fishing pacific side


Country: Costa Rica


Best fishing in Costa Rica is in the South Pacific. In the area of Golfito... The rest is mainly touristy! Super expensive...over advetised..and nor nearly as good! Golfito is a World Record and World Champion's place!
Hi John!

I agree with the answer below, however, Golfito Sport Fishing is some of the most expensive fishing in the country! While the northern pacific coast can get touristy, there are also genuine and high quality charters in these areas that are worth fishing with.

We are the directors for Pura Vida! eh? Incorporated - a Canadian owned corporation for tourism in Costa Rica. We promote only the best Costa Rica has to offer - not ALL tours/services like some other companies. We recommend Papagayo Sportfishing in the Papagayo area. We have received positive reviews regarding their quality of fishing as well as their company's service.

Our company, Pura Vida! eh? Incorporated is a 100% free service for all travellers worldwide. We operate on a 'voucher/coupon' system. How it works is, you tell us the type of tours or services you require in Costa Rica, and we send you a Pura Vida! eh? voucher to give to the tour/service company. The voucher allows you to access discounted rates for all there is to do around the country.

Sport fishing is one of the activities we offer at a discounted rate. Depending on whether you are looking at in-shore or off-shore fishing, which type of charter you require, how many people, and whether yor would like a half-day or full-day trip, we can help you save money and we would be happy to use our business partnerships to obtain discounts for you. In fact, our last couple that reserved a half-day sport fishing trip through us in Papagayo saved $50 off their trip.

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Dear John
Please contact: Lupita
This is pretty good general info on your question, it is not mine, I am too busy to elaborate my own answer , right now, but this will help you. There iw some truth to Olga Saénz answer and that is by some standard the South Pacific is one of the best spots for fishing.

Fishing in this country, is also a popular most satisfying water sport. Costa Rica has a vast resource of fish in its huge stretches of lakes, seas and ocean. Be it deep sea fishing or fresh water fishing, Costa Rica has it all. Due to the large scale in which fishing is carried out there are several formal units of Costa Rica fishing. There is a wide variety of fish that are available, like the Sailfish, Wahoo, Billfish, Roosterfish, Marlin, Dolphins, Tuna, Cubera, Snapper, Blue runners, Snook and various other unusual fish. One can fish in various places with a lot of success.

The primary center for fishing is the stretch between Gulf of Papagayo Flamingo Beach and Cabo Blanca that has a complete marina option.

Popular ports of the Pacific area that is used for fishing are Flamingo, Carrillo, Coco, Ocotal, Tamarindo, Golfito, Dominical, Punta Leona, Puntarenas, Zancudo, Quepos and Manuel Antonio, Drake Bay, Zancudo and Tambor.

Another popular area for fishing in the Central Pacific region is the stretch between Drake Bay Quepos and Cabo Blanco.

Golfito is probably the major juncture for fishing in the South Pacific region with two developed marinas.
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