Playa Herradura, Costa Rica Fishing

Fishing in Playa Herradura often means fishing in Los Suenos

SPORT FISHING PLAYA HERRADURA

Playa Herradura was a sleepy little Central Pacific Ocean fishing village and beach usually ignored and bypassed by tourists on their way to Jacó and Quepos/Manuel Antonio, until… someone got the brilliant idea 20 years ago of making Playa Herradura, 10 minutes north of Jacó and at that time a three-hour drive from San José, the site of a world-class marina; of an 18-hole championship golf course; of a four-star hotel belonging to one of the world’s biggest hotel chains; of a series of upscale residential condominiums and attached pools, spas and recreation areas; for the sale of ocean view lots whose owners could build million-dollar-plus luxury year-round residences and vacation villas.

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Playa Herradura fishing often means Los Sueños

Most Fishermen know Playa Herradura as a sport fishing capital of Costa RicaAll this rapidly came to pass. Most Costa Rica sportfishing enthusiasts know Playa Herradura as the home of the internationally acclaimed Los Sueños Marina, one of the finest marinas on the Pacific Ocean south of the United States border. Playa Herradura fishing means Los Sueños fishing.

Playa Herradura and Los Sueños Marina are home to many of the top Costa Rican sport fishing captains and some of the country’s best-known charter sportfishing boats. Playa Herradura and Herradura Bay are the gateway to the world’s top billfishery, as that area of Costa Rica’s Central Pacific coast has been aptly dubbed.

Costa Rica fishing closest to San José

Playa Herradura is the closest place to San Jose Costa Rica for sport fishing adventures.For anglers looking to fish Costa Rica in an area as close to San José as possible, Playa Herradura fishing and Los Sueños fishing are the answer. The new highway between San José and Orotina has reduced travel time to Playa Herradura to just about 75 minutes. People visiting San José with their hotel already booked and paid for and just one free day can fish Costa Rica out of Playa Herradura on a convenient day trip.

A one-day Playa Herradura fishing package out of Los Sueños or Herradura Bay itself can be easily coordinated. Anglers will be picked up at their San José hotel at 5:30-5:45 AM and taken to their charter boats at the marina or bay, so they can be ready to leave between 7 and 7:15 AM.


Many excellent boats at Playa Herradura

When your Costa Rican sport fishing charter returns to Playa Herradura at 4-4:30 PM after a satisfying full day of fishing, the minivan will be there to take you back to San José for an after-fishing dinner.

Because practically all the Los Sueños Marina charter slips are already occupied, many local and American captains living in the area moor their boats just off Playa Herradura. There are some very impressive Costa Rica sportfishing charter boats fishing out of the bay, from 22ft Center Consoles to a modern, rigged 58ft Vikings. A panga at one of the many Herradura restaurants will get you from the beach to your Playa Herradura sportfishing boats.

Playa Herradura fishing is great year round

Some of the best fishing in Costa Rica can be had in Playa Herradura.All gamefish species can be caught out of Playa Herradura 365 days a year, but the peak Playa Herradura fishing bites look like this: Black, Blue and Striped Marlin, along with Sailfish, from January through April. Yellowfin Tuna from May through September. Dorado from June/July through October. Wahoo when the water is clearest.

Inshore fishing is stable all year round. Anglers who fish Playa Herradura inshore will catch Roosterfish; Red, Cubera and Mullet Snapper; Common, Big-Eye and Broomtail Grouper; Jack and Amberjack, to name just a few of the many species.

Playa Herradura Area Fishing Charters

28 found. Sort By: Areas Fished Species Fished Type of Fishing Charters Type Zone
  • 31ft Bertram for Los Sueños fishing
  • Areas Fished: Los Suenos, Jaco, Playa Herradura
  • Target Species: Sailfish, Marlin, Dorado (Mahi-Mahi), Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Roosterfish, Snapper, Grouper, Jack
  • 26ft Regulator for Los Sueños fishing
  • Areas Fished: Los Suenos, Jaco, Playa Herradura
  • Target Species: Sailfish, Marlin, Dorado (Mahi-Mahi), Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Roosterfish, Snapper, Grouper, Jack
  • 52ft Hatteras for Los Sueños fishing
  • Areas Fished: Los Suenos, Jaco, Playa Herradura
  • Target Species: Sailfish, Marlin, Dorado (Mahi-Mahi), Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Roosterfish, Snapper, Grouper, Jack, Shark
  • 36ft Hatteras for Los Sueños fishing
  • Areas Fished: Los Suenos, Quepos, Jaco, Playa Herradura, Manuel Antonio
  • Target Species: Sailfish, Marlin, Dorado (Mahi-Mahi), Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Roosterfish, Snapper, Grouper, Jack, Shark
  • 31ft Palm Beach for Flamingo fishing
  • Areas Fished: Quepos, Flamingo, Jaco, Samara, Playa Herradura, Nosara, Manuel Antonio, Puerto Carrillo
  • Target Species: Sailfish, Marlin, Dorado (Mahi-Mahi), Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Roosterfish, Snapper, Grouper, Jack, Shark

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