Costa Rica offers incredible inshore and
offshore fishing opportunities, the sportfishing
here is world-class and the industry itself is
firmly established, it waters are calm and
filled with Blue and Black Marlin, Sailfish,
Dorado, Rooster Fish and Tarpon.
The abundance of sailfish occurring in Costa
Rican waters is among the top reasons fisherman
return again and again to this sportfishing
paradise. Marlin, Sailfish, Dorado, Wahoo, Tuna,
Tarpon and Snook are in abundant supply year
round. Costa Rica is home to some of the best
sportfishing and deep sea fishing in the world,
with over 100 world records to its credit.
The best spot for Sportfishing is Golfito, its
area is famous for its big roosterfish year
round. Marlin: August through December is peak.
Sailfish: December to the end of March is best,
then again in August and September. Tuna: August
through March is the best time for the 100
pounders, but fish of up to 30 lbs are caught
year-round. Snook: The rainy season seems to be
best, there are sails and marlin offshore during
peak season, and plenty of exciting roosters,
mackerel, amberjack, wahoo and big snapper
Inside Golfo Dulce, small barracuda and snapper,
mackerel, sea bass and the occasional snook can
be caught on light tackle.
Off Cabo Matapalo in the Pacific, anglers will
encounter sails, marlin, tuna and other blue
water species. This area is generally considered
to have the best all-round inshore sportfishing
in Costa Rica, and there are roosters that
average over 30 pounds, wahoo, grouper, jack,
barracuda and trophy-size Pacific cubera snapper.
With some of the highest storied rainforests in
Central America (30–45 meters), most of the
coastal lowlands surrounding Golfito are
characterized by tall evergreen forest. One of
the wettest places in the world, the region
receives an annual average of 400–500
centimeters of rainfall.