If you are an angler looking for a great getaway then a Costa Rica sports fishing vacation is definitely for you. Situated in between the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea with rivers and inland lakes, Costa Rica has become one of the hot spots for big game fish. 2007 averaged some of the largest Marlin in the area from around 200-350 lbs. While this is enough to get any fisherman excited, everyone wants to get the best deal possible for a vacation. Below you will not only get a more informative look at some of the fish in the area, but a closer look at package deals that may be right for you when taking this trip.
While everything sounds extremely large with sizes of fish and bodies of water around, Costa Rica is about the size of West Virginia. If you are intrigued by Costa Rica sports fishing you should be. One of the best aspects of this location is that you can have a variety of different fishing trips all in one. Doesn’t matter if it’s bass, fly, deep sea, or even kayak fishing – there is an area for each person to thrive.
If deep sea fishing is your specialty or even if you’re just a novice, there isn’t a better place to enjoy your first time then in Costa Rica. The Pacific Ocean is home to the largest Marlin in the world, some being recorded at an astonishing 800-900lbs, with nothing short than four to five hours struggling to bring them in. While the blue marlins are the most common species caught, there are also black marlin and striped marlin that are brought in from time to time.
Depending on the size of the boat, a half day of deep sea fishing can run anywhere from $550-$1100 without any type of fishing package and a full day for around $1500. Well worth the experience when you land a sailfish in the Pacific that spends just as much time fighting you in the air turning over several times trying to strain the line then in the water. However you can enjoy the same kind of excitement and find Costa Rica sports fishing package deals for under $2,400. This would include your accommodations for 3days/2nights at the Flamingo Beach Resort, two full days of fishing ($3,000 value), lunch, adult beverages, and more while you’re onboard the boat. Plus if you add more people you can always subtract more money, saving thousands on your next Costa Rica sports fishing vacation.
Ready to take that fishing trip in the Caribbean Sea? The great thing about the eastern area when taking a Costa Rica sports fishing trip is the ability to go from catching two hundred pound yellowfin tuna in the open sea to finding 100-200lbs tarpons or as many call them the “silver king” making your way to smaller corridors through canals and inland lake areas. While these are the most common you can also come across four different types of snook, the top fighting roosterfish, and of course the barracuda which can be found where smaller fish gather. You can find package deals starting at $2,500 per person which consists of 6days/5nights, 5 full days of fishing, and all other amenities to enjoy.
When you do plan your Costa Rica sports fishing vacation, remember to try the kayak fishing which is continuously growing in popularity. Using a guide you will find yourself along shorelines and rocky islands having control of the boat your fishing in is easier than your probably imagining. Once paddling in the vicinity of the area you plan on casting your line in, you straddle the kayak while fishing. Using sardines as bait you will try catching 50lb dorados as they pull you around the ocean doing acrobatic tricks trying to get free as you fight to reel them in, an unbelievable sight. Enjoying this type of fishing trip can run from $2,500 including your stay for 8days/7nights and 4 full days of fishing.
All highly recommended Costa Rica sports fishing vacations to take, but the one that will leave your heart racing is rain forest fishing. Deep in between the borders of Nicaragua and Costa Rica lies little streams and lagoons that bring out the best fishing around the globe. The scenery while riding to each fishing hot spot is enough for an episode on National Geographic with jaguars, tropical aerial animals, and iguanas along the way. Of course the fishing is the goal and fishing for snook and tarpon is the common two, but the ability to snag a snapper in the middle of a lagoon in pouring down rain fighting back and forth is magnificent. Other fish to catch include mackerel, grouper, sawfish, barracuda, wahoo, garfish, and Jack Crevelle. Possible cost for a weeks stay having a trip of this magnitude: starting at $2,800.
With so many options you’ll never fall short of finding how, what, and where you want to fish. Grabbing a package deal before taking a lifetime experience such as a Costa Rica sports fishing vacation is not only the smart thing to do, but also leave more money to pay for the airfare. In doing so you will not only enjoy your trip, you will also enjoy the money saved that was able to be put towards something else. So research thoroughly and find the best deals possible and we’re sure this will help you on your sports fishing adventure.