Costa Rica is home to beautiful beaches and the most diverse wildlife population on the planet, but did you know that Costa Rica fishing draws thousands of dedicated fishermen to its coastline every single year? Costa Rica fishing resorts are popular sporting destinations for good reason: If it swims in the ocean, you can almost certainly catch it in Costa Rica. You just have to find the right spot.
The following Costa Rica fishing resorts are among the most popular in Central America. All have unique features and professional staff on hand to make sure your Costa Rica fishing vacation is the most splendid one yet:
- Aguila de Osa Inn (www.aguiladeosainn.com). Set into a steep hillside overlooking Drake Bay on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast, Aguila de Osa Inn is a luxury fishing lodge geared towards serious sportsmen. The treacherous hike down the hill might present problems for travelers with mobility problems, but for those with a taste for adventure the fishing is second to none. Organized tours of Cano Island and Corcovado National Park are also available and the fresh, seasonal menu is served in a open air dining room surrounding by lush foliage.
- Rio Colorado Lodge (www.riocoloradolodge.com). Rio Colorado Lodge is one of the oldest fishing lodges in Costa Rica. Located on the Caribbean coast by the Rio Colorado River, the lodge features comfortable rooms and a rustic, old-time flair. The dining room is an open-air deck built over the river, and in addition to guided sports fishing there are also riverboat tours available.
- Silver King Lodge (www.silverkinglodge.com). The Silver Kind Lodge is on of the most luxurious available in Costa Rica’s Barra del Colorado on the Caribbean coast. The rooms are huge and features varnished hardwood floors, bamboo ceilings, air conditioning, and two double beds each, and a full tackle shop is available on site. The meals are famous and served all-you-can-eat buffet style. A hotel photographer snaps pictures and presents each guest with a souvenir photo album at no cost at discharge.
Costa Rica fishing changes according to the region and the season but many kinds of fish can be had no matter what the time of year. On the Caribbean, Costa Rica fishing focuses on tarpon year round, snook from April through November, or calba November through January. Out at sea Costa Rica fishing in the Caribbean might net barracuda, jack, mackerel, wahoo, tuna, Dorado, marlin, or sailfish.
On the Pacific coast, Costa Rica fishing expeditions might feature dolphin, yellow fin tuna, Pacific sailfish, or blue marlin, but almost anything is possible. Expect to pay $400 to $1600 USD per day to rent a boat, pay the crew, and provide, lunch, tackle, drinks and so forth. The cost per person varies wildly according the luxury of the craft, the nature of the expedition and the size of the party. Costa Rica fishing is not a budget activity, but for serious sport fishers, it is definitely an adventure not to be missed!