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. If you want to fish for the beautiful and strong Guapote (Rainbow Bass), Lake Arenal is the places to be. 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 vary a lot, depending on where you decide to fish and what species of fish you are after. That means that no matter what time of year an angler chooses to take his/her fishing trip, they are sure to find big game. Come and experience the thrill and excitement of Costa Rica fishing. Read about our fishing packages below.
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.
Check out the best time for fishing below.
January – March
April – June
July – September
November – December
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Fishing in Costa Rica: Atlantic Vs Pacific
Where to go for the best sports fishing in Costa Rica is a great question to consider when planning your trip. 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 National Park, 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, clear blue waters and incredible sport fishing!