Jaco, Costa Rica Fishing

Sport fishing in Jaco Costa Rica.


Sportfishing in the Jaco area of Costa RicaJacó, just 75 minutes from San José, is best known as the beach resort town where most anglers stay when they come to fish Costa Rica with saltwater charter captains out of the internationally acclaimed Los Sueños Marina.

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Los Sueños Marina, in Herradura Bay 10 minutes north of Jacó, is home to Costa Rica’s largest and best-known international-class sportfishing charter fleet. Its superbly managed and maintained marina is one of the top sportfishing destinations on the Pacific coast anywhere south of the US border, more than rivalling Cabo San Lucas in Mexico. It attracts a permanent flotilla of superb private and sportfishing charter boats 365 days of the year, as well as frequent international guests who dock for short or longer periods at the marina for sportfishing and other recreation.

At virtually any time of the year, there are between two and three billion dollars’ worth of boats nestling in the slips of Los Sueños.

Jacó itself is one of Costa Rica’s most popular beach resorts.

It offers anglers a dazzling array of sportfishing-savvy hotels from four-star to moderate; fine dining; colorful boutiques; watersports of all kinds; exciting zip-line and ATV tours; modern conveniences such as banks and supermarkets; and a vibrant night life. Jacó beach is better known as a surfing beach than as a swimming beach, and because its proximity to and easy access from the capital, is a big-time recreation center and holiday getaway for both foreign tourists and Costa Ricans alike.

Jacٕó fishing and Los Sueños go hand in hand

For Costa Rica sport fishing enthusiasts, Jacٕó fishing and Los Sueños go hand in hand. Jacó/Los Sueños offers some of the top saltwater sportfishing in Costa Rica 365 days a year, both inshore and offshore. Most fish are caught less than an hour’s ride from the marina. Every day offshore, anglers who come to fish in Jacó can successfully target and catch Sailfish, Marlin and Dorado (Mahi-Mahi), along with Yellowfin Tuna and Wahoo. Anglers who come to the Jacó area for inshore Costa Rica fishing adventures on lighter tackle will find Snapper, Grouper, Mackerel, Jack, Amberjack and other species most every day of the year.

Jacó/Los Sueños has gathered international acclaim for its unparalleled billfish bite

Los Suenos and Jaco fishingParticularly Sailfish – that lures the world’s anglers to the area in their thousands between January and the end of April. Jacó/Los Sueños is synonymous with Sailfish; it annually hosts the Los Sueños Signature Billfish Series that attracts some of the top sportfishing boats and captains from around the world, and sees releases of more than 5,000 billfish over nine days of fishing.

Because of its proximity to San José, superb fishing all year round and its international tournament class sportfishing fleet, Jacó/Los Sueños stands out as the number one Costa Rica fishing destination.

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