Fishing Tours in Costa Rica

Sport Fishing Costa RicaCosta Rica is the place for some of the best sport fishing in the world. With two coasts, there is an abundance of different types of fish that will appeal to every fisherman. The pacific coast is home to marlin, tuna, snapper and wahoo while the carribean and northern regions are known for the big tarpon and snook.

Costa Rica has some of the best Sport Fishing in the world. The Pacific side has incredible fishing for Sailfish, Marlin, Dorado, Tuna, Wahoo, Roosterfish, Snapper, and more. The Caribbean side and Northern regions of Costa Rica are famous for big Tarpon and big Snook.All tours and boats in Costa Rica practice catch and release with the most experienced captains and crews specializing in offshore fly fishing which is skilled oriented.

Fishing licences are required and are not usually included in the charter boat prices. Before booking your vacation it is important to find out. Although not expensive (in the $24 range), it is an expense that needs to be paid prior to embarking on the high seas.

The best seasons for fishing depend on what you have in mind to catch. The greatest abundance of billfish are located in Guanacaste starting in April through to September.

In Quepos/Manuel Antonio and the Jaco Beach area, the billfish is available year round. This area is also home to snapper, tuna and roosterfish.

Popular areas for tarpon and snook fishing is the Barra Colorado, near the Nicaraguan border and Tortuguero to the south.

Sailfish fishing is best also the pacific coast of Costa Rica. Some of the world sport fishing records for fly fishing have been set off the shore of Quepos, Guanacaste and Nicoya.

There are also resorts which cater specifically to anglers and here are just a few.

1. Crocodile Bay Resort boasts to have the best offshore and inshore sport fishing. Located in the Osa Peninsula, this area is the most biologically concentrated area. This resort provides anglers with 40 inshore and offshore fishing boats with deep water access off an 850ft private pier. This resort also offers Costa Rica fly fishing.

The resort rests on 44 acres of gardens and accommodations range from rooms to suites and private villas which are air conditioned,spa facilities and jacuzzi suites. The resort can also arrange eco tours which range for gold panning to monkey tours.

2. Nosara Paradise Rentals offer boat rentals with captains for sport fishing in Nosara which is another great coast for fishing. The area is unique in that there is a 100 fathom ledge bending in towards the beach. This naturally created phenomenon brings the fish close to the shoreline. Crews and boats are professional with current equipment and experienced crew. Life jackets and safety features are priority with this company to ensure and safe and enjoyable experience.

3. Jaco, Costa Rica offers fishing in the mid Pacific coast. Charters are available from San Jose. From the Playa Hermosa there are numerous species of game fish easily accessible by an easy and quick boat ride. This area is also known for its nightlife including discos and karaoke bars.


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