Best of the Fresh

Fish for Tarpon, Alligator Gar, Tilapia, Rainbow Bass, and More.



7 Nights /
$ $ $ $

Fishing is superb  in Lake Arenal. Rainbow bass, a member of the cichlid family, are especially prolific in the lake’s waters. Their tasty white meat and feisty nature make them a challenge – and a delight – to catch.

You’ll can also fish for machaca, mojarra and tilapia. You’ll split those days up with a few days of fishing in the exotic and wild Caño Negro Reserve. Here you’ll find snook, freshwater tarpon, and even alligator gar!

Lake Arenal is Costa Rica’s largest – a total area of 33 sq. miles (85.5 square km) – and best known lake. It’s surrounded by incredible scenery – to the east you’ll see the towering Arenal Volcano. Also, rolling hills embrace the entire body of water. The Costa Rican Institute of Electricity created the lake and the nearby town for hydroelectric purposes.

There are also a lot of activities you can do at this fascinating spot. Boat tours, kayaking, sailboarding and windsurfing are among them.

Freshwater fishing Costa Rica includes:

  • 4 full days of fishing in Lake Arenal, Cano Negro and Rio Frio.
  • Exclusive Airport ‘Meet and Greet’ service. We’ll greet you off the plane and going through customs will be a breeze
  • Private transfer to Arenal Kioro with an English-speaking driver
  • 7 night lodging at Arenal Kioro*
  • Tours with master angler.
  • Private transfer back to San José Airport for your flight home

*Breakfast included.

Lake Arenal has a strategic location, as it is minutes from La Fortuna, and less than a two-hour drive from Monteverde and Liberia. If you want to take in the spectacular scenery, you can  arrive to Monteverde by boat.

This area is also booming with activity and biodiversity. You may go hiking, mountain biking or birdwatching. Or, if you’re exhausted from fishing, spend an entire day in the thermal waters. Life is hard in paradise!

You will receive a 100% accurate price when you inquire with us and share your travel dates. Final package pricing includes taxes, domestic transport, tours and lodging as described unless otherwise indicated. The package does NOT include international airfare or optional travel insurance or any other services not expressly mentioned.