Costa Rica Fishing Packages
We’ve made planning your dream Costa Rica fishing vacation even easier with a selection of packages sorted by interest, species, and our top destinations. Costa Rica is an angler’s dream with some of the world’s best offshore and inshore fishing, multiple fishing venues from saltwater to freshwater, and both trophy and exotic species to tangle with. We know there is no single itinerary that is perfect for everyone, that’s why we customize every fishing vacation that we create. Below you’ll find our top Costa Rica fishing packages sorted by type of fishing and/or location. Once you inquire with us we’ll work with you personally to customize your dream fishing vacation. Trust our decades of local expertise and see why nearly 40% of our anglers are repeat & referral guests!
Costa Rica Sport Fishing
Costa Rica Inshore Fishing
Costa Rica Tarpon Fishing
Los Suenos Fishing
Costa Rica Fly Fishing
Costa Rica Fishing & Golf
Costa Rica Fishing Info
Costa Rica offers so many great destinations and different fishing venues, you can travel here several times and fish someplace new every year. A large part of Costa Rica’s now famous biodiversity and natural beauty are it’s lush coastlines and beautiful beaches on two oceans, the 33 sq mile Lake Arenal, and pristine jungle rivers – and we fish them all! It doesn’t matter if you are a seasoned angler or a novice, we will gladly custom design the perfect Costa Rica fishing package for you. From big game offshore fishing to fly fishing to light tackle inshore & freshwater fishing, Costa Rica has something for all anglers to get excited about.
Sport fishing in Costa Rica starts with incredible offshore fishing on the Pacific, which is what put fishing in Costa Rica on the map decades ago. Costa Rica has long been known as a place where you can land double digit sailfish and have opportunities for black, blue and striped marlin, which is why it has earned the nickname “the billfish capital of the world“. Blessed to be at the convergence of two major ocean currents and protected by inland mountain ranges, Costa Rica offers calm, clear waters and incredible billfish action 12 months a year. Costa Rica mandates the use of circle hooks when billfishing and all sailfish and marlin are strictly catch and release. In addition to the marlin and sailfish action, offshore fishing in Costa Rica also offers spectacular fishing for yellow-fin tuna, dorado (mahi-mahi), and wahoo. With the advent of the overnight trips to the FADs, Costa Rica now has arguably the best marlin fishing in the world as well.
It’s not all big game offshore fishing that attracts anglers, the inshore fishing in Costa Rica is just as popular. On our Pacific Coast we can catch over 20 species of fish including three kinds of jacks, mackerel, grouper, several species of snapper, sea bass, and large Pacific snook in the river mouths. The main prize of course is the famous roosterfish, which we catch 12 months a year all over the country. Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast is dotted with rocky islands that provide structure as well as river mouths and estuaries that attract predators at the tide changes. Bottom fishing is also extremely productive for snappers, groupers, amberjacks and other edible species. Whether you like to fish live bait, jig, or cast hardbaits there is plenty of light tackle action awaiting you.
Tarpon & Snook Fishing
Over on the Caribbean Coast, the tarpon and snook fishing is also considered world class. The tarpon population in Costa Rica is not migratory and is mainly mature adults, so when tarpon fishing in Costa Rica be prepared to do battle with 80-100 lb fish (or bigger). The snook fishing is always exciting as these waters have produced four IGFA world records. Costa Rica is blessed to have tarpon fishing lodges and English-speaking tarpon guides that have been putting visitors on fish for over 30 years.
Last but not least, if you enjoy freshwater fishing we have several different options for you here as well. The most popular is fishing for the exotic rainbow bass on Lake Arenal right in front of the iconic Arenal Volcano. We also offer float trips down our jungle rivers where the main target is the hard hitting and high flying machaca. On the Caribbean Coast we can fish the freshwater lagoons and intercoastals where we’ll find a variety of exotic local species, and yes more tarpon and snook!
When is the Best Time to Fish in Costa Rica?
Knowing when to come fish Costa Rica is as important as where you fish. In addition to seasonal patterns of the game fish, Costa Rica has two main weather seasons and multiple different microclimates. The Northern Pacific has very different weather patterns than the Southern Pacific, meanwhile the Caribbean Coast follows completely different weather seasons than the Pacific Coast. You can read more about these details and nuances on our Costa Rica Fishing Calendar blog.
Available Species Fishing in Costa Rica
Inshore & Bottom Fishing
Costa Rica Accommodations
Costa Rica has been attracting foreign tourists for decades so there is no shortage of quality accommodations for your next fishing vacation. Your choices include exclusive boutique hotels, luxury beach resorts, exotic eco-lodges, all inclusive fishing lodges, and even fully furnished private condos & villas for larger groups or families. As a luxury vacation outfitter, we only work with the nicest 3, 4, and 5-star properties that meet our expectations for quality, reliability, and service. Being local experts, we have personally visited every single property we represent so we’ll use our personal experience to hand pick the perfect fit for your group on your Costa Rica fishing vacation.
Costa Rica Day Tours & Non-Fishing Activities
Our Costa Rica fishing packages don’t need to be all fishing, all the time. Costa Rica is of course just as famous for its volcanoes, rain forest, beaches and incredible wildlife as it is sport fishing. Whether it’s an off day from fishing or for the non-anglers in your group, there are several great eco and adventure tours available. We can also customize your Costa Rica fishing vacation so you spend a few nights in different locations throughout the country so you can see how diverse it is. The list includes:
- Canopy zip-line tour
- White Water Rafting
- Waterfall rappelling
- Horseback Riding (beach or rainforest)
- Guided tours of national parks
- Sunset catamaran cruise
- SCUBA Diving
- Jet Skis
- Coffee plantation tour
All Costa Rica Fishing Packages booked with Central America Fishing include the following:
- Free Vacation Planning (no fees + direct rates)
- VIP Airport Meet & Greet upon arrival into SJO
- Private, air-conditioned transfers with English speaking driver.
- Luxury, private accommodations hand-picked and customized for your group. Choose between private condos & villas, luxury beach resorts, exclusive boutique hotels, and fishing lodges.
- Private fishing charters
- All eco / adventure tours you’d like to include
- All Costa Rican taxes
- Free quotes on travel insurance
- Pre-arrival assistance with dinner reservations, tee times, pre-stocking your condo or villa, hiring a private chef, and special requests.
- 24/7 support once you are here in country