Los Suenos Fishing Packages
The Los Sueños Resort & Marina has earned the right to be mentioned among the top sport fishing destinations in the world. Home to the best sport fishing boats in Costa Rica, the 201-slip Los Sueños Marina offers incredible offshore sport fishing year round, great inshore fishing, and overnight trips out to the seamounts, or FADs. With a 600-acre nature reserve, 18-hole golf course, 12 restaurants, spa, beach club and luxurious private condos & villas the Los Sueños Resort offers something for everyone. Check out our sample Los Suenos Fishing Packages below and then contact us to customize your own Los Suenos fishing vacation. Trust our local expertise and you’ll see why nearly 40% of our guests are repeat & referral anglers!
Los Suenos Fishing
Coast 2 Coast
Los Suenos Long Weekend
Fish & Golf – Los Suenos
Arenal & Los Sueños
FADs Marlin Fishing
Los Sueños Resort Location
Costa Rica’s Los Sueños Resort & Marina first opened to the public back in 2001, becoming the first government sanctioned marina in the country. The name ‘Los Sueños’ is Spanish for ‘The Dreams‘, and the impressive, polished 1,110-acre property is in fact a place where thousands of dreams have come true. Situated along the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, this groundbreaking project transformed the quiet fishing community of Herradura into a first-class sport fishing destination known around the world. For all Los Suenos fishing packages you will want to fly in and out of the Juan Santamaria Airport in San Jose (SJO). From there we will take you down to Los Sueños in a private, air conditioned van with a professional, insured English-speaking driver. The drive time between the SJO Airport and the Los Sueños Resort & Marina is approx 75 minutes.
Los Sueños Fishing Info
Nestled inside the aquamarine waters of Herradura Bay, which means “horseshoe”, is the Los Sueños Marina itself. Complete with 201 wet slips, 116 dry slips, a fuel dock, and an attentive staff this is arguably the finest marina in all of Central America. The marina, fleet of boats, and amenities at Los Sueños are so first class that every year they host the Los Sueños Triple Crown Tournament. This three-leg billfish tournament takes place every January, February, and March and typicallyl sees 40-50 of the finest boats in Costa Rica compete for prizes, pride, and of course a nice purse to the winners.
Most days, the run to the offshore fishing grounds will be 22-28 miles from the marina, which typically takes 45-60 minutes depending on the boat you fish on. Some weeks the best action can be as far as 40-45 miles away or as close as 12-15 miles. From the Los Sueños Marina you can fish famous hot spots like The Corner, The Craters, and The 26. When inshore fishing from Los Sueños you’ll still cover plenty of ground based on where the baitfish are and where the best bite is found. This can mean fishing river mouths to the north, reefs to the south, or crossing the Gulf of Nicoya to fish various islands.
Offshore fishing at Los Sueños typically consists of slow trolling plastic teasers and ballyhoo rigged on circle hooks. Most boats will set some variation of a spread with a plastic teaser or squid daisy chain just off the stern and then two to three lines with ballyhoo on each side of the boat. If you come across a pod of spinner dolphins that are swimming with yellow-fin tuna the crew will quickly take down the spread and allow you to start fishing with cedar plugs, poppers, or ballyhoo. Many dorado are caught while trolling for billfish, but if you spot a log or some other garbage flow you can slowly troll or cast around it to see if there are any hiding.
In Costa Rica the use of circle hooks is mandatory. All marlin, sailfish, and roosterfish are catch and release. Other edible species like tuna, dorado, wahoo, grouper, snapper, snook, and corvina can be kept and will be cleaned & filleted by your crew. We strongly encourage you to release all cubera snapper as well because they are a prized inshore species and very slow growing fish.
Los Sueños Fishing Charters
Some of the best charter boats and captains in the entire world call the Los Sueños Marina home, including the legendary Bubba Carter, two-time Offshore World Championship winner Michael Alligood, and the famous Maverick Yachts. The charter fleet at the Los Sueños Marina consists of anything from a 26′ economical sport fisher to top of the line 50′-60′ luxury yachts and tournament boats. We have three tiers of fishing charters at Los Sueños: Small (26′-34′), Medium (36′-42′), and Large (45′-60′). All boats will come with a bathroom, but the Medium and Large boats typically have air conditioned salons. There are also several boats moored out in Herrradura Bay just outside of the marina that we fish with as well.
Every captain has a different personality and every boat has different pros and cons, so trust our local knowledge to hand pick the perfect fishing charter for your group. All Los Sueños fishing charters are private so the boat is 100% yours, we do not set up shared charters with strangers. All Los Sueños fishing charters include bait, tackle, gas, lunch, snacks, and drinks (beer/water/soda). A quality tip for your crew is generally 15%-20% of the cost of the charter. No matter your group size, budget, or saltwater fishing experience we will hand pick the perfect boat for your group.
When is the Best Time to Fish at the Los Sueños Resort & Marina?
The Los Sueños Resort & Marina offers some of the best fishing in Central America all year round. The traditional peak billfish season runs from November through April. The three leg Los Sueños Triple Crown tournament is hosted every year in January, February and March because the fishing is so consistently good and the weather is perfect. In recent years the billfishing has been every bit as good, if not better, in the months of May, June, and July so we truly enjoy great fishing year round. The peak variety and meatfish season (tuna, dorado, wahoo, grouper, snapper) runs from May through November. The months of May through September are when we offer our overnight trips marlin fishing at the FADs. Below you can review our Los Sueños fishing calendar, but keep in mind these are general patterns, not an exact science as every year is different. Rest assured no matter when you visit there is always going to be good action fishing from the Los Sueños Marina, but we will be your guides to help you pick the right season for the fishing you want to experience.
