Holy Costa Rica!

Fish in Four of the Best Locations Around Costa Rica.

Experience four of Costa Rica’s top fishing destinations in just over a week. You’ll fish for tarpon and snook on the Caribbean Coast, machaca and rainbow bass on Lake Arenal, tarpon and alligator gar in the freshwater Cano Negro Reserve and Rio Frio, and finally billfish, roosterfish and tuna on the Pacific Coast. This package will show you not only how lush and beautiful the country is traveling from coast to coast, but also how diverse and exciting the fishing can be.

*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 in Costa Rica’s capital at the luxurious Grano de Oro Hotel. Home to one of the city’s best restaurants, the converted Victorian mansion is a great welcome to country.

Day 2: You will be picked up early in the morning to start making your way to Tortuguero, located on the northeastern Caribbean Coast. You’ll transfer by van to the edge of the 400,000 acre Barra de Colorado National Park and Tortuguero Reserve where you will board a boat for the final hour. Here you’ll stay at the eco-friendly Pachira Lodge, which has 84 rooms, a nice restaurant, and two pools to cool off in. Once you arrive the rest of the day is yours to relax or explore the small town in Tortuguero.

Day 3-4: Head out fishing for a full day of tarpon and snook with your private guide and local expert, Primo. He grew up in the area and has been fishing here for over 20 years so he knows all the best spots and can read the water as good as anyone. Some days you’ll see tarpon rolling and can cast to them, other days you jig for them, and some days you can troll for them with dead bait. You can also catch jacks, snapper, kingfish, and small bull sharks!

Day 5: You’ll transfer by boat out of Tortuguero then by van to the north central part of the country, home to the Arenal Volcano. Here you’ll stay at the new Royal Corin Hotel, which features stunning volcano views from every room and it’s own set of heated thermal pools to relax in after a long day.

Day 6: Enjoy a day of fresh water fishing on Costa Rica’s largest fresh water lake, Lake Arenal. Your private guide, Tirsio, is local to the area and has over 25 years experience fishing so he is undoubtedly the local expert and one of the best fishermen in the entire country. Today you’ll fish for tilapia, mojarra, the tasty rainbow bass, and the always hungry machaca – or mini tarpon.

Day 7: Today Tirsio will take you 1.5 hours north of the Arenal Volcano for a real treat – fishing in the Caño Negro Reserve and the Rio Frio for tarpon, snook, and giant alligator gar. This is one of the most exotic and remote regions of Costa Rica, so while fishing for these freshwater monsters keep an eye out for crocodiles, sloths, and even jaguar.

Day 8: You will take a private air-conditioned transfer out to the northwestern corner of Costa Rica known as Guanacaste. Here we have you staying at the beautiful Cala Luna Hotel, located directly on the quiet Playa Langosta and just minutes from the popular beach town of Tamarindo. Stay in their boutique 20 room hotel or one of their private 2 & 3 bedroom villas, each with a full kitchen and private pool.

Day 9: It’s finally time to experience what helped make Costa Rica so famous – it’s world class deep sea fishing. Head off-shore with our legendary American captain, who with over 35 years of experience will be sure to put you on the fish. Try your hand at landing sailfish, doradowahoo, yellow-fin tuna, or if you are really lucky – a marlin.

Day 10: Relax and enjoy the beach or let us take you on an exhilarating combo tour into one of national parks!

Day 11: Today you’ll go in-shore fishing for a variety of species including jacks, mackerelsnapper, grouper, and our famous roosterfish. Trolling or bottom fishing, you’ll spend this day near the reefs and volcanic islands that are near Tamarindo’s coastline.

Day 12: Tired, sunburn, and hopefully with a camera full of pictures we will fly you 50 minutes back to the SJO International Airport for your international 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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  • Royal Corin

    Royal Corin

    Hotel Royal Corin Arenal is an exquisitely designed property that's sure to make your stay in the area even more pleasant. With 54 beautiful rooms and suites - all with stunning volcano views - the hotel epitomizes class and efficient design, as...

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  • Cala Luna

    Cala Luna

    Located on the Pacific shoreline in Tamarindo, the picturesque Cala Luna hotel opens a doorway to romance and serenity. Surrounded by tropical forests and marine parks, this boutique hotel offers a peaceful setting that will soothe your spirit....

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No additional tours besides fishing.

Ideal for catching:

  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »

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