Fishing Los Suenos Sportfishing Charters & Marina

Fishing Los suenos marina on Costa Ricas central pacific coast.


In just under 20 years, Los Sueños Marina has turned from an impossible dream into one of the world’s best-known charter sportfishing marinas. Fishing Los Sueños, with its Pacific saltwater charter fleet of international-class tournament captains, is today the number one Costa Rica fishing destination.

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The Los Sueños complex on Herradura Bay is situated on the Central Pacific coast, just a 75-minute drive from San José. It includes the full-service charter and private marina, known to everyone who wants to fish Costa Rica. There is the four-star Los Sueños Marriott Hotel.

Los Sueños fishing acclaimed world-wide

Los Suenos Marina sportfishing capital of costa rica.Also within the complex is the 18-hole championship La Iguana golf course. Another feature is the series of upscale condos and luxury, million-dollar private residences and ocean view vacation villas.

Before Los Sueños made its name globally as a Costa Rican sport fishing destination and residential paradise, Herradura was a sleepy little local fishing village. Jacó, 10 minutes south of Los Sueños, was an oft-dismissed surfers’ and backpackers’ beach town. Los Sueños changed all that.

Herradura is booming. Jacó has become one of Costa Rica’s most popular tourist destinations. It teems with hotels, bars, restaurants, boutiques and a sizzling night life. Most anglers who book their Costa Rica sportfishing charter and fish Los Sueños Marina will stay at a Jacó hotel.

Billfish, including sailfish and marlin are a popular gamefish out of los suenosLos Sueños: world’s number one billfishery

Los Sueños and the entire Central Pacific coast is often called the world’s number one billfishery. The billfish – especially Sailfish, but also Blue, Black and Striped Marlin – bite between January and April is incredible. It lures thousands of anglers to fish Los Sueños. The world’s top international billfish tournament, the Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown, is held in three, three-day stages every January-April. In 2016, the 43 boats fishing the tournament released an astounding 6,570 billfish over the nine fishing days.

Acclaimed Costa Rica sportfishing captains fish Los Sueños

The Costa Rican sport fishing charter boats at Los Sueños Marina and nearby Herradura Bay range in size from 26 to 58ft. Many are bywords in Costa Rica fishing annals. So are many of the Costa Rican sportfishing charter captains who make Los Sueños fishing world famous.

One of the most popular destinations for fishing Los Sueños charters is the Ventiseis. This is a sea hump 26km (18 miles) off the coast that comes to 80 meters (270ft) of the ocean surface. The Ventiseis is a magnet for all species, offshore and inshore.

Billfish peak between January and April

Fishing for billffish offshore in los suenos, peaks during this time of year.Fishing Los Sueños  follows the general pattern of Costa Rica’s Central Pacific coast. The Los Sueños peak offshore billfish season between January and April is incredible. However, anglers who fish Costa Rica will catch Sailfish, Blue Marlin, Black Marlin and Striped Marlin all year long.

Boats fishing Los Sueños can catch Yellowfin offshore 365 days a year; the best time is between June/July and September. Dorado (Mahi-Mahi) are most plentiful between July and September also, when the rain-swollen rivers spew reeds, grass and logs into the area river mouths. Wahoo might take the Costa Rican sportfishing angler’s hook when the water is clear.

Throw big Snapper and Grouper females back

Inshore, Los Suenos fishing yields a fantastic array of gamefish. Anglers who book Costa Rica fishing charters out of Los Sueños can catch feisty Roosterfish inshore. They can also catch Cubera, Red, Mullet and Rosy Snapper, to name a few of the Snapper family. Common, Big Eye and Broomtail Snapper are also Los Sueños fishing prizes inshore, as are Jack and Amberjack and Mackerel.

Be sure to throw the big Snapper and Grouper females back, even if they are a tasty fish! This will help replenish the Los Sueños fishing stock for years to come.

Roosterfish can be caught inshore fishing los suenos area and marina of Costa Rica.

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