Top fishing trips in Costa Rica
Everything to Know About Booking a fishing charter in Costa Rica
What are the best fishing charters in Costa Rica?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 31 trips in Costa Rica, and the most popular trips in the area are Gitana Fishing - Half Day Offshore guided by Gabriels, Moonwalker - Full Day or Half Day Nearshore Fishing Trip guided by Rudy, and Roosterfish, Grouper, Snapper - 33' Proline guided by Christian.
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What types of fishing charters are common in Costa Rica?
Offshore fishing is the most popular in Costa Rica as well as inshore fishing and nearshore fishing.
The most commonly sought after species in Costa Rica are: 1. sailfish, 2. mahi mahi / dorado, 3. yellowfin tuna, 4. blue marlin, and 5. black marlin.
The most common fishing techniques in Costa Rica are trolling, heavy tackle fishing, and bottom fishing but light tackle fishing and jigging are popular as well.
How much do Costa Rica fishing charters cost?
in Costa Rica prices can range anywhere from $475 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day in Costa Rica is $957. The average price for a full day in Costa Rica is $1,929.
When is the best time to go fishing in Costa Rica?
The most popular season for fishing in Costa Rica is winter, and most anglers book their trips 52 days in advance.
Where can I get a Costa Rica fishing license and what are the bag limits in Costa Rica?
See here for more information on fishing licenses in Costa Rica, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Costa Rica. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Costa Rica.
Cities in Costa Rica
Species in Costa Rica
- Black Marlin
- Blue Marlin
- Bluefin Tuna
- Broomtail Grouper
- Cubera Snapper
- Gag Grouper
- Jack Crevalle
- Lane Snapper
- Mahi Mahi / Dorado
- Mullet Snapper
- Red Grouper
- Red Snapper
- Spanish Mackerel
- Striped Marlin
- White Marlin
- Yellowfin Tuna