Available Species Fishing at Los Sueños
Inshore & Bottom Fishing
Los Sueños Accommodations
When you pull up to the cobblestone entrance of the Los Sueños Resort, a graceful tangle of towering green trees and manicured gardens greets you. A pleasant guard will usher you inside, and beyond it’s as if you’ve passed into another world. A palm-lined boulevard will lead you through a series of private residential communities that are home to luxurious, fully furnished condos and villas. There are nine different condo complexes to choose from ranging from 4-stars with rainforest and golf course views to spectacular 5-stars with ocean and marina views. The condos can be rented as one, two, or three bedroom units depending on your group size and dynamics. All condo units feature air conditioning, international cable TV, free wifi, full kitchens, washer & dryer, and a pool and gym area for each complex. For a more exclusive experience at Los Sueños you can rent a private villa includes all of the above in addition to a private pool, larger social and dining areas, and a fully equipped professional kitchen. The villas range in size from 3-bedrooms to 8-bedrooms and some feature panoramic ocean views while others are surrounded by lush rainforest and the golf course.
Los Sueños Resort Amenities
The Los Sueños property offers much more than the famous marina and luxurious accommodations. When you aren’t out fishing or in bed sleeping, the main focus of the property is the quaint marina village. Here you’ll find marine supply stores, car rental, Jimmy T’s convenience store, a liquor store, two banks with ATMs, restaurants, and of course a real estate office if you decide you need Los Sueños in your life more permanently. The well rated SIBO Rainforest Spa offers a full range of treatments and can be booked before you even land in Costa Rica. The famous “Fly Boats” of Los Sueños, the Maverick Yachts, also have an impressive new office and store at the Maverick Sportfishing Center. If you feel like being active on non-fishing days , there are also tennis courts and a beautiful 18-hole golf course on site. On top of all that, 600 acres are set aside for a nature reserve so you’ll have the opportunity to see scarlet macaws, tucans, monkeys, iguanas and more right on site.
The prize gem of the Los Sueños Resort & Marina however is their 4.6-acre beach club. The oceanfront club features a large free-form swimming pool, complete with a shallow kids section and lined all around with beach chairs and umbrellas. You’ll also find a spacious jacuzzi, a man-made white sand beach, large scale outdoor games, beach volleyball, a play area for children, an activity and yoga pavilion, and a soccer field. The Beach Club also offers the Al Fresco Restaurant, which can be enjoyed on the outdoor patio area or at the swim up bar so you never have to leave the pool!
Los Sueños Golf
Los Sueños is home to one of the top golf courses in Costa Rica, the 18-hole La Iguana Golf Course. Designed by Ted Robinson, the 6,698 yd, par-72 course uses the natural landscape of the property to create both visually stunning and technically challenging holes. Your round starts in the rainforest by the condo communities, then you wind further back into the untouched reserve before finally ending with the final four holes having ocean views. Throughout your round you’ll have the opportunity to see 150 species of birds, monkeys, iguanas and the lush rainforest that made Costa Rica so popular decades ago. The golf experience also features a pro shop, PGA-qualified golf pros, driving range, practice green, locker rooms, and Taylor Made rental clubs should you choose not to bring your own.
|Course Length||6,698 yds, Par-72|
|Rental Clubs||$69 – Taylor Made|
|Closest Airport||SJO Airport (1.5 hrs)|
Los Sueños Dining & Nightlife
The Los Sueños Resort is not an all inclusive property, but finding great food and refreshing libations couldn’t be any easier. Head down to the marina village where a series of shops and restaurants are centered around an open-air courtyard. Dining options include La Lanterna (Italian Steakhouse), Bambu (Asian-fusion), and the Dolce Vita Cafe which serves sweets, gelato, and Costa Rica coffee. For happy hour, take the stairs up to The Hook Up Bar & Grille from 4-6 pm, where you can enjoy views of Herradura Bay with the boats in the marina right below you. The Hook Up has plenty of TVs and airs most major sporting events, so it’s a great place to enjoy drinks and watch the big game in an energetic sports-bar environment. If you feel like being lazy, or are too tired from fighting billfish all day, you can actually order room service from any of the restaurants on the resort and they’ll deliver it right to your private condo or villa.
If you choose to leave the property, there are numerous local options just minutes away. You can drive your golf cart down to Playa Herradura where you will find a handful of beachfront restaurants, which is a great place if you want a more traditional Costa Rican dining experience. You also have the option to take a taxi into the popular beach town of Jacó, which is just five minutes to the south. Jacó has a reputation of being a surfing and party town, but in recent years plenty of high end dining options have opened, including the impressive open air Jaco Walk food court. Jaco is also the place to go for nightlife as you’ll find casinos, bars, and late-night dance clubs.
Los Sueños Day Tours & Non-Fishing Activities
A Los Suenos fishing vacation does not need to be all fishing, all the time. 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 from the Los Sueños Resort & Marina. The list includes:
- Canopy zip-line tour
- White Water Rafting
- Horseback Riding (beach or rainforest)
- Guided Tour of Manuel Antonio National Park
- Guided Tour of Carara National Park
- Catamaran Cruise + Full Day at Isla Tortuga
- Poas Volcano / La Paz Waterfall Garden / Coffee Plantation
All Los Suenos 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 at the Los Sueños Resort. Choose between fully furnished 1, 2, and 3 bedroom condos or private villas.
- Daily breakfast (not available during peak Christmas & New Years weeks)
- Daily maid service
- Golf cart (optional but highly recommended)
- 100% Private Los Suenos fishing charters
- 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