So what’s so special about Costa Rica that makes anglers go weak at the knees? Well you can claim a “super grand slam” all in the same day – that’s why!
A super grand slam is when you catch a black, blue, and striped marlin along with a sailfish all in the same 24 hour period.
This small yet marvelous country is a perfect solution for all the tropical game that seasoned fishermen love. Two massive coastlines combined with a plethora of rivers running through it make Costa Rica a prime fishing location.
June and July have shown to be the optimum months for catching marlin, while June to October come out top for dorado and tuna.
The main spots for fishing are Playa Flamingo, Tamarindo, Los Suenos, Golfito, and Quepos. If you would like to organise a fishing vessel then there are plenty of companies that will accommodate you for both half day and full day excursions. The price usually includes lunch and drinks for 4+ people.
Costa Rica not only offers saltwater fishing opportunities, but also plenty of freshwater experiences. Rainbow trout, drum, rainbow bass and moharra(type of bluegill) can all be found in the dozen or so rivers here.
Rio Savegre is a very popular location for catching many of these freshwater species. Lake Arenal is also frequently visited by those looking to bag themselves a giant rainbow bass which can grow to over 4kg in weight.
It should be noted however, that from September to December freshwater fishing is closed, and a license is required.
Sports Fishing Costa Rica is one of the most thrilling sports to avail of in the country. Costa Rica holds the world record for most international sport fishing competitions. There is a saying that says “there are more fish in the sea in this country than there are hooks to catch them”.
Both amateurs and professionals alike can participate in this wonderful activity, with the only rule being that all fish caught are released back afterwards in order to protect the fish population.
As well as deep sea fishing, a lot of people like to go fly fishing on the river waters.
While Costa Rica is a playground for fishermen, it’s also a brilliant travel destination for families. Days can be spent out fishing or enjoying many other superb activities like quad biking, snorkeling, scuba diving etc.
The country is more developed than other nearby countries so the tour operators will look after your every need – whatever it may be.