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Number of nights: 11
Experience four of Costa Rica’s top fishing destinations in just ten days. You’ll fish for tarpon and snook on the Caribbean Coast, machaca and rainbow bass on Lake Arenal, tarpon and alligator gar in the freshwater Caño Negro Reserve and Rio Frio, and finally billfish, roosterfish, and tuna on the Pacific Coast. This package will show you not only how lush and beautiful the country is as you travel from coast to coast, but also how diverse and exciting the fishing can be.
*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 in Costa Rica’s capital at the central Hilton Garden Inn La Sabana.
Day 2—You will be picked up early in the morning to start making your way to Tortuguero, located on the northeastern Caribbean Coast. You’ll transfer by van to the edge of the 400,000 acre Barra de Colorado National Park and Tortuguero Reserve where you will board a boat for the final hour. Here you’ll stay at the Aninga Lodge, which has 32 bungalows, buffet-style dining, and a turtle-shaped pool to cool off in. Once you arrive, the rest of the day is yours to relax or explore the small town of Tortuguero.
Day 3 & 4—Head out fishing for a full day of tarpon and snook with your private guide and local expert, Primo. He grew up in the area and has been fishing here for over 20 years, so he knows all the best spots and can read the water as well as anyone. Some days you’ll see tarpon rolling and can cast to them, other days you jig for them, and some days you can troll for them with dead bait. You can also catch jacks, snapper, kingfish, and small bull sharks!
Day 5—You’ll transfer by boat out of Tortuguero then by van to the north central part of the country, home to the Arenal Volcano. Here you’ll stay at the Royal Corin Hotel, which features stunning volcano views from every room and its own set of heated thermal pools to relax in after a long day.
Day 6—Enjoy a day of freshwater fishing on Costa Rica’s largest freshwater lake, Lake Arenal. Your private guide, Tirsio, is local to the area and has over 25 years experience fishing, so he is undoubtedly the local expert and one of the best fishermen in the entire country. Today you’ll fish for tilapia, mojarra, the tasty rainbow bass, and the always hungry machaca – or mini tarpon.
Day 7—Today Tirsio will take you 1.5 hours north of the Arenal Volcano for a real treat – fishing in the Caño Negro Reserve and the Rio Frio for tarpon, snook, and giant alligator gar. This is one of the most exotic and remote regions of Costa Rica, so while fishing for these freshwater monsters keep an eye out for crocodiles, sloths, and even jaguar.
Day 8—You will take a private air-conditioned transfer out to the northwestern corner of Costa Rica known as Guanacaste. Here we have you staying at the beautiful Cala Luna Hotel, located directly on the quiet Playa Langosta and just minutes from the popular beach town of Tamarindo. Stay in their boutique 20-room hotel or one of their private two- and three-bedroom villas, each with a full kitchen and private pool.
Day 9—It’s finally time to experience what helped make Costa Rica so famous – its world-class deep sea fishing. Head off shore with our legendary American captain, who with over 35 years of experience will be sure to put you on the fish. Try your hand at landing sailfish, dorado, wahoo, yellow-fin tuna, or if you are really lucky – a marlin.
Day 10—Relax and enjoy the beach or let us take you on an exhilarating combo tour into one of the national parks!
Day 11—Today you’ll go in-shore fishing for a variety of species including jacks, mackerel, snapper, grouper, and our famous roosterfish. Trolling or bottom fishing, you’ll spend this day by the reefs and volcanic islands that are near Tamarindo’s coastline.
Day 12—Tired, sunburn, and hopefully with a camera full of pictures, you’ll fly 50 minutes back to the SJO International Airport for your international flight home.
This package includes these hotels:
This hotel offers impressive views of the Central Valley, a modern business center, and many amenities. It's conveniently located in central San José.« 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 »
The Royal Corin is a contemporary resort perfectly suited for anyone looking for an indulgent getaway with modern accommodations.« View Hotel »
This eco-chic paradise offering serene setting and fantastic service is perfect for honeymooners, couples, and families looking for peaceful ambiance close to a bustling town.« View Hotel »
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