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Costa Rica Fishing: compare area boat charters

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Compare areas fished, species targeted, costs and boat specs for all or our fishing charters.  To see charters by region, jump to that section

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"After Hours Fishing"

What do you do when the boats come in and the after the gear is packed up for the day.    This is a collection of “After Hours Reports” along with photos of the companions that visitors have had experiences with.

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Fish Costa Rica with Bobby McGuinness


Bobby McGuinness is our featured Costa Rica sportfishing captain. Read more about his IGFA awards and records here. Even better, fish Costa Rica with Captain Bobby McGuinness on your next Costa Rican sport fishing vacation.

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Fish both coasts of Costa Rica

Fish Both Coasts

Fish both coasts of Costa Rica in a single sport fishing package.

Your great opportunity to target an array of prized Costa Rica fishing species on both coasts with world-class captains. Begin with an exotic Caribbean fishing adventure to Tortuguero for Tarpon and Snook. Then travel to the Pacific coast and fish Costa Rica for gamefish such as Marlin, Sailfish, Roosterfish, Snapper and Grouper.

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Pacific coast fishing for billfish.

Pacific Fishing

7  days and 6 nights of fishing the Pacific for Bill Fish

Costa Rica’s Pacific coast, especially the Central Pacific, is considered the world’s number one billfishery. Enjoy superb Pacific coast offshore and inshore fishing with acclaimed Costa Rica sportfishing charter captains. This is your chance to do battle with exciting deep sea gamefish like Marlin, Sailfish and Yellowfin Tuna.

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Fish the Caribbean coasat of Costa Rica for Tarpon and Snook


Complete sport fishing package focused on teh caribbean coast with tarpon and snoook in mind.

The Caribbean coast near the Nicaraguan border is one of the sportfishing world’s top Tarpon destinations. Hook up with Captain Eddie Brown, Costa Rica’s leading Tarpon fisherman/guide. Eddie will take you Tarpon fishing, and you can also catch Snook, Guapote (Rainbow Bass), Mojarra and Machaca.

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Sportfish in Nicaragua and enjoy the Indio Lodge


Fish Nicaragua with this complete Sport Fishing adventure package.

Rio Indio Lodge just over the border in Nicaragua offers Caribbean fishing in a magical environment. Experienced Rama fishing guides will take you through the lush green tropical lagoons for Tarpon, Snook and Guapote (Rainbow Bass). Enjoy all-inclusive multi-day Caribbean fishing packages from San José.

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Sailfish-Offshore Pacific

Costa Rica is called the world’s number one billfishery. Thousands of eager anglers from around the globe fish Costa Rica for Sailfish all along the Pacific coast every year. During the peak Pacific Sailfish bite, anglers on Costa Rica fishing trips with top-gun Costa Rica sportfishing captains might release 25 and more of these elegant and beautiful Sailfish on a full-day deep sea fishing charter.

Fish for sailfish in the offshore pacific region of Costa Rica, learn more about sail fishing

Many species of Marlin can be found in Costa Rica

Marlin-Offshore Pacific

A Marlin leap is one of the most impressive sights of a Costa Rican offshore fishing adventure. These majestic deep sea gamefish are caught all year around off Costa Rica’s Pacific coast. Experienced Costa Rica saltwater sportfishing captains will take anglers to blue water to fish for Blue, Black and Striped Marlin. Hook a Marlin, and get ready for the Costa Rican sport fishing adventure of a lifetime.

Complete information on sport fishing for Marlin in Costa Rica.

Roosterfish can be caught in shore in Costa Rica's pacific ocean.

Rooster Fish-Inshore

Exotic Roosterfish with their dorsal combs are among the most sought-after inshore gamefish. Anglers will find Costa Rica’s Pacific coast a great destination for Roosterfish. This catch-and-release species is as tough as they come. Even a 30lb Roosterfish will give anglers on Costa Rica fishing trips a terrific fight. Roosterfish of 60-70lbs are not uncommon, so imagine what is in store when you hook one!

All you ever wanted to know about rooster fish and sportfishing roosters in Costa Rica.

Catch red snapper while visiting Costa Rica.


Snapper are one of the tastiest nearshore fish in the sea. Anglers who decide to fish Costa Rica inshore will find over a dozen members of the Snapper family, including Red, Cubera, Mullet, Rock, Spotted Rosy, Colorado, Yellow and Silky. The incredibly delicious and pretty Spotted Rosy Snapper is the smallest, while huge Cubera Snapper of 60lbs and more are not uncommon on Costa Rica fishing trips.

A guide to snapper and catching them through our fishing charters in Costa Rica.

Tarpon fishing on Costa Ricas Caribbean coasat


Pound for pound, the prehistoric Tarpon, or Silver King, is the world’s most powerful gamefish. Boating an 80lb Tarpon is like hauling a 1949 Buick from the bottom of the sea. The largest Tarpon ever caught fishing Costa Rica weighed 240lbs! Tarpon are found only on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast. Its fighting spirit and terrific leaps lure anglers from around the world to fish Costa Rica for Tarpon.

Read what it takes to catch tarpon in costa rica, off the caribbean coast of the country is some of the best tarpon fishing in the world.

Snook can be caught on the caribbean coast of costa rica as well as tarpon.


Snook are another tasty nearshore gamefish. Costa Rica fishing enthusiasts can best enjoy Snook fishing on the Caribbean coast, although when the tides are exactly right, Snook can be caught casting close to shore on the Central Pacific and especially South Pacific coasts. Along with the Common Snook, a much sought-after Caribbean Snook species is the delicious, smaller Calba, or Fat Snook.

A guide to snook fishing the caribbean waters of Costa Rica.

Fish Costa Rica's Sport Fishing Blog

Twice weekly Fish Costa Rica prepares news posts as they relate to Costa Rica Sportfishing and Charter reviews of the top boats and captains. Don’t miss our daily fishing reports where top Costa Rican fishing captains give us an up to the minute report on their fishing experiences.
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