FISHING IN COSTA RICA
Costa Rica has long been considered a world-class destination for fishing. Its long and winding coastline offers exceptionally easy access to deep-sea and shallow-water fish, making it an idyllic endeavor for any sport fisherman. Daylong sunshine, refreshing breezes, and temperatures in the mid-70s make an angling adventure in Costa Rica a genuine dreamscape.
The ocean is not the only place to set a line; Costa Rica’s freshwater lakes are home to hard-fighting and beautiful native fish such as the rainbow bass, or guapote, and the formidable machaca. With expert fisherman from all around the world eager to assist, finding cutting-edge gear and a knowledgeable guide is no problem at all. Some of the lakes lie very near or at the base of an active volcano, augmenting the already spectacular tropical scenery.
Anglers who prefer an adrenaline-fueled challenge should bait their hooks while cruising over the calm surface into deeper waters. But don’t let the pleasant journey fool you – strap in and be ready for a rewarding yet hard-fought contest! The fearless and robust black, blue, and striped marlin all make for formidable foes who will battle for hours and hours. You can also hook a myriad of other offshore fish including sailfish, gargantuan yellowfin tuna, wahoo, and the feisty dorado. Closer to shore there are snapper, mackerel, tarpon, snook, jack, pompano, and the ruthless barracuda. Costa Rica’s fishing reputation has made sure there are plentiful English-speaking captains to escort you to the most fruitful grounds.
Costa Rica’s waters are doubtless a treasure trove of delicious bounties. Once you’re satisfied with your catch, you can season it with fresh spices, oils, and fruit found in local villages before throwing it on the grill for a surely unrivaled feast. Then you can relax, kick back, and enjoy the soothing music of the rainforest while reflecting on the day’s reward.