Fishing in Costa Rica

Sportfishing in Costa Rica is a very diverse and challenging endeavor. From surf fishing to offshore billfishing we are your one-stop agency for all your Costa Rica sportfishing needs.

Fishing in Costa Rica

Traveling anglers visiting this beautiful country has many options on where to go fishing, what species to target, what patterns to use, what hotels to stay in and many other important variables to consider.

Our sport fishing and tourism experts will help you tackle fishing-related logistics providing the best information available on fishing and weather conditions, patterns, places to go, and even assign you a personal sport fishing guide so you are at the right spot at the right time.

Fishing Trips

Take your sportfishing adventure in Costa Rica to the MAX! Get to know untamed and pristine sport fishing waters on both coasts: Pacific and Atlantic. Visit secret inland fishing hideouts rich with exotic species like rainbow bass and machacas or cast lures from the beach for snook and roosterfish guided for by local sportfishing professionals that will make your sportfishing trip an unforgettable experience.

Our sport fishing guides are highly trained pros with one task on hand:

Put your where the fishing is good! We can provide you with your own personal guide/driver/handyman for your trips, so you can spend more time fishing and less time guessing. Surfcasting or Surf fishing is one of our specialties, as well as Kayak fishing and other alternatives to high end offshore billfishing.

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We can also provide you with top of the line rental fishing gear, so you don’t have to worry about traveling with all your sportfishing “entourage”. When you are fishing in Costa Rica, the next fish you catch might be a world record, and with that in mind we regularly give maintenance to all our sport fishing equipment: spinning, baitcasting, and trolling gear, plus we thoroughly understand and apply IGFA sportfishing rules when clients are looking for IGFA certified records.

If you do not take your fishing that seriously, if you have never gone fishing in your life and want to learn, or if your fishing with your kids, we are still the right people to talk to first when sport fishing in Costa Rica.

Fishing Deceivers
Fishing Deceivers Sample

Our experienced staff will help you fulfill your fishing adventure right down to the last detail, and make it happen for the best price. From marlin and sailfish to snook, tarpon, rainbow bass and more, we ourselves are fishing enthusiasts and understand the anglers (and the fish) state of mind. Our personnel is constantly going out to the field and providing very insightful fishing reports, which in turn will help you decide when and where to fish..

Fishing Marlins and Sails in Costa Rica

Offshore sport fishing charters abound in Costa Rica. Knowing the boats and the right crews when fishing their waters will make the difference. Sailfish and Marlin are present year-round. There are better seasons of course, but good sport fishing crews will make that extra effort for your enjoyment.

Sport Fishing in Costa Rica

Amazing roosterfish captured in the South Pacific with Sierpe based Costa Rica sport fishing captain Pablo Chaves. No matter the weather, sunny, overcast or in this case rainy a good sportfishing captain will deliver. We got’em ready and waiting to take you fishing in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica Kayak Fishing Tours

Costa Rica kayak fishing tours yield roosters, snook, snapper, grouper, jacks, mackerel, Corvina (featured in the picture) and tuna just to mention some. Offshore Costa Rica sea kayaking tours can also produce the thrill of a lifetime by hooking sailfish or even marlin. Costa Rica kayak fishing vacations are for everyone to enjoy!

Kayak Fishing Costa Rica
Kayak Fishing in Costa Rica

Tarpon Fishing in Costa Rica

The country’s Atlantic Coast and Northern Highlands can provide some of the best Silver King fishing in Costa Rica. 17′ to 21′ Bass-style fishing boats are used in freshwater silver king points and 24′ to 32′ center consoles for saltwater tarpon fishing.

Snook fishing in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a snook fishing paradise! You gotta know the points, you gotta work the tides. Snook fishing is hard work for guides and anglers but the rewards will be outstanding. Most IGFA snook records come from fishing in Costa Rica waters with local fishing guides.

Everyday fishing in Costa Rica is full of surprises

Captains and crews target specific predators like billfish or roosterfish, but you never know what’s gonna hit that line. Gigantic tuna, mesmerizing wahoo, hard pulling Mahi-Mahi or hungry mega-snappers are all “down there”, we hope that is not a problem!

Costa Rica kayak tours on Pedal Kayaks

Pedal fishing kayaks are available at some Costa Rica kayak tours locations. Kayak fishing with these models is a thing of beauty. Feet powered movement outperforms rowing by a long shot. These more streamlined top of the line Costa Rica fishing kayaks are second to none.

Surfcasting or Surf Fishing in Costa Rica

One of the most overlook techniques when fishing in Costa Rica is land-based fishing. It can be very productive because there are a lot of species prowling the surf. We have expert surf fishing guides available. Get to know an area before you fish it yourself.

Surfcasting Fishing

Fishing Areas
North Pacific
Central Pacific
South Pacific
North Atlantic
South Atlantic
Surf Fishing
Kayak Fishing
Deep Jigging
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Costa Rica Kayak Fishing

So… are you ready to go fishing in Costa Rica?