Coast to Coast

From the Caribbean to the Pacific, Fish the Best of Costa Rica.

Simply put, this is one of our favorites. You’ll fish on the Caribbean Coast for giant tarpon and snook before flying across the country to the Pacific Coast where you’ll fish for sailfish, marlin, dorado, snapper, and roosterfish. Come see just how diverse and beautiful Costa Rica really is in just one week.

*Prices reflect our best approximation of low and high season rates and are subject to change at any time. You will receive a 100% accurate price when you inquire with us. The rates listed here, are per person, double occupancy accommodation and include taxes, domestic transport, tours and hotels as described, unless otherwise indicated. Price does NOT include international airfare or optional travel insurance or any other services not expressly mentioned.

Day 1: Fly into San Jose, Costa Rica where you will be met inside the airport and taken right to your waiting private transfer. You’ll spend your first night here in the capital city at the beautiful Grano de Oro. Located downtown this former colonial mansion is home to one of the finest restaurants in the country.

Day 2: You will be picked early in the morning for your quick 30 minute flight out to Tortuguero on the Caribbean Coast. Located in the 400,000 acre Barra de Colorado nature reserve, Tortuguero is only accessible only by boat or plane. Primarily known as one of the world’s most important sea turtle nesting sites, Tortuguero is also home to world record tarpon and snook. After you have time to check in and change at the Hotel Manatus you’ll head out fishing with one of the country’s best tarpon guides, Elvin Gutierrez. Better known as ‘Primo’, he has over 20 years of experience fishing here and with his personality and perfect English you couldn’t ask for a better guide.

Day 3-4: Head out for more tarpon fishing. Depending on what you caught the day before, you can also fish the freshwater canals for snook, machaca, rainbow bass, and even alligator gar. If saltwater is what you prefer then in addition to tarpon you can find snook, snapper, jacks, kingfish, and even wahoo if you are fortunate.

Day 5: You will board an early morning flight from Tortuguero back to San Jose. Once back in the capital city and main hub, we will fly you out to Quepos on the Pacific Coast for the second half of your fishing vacation. Both flights are only 30 minutes long, but you will change scenery drastically from the isolated Caribbean Coast to the more developed Pacific Coast. This day is used to travel across the country and give you a down day to rest your muscles.

Day 6: Now it’s time to see what the Pacific Ocean has to offer us. Today you’ll run off-shore for a full day of chasing blue/black/striped marlin, Pacific sailfish, yellow-fin tuna, wahoo, and the always tasty dorado. Your private charter will leave right out of the new Marina Pez Vela and will get you to the off-shore fishing grounds in less than an hour.

Day 7: Relax and enjoy the beach or let us take you on the canopy zip-line tour!

Day 8: This will be your fourth and final day of fishing, so make it count! If you landed enough billfish the first day and want to try something new you can stay in-shore and go after a variety of different species like snapper, grouper, barracuda, jacks, mackerel, and the prized roosterfish.

Day 9: We will pick you up and take you to the Quepos Airstrip so you can board your domestic flight for a 25 minute flight back to San Jose.

This package includes these hotels:

  • Grano de Oro

    Grano de Oro

    Nothing can beat the intimate atmosphere of a boutique hotel and Hotel Grano de Oro is a true oasis and sanctuary in the heart of a bustling city. Converted from a Victorian mansion, the hotel maintains the warmth and comfort of a private home.

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  • Manatus


    This new, exclusive hotel is located along the main water channel in the Tortuguero National Park, on the North Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. The comfortable, extraordinarily tranquil atmosphere of the Boutique Hotel Manatus will put you...

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  • La Mansion Inn

    La Mansion Inn

    Sliding glass doors open to some of the most incredible views of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding jungle in the country, organic Costa Rican coffee and fresh tropical fruit are delivered for breakfast. If this sounds like heaven, think twice; we...

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No additional tours besides fishing.

Ideal for catching:

  • Tarpon

    Tarpon are found in shallow, warm tropical waters in the Atlantic ocean from the Caribbean to the coast of Africa. This prehistoric fish dates back to the time of dinosaurs, and in our opinion are one of the most unique and exciting game fish in... « Read more about Tarpon »
  • Rainbow Bass

    Rainbow Bass are part of the cichlid family, which includes oscars, wrasse, angel fish, the closely related peacock bass. Better known as ‘guapote’ here in Costa Rica, they are the main target of freshwater anglers. « Read more about Rainbow Bass »
  • Marlin

    The largest and most sought after game-fish. Those lucky enough to fight and land one of these monsters will have a fisherman’s tale worth listening to. Known for its strength and acrobatic jumps, a marlin fight can last for hours. « Read more about Marlin »
  • Dorado

    This colorful and acrobatic fish is a favorite game fish all over the world. While small dorados can be found in-shore around islands pinnacles, the big, hard-fighting bulls are found off-shore. Once hooked, high leaps and lengthy tail walks are... « Read more about Dorado »
  • Yellowfin Tuna

    One of the strongest fish in the sea, once hooked you’ll see why people refer to tuna as a ‘ball of muscle’. Not known for its jumping ability, the hard and constant runs will test anybody’s strength and will power. The fight may very... « Read more about Yellowfin Tuna »
  • Wahoo

    Without little argument, anglers around the world agree the wahoo is the fastest fish in the ocean reaching speeds up to 60 MPH. They are found all over Costa Rica, but they usually travel alone so catching one is always a challenge. « Read more about Wahoo »
  • Roosterfish

    The target and prize of most serious in-shore fisherman, the roosterfish is one of Costa Rica’s most sought after species. Once hooked, this brazen and macho fish will try, and actually might be able, to out muscle you. « Read more about Roosterfish »

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