Fishing in Quepos, Costa Rica

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Quepos, The Fishing Capital of Costa Rica

The gateway to the famous Manuel Antonio National Park and Costa Rica’s most fertile fishing grounds.

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CENTRAL PACIFIC < Los Suenos/Quepos

The best area in the country for billfish and tournaments.

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Fishing Packages in Quepos

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Long Weekend Getaway

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

This package offers two full days of fishing targeting your favorite species. Stay at a beach hotel close to the marina and fish away! A perfect getaway for both pros and beginners.

Visit: Los Suenos, Quepos

Catch: Marlin, Mahi-Mahi, Roosterfish, Sailfish

Full Fishing Experience

7 nights | 8 days $2,250 - $3,250 per person
Includes:
  • 3 Full days of offshore/inshore fishing, with lunch
  • 1 Optional white water rafting tour
  • 7 Nights at a beach hotel

Enjoy a customizable package with 3 full days of offshore or inshore fishing. Ideal for anybody who wants to make the most of their vacation in Costa Rica.

Visit: Los Suenos, Quepos

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

Best of Costa Rica

7 nights | 8 days $3,500 - $4,500 per person
Includes:
  • 2 Full days of offshore/inshore fishing
  • 3 Nights at a mountain hotel
  • 4 Nights at a beach hotel

Discover the best Costa Rica has to offer: travel to the mountains, see volcanoes, and finish your vacation with a good dose of fishing in one of the best areas of the country.

Visit: Los Suenos, Quepos

Catch: Marlin, Sailfish, Mahi-Mahi, 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 Quepos

Quepos Fishing is great for all our Pacific fish species. Mix things up and try inshore and offshore from Quepos.

Marlin

Roosterfish

Mahi-Mahi

Available Boats

Blue Pearl II

Blue Pearl II

Size: 32 ft

Capacity: Up to 5 people

Good for: Deep Sea, Inshore

Great for offshore, with top-of-the-line Penn and Shimano equipment. It also has a fighting chair.

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Caribsea

Caribsea

Size: 46 ft

Capacity: 6-10 people

Good for: Deep Sea

The Local Legend of Quepos, full Garmin electronics, Lee outriggers, fighting chair, air-conditioned salon for comfort and full private bathroom.

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Good Day

Good Day

Size: 31 ft

Capacity: Up to 5 people

Good for: Deep Sea, Fly-Fishing, Inshore

With an inboard Cummins motor and the latest equipment, this boat is fitted with fighting chair and top of the line equipment.

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Cayla

Cayla

Size: 26 ft

Capacity: Up to 4 people

Good for: Deep Sea, Inshore

U.S. Coast Guard approved, four-stroke engine, outfitted with top-of-the-line equipment including Penn, Shimano and Moimi high visibility braided line.

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Double Nickel

Double Nickel

Size: 42 ft

Capacity: Up to 6 people

Good for: Deep Sea, Inshore

A good vessel with top-of-the-line equipment, including full Garmin electronics, Lee outriggers, fighting chair, and air conditioned cabin.

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Our Lodging Recommendations

While fishing is important, having a great hotel in Quepos to call home after your day on the water is just as important. These are a few of our top picks.

Arenas del Mar

A resort for those who want to experience luxury while being ecologically conscious. Access beaches and the rainforest while enoying modern comforts.

La Mansion Inn

Quirky and comfortable, this hotel is great for couples and families with older children. Forest views and a relaxing ambiance are a great addition to your fishing vacation.

Costa Verde

Discover the authentic Costa Rica in this rustic hotel. Admire the breathtaking views and spot all the wildlife you can by the beach.

Exploring Quepos

Fishing is great, but if you crave a little more adventure or contact with nature, Quepos also has you covered.

ATV

Drive along unpaved roads, waterfalls, and farms to discover the coast's true beauties. Perfect for adventurers and nature lovers.

Manuel Antonio National Park

Follow a naturalist guide into the depths of Costa Rica's rainforest. Hike on these trails for half a day and spot all kinds of animals and flowers.

