bigger? Head out to the high seas to target the biggest of them all! Blue and Black Marlin, Pacific Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi all patrol the blue waters offshore, offering some of the best big game sportfishing on the whole planet – there’s a reason the IGFA World Championships keep getting held here!

The MoonWalker is the perfect boat for all of this. At 33’ long, she can carry six guests with ease while still not sacrificing speed like a larger cruiser would. She cruises at 24 knots, carrying you to the very best waters in style and safety, with plenty of little luxuries and a literal boatload of awesome fishing equipment.

The boat features the latest electronics and navigational equipment to get you fishing in the right place, outriggers for the best spread possible, and tuna tubes to help lure in the biggest fish around. Once hooked, you can strap yourself into the MoonWalker’s fighting chair and get ready for the fight of a lifetime.

All Quepos Fishing trips come with food and drinks for everyone on board, and everything you will need for a great day’s fishing. Just bring your license (buy one online or at the dock), your camera, and plenty of energy, because you are in for some seriously good fishing.


A day of deep sea fishing? What to expect in the water A typical Deep Sea Fishing Charter day begins when we pick you up from your Manuel Antonio vacation hotel or your beautiful villa and you have arrived at the new Marina Pez Vela for an exciting day of deep sea sport fishing in Costa Rica. This state-of-the-art facility offers many amenities for anglers. If you have your own vehicle, there is ample secure parking available for you.​Maybe you forgot something or just want to freshen up before boarding your ship. The Marina Pez Vela store is located on the docks and offers you everything you may need. From sunscreen and sunglasses, to beautiful Columbia fishing shirts, Marina Pez Vela t-shirts, more hats, and just about any boating product you might need.Once underway, on one of our many sport fishing charter boats, you'll enjoy breathtaking views of the Manuel Antonio coastline. It isn't long before the natural beauty of Costa Rica surrounds you. "Look! A giant sea turtle" are often the first words shouted on the deck. With a huge marine reward, you will see some incredible sights. Flying fish get out of the way of your boat, as you head to the areas deep sea fishing.The most common are dolphins, wandering in large numbers, looking for schools of bait. Finding these pods means that you are close to the fish you are looking for. What the captain is looking for is blue water. When they reach this magic line, where blue is cobalt, then you are in the fish zone of Costa Rica; The destination that so many fishermen around the world seek.​Already, the mates have started installing their rigs with various teasers, on the outriggers and natural baits for the lines, too. Ballyhoo is the Costa Rican bait of choice. After all the teasers and baits are in the water, it's time to get ready for action! Sometimes it is only a matter of minutes until you hear "FISH ON". At this point, there is a frenzy at the rear of the boat, with the captain calling for instructions on which platform the fish is looking for and which lines must enter.Once the partner has the fish in his sights, then the game begins. With years of experience fishing in Costa Rica, these guys fish. Let the bait release the reel until just enough time to engage the drag and set the hook. This often produces' the first jump of whatever has caught the hook.There really is no better view than a large sailfish or a huge Costa Rican marlin, leaping straight out of the water, dancing as if it were running on its tail. Once you have decided who will be the first to shoot this flying brute, you will be given a fishing belt used for sails and smaller species or you may need the saddle ... which in Costa Rica is good sport fishing . ​Hooking up to a marlin, weighing in at 200 to 700 pounds, means a long fight awaits you! These battles are known to last up to 4-5 hours and you must bring your "A" set if you want to be the victor in this crazy ballet. Sailfish, Dorado, Wahoo and Yellowfin Tuna offer an exciting catching experience.​Once your fish is close to the boat, the partner will take over. You'll get a hand on the leader, making him a confirmed capture. If you have never caught a large swordfish, then a trophy image is needed. The partner will instruct you to lean over the rail, while holding onto the bill. Or, you can jump into the water and take a photo with the fish. The partner will capture your shot forever. This kind of action can go on all day.In the waters off Quepos, hooking 8-14 sailfish a day is common. Some days are more rewarding. In the water, you will have plenty of refreshments, such as ice water drinks, sodas and juices, to freshly cut fruit, watermelon or pineapple, to cool off from the intense Costa Rican sun. An excellent lunch is provided and there are always snacks for you. So, sit back and enjoy the best day on the water you have ever experienced.As the day of your adrenaline-pumping Costa Rica fishing trip ends, the lines come out when you sit down to enjoy the journey back to the marina, with the fishing tales still fresh on your mind. So, what are you waiting for? Let's get you out!


Quepos in the best sailfish destinations in the world. Costa Rica is a tropical jewel sandwiched between two oceans. This makes the country home to world-famous places and opportunities for world-class sport fishing. The more than 40 world sport fishing records that have been set along the country's Pacific coast speak for themselves; this is a genuinely unique and amazing sport fishing spot.

Sport fishing in Costa Rica is a great activity because it is fun and entertaining for everyone; If you are traveling with your family or just come to enjoy fishing, you are in the right place. Families can go out to sea to try to make the catch of their lives - and see that the catch could be as big as the kids in your family! If you are an angler, you can find a variety of fish, such as marlin, roosters, mahi mahi, sailfish, tuna, and much more, available to catch.

Fishing is so popular in Costa Rica that you can find all kinds of prices offered by a variety of tourism companies. It doesn't matter if your budget is big or small, you can find adventures that last only half a day or that will take you out to sea for up to seven days. Many of the companies also follow a catch and release system.

Two Coasts

Costa Rica is home to a number of beautiful lakes, miles of meandering rivers, and it also has two coasts that open to the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. These two coasts make the small country of Costa Rica a powerful fishing oasis and, to a fisherman's delight, offer some of the most diverse options to be found in all of Central America. The two coasts are also very accessible, as the country has a small land mass. From the capital city of San José, you can reach the Pacific or Caribbean coasts in just 30 minutes by flight. That means you can head to one coast for a few days, then take a short trip to visit the other, and continue fishing. Some of the best deep-sea fishing can be found in a three to four hour drive from the capital to the inland waters of the Limón province.

The Pacific coast is the clear winner of the two, but both coasts offer impressive settings for sport fishing. Each coast has its own unique advantages and seasons. The Pacific coast is famous for blue and black marlin, sailfish and goldfish, while the Caribbean is home to tarpon and snook. The worst season for fishing in the Pacific is from September to November, while on the Caribbean side, avoid fishing from June to July.

Where and when to go

Believe it or not, sport fishing can be an experience full of feeling and adrenaline. Once you are in the water with the waves rocking your boat and you feel a tug on your line, you will feel like you are canopying or rafting. Getting a 50-inch swordfish that is fighting your line is no easy task - it takes concentration and skill, and you won't even have time to think or blink!

Some of the best places in the country for fishing is Quepos in Manuel Antonio.

Characterized by calm waters, powerful fish, and breathtaking views, Manuel Antonio and Quepos is a trophy destination for sport fishing. Here, fishermen will be able to appreciate the three species of marlin - blue, black and striped. Closer to the coast, roosterfish ranks as the most hunted fish among coastal species, including snapper, mackerel, among others. Whether you are an old sea lion or a young beginner, casting a line into the waters off Manuel Antonio will prove to be an exciting experience. Throughout your adventure, you will be able to see sea turtles, dolphins and sometimes even gigantic whales. The boats come equipped with friendly, bilingual guides, grade A equipment such as combat chairs, water wells, radars and fish finders. Credit:

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