Deep sea fishing in Costa Rica is definitely not for the faint of heart. There is no need to run out for smelling salts though. If the salty spray of warm waters and breathtaking views do not keep you awake, nothing will.
Deep sea fishing in Costa Rica is ideal for families, couples, avid fishermen, and adventure seekers from novice to expert. While some areas have seasonal restrictions, sports fishing is generally a year-round activity in beautiful Costa Rica.
One last thing to remember before heading out on a deep sea charter is that fishing requires you to have a fishing license in Costa Rica. Fishing licenses can be obtained for $15 per person at the time of this articles writing and may be included in your fishing charter.
You can use the equipment of the operator or you can go and pick up an inexpensive spin reel or baitcaster in one of the stores around the docks. If you think you will go more than once, you should buy your own.
Costa Rica is known for blue marlin. It is one of the largest fish in the world averaging about 11 feet long and between 200 and 400 pounds. An albino marlin astonished sport-fishers around the world when an when caught in Costa Rica In February 2014.
Costa Rica’s Sailfish is also popular among the sports fishers. It is quiet similar to the marlin but small in size, rarely exceed 10 feet in length.
The Pacific Coast is famous for record-breaking Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna and Dorado. The Pacific Coast region includes the Osa Peninsula which is known to be the home of world records This part of the country has seen more world records than any other.
Included in the Pacific Coast region is the Los Suenos Marina in the Herradura/ Jaco area. This is currently the only government-sanctioned marina functioning in Costa Rica. Roosterfish and Marlin are found quiet commonly here.
On the remote Osa Peninsula, Pacific Sailfish are brought in year-round, with numbers as high as 10 to 15 per day in the winter. Fisherman can also bring up Black Marlin, Striped Marlin, and Blue Sailfish. The port town of Quepos is a well know sports fishing destination on the central Pacific coast. It is also called the Sailfish Capital of the World, but it’s also excellent for Snapper, Roosterfish, Marlin and Dorado.
Marina Pez Vela hosted the 2014 Offshore World Championship. Marlin and Roosterfish are common here.
The Papagayo Peninsula boasts the newest marina in the country, built with an environmentally-conscious blueprint. Marlin, Roosterfish, and Tuna can be found in the waters near Papagayo.
Northern Caribbean region of Costa Rica is well known for Snook and Tarpon. Gaspar, Tuna and Dorado can also be caught. This region spanning from Parismina to Barro del Colorado offers finest tarpon fishing activity in the world.
Major deep sea fishing championships recognize Costa Rica as a major contender in competitive deep sea fishing. Countless sport fishing magazines, adventure shows, and even ESPN have traveled to Costa Rica to witness and take part in the action.
The best thing about Costa Rica Fishing is that anyone can go for it. With the amazing fishing equipment available today you can have more fun than. Costa Rica without a doubt is a world-class fishing destination.