The Manuel Antonio Experience

Rooster Fish, Billfish, Tuna at Sea and Monkey's and Nightlife on Land.

Combine world class fishing with 5-star accommodations as you visit one of Costa Rica’s most popular beaches, Manuel Antonio. This area is home to the Manuel Antonio National Park and the brand new Marina Pez Vela, providing visitors with the perfect mix of beach, rainforest, wildlife, and great fishing. Known as the ‘fishing capital of Costa Rica’, fish for marlin, sailfish, tuna, dorado, snook, snapper, grouper, and roosterfish.

*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 head down the Pacific Coast until you reach Manuel Antonio, where you will stay at the luxurious Arenas del Mar. With just 37 rooms, this luxury boutique hotel features a spa, two pools, a great restaurant, and is the only hotel in the area with direct access to two beaches.

Day 2: Head off-shore for a full day of sport fishing! You’ll be picked up at your hotel at 7:10 AM and taken down to the new Marina Pez Vela where you will board your private boat for a day of world class fishing. Just 20 miles from the marina you’ll reach the off-shore fishing grounds that are home to huge numbers of tuna, dorado, sailfish, and marlin year round.

Day 3: Take a guided tour of the Manuel Antonio National Park! This is the most popular national park in Costa Rica and was recently rated by Forbes as one of the world’s 12 most beautiful national parks. Your guide will teach you about the flora and will be able to point out some amazing wildlife including white-faced capuchin monkey, squirrel monkeys, iguanas, two kinds of sloths, snakes, and too many birds & butterflies to mention.

Day 4: Full day of sport fishing! Head back out to sea with your same captain and mate and take your shot at landing that trophy billfish. If you already have that checked off your list try to catch your dinner by landing a dorado, yellow-fin tuna, or the delicious wahoo.

Day 5: Try a half day of inshore fishing along the Central Pacific’s vibrant coast. The rocky coast line and various islands make for the perfect habitat for huge roosterfish, jacks and snapper. If the conditions and tide are right you can also fish in the two nearby river mouths for some great tasting snook.

Day 6: Take a break from the fishing and see what else Costa Rica has to offer. Play Tarzan as you ride the zip-lines over and through the rain forest. Canopy Safari offers 21 platforms, 12 cables, and two Tarzan swings!

Day 7: Enjoy your last day in Costa Rica on your own! Go out shopping for souvenirs or just relax and enjoy one more day of relaxing at the beach and lounging by the pool.

Day 8: Get picked up at the hotel and taken to the Quepos Airstrip just 10 minutes away. Avoid the traffic and 3 hour drive by taking a 25 minute domestic flight back to San Jose and the international airport for your flight home.

This package includes these hotels:

  • Arenas del Mar

    Arenas del Mar

    Located near Manuel Antonio National Park, Arenas del Mar is a unique ocean view boutique hotel that offers the highest level of comfort set amid tropical forests and pristine beaches. Luxury, natural beauty and sustainability are flawlessly...

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Besides fishing, this package includes following tours:

  • Manuel Antonio National Park

    Listed in top 12 world's most beautiful national parks by Forbes, Manuel Antonio National Park is remains of the most popular eco-destinations in Central America. « View Tour »
  • Safari Canopy

    Travel across the forest suspended by cables! While you feel the adrenaline rush try to make sure to be on the lookout for exotic animals like monkeys, poison dart frogs and toucans! « View Tour »

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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »

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