Coast 2 Coast Costa Rica
Enjoy the best fishing in Costa Rica as you fish on both coasts in the same week with our popular Coast 2 Coast Costa Rica package. Start off by fishing for giant tarpon and snook on our Caribbean Coast before ending your vacation fishing for marlin, sailfish, dorado, tuna and roosterfish on the Pacific Coast. This classic fishing vacation remains one of our most popular trips year after year as you’ll experience fishing two oceans, multiple species, incredible scenery and world class fishing in the same week.
Destinations: Tortuguero/Rio Parismina and Manuel Antonio/Los Suenos/Tamarindo (depends on season)
Duration: 7-10 days
Fly into San Jose, Costa Rica where we will meet you and take you to your waiting private van. Enjoy the capital city of San Jose on your first night at the beautiful Grano de Oro. Home to arguably the best restaurant in the entire city, this converted Victorian Mansion offers guests authenticity and luxury at the same time.
We will pick you up early in the morning for a short 30 minute flight out to the northeast corner of Costa Rica. Your destination is the small town of Tortuguero, which is only accessible by boat or plane as it sits amidst the vast Barra de Colorado nature preserve. Tortuguero gained fame for being one of the world’s most important turtle nesting sites, but now savvy anglers know it for being a hot bed of giant tarpon and snook. Once you arrive at your hotel you’ll have time to check-in and drop off your bags, then when you are ready it’s time to head out fishing! Our top local guide, who boasts nearly 25 years of experience fishing the area, will be waiting for you to take you out fishing for tarpon that typically range in the 100-150 lb range.
Let’s go fishing! Head out for another day of world class tarpon fishing. Fishing in the vast Barra de Colorado Reserve also gives you the option to fish the river mouths for snook and snapper or the backwater lagoons for rainbow bass, gar, or a tarpon might surprise you in there too!
Today you’ll take two short flights to get you from the northeast Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica over to the central Pacific Coast. Once back in San Jose you will have another short 30 minute flight down to Quepos and the popular Manuel Antonio National Park. Referred to as the “Sport Fishing Capital of Costa Rica”, Quepos is home to the brand new Marina Pez Vela and offers incredible off-shore and in-shore fishing opportunities. This day is a free day used to fly you across the country as well as give you a day off from fishing. Enjoy your new accommodations at the boutique The Falls Resort.
Let’s go fishing! Head off-shore to experience the billfishing that has made Costa Rica so popular in recent years. Fish for marlin, sailfish, and dorado as well as the occasional wahoo.
In-shore fishing today! In-shore fishing in Costa Rica is as prolific as the off-shore fishing and it offers more variety of species. Fish for a half day or full day with arguably the best in-shore guide in the country as he puts you snapper, grouper, jacks, mackerel, snook, and the famous roosterfish.
Let’s go fishing! Head off-shore one more time to land that trophy marlin or sailfish that is missing from your week. If you see a pod of spinner dolphins keep an eye out for schooling yellow-fin tuna and get the poppers & plugs ready!
We will pick you up and take you to the local airstrip for your short 25 minute flight back to the SJO International Airport and your flight home.
Coast 2 Coast Costa Rica Package Highlights:
- VIP Airport Meet & Greet upon arrival into SJO
- Private, air-conditioned transfers with English speaking driver.
- First night accommodations in San Jose
- Domestic flights or van+boat transfers between San Jose and Caribbean Coast
- Accommodations on Caribbean Coast with all meals included (we’ll hand pick the best fit for you)
- Private fishing charters with experienced, English-speaking tarpon guides.
- Domestic flights from Caribbean Coast over to Pacific Coast
- Luxury ocean view accommodations in Manuel Antonio (we’ll hand pick the best fit for you)
- Private offshore fishing charters on anything from affordable 30′-34′ boats to 40′-60′ tournament yachts
- Private inshore fishing charters with dedicated and experienced inshore guides.
- Fly fishing tackle can be arranged with prior notice.
- All Costa Rican taxes
- Free quotes on travel insurance
- 24/7 support once you are here in country