Coast to Coast Fishing in Costa Rica!
From the Caribbean to the Pacific, Fish the Best of Costa Rica.
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Number of nights: 8
Come see just how diverse and beautiful Costa Rica really is in just one week! On the Caribbean coast you’ll fish for giant tarpon and snook before flying across the country to the Pacific coast where you’ll fish for sailfish, marlin, dorado, tuna, snapper, and roosterfish. See an incredible array of wildlife and natural beauty in addition to world class sportfishing. Simply put, this is one of our favorites and an absolute must for any angler!
Your first port of call is the remote and stunning Tortuguero where just getting to your hotel will be an adventure. A panga will take you through deep jungle before the undergrowth gives way to rivers the size of 8 lane highways as you near your resort. Here you will enjoy a world away from it all where the animals still rule. From turtles to sharks and, of course, some of the world’s largest Tarpon.
From Tortuguero you will board a short internal flight back to San Jose and then on to Quepos and some of the world’s greatest sportsfishing grounds. Marlin, sailfish, tuna and more await you in the blue waters off shore. You are sure to be exhausted from all the fishing so we have arranged some of the best hotels Costa Rica has for you to relax in.
*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 right to your waiting private transfer. You’ll spend your first night here in the capital city at the beautiful Grano de Oro Hotel. Located downtown, this former colonial mansion is home to one of the finest restaurants in the country.
Day 2—You will be picked early in the morning for your transfer to Tortuguero on the Caribbean Coast. Located in the 400,000-acre Barra de Colorado nature reserve, Tortuguero is only accessible only by boat or plane. Primarily known as one of the world’s most important sea turtle nesting sites, Tortuguero is also home to world-record tarpon and snook. Check in and get settled in at Aninga Lodge.
Day 3 & 4—Head out fishing with one of the country’s best tarpon guides, Elvin Gutierrez. Better known as ‘Primo’, he has over 20 years of experience fishing here, and, from his personality to his perfect English, you couldn’t ask for a better guide. Depending on what you catch on day three, you can also opt to fish the freshwater canals for snook, machaca, and rainbow bass. If saltwater is what you prefer, then in addition to tarpon you can find snook, snapper, jacks, kingfish, and even wahoo if you are fortunate.
Day 5—You will board an early morning flight from Tortuguero back to San José. Once back in the capital city and main hub, we will fly you out to Quepos on the Pacific coast for the second half of your fishing vacation. Both flights are only 30 minutes long, but you will change scenery drastically from the isolated Caribbean coast to the more developed Pacific side. Take advantage of this down day to rest your muscles and settle in at El Parador Resort.
Day 6—Now it’s time to see what the Pacific Ocean has to offer us. Today you’ll run off shore for a full day of chasing blue/black/striped marlin, Pacific sailfish, yellow-fin tuna, wahoo, and the always tasty dorado. Your private charter will leave right out of the new Marina Pez Vela and will get you to the off-shore fishing grounds in less than an hour.
Day 7—Relax and enjoy the beach or let us take you on a canopy zip line tour!
Day 8—This will be your fourth and final day of fishing, so make it count! If you landed enough billfish the first day and want to try something new, you can stay in shore and go after a variety of different species like snapper, grouper, barracuda, jacks, mackerel, and the prized roosterfish.
Day 9—We will pick you up and take you to the Quepos Airstrip so you can board your domestic flight back to San José where you’ll catch your flight back home.
This package includes these hotels:
Grano de Oro Hotel is a surprising oasis in downtown San Jose downtown, offering boutique-style services, luxury accommodations, and one of the finest restaurants in the country.« View Hotel »
This is a great hotel for no-frills, wildlife experience. Set in the rainforest, it's five minutes away from Tortuguero National Park.« View Hotel »
Parador Resort & Spa is a secluded luxury beach resort boasting spectacular panoramic views and world-class amenities.« View Hotel »
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