fishing in costa rica

Deep Sea Fishing Adventures abound off Costa Rica's Pacific and Caribbean shores. First-time anglers and life long aficionados will go home satisfied thanks to the large populations of billfish, rooster fish, tarpon and snapper among many other species.
Fishing on the Pacific is best during the dry months of December through March, while Caribbean Tarpon fishing peaks during the months of August and January.

top fishing spots in costa rica

The following are some of the top fishing spots in Costa Rica, where you are sure to reel in a winner. If you have any questions about lodging, tour operators, or how to get there, contact a travel designer from Nature Vacations for more information!

puerto jimenez

Try inshore fishing on the Golfo Dulce for record breaking snapper, grouper, sea bass and more, or hit the open seas in search of dorado, sailfish, marlín, wahoo and tuna.

drake bay

Find large populations of yellowfin tuna, sailfish, roosterfish, marlín, dorado, wahoo and snook about 80 miles offshore of this southern Pacific town. The best fishing can be found December through March.


Depart from the brand new Quepos marina in search of billfish, tuna, marlin, dorado and snook. Quepos is a great destination to mix some beach and jungle time into your fishing vacation.


Some of the best tarpon (aka Silver King) fishing in the world can be found in the inshore waters off Costa Rica’s northern Caribbean coast. Other local species include Mackerel, Barracuda, Snapper and more.


Despite its lack of a marina, Tamarindo offers great conditions year round, and some of the best deep sea fishing for marlin, sailfish, wahoo, dorado and tuna, which begins just an hour offshore.