Fly Fish Costa Rica

Challenge Your Fishing Skills with this Package.

This package will let you conquer four of Costa Rica’s fly fishing venues in one single trip. You’ll fly fish for tarpon on the Caribbean Coast, machaca & rainbow bass on Lake Arenal, billfish on the Pacific Coast, and spend a day fly fishing on a jungle river for a variety of fresh water species. This package will amaze you with it’s natural beauty & diversity and challenge you with the different venues and species.

*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 Crowne Plaza. Located downtown and across from the main central park, this hotel offers a spa, pool, and casino for your first night in Costa Rica.

Day 2: You will be picked up in the morning and take a 30 minute flight to Tortuguero on the northeast Caribbean Coast. Although Costa Rica is famous for it’s sport fishing, the Caribbean Coast and it’s giant tarpon are often overlooked. After you check in to your hotel and change you will head out for your first day of fishing with our local tarpon guide, Primo. After fishing you’ll head back to your hotel, the Pachira Lodge, which has 84 rooms and two pools to enjoy.

Day 3-4: Full days of fly fishing for tarpon with your private guide and local expert. Primo grew up in the area and has been fishing for over 20 years so he will give you every opportunity to present your fly to the ‘silver king’. Although some days it is easy to see them rolling in huge numbers, landing tarpon on a fly rod is one of the most challenging things an angler can do. Their bony mouths, acrobatic jumps, and sharp gills make landing a tarpon one of the last things a fly fishermen checks off his bucket list.

Day 5: You’ll transfer by boat out of Tortuguero then by van to the north central part of the country and the Arenal Volcano. Here you’ll stay at the Arenal Manoa, where you will have great views of the imposing volcano right from your room. This hotel features 80 junior suites, a  nice restaurant, two thermal pools, and a swim up bar.

Day 6-7: Head out on Costa Rica’s largest fresh water lake, Lake Arenal, for a day of fishing with one of the country’s best anglers – Tirsio Hidalgo. Tirsio is local to the area and is hands down the best guide on the lake with over 25 years experience, so he can take you to all of the various corners and rivers mouths that hide in the 33 sq mile lake. Fish for tilapia, mojarra, the delicious rainbow bass, and the aggressive machaca – or mini tarpon.

Day 8: You will take a private air-conditioned transfer down to Manuel Antonio on the Pacific Coast for the final leg of your fly fishing vacation. Here you’ll stay in a private bungalow on the spectacular 33-acre Tulemar property which features rainforest, 3 pools, a new spa, and it’s own private beach. This day is used to travel across the country and give you a down day between fishing trips.

Day 9: Now it’s time for your next challenge – billfish. Today you’ll run off-shore for a full day of fly fishing for marlin and sailfish. Being able to even have the opportunity to present your fly to a billfish all depends on having a capable and experienced fly fishing crew, and we have just that. With over 30 years of experience and 4 IGFA records under their belts, our guys will be sure to give you the chance to cast to a trophy billfish – but landing it is up to you!

Day 10: Relax and enjoy the beach or let us take you on the canopy zip-line tour!

Day 11: Try something different today and head out on one of our fresh water rivers for a day of fly fishing in the middle of the jungle. Your guide, originally a fly fishing guide from Colorado, will float you down the Savegre or Naranjo Rivers while you cast towards the shoreline and in eddies in hopes of landing roncador, grunts, machaca, and even snook or snapper. Nicknamed “the float of 1,000 casts”, the natural beauty and diversity that you’ll see will be an unforgettable experience.

Day 12: Head back out for another day of fly fishing for marlin and sailfish. Our boats participate in the annual fly fishing tournament so they know how to get the beasts within reach so you can present your fly.

Day 13: With tired arms, a slight sunburn, and hopefully a camera full of pictures we will fly you 30 minutes back to the SJO International Airport for your flight home.

This package includes these hotels:

  • Crowne Plaza

    Crowne Plaza

    The Crowne Plaza Corobici is a perfect choice for travelers connecting their trip to and from San Jose who are wishing to stay in atmosphere of optimal city comfort. The elegant property is positioned in Sabana Norte less than a block from the...

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  • Pachira Lodge

    Pachira Lodge

    Strategically located only 5 minutes from the extraordinary Tortuguero National Park and right across the main water canal facing the town of Tortuguero is Pachira Lodge. Surrounded by a network of very scenic waterways, this is considered one of...

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  • Arenal Manoa

    Arenal Manoa

    Located on a local farm with beautiful gardens that home numerous exotic birds and butterflies, Arenal Manoa offers guests the option of taking peaceful walks through the grounds to witness the daily operations of the family-owned farm and the...

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  • Tulemar Bungalows

    Tulemar Bungalows

    Tulemar’s spacious 645 sq. foot Bungalows provide all the comforts of home only, perhaps, with a better view! Each rustic bungalow is equipped with a small kitchenette (mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker), air conditioned living room with a...

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No additional tours besides fishing.

Ideal for catching:

  • Sailfish

    An extremely acrobatic and fast fish, the sailfish is a staple of sport fishing in Costa Rica. Once hooked, a sailfish will spend half of the fight out of the water twisting and turning as you try to maintain tension on the line. Found in huge... « Read more about Sailfish »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Snapper

    Snapper are found in the Pacific Ocean from Southern California to Peru and in tropical and temperate waters in the Atlantic Ocean. The number of different snapper species numbers well into the double digits, but the ones we are most concerned... « Read more about Snapper »
  • Snook

    Snook are found literally all over Costa Rica – from the Caribbean Coast to the Pacific Coast to the inland rivers and lagoons. They are typically found near shore, in brackish estuaries, or even in fresh water rivers depending on the time of... « Read more about Snook »
  • 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 »

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