Ocean King Catamaran

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

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Quepos: The Fishing Capital of Costa Rica

Once a sleepy fishing town with touches of tourism, Quepos and Manuel Antonio have become one of the must-visit destinations in Costa Rica.

It’s easy to access, located 2.5 hours by car or a 30-minute flight away from San Jose. Quepos offers endless lodging options, tons of land activities and world-class fishing.

What to Expect

  • Brand new 300 slip marina.Phenomenal inshore, offshore, and fly fishing.
  • Easy access. Either through car or airplane, Quepos is easy to get to.
  • Restaurants and shopping. The main town in Quepos has readily-available services.
  • A wide variety of lodgings. There are both luxury and budget-friendly options.

What NOT to Expect

  • Crowds. Even though Quepos and Manuel Antonio are very popular, the area does not feel crowded.
  • Tourists only. This town has a big mix of locals and visitors wherever you go.

More than Fishing in Costa Rica

Welcome to Quepos, the fishing capital of Costa Rica!

This town has grown exponentially in the last couple of decades. It has a historical background, as it is the original port of entry on the Pacific coast. Its several piers and a new marina make fishing a prime activity.

Arriving in Quepos is quite easy. If you go by car it’s better to take the scenic view. It might take a couple of hours, but you get to see Costa Rica’s outstanding nature and geography along the way.

If you want to save some time, there are domestic flights going from San José to Quepos.

With chances to enjoy both the beach and tropical rainforest, fishing is not the only attraction in this booming town. Once here, you have access to National Parks, jungle activities on top of world-class fishing.

For lodgings, Manuel Antonio and the new marina host a variety of options. Described as “where the rain forest meets the ocean”, this area is the best of both worlds. The area also has some great restaurants and local shops to enjoy.

Quepos offers a unique mix of real-world Costa Rica with a bustling tourist hot spot. This makes Quepos a good place to enjoy both the attractions Costa Rica has to offer and local culture.

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Thrilling Sportfishing in Quepos

When fishing is your priority it doesn’t get better than Quepos.

The new Pez Vela Marina is the starting point for all things water. Charter fishing, Catamaran sails, and water adventures call this marina home.

In fact, those staying in Manuel Antonio who want to fish are advised to travel to Quepos. Just 10 minutes away, you have the newest and most desired marina in the country. Here it is possible to enjoy inshore, offshore, FADs/Seamounts and fly fishing.

Deep sea fishing adventures are around the corner and the species plentiful. Head out early in the morning to catch Sailfish and blue, black, and striped Marlin offshore. Or head inshore and target Roosterfish, Cubera Snapper, Mackerel, and other reef species.

The Savegre and Naranjo rivers offer excellent inshore fishing, unique to this area. Get ahold of Machaca, Mojarra, Roncadores and record-breaking Snook while testing your abilities.

Best Time to Fish in Quepos

One of the advantages of fishing in Costa Rica is that all year there is something to catch. It all depends on the type of fishing you want to do and the species you’d like to pursue.

During the months of December to May, the bite is all about Sailfish, Marlin, Tuna and Dorado offshore. Inshore here is great year-round as well because these species don’t migrate.

These are the days when boats see double-digit Sailfish releases. Enjoy the many world-class tournaments which are held from January to April. You can expect flat, calm seas, great weather, and incredible offshore fishing.

From June to August this area gets a grab bag of species. This is the time of year when Tuna traditionally show up, and with them, the Marlin arrive in numbers. There are Sailfish still around, as well as plenty of Dorado for dinner.

This time of year is also great for inshore fishing. With the rains on land, species flock to the river mouths as bait is washed out to sea.

During these months, the action usually shifts offshore to focus on the famed Seamounts and FADs. This new fishery is taking the world by storm and is by far the best fishing experience for Marlin activity.

With extraordinary Marlin numbers, these overnight fishing adventures are one of a kind. For those adrenaline seekers who want to test their skills, this is a trip like no other.

If any of these sounds attractive to you, let us help.

To make sure you get what you expect, contact us and we can arrange your personalized fishing vacations. Simply tell us what you want, and we can help put together a trip you’ll never forget!

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