Costa Rica: Fishing

Where the sun always shines

Costa Rica’s deep blue waters are rife with marlin, mahi mahi and sailfish so are a Mecca for sport fishermen seeking world-class action. Fishing varies in each region according to season, but something is always biting in Costa Rica any month of the year. Local tour operators throughout the country offer half or full-day fishing excursions that may include free hotel pick up, snacks, beverages, bilingual captains and fishing tackle. Many hotels and lodges feature all-inclusive fishing packages and will also cook the daily catch. However, most sport fishing outfits encourage 'catch and release' to help preserve big game fish.