Costa Rica Fishing

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An Anglers Paradise

Costa Rica has become a major hub for sports fishing over the past years. The oceans host a wealth of fish all year long! The Pacific Coast of Costa Rica is well known for Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Snapper, Roosterfish, Tuna, Dorado, and more.  While the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica is known for Big Tarpon and Big Snook.  We must advise: be aware of the mighty Tarpon!  Weighing in at up to 150 lbs, you will have a fight on your hands, so be prepared.  The peak seasons for fishing has such a wide range. That means you will not go wrong no matter when you decide to check it out! Come and experience the thrill and excitement of Costa Rica fishing the ultimate activity. 

Fishing Seasons

Although there are specific Fishing seasons by far the best time of year to come is during the dry season. This is because of the weather, Fishing in the rain isn’t always the most fun experience in the world. 

Check out the best time for fishing below. 

 Fish Type 

 January – March

 April – June 

 July – September

 November – December

 Grouper GreatGreatGreatGreat
 AmberjackGreat GreatFair Fair 
 MarlinGreatFair Fair Great 
 SailfishGreatFair Fair  Great 
 Dorado GreatGoodGood Good
 Yellow fin tunaGreatGreat Fair  Fair 
 GuapoteGood GoodGoodGood
 MachacaGoodGood GoodGood
 Tarpon GoodGood Good Good

Fishing in Costa Rica: Atlantic Vs Pacific

Where to go for the best sports fishing in Costa Rica is a question many ask themselves.  It clearly depends on what one is looking for. Located at the Marriott Los Suenos Resort, the Costa Rica Fishing Report is a great operation with charter boats and vacation rentals available in Jaco, Manuel Antonio, and Quepos.  There are quite a few quality charters in Guanacaste.  We are happy to arrange charters out of great Northern Pacific destinations such as Carillo, Samara, Garza, Nosara, Tamarindo, and Flamingo.  Also out of the Southern Pacific ports of Drake Bay, Mata Palo, Puerto Jimenez and Golfito near the majestic and wild Corcovado National Park.

For Big Snook and Big Tarpon, try the Caribbean Coast where you will find great fishing lodges.  Also in Barra del Colorado, Rio Colorado, Tortuguero, Rio Parma, Rio Frio, and Cano Negro, on the San Juan River and even on Lake Nicaragua. The Caribbean Coast has offshore fishing limitation along the coast.  So anglers will find their thrill in the estuaries, the backwaters, the lagoons and the wide rivers like those that extend inland from Tortuguero to Barra de Colorado, that is the two main Sports Fishing Centers of the Caribbean. Expect to catch Barracuda, Tarpon, Grouper, as well as many other types of fish.

The Best Sustainable Fishing 

Costa Rica holds the All-Tackle IGFA world record for the Tarpon. Those seeking adventure and emotion in paradise will be completely satisfied!  Fishing in the waters of Costa Rica will surpass your expectations and will not let you down.  It is distinctly known to have the best Sports Fishing in Central America.  Enjoy first class Sports Fishing while you practice and encourage sustainable tourism.  Costa Rica’s strict policy is to catch and release. Visit Costa Rica and marvel in its beautiful beaches, oceans but most of all Sports Fishing!

Fishing Lake Arenal

Fishing Tour at Lake Arenal

Arenal. Drinks, Snack, Transfer, Equipment.
From: Over $100
Fishing Lake Arenal

Sportfishing at Lake Arenal with Jacamar

Arenal. Excursion
Wetass fishing

Sportfishing Wetass II 31′ Feet Boat

Flamingo. Ocean, Nature
Yellowfin Fishing

Sportfishing Scorpion 58′ Feet Bertram Boat

Ocean, Nature
Yellowfin Fishing

Sportfishing Navigator 32′ Feet Gamefisherman Boat

Ocean, Nature
Yellowfin Fishing

Sportfishing Circle Hooker 29′ Feet Pursuit Boat

Tamarindo. Ocean, Nature
Yellowfin Fishing

Sportfishing BrindisiToo 50′ Feet Bertram Boat

Tamarindo. Ocean, Nature
Yellowfin Fishing

Sportfishing Bernacle II 36′ Feet Ocean Boat

Tamarindo. Nature, Ocean
Yellowfin Fishing

Sportfishing Angelica IV 29′ Feet Sportfisher

Tamarindo. Ocean, Nature
Fishing Costa Rica Experts

Sportfishing Bushwacker 42′ Feet Bertram Boat

Flamingo. Ocean, Nature

Los Sueños Marina Jaco

Jaco Marina

The Jaco Los Sueños Marina is a stunning place to go Sports Fishing and there is more than enough boats and equipment to keep you going the whole day. Los Sueõs really outdid themselves directed a lot of attention towards making the Marina as best it could be. Not only is it a Marina but there are fabulous Vacation Rentals and Villas for you to stay in while you are here. Here is a sample of their boats in Jaco. 





Pipo 26

  •  26 Foot, 150 HP


Predator 28

  •  28 Foot, 270 HP


Just Fishin off 33

  •  33 Foot, Twin 315 HP


Rock and Roll 55

  •  55 Foot, Twin 12-71TI’s Diesels

Quepos Marina Pez Vela

Quepos Marina

The Quepos Marina is located very close to Manuel Antonio you will be amazed at the boat selection here. One of the best reasons to come here is just the marina but just the stunning beauty of this region. Manuel Antonio is a top destination in Costa Rica.  so here is a small sample. They have recently opened up 91 new slips. This just about doubles the marina size. 




Bluefin III

Blue Fin III

  •  33 Foot, Twin 315 HP


Blue Water II

  •  32 Foot


Moon Walker

  •  33 Foot, QSL9 Turbo Diesel



  •  60 Foot

Papagayo Marina

Guanacaste MarinaThe Papagayo Marina is one of the most popular Marinas in all Costa Rica. Here is just a small selection of the boats and charters the offered here. The Marina in Papagayo is advertised as Costa Rica’s first luxury marina. It is situated on the Pacific side and offers you a large Variety of fish to catch while out on the waters. 






  •  42 Foot, Bertram



  •  42 foot, Twin 350 hp

Coyote Tres

Coyote Tres

  •  35 Foot, Twin 500HP Cummins



  •  31 Foot

Golfito Banana Bay Marina

Golfito Marina VillageThe Golfito Marina Village is located in the Osa Peninsula, This area has a lot of life and that not just the fish but wildlife as well. The New Marina in Golfito is Rapidly growing and will keep growing over these next few years. Un named sponsors have invested a lot of time and money into making this the perfect spot for fishing. 




  •  31 Foot, Bertram

Muy Caliente

Muy Caliente

  •  31 Foot, Bertram

Real Escape

Real Escape

  •  35 Foot

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