Enjoy Fishing in Costa Rica in these Outstanding Destinations

by Kristen White Blogger
There are varieties of inshore, freshwater, offshore, and sports fishing options available in Costa Rica. It makes this place an excellent fishing destination among the fishing lovers. 

You can enjoy great Jaco Costa Rica nightlife as well as daytime fishing all at one place. To make sure you have the best fishing experience, here we share with you the top destinations that are a must-visit.


It is an excellent place to enjoy fishing all year round. It is home to numerous outfitters who offer full and half-day charters for inshore and offshore fishing. There is no marina in Tamarindo, but the boats in the Tamarindo Beach offer convenient access.
During the summer months, there are many sports fishing competitions organized in this place. You can enjoy fishing sailfish, marlin, roosterfish, mackerels, snapper, wahoo, and other species at this place.


This place is popularly known as the sailfish capital of Costa Rica. Many world offshore championships have been organized at this place. The sea here is coupled with huge Pacific sailfish, which regularly set new world records.

You can expect to catch fishes weighing 110-120 pounds. The best time to visit Quepos is November – April for sailfish and September – October for marlin. Yellowfin tuna, snapper, amberjack, and roosterfish are other varieties that you can catch here.


You must have heard about Jaco Costa Rica nightlife. But, you would be glad to know that this is also an excellent fishing destination. It is a lively coastal city and home to the first government-approved marina of the country, Los Suenos Marina. You can book a luxurious sportfishing charter at this place to enjoy inshore and offshore adventures.

The best bet here is billfish. For this, competitive Signature Triple CrownBillfish Series is held every year at Jaco. It is best to plan a visit to Jaco during December – March. You can book a day fish tour in Tarcoles River near Jaco for great fishing time.

Osa Peninsula

It is one of the remote travel destinations of the country. However, it is a popular region for sportfishing in Costa Rica. There are abundant of big and vibrant fish to catch near the surroundings of the rivers, estuaries, and bays, which make it wonderful fishing scenery. 

You can also enjoy wonderful night fishing experience at the Osa Peninsula. The night fishing under moonlight gives a pleasing experience. The best time to visit this place is January – April for sailfish and May – September for mahi-mahi, wahoo, and marlin.

Papagayo Peninsula

This is another destination to enjoy the best fishing in Costa Rica. This region is home to the newest marinas, which was constructed with an environment-friendly plan. In addition to a great fishing spot, this place as a wonderful relaxation retreat. It is because it has incredible ocean topography and fantastic scenery.

You can possibly catch here varieties of fish like roosterfish, marlin, Dorado, Wahoo, snapper, sailfish, and Yellowfin tuna. The best time to visit this place is September – November to catch a big marlin. To fish rooster and snapper fish, you can tour here all year round.

Lake Arenal

This is the best place for freshwater fishing in Costa Rica. It is located in Arenal Volcano National Park. The lake is 53 square kilometers long and home to numerous hard-fighting fish. It is a great destination for fly, spin, and conventional fishing.

It is best to visit this place during November – June. You can catch machaca, blue tilapia, bobo, mojarra, and guapote in this place.

To enjoy the best fishing in Costa Rica, you have to obtain a fishing license. You can get necessary supplies from charter, but if you wish you can carry your own supplies as well.

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