Guanacaste & the North Pacific

Fishing in the Golden Coast of Costa Rica: Flamingo, Tamarindo, Papagayo


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Guanacaste Fishing: World-Class Charters & Crews

Guanacaste fishing has it all. With 5-star lodgings ranging from all-inclusive mega resorts to boutique beachfront properties, the Guanacaste area is another Costa Rican fishing paradise. Enjoy professional fishing guides, pristine beaches, and top-notch service.

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Black Marlin
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Yellowfin Tuna
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Dorado
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Snapper
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Wahoo
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NORTHERN PACIFIC < Guanacaste

A great departure point for inshore and offshore species.

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Fishing Packages in Guanacaste

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Long Weekend Fishing Getaway

4 nights | 5 days $1,500 - $2,500 per person
Includes:
  • 2 Full days of offshore fishing, with lunch
  • 4 Nights at a beach hotel
  • 1 Optional jungle tour

Make the most of your stay in Guanacaste and enjoy sandy beaches and world-class fishing. Take a tour to explore the area and sail into the deep sea to catch your prize.

Visit: Guanacaste

Catch: Marlin, Mahi-Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna

Volcano Views & Guanacaste Waves

7 nights | 8 days $1,750 - $3,000 per person
Includes:
  • 2 Full days of offshore fishing, with lunch
  • 3 Nights at a mountain hotel with volcano views
  • 4 Nights at a beach hotel

Experience the best of Costa Rica by visiting two of its most iconic locations. Explore the rainforest, admire a volcano, and finish the trip at the beach along with the best fishing the country has...

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Catch: Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi-Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna

All-Inclusive Fishing Vacations

7 nights | 8 days $2,750 - $3,500 per person
Includes:
  • 3 Full days of offshore/inshore fishing, with lunch
  • 7 Nights at an all-inclusive beach hotel
  • 1 Optional jungle tour

Chase billfish during the day and relax in an all-inclusive hotel at night. Enjoy an adventure tour during your stay, and sail near the coast to catch smaller fish.

Visit: Guanacaste

Catch: Mahi-Mahi, Marlin, Roosterfish, Sailfish, Snapper, Yellowfin Tuna

Your Custom Vacation Package Includes More than Fishing

Every trip we provide is you-nique. Pricing, accommodation and tour options depend on travel dates and your final destinations. Our quotes always include the following:

  • ‘Meet & Greet’ Airport Service.
  • English-speaking drivers.
  • Private ground transfers or charter flights.
  • Accommodations: pick between hotels, rentals, resorts or fishing lodges.
  • Private fishing charters.
  • Guided tours (English-speaking guides).
  • Meals (as stated in each itinerary).
  • 24/7 In-country support.
  • Taxes.
  • Transaction fees.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

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Species to Catch in Guanacaste

Guanacaste is great for all Costa Rica’s Pacific fish species. Mix things up and try inshore and offshore from this region.

Marlin

Sailfish

Mahi-Mahi

Yellowfin Tuna

Roosterfish

Snapper

Choose a Fishing Style

Whether you want a quieter trip inshore or a more exciting experience offshore, Guanacaste has something for everybody.

Deep Sea

Inshore

Available Boats

Salsa

Salsa

Size: 27 ft

Capacity: Up to 4 people

Good for: Inshore

Get a hands-on fishing experience with a walk-around cuddy, shaded cockpit, fighting chair, as well as top-notch electronics and tackle.

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Outcast

Outcast

Size: 27 ft

Capacity: Up to 4 people

Good for: Inshore

With twin engines, tower, fighting chair and outriggers, Outcast provides space and shade. It also has a depth sounder and world-class electronics.

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Gamefisher II

Gamefisher II

Size: 31 ft

Capacity: Up to 4 people

Good for: Deep Sea, Inshore

Powered by twin Volvo turbocharged engines, this custom-built charter has full electronics, tuna tower, and Penn & Shimano spinning reels.

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El Jefe II

El Jefe II

Size: 35 ft

Capacity: Up to 6 people

Good for: Deep Sea, Inshore

El Jefe's fly-bridge, fully-equipped kitchen, bathroom, and tournament tackle make fishing an adventure while still being comfortable.

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Capullo

Capullo

Size: 36 ft

Capacity: Up to 5 people

Good for: Deep Sea

Fitted with state-of-the-art equipment and electronics, Capullo has the comforts of a cabin, bathroom, and shaded seating area with an experienced crew.

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Talking Fish

Talking Fish

Size: 38 ft

Capacity: Up to 5 people

Good for: Deep Sea, Inshore

Meet legendary captain Wilson, a founder of the sportfishing industry in the area. The boat is also equipped with the latest technology & tackle.

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Bushwacker

Bushwacker

Size: 42 ft

Capacity: Up to 6 people

Good for: Deep Sea, Inshore

One of the top boats in the country. It has a full kitchen, A/C, top-notch electronics & equipment, and a captain with 30+ years of experience.

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Our Lodging Recommendations

Guanacaste offers a variety of luxury lodging options for your stay. There are luxury residences, boutique beachfront hotels, or all-inclusive resorts. Get paired with the lodging experience you are looking for.

The Westin Resort

This all-inclusive resort offers comfortable rooms and world-class service to sit back & unwind after a day at sea. Beach is just a short walk away.

Tamarindo Diria

A beachfront resort with easy access to city nightlife. Enjoy the beachtown vibes in a laid-back, relaxing atmosphere steps away from adventure.

Cala Luna

Located minutes away from surfing beaches, this boutique hotel has a family-friendly, peaceful ambiance as well as on-site activities.

Fun Beyond the Water

Beyond fishing in Guanacaste, this area is home to some of the best adventure tours found on the Pacific Coast.

White Water Rafting

Hop into a raft and descend the rapids while engulfed by the forest and its wildlife. Ideal for nature lovers of all ages.

Canopy Safari

Slide throught he forest canopy, visit a butterfly garden, and discover snakes in a family-friendly exhibition. Experience adventure and nature all in one.

Ocean King Catamaran

Explore the Pacific ocean in a tour designed for all ages. Snorkel in the clear waters and spot tropical fish in a boat with modern amenities.

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Best of Guanacaste Fishing

Fishing in Guanacaste is not just about the sport itself, it’s also about enjoying your stay. Beachfront hotels, all-inclusive resorts, and private villas make for lodging options catering to all your needs.

What to Expect

  • Easy access to the ocean and charter boats.
  • Inshore and offshore fishing.
  • Villas, rentals, and hotels become your home away from home. These luxury rentals or beachfront hotels are the perfect place to rest during your vacation.
  • World-class fishing close to other adventure tours as well.

What NOT to Expect

  • Total isolation. Guanacaste is thriving with fellow anglers, endless activities, and attractions.
  • Freshwater fishing. This location is ideal for fishing at sea.

Guanacaste Costa Rica Fishing

Guanacaste and the North Pacific offer some of the best sportfishing in Costa Rica.

The area provides unique experiences, and with plenty of beautiful beaches, high-end hotels, and adventure tours, this family-friendly region is a great destination for anglers who also want to experience the best of Costa Rica.

Within Guanacaste, there are also other areas to visit. If what you want is a good location and easy access to fishing charters, Tamarindo, Flamingo, and Papagayo are all good options for you.

To figure out where to go, it’s a matter of deciding the type of stay you’d like to experience. With the help of an expert Travel Consultant, it becomes quite easy. Simply follow the recommendations of our top experts.

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The Best Fishing in Guanacaste

Whether you stay in the lush Papagayo, the sands and waves of Flamingo, or the bustling beach town of Tamarindo, Guanacaste has a unique atmosphere for everyone. This is evident when it comes to fishing as well.

Unlike other popular fishing destinations, the North Pacific is more of a moored boat location due to the lack of marinas.

This also has its perks. The benefit of moored boats in this area is price. Since charters in this region do not have to pay the high price to be in a marina, charter costs here tend to be 10-15% less than in other locations.

Also, unlike the other popular fishing destinations to the South, Guanacaste offers amazing white sand beaches and it has a huge variety in hotels and lodging.

Whether you are looking for large all-inclusive resorts or beachfront locations, Guanacaste has options available.

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Best Time to Fish in Guanacaste

The North Pacific is also the driest region of Costa Rica. This means that during the rainier months of August – October, when the Central and South Pacific see more showers, Guanacaste is a much better destination due to its drier climate.

For fishing, the peak season here ranges from mid June – October. During these months, the Sailfish become more common along with blue Marlin, Tuna and Dorado (Mahi Mahi).

May and November are transitional months in Costa Rica and fishing can be great in any region.

Offshore vs Inshore Fishing

Guanacaste is a good departure point for anglers who want to experience both the deep sea and the shallower waters near the coast.

It all depends on the species you want to catch and the time of year you are planning to travel.

For example, from December through April, the North Pacific region of Guanacaste is plagued by strong trade winds that make for not so pleasant offshore fishing conditions.

The inshore fishing is great this time of year as well as others, but we don’t recommend offshore fishing during this windy time of the year.

The rest of the year there is nothing much to worry about except catching the next fish!

Choosing a Charter in Flamingo, Tamarindo, or Papagayo

The North Pacific is a large area with a variety of experiences to offer. Whether you want luxurious resorts, boutique stays, contact with nature, or a bustling atmosphere, Guanacaste has something to complement your fishing trip.

Three of the best fishing destinations are Flamingo, Tamarindo and Papagayo.

Papagayo is where most of the luxury is. With big brand resorts and high-end facilities, the area of Papagayo Peninsula provides expansive views of the bay and world-class service.

Guanacaste is also home to some great party beach towns. Places like Tamarindo and Coco are local hot spots that offer great eateries, nightlife, world-class fishing, and an authentic Costa Rica beach vibe.

Sometimes all you need is to relax and sit by a gorgeous white-sand beach. Flamingo is then the place for you. The area has great waves for surfing and a series of family-oriented hotels that can make for a great stay for travelers of all ages.

There are also many opportunities for adventure activities in this area, as well as some of the best national parks in the country. This means the whole family or group gets to see more of Costa Rica’s vibrant culture, day-to-day life, and nature.

If you are looking for a great family-friendly destination that has a large variety of hotels to choose from, with easy access to excellent fishing during the summer, great adventure tours, and pristine beaches, give the Guanacaste area a try.

Contact us and let us help you achieve the Guanacaste fishing vacation of your dreams. You won’t be disappointed!

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