Guanacaste, Costa Rica Fishing

Guanacaste, Costa Rica Fishing
Guanacaste is a northern province of Costa Rica known for its beautiful beaches and Pacific surf. Surfing, swimming, snorkeling and fishing are all popular pastimes in the area. Several fishing charters operate in the province. Marlin, yellowfin tuna and mahi mahi can all be caught out of Guanacaste. Anglers must have a valid Costa Rica fishing license, which can be purchased in the country itself or through a fishing charter operation.

Sail Fish Quepos

Sail Fish Quepos offers charters into the tropical waters of the Pacific Ocean and specializes in sailfish. January and February are the top months for catching
sailfish. Quepos charters use the bally-hoo, "on the fly," live bait and spinning reel methods to land sport fish. Off-shore fishing trips can be arranged for one to three days. All trips include a fish barbecue and drinks while on the boat, fishing gear and tackle, beer and soft drinks. Bring a sun hat, polarized sunglasses, sunscreen and a lightweight, long-sleeve windbreaker. A camera is recommended. Look for sea turtles and sea birds while fishing the waters off the coast.

Sail Fish Quepos
Quepos, Costa Rica--Central America

Papagayo Sport Fishing

Papagayo Sport Fishing is based in Playa del Coco and charters depart from area docks. Charters for sailfish and marlin can be arranged. Papagayo specializes in charters for inexperienced anglers and their families. Fishing gear, tackle, guides, boat service, drinks and lunch are provided. Bring a sun hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a lightweight long-sleeve shirt or windbreaker and a camera. Papagayo can arrange pickups at many of the resort docks for an additional fee. Look for tropical birds and howler monkeys along the coastal shoreline.

Papagayo Sport Fishing
Playa del Coco
Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica--Central America

Fish Costa Rica

Fish Costa Rica has been guiding clients for more than 20 years. Trips to the Gunacaste region can be arranged through the charter. Bluegill and marlin trips are popular. Fishing gear, tackle, lunches, beverages, guides and boat services are included in the fee. Bring a hat, sunglasses, a camera, a long-sleeve shirt or windbreaker and any motion sickness medication you may need. Fish Costa Rica operates 10 charter boats.

Fish Costa Rica
Costa Rica, Central America

Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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