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Costa Rica Fishing Species

Hooked on Costa Rica: An Angler’s Guide to Top Costa Rica Fishing Species

Join us as we dive into the fascinating world of top Costa Rica fishing species, and discover why this destination is a must-visit for any fishing aficionado. Costa Rica, a paradise for sportfishing enthusiasts, is home to some of the most sought-after fish species in the world. From the thrilling Roosterfish to the majestic Blue Marlin, the waters surrounding this Central American gem offer an unparalleled fishing experience. Whether you are an experienced angler or a novice looking to make your first big catch, Costa Rica’s diverse marine life and ideal fishing conditions are sure to deliver.

Blue Marlin Sportfishing Costa Rica

Rooster fish

One of the most sought predators in the sea is the Rooster fish, this due to its amazing fighting abilities.
Getting one is a huge challenge, even for the more experienced fisher mans.
As you may guess, it receives its name for the similarities with the crest of the roosters. Also they usually have a good size (they measure in average 1.5m).
This is a “catch and release” fish, as it is a commonly sought fish in the sport fishing world and also because its not really good for eating.
So why fishing rooster fish in Costa Rica? This species can be found on shallow coasts and the warm waters of Costa Rica are ideal for this.


Sailfish is one of the most wanted trophies by fisherman during offshore fishing. Costa Rica is known for its numerous amount of this kind of fish a nd also because they produce one of the largest specimens all over the world. That answers why fishing sailfish in Costa Rica. Some characteristics of this fish is that they weight on average 100lbs and they can go up to 60mph.
Also they have amazing figh ting abilities. You may find Sailfish in all over the year, though the best season for this fish goes from April to september. They feed on small fish, sardines, ballyhoo, and squid and of course, this is a catch and release only fish.
So what are you waiting? Come and get your trophie!

Blue Marlin Sportfishing Costa Rica
Blue Marlin Sportfishing Costa Rica

Blue Marlin

Blue Marlin is the name of our store and also the name of one of the most desired target species of sporting anglers world wide. They are sought because of their great speed, big size and amazing aerial acrobatics they perform.
Blue Marlin can be found at any time of the year but it has its best season from december to april. They can weight up to 1400lbs and swim up to 60 mph.


Another famous fish is the wahoo, mainly because of its size and capacity of accelerate really quick.
Also their great power make them a really exciting and fun fish to catch.
Their body is long and thin and its meat is supposed to have a great flavor while eating. You can catch wahoo almost at any time of the year, it doesn’t have a special season, so what are you waiting? Come here and get yours!

Blue Marlin Sportfishing Costa Rica
Blue Marlin Sportfishing Costa Rica


The fish of the thousand names…mahi mahi, dolphinfish or dorado are just some of the names to refer to one of the most important fish you can get while doing s portfishing in Costa Rica.
Its know for its brilliant yellow/green coloring and a small dorsal sail. Also because they provide an amazing strong fight while fishing. And mainly because you will find them in every good restaurant, as they are very tasty. So come on and grab your dinner! A lot of dorados are waiting for you.


The snapper is really sought for the experienced fisherman due for its amazing flavor. In Costa Rica there are of many variations but the most common one is the red snapper.

Blue Marlin Sportfishing Costa Rica
Blue Marlin Sportfishing Costa Rica


Many species of Grouper can be caught on inshore Costa Rica fishing charters. If you want to taste some delicious meal, you should try catching groupers! You can catch them on live bait, dead bait (squid or fish), or jigs fished around rocky areas, reefs and ledges from 50 to over 400 feet

Each Dollar Counts Best Fishing Charters In The Zone # 1 Fishing Company

SPORT FISHING BLUE MARLIN is located on the main avenue of Playas del Coco Guanacaste, in front of the Port Captaincy. Only 60 meters from the beach.
Our commitment is the personalized service.
* Penn and Shimano equipment.
* Trolling and bottom baits.
* Licenses included.
* Beers, waters and sodas or similar. *Fruit.
* Experienced crew
* Cleaning fish to go
* Clean bathrooms.
* Lunch on all Full days.
* We receive your payment via Paypal, cash or credit card.
* 20 years of experience in the area.
* Our half days are 5 hours.
* Pick up at all Beach hotels directly at your beach
* Playas del coco is located in the center of the two best fishing points in Guanacaste. Every dollar counts: Because we value your trust and your dollars
That’s why we invite you to compare boats, size, time and other items ..
We offer the best service / price ratio.
Dollar for dollar best Fishing Charters.

Fish now, Work Later!

Catamaran Tours Papagayo

This fantastic modern and luxurious Fountain Pajot 2006 Bahia model sailing catamaran, offering private and regular trips for clients staying in Papagayo, as well as Tamarindo, Flamingo, Conchal, JW Marriot, Las Catalinas, Sugar Beach, Rui Guanacaste and Riu Palace and Paddock. The perfect escape with spectacular views with all the comfort and fun necessary to make your trip unforgettable. This is the perfect trip for a family or a group of friends. It has four large double cabins. We combine water sports, recreation and luxury, which includes comfort. Includes Fresh and delicious snacks (fries, dips, fresh chicken skewers, vegetable salad and rice with beans and vegetables, fresh fruit, fruit juice, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, water, beer and fruit juice) We have that extra effort to focus on nature, such as watching sea turtles, dolphins, maybe even whales during whale seasons, snorkeling, and kayaking.
Morning tour 8:00 to 12:00 Sunset tour 14:00 to 18:00

Playas del Coco Private Tours

• Our catamaran excursion through the Gulf of Papagayo is inescapable.
• Sail silently along the Papagayo golf course on our 34-foot catamaran excursion, passing exotic bays and beaches.
• Enjoy the ocean with a fresh tropical drink prepared and served by our crew.
• Explore the seas in search of dolphins, sea turtles, flying fish, or, if you’re lucky, even a jumping whale. • • Snorkel in the bay while the crew prepares a feast of salami, cheeses, ham, fruit ciabatta bread, pico de gallo, guacamole, and dessert.
• What to bring: swimsuit, sandals, camera, cloth and sunscreen.
Morning tour 8:00 to 12:00 Sunset tour 14:00 to 18:00

Catamaran Tamarindo Tour

Beautiful 42 ft Lagoon Catamaran