Los Sueños
Jaco Beach

Manuel Antonio

Puerto Jiminez



Caribbean Coast


Let Tropical Fishing Adventures arrange your fishing trip of a lifetime to Costa Rica, by far the most popular fishing destination in Central America. On the west coast the main attraction is the bill fishing which is excellent all year with the possible exception of October and November, mainly due to unstable weather. From December through April the sailfishing, along with dorado & marlin, is best in the southern half including Quepos, adjacent to the Manuel Antonio National Park, Drakes Bay, Golfito and Los Sueños. Further north in Guanacaste at Carillo (also called Guanamar, after the resort located there) and Tamarindo, starting around February the blue marlin fishing heats up.

    By late April the sailfish action in the southern part of the country slows somewhat, with the main body of fish moving northward with the best action in the Carrillo/Tamarindo/Flamingo area, and remains there for the rest of the season.

    Giant yellowfin tuna start to show up throughout the west coast sometime in April and remain available into the summer months. Inshore species such as roosterfish, snapper, mackerel, jacks and amberjack are  available throughout the year.

     The only true "fishing lodges" on the Pacific coast are located in the far southern part of the country at Golfito & Puerto Jiminez. All inclusive packages are offered at these lodges that start when you get off the plane in San Jose and end when you are brought back to the airport for your flight home. Throughout the country there are accommodatiuons in small family owned hotels, and the fishing is done on charter boats that mainly range from 25' to 33', although every year  brings larger ones to the country.  The exception would be at Los Sueños, the mega resort located just north of Jaco Beach. American style condominiums, golf course and a brand new modern marina almost make the visitor feel like he never left the states - almost , because the surroundings and fishing are pure Costa Rica. Nearby Jaco Beach can give you a more accurate taste of Costa Rica. Complete packages can be arranged that include all the fishing, lodging and transfers, as well as any side touristy type tours.

    The Caribbean coast is renowned for it's tarpon and snook fishing with the action concentrated in the jungle rivers and just outside their mouths. The three main areas are Parismina, Tortuguero and Rio Colorado - the largest river system. Tarpon are available throughout the year with the best from March into October. Calba a small species of snook are plentiful from December through January, while the best time for larger snook is during October and November.

    Let Tropical Fishing Adventures arrange as much or as little of your trip as you like, whether it is strictly fishing or a combination  of family vacation with a little fishing thrown in for daddy. It costs you no more to go through me.

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