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Costa Rica offers serious anglers some of the best opportunities for achieving that holy grail of fishing, the Grand Slam. The blue waters of the Pacific Ocean are home to four species of marlin, sailfish and swordfish and it is not unusual to be throwing back two or three marlin and numerous sailfish in one day. Read on to find out what are the best fishing spots in Costa Rica and where to find your favorite game.

  • Los Sueños and Jaco

    Los Sueños and Jaco

    The Central Pacific region of Costa Rica is home to some of Costa Rica’s most popular beaches because not only are they beautiful, they are also the most easily accessible from San Jose. The first, and perhaps the most developed beach...

  • Manuel Antonio & Quepos

    Manuel Antonio & Quepos

    Manuel Antonio is historically referred to as ‘the sport fishing capital of Costa Rica.’ Now only 2.5 hours from San Jose and home to some of the country’s most beautiful beaches, there is no wonder why Manuel Antonio is the most...

  • Guanacaste


    Besides the beautiful beaches, what attracts fisherman to Guanacaste is the excellent, year round in-shore fishing and proximity to spectacular deep sea fishing.

  • Conchal


    Millions of tiny seashell pieces comprise the white sands of Playa Conchal making it one of Costa Rica’s most stunning beaches. Located in the province of Guanacaste, in the northwest Pacific, Conchal is known not only for its...

  • Papagayo


    The Peninsula of Papagayo is located in the Costa Rican Pacific, right in the province of Guanacaste. Within its seemingly compact 15 miles of coastline lie more than 30 different beaches, all enhanced by the fact that most of Papagayo...

  • Arenal


    Lake Arenal is truly a freshwater fisherman’s dream. A morning spent fishing on this beautiful lake while listening to the howler monkeys in the surrounding rain forest – all the while the Arenal Volcano looms in the backround –...

  • Tamarindo


    The beach town of Tamarindo is known for being a world famous surfers’ destination, with waves that are perfect for both beginners and experts. The expansive beach offers great sights of the ocean and rocky formations, as well as warm...

  • San Jose Area

    San Jose Area

    The Central Valley is the most culturally exciting area in Costa Rica, with countless museums, art galleries, theaters as well as colonial structures spread evenly across the cities it covers (Alajuela, Heredia, San José and Cartago).

  • Playas del Coco

    Playas del Coco

    Located less than an hour away from Liberia International Airport, Playas del Coco is one of the most popular beach destinations in Costa Rica. Conformed by several small beaches, the most popular being the one that gives the town its...

  • Osa Peninsula

    Osa Peninsula

    It’s said that more than half of all of Costa Rica’s animal species live in the Osa Peninsula. This biologically rich area is accessible only by plane or boat, which ensures that most of its land remains unspoiled by civilization....

  • Puerto Viejo

    Puerto Viejo

    The town of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca is located in the province of Limón, perhaps Costa Rica’s warmest region. Simply known to visitors as “Puerto Viejo” (although this might lead to confusion given that another Puerto Viejo...

  • Nosara


    Nosara is located in the province of Guanacaste and because of its dreamlike location has become the most popular destination for expats who find new homes in its forest-surrounded beaches. Nosara is also prominent among tourists...

  • Nicoya


    The Nicoya Peninsula is home to some of Costa Rica’s most beautiful beaches, including Playa Samara, Montezuma and Santa Teresa. The region’s location provides it with year-long enviable weather, as well as a rich bio-diversity that...

  • Tortuguero


    Often compared to Venice and the Amazon, for its navegable canals, the town of Tortuguero is one of Costa Rica’s hidden treasures. Located in the northeastern area of the province of Limón, the village of Tortuguero lies on a sand...

  • Caño Negro

    Caño Negro

    Just north of Lake Arenal is one of Costa Rica’s most unexplored and wild national parks, the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge. This huge network of rivers and marshes all feed into the Caño Negro Lake. Close to the border town of Los...

  • Caribbean Coast

    Caribbean Coast

    Unlike it’s Pacific counterpart, the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica is not known for it’s tourist friendly swimming beaches or luxury hotels. The draw is the unspoiled and unaltered flora and fauna, which has drawn eco-travelers and...

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