fishing in costa ricaMay 2, 2011 – Fishing in Costa Rica is one of the better known sports that this small Central American country can boast about. Because Costa Rica is sandwiched between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, fishing in Costa Rica offers a wide variety of species to fish for.

The top sports fish to catch in Costa Rica are of course the Pacific Blue Marlin, the Black Marlin and the Pacific Sailfish but it does not mean that they are not many other popular fish to catch in Costa Rica like the Dorado, Snapper, the Yellow fin tuna and the Roosterfish.

No one really knows when sports fishing in Costa Rica became popular but one thing is certain is that Costa Rica has become one of the most popular sports fishing destination in the world.


The reasons are many like perfect weather, friendly locals and of course, the knowledge that about 80 world fishing records have been broken in Costa Rica helps. Even Jimmy Buffett talks about fishing in Costa Rica in his book, “A Pirates Look at Fifty”.

When it comes to the best place to fish in Costa Rica, this one is a bit tricky as everyone has their favorite spot but most people will agree that Tamarindo, Nosara, Golfito, Quepos and Jaco are some of the favorite places.

If you intend on doing some sports fishing in Costa Rica, they are many options available to you as well as many sports fishing charter companies available to you. In terms of prices, there is usually a package for everyone ranging from a half day to a full week. Do a search for Costa Rica fishing directory to find them!

Prices will vary a lot depending on the type of packages you want and can range from $75 for a half day per person to $2,500 per person for a 7 day fishing trip.

Basically, it will depend on the type of boat you want to get, whether it includes a captain, how long the trip will be and whether you will be sharing the boat with other people. A captain is highly recommended because they usually know about all of the great fishing spots and on top of that, it lets you enjoy the fishing without having to worry about the driving.

In addition, to the cost of fishing in Costa Rica, you may have to find a Costa Rica vacation rental or some kind of lodging on top of that because not all fishing vacation package offers the cost of lodging in the price. For those people that have more time on their hands, it might pay off to look at some Costa Rica Property rentals as many will do short term rentals.

Have fun fishing in Costa Rica!

Derek Scoble has been living in Costa Rica for over 6 years and is one of the best real estate broker in Costa Rica. He loves to write about his many travels, real estate in Costa Rica and he is also an avid surfer and hiker. You can contact him at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.