From Pines to Palms

Overview

Fish the two most popular destinations in Costa Rica, the Arenal Volcano and the Pacific Coast. You’ll start off in the north central region of Costa Rica where you will fish on Lake Arenal for machaca, mojarra, and rainbow bass. After three nights there you’ll leave the highlands and head to the coast to end your vacation fishing for marlin, sailfish, tuna, wahoo, and roosterfish.

Package Details

Day One

Fly into San Jose, Costa Rica where we will meet you and take you to your waiting private van. You’ll head straight up to the picturesque Arenal Volcano, which is the biggest and most popular volcano in Costa Rica. Here you’ll stay at the inviting Arenal Manoa Hotel, which features two pools with swim up bars, restaurant, spa, and great views of the volcano from every room on the property.

Day Two

Let’s go fishing! Master angler Tirsio Hidalgo will pick you up early in the morning for a full day of fishing on Costa Rica’s largest lake, Lake Arenal. With three decades of experience fishing on the lake you could not be on a better boat than his. Tirsio will supply all the light tackle equipment and lures you need for a great day fishing for the largest rainbow bass and machaca you can find in Costa Rica.

Day Three

Let’s go fishing! Spend another day fishing on the lake as you take in the scenery of the majestic Arenal Volcano reflecting off the water’s surface. Fish the river mouths and shallows during the morning and once the sun rises troll the deep water for rainbow bass that can reach 7-12 lbs!

Day Four

Today we will transfer you from the northern part of Costa Rica down to the Central Pacific Coast so you can end your vacation with sand in your toes and surrounded by palm trees. You’ll travel to the Los Suenos Resort & Marina, home to the most famous marina in Costa Rica. This 1,100 acre property features an 18-hole golf course, spa, 12 restaurants, beach club, 600 acre nature reserve and is home to the best fishing boats in the entire country. Stay in your own fully furnished private condo and enjoy having us cook you breakfast each morning at no extra charge.

Day Five

Let’s go fishing! Head off-shore in your private 32’ sport fishing boat you’ll fish our red hot marlin and sailfish bite within an hour of the marina. Put out the squid chains and dredges and get ready for double and triple hook-ups!

Day Six

This day is yours to relax and be lazy! Enjoy the private pools at your condo or head to the beach club and enjoy the sand and swim up bar. If you are feeling adventurous we can set up a canopy zip-line tour, ATVs, horseback riding, or white water rafting!

Day Seven

Let’s go fishing! You’ve already been off-shore and landed your trophy billfish so today we will fish in-shore for snook, snapper, and the prized roosterfish. Spend a full day or a half day with the best in-shore guide in the country as your comb the rocky islands and reefs for a buffet of different in-shore species.

Day Eight

We will pick you up and drive you back to San Jose and the SJO International Airport, which is just 75 minutes away from Los Suenos.

Costa Rica is one of the world’s most popular destinations due to the incredible natural beauty and wide range of high end accommodations available. All inclusive beach resorts, luxurious private villas & condos, world renowned eco lodges and private boutique hotels dot the country side. Below are suggestions for this sample package, but if you don’t see what you are looking for keep in mind we will customize your itinerary until it is perfect.

Hotel & Resort Accommodations

Rainbow Bass

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Machaca

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Marlin

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Sailfish

Sailfish

Dorado

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Yellow-fin Tuna

Yellow-fin Tuna

Wahoo

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Snapper

Snapper

Grouper

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Roosterfish

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