Best of the Fresh
Fish for Tarpon, Alligator Gar, Tilapia, Rainbow Bass, and More.
Number of nights: 7
Enjoy the best freshwater fishing that Costa Rica has to offer. You’ll start off in Costa Rica’s largest lake, the 33-square-mile Lake Arenal, where you will fish for machaca, mojarra, tilapia, and rainbow bass. You’ll split those days up with a few days of fishing in the exotic and wild Caño Negro Reserve where you’ll find snook, freshwater tarpon, and even alligator gar!
*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 BY DAY
Day 1—Fly into San José, Costa Rica, where you will be met inside the airport and taken to your private transfer. We’ll travel due north three hours to see Costa Rica’s most popular and imposing volcano, Arenal. Here you will stay at the luxurious Arenal Kioro where all 54 suites have incredible views of the volcano. The hotel also features its own set of thermal hot springs, and after a long day of fishing, nothing feels better than soaking your bones in these therapeutic waters.
Day 2—Time to fish! Head out early with master angler Tirsio Hidalgo for an exciting day of bass fishing on Costa Rica’s largest lake. Tirsio has been fishing here for a quarter of a century and is one of the best anglers in the entire country. His 20’ professional bass boat will take you to whatever corner of the 33-square-mile lake you need to be in to find the fish.
Day 3—Drive 1.5 hours north into the jungle and the untamed waters of the Rio Frio and Cano Negro Reserve. Here you will big machaca, snook, freshwater tarpon, and even big alligator gar!
Day 4—Spend this day trying something entirely different – rappelling down a canyon through waterfalls. You will have an unforgettable experience as you rappel down a series of waterfalls – the tallest at 200 feet!
Day 5—Head back up to Caño Negro for one more day of fishing for freshwater monsters. Very few things can beat the experience of seeing a tarpon explode through a top-water lure in a narrow river that is also home to crocodiles and bull sharks.
Day 6—One last day of fishing with Tirsio! Fish near fallen trees and near the river mouths that empty into the lake for big machaca or try to find a big rainbow bass to eat for dinner.
Day 7—Admit it: you’re tired, your muscles hurt, and you still don’t want to go back to work. Take this day off to sleep in and enjoy your last full day in Costa Rica. You can explore the nearby town of La Fortuna on your own, relax at the pool and hot springs, or check out the La Fortuna Waterfall where you can go swimming.
Day 8—We will pick you up and take you back to the San José Airport for your international flight home.
This package includes these hotels:
Arenal Kioro offers fabulous accommodations with the best view of the Arenal Volcano in the entire country.« View Hotel »
This package includes these tours:
Enjoy a day of spectacular freshwater fishing on Costa Rica's largest lake, Lake Arenal, targeting tilapia, mojarra, the hard fighting machaca, and the delicious rainbow bass.« View Tour »
Prepare for the Amazon of Costa Rica experience!« View Tour »
Begin your adventure with a 30-minute 4x4 ride into the rainforest. Next trek through the forest on magical trails that lead to some of the most spectacular waterfalls in Costa Rica, a place very few people get to experience. Begin rappelling...« View Tour »
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