Costa Rica Fishing Vacations
We are your one stop shop for truly customized Costa Rica Fishing Vacations. From the moment you arrive in Costa Rica until the moment you depart, our local fishing experts are here to help every step of the way!
Most Popular Fishing Styles
Best Fishing Destinations in Costa Rica
From full service marinas with luxury resorts to a rustic fishing lodge in the jungle, there are endless locations and lodging options in Costa Rica to call home during your fishing vacation.
Costa Rica's Most Popular Fish Species
With excellent fishing all year, just let our agents know your target species and we’ll do our best to make your fishing vacation a success!
Costa Rica Seasonal Chart
The key to any successful fishing vacation is being in the right place at the right time of year. With unbiased recommendations, our fishing experts will do their best to put you where the fish are.
Costa Rica Fishing: The Experience of a Lifetime
Costa Rica has become a dream destination for world-class sportfishing, and for all the right reasons.
Whether you’re an old pro or have just started fishing, there is a chance to practice several fishing techniques during your vacations, all year round.
If you’re not sure where to go, don’t worry. Decide first what type of fishing you want to do and that will determine your destination in Costa Rica.
After all, with a good grasp of how fishing works in Costa Rica, it’s not a problem to arrange a trip that covers everything.
The Pacific vs the Caribbean
Both of Costa Rica’s coasts, the Pacific and the Caribbean, offer different types of fishing.
The Pacific is the best option to go offshore targeting pelagics like Sailfish, Marlin, Tuna and Mahi Mahi, or inshore targeting the famed Roosterfish and Cubera Snapper. It is also the coast where the Seamounts and FADs are located.
If you want to go fly fishing, then the Caribbean is better. There are river canals to explore, and if you’d like to target Tarpon or Snook, this is the best area in Costa Rica to catch it.
When is the Best Time to Come to Costa Rica to Fish?
What makes Costa Rica a unique fishing destination is that these species are available all year round.
Due to the ocean’s calm waters and rich biodiversity, conditions are ideal and species don’t need to migrate very far to cover their needs.
Depending on what species you want to fish for, how you want to target them (live bait, spinners, fly fishing, conventional, etc), some locations are more suitable than others at certain times of the year.
The best way to get all the details right is to get help from a local angler and expert. Fishing Vacations provides advice and a hassle-free experience every step of the way.
How to Plan the Perfect Fishing Trip to Costa Rica
To guarantee a satisfactory trip full of fishing, it is necessary to get to the very basics. An experienced crew, a boat properly equipped, a good captain. All of these are crucial for the fishing vacation of a lifetime.
There are several steps to follow that can determine whether a fishing trip becomes a success or a fiasco. Make sure to consider these before buying a fishing package in a different country.
Plan the Trip with a Local Expert
A pretty website or a wholesaler don’t necessarily have what you need the most. Local expertise and personal knowledge of the boats and waters that you’ll explore are crucial elements.
If a locally based expert understands fishing well, they can help you make the right decisions and answer the right questions.
Interview Potential Captains or Travel Agents
Ask questions about seasons and the most abundant species, cross-reference fishing calendars with their recommendations.
Finding the most suitable boat and crew for your trip is key for a good fishing experience, so make sure the people you’re talking to know well what they’re selling.
There are no guarantees in fishing, but professional guides and operators will often be more honest and give you realistic expectations on what you may catch during a specific trip.
Try to find the most unbiased opinion possible regarding the charters and fishing seasons for your travel.
Don’t Make a Decision Based Solely on Price
Fishing is an expensive activity all around the world. Fuel, bait, tackle, and maintenance all add up to the final investment, and a good boat is never cheap to start with.
So if you see two boats that seem similar but have wildly different prices, there might be a good reason for that. Choosing blindly based only on price almost always ends up making for a very expensive boat ride. Without an experienced crew and a savvy captain, a boat alone will not fulfill your fishing dreams.
Be prepared to pay good service and gear, but it’s also possible to cut some expenses. To save money it’s better to look at other aspects of a vacation, from the lodgings you stay to the amount of time you spend on the water. A local expert can help you navigate these pitfalls with a good outcome.
Work with a Travel Agency Specialized in Fishing
The beauty of an agency is they don’t own boats or hotels. They are able to offer unbiased opinions on where to fish, which boats and captains are best and what areas you should visit based on the time of year you look to travel.
Simply put, they can put you where the fish are and give you every opportunity to have a successful fishing adventure.
This is what Fishing Vacations is set out to solve. With only a quick contact form, you can get in touch with a 20-year-old travel agency and several local experts that will help you plan a personalized fishing experience.
Seamless Costa Rica Fishing Experience
Your vacation time is precious and should be spent on relaxation and having fun, right? Well, our expertise is minimizing any potential downtimes you may run into.
Although fishing itself is a thrilling challenge, the process to book a fishing vacation doesn’t need to be. Contact us and one of our travel consultants will get in touch with you right away.
To get a personalized package that suits your needs, simply follow four easy steps.
1. Get a Free, Personalized Quote
What are you interested in? Catching Marlin with your buddies? Surprising your spouse with an anniversary gift? A family treat, or a more technical trip with specialized fly fishing guides? Once you contact one of our fishing experts, there is an array of exciting options. Get the best fishing tips that only an insider can provide. Tell us what you want, and we will help you create the perfect plan with a customized quote.
2. Customize Your Itinerary
Go back and forth about your itinerary with the consultant until you are completely happy with your trip. Whether you want to add more tours or leave room for relaxation, it gets done!
3. Book Your Fishing Trip
Once you’ve created your vacation and feel sure to book, we’ll take care of the reservations and everything else. You simply sit back and relax until the day comes to fish in the tropics.
4. Fish in Costa Rica
Enjoy your well-deserved vacation! We’ll be taking good care of you the whole time. With our in-country concierge service, you can rest assured any questions during or after your vacation get answered. Admire the wide blue seas while you battle nature to get your catch!
We offer unmatched service before, during, and after your vacation with us. But don’t take our word for it – we have hundreds of client testimonials to prove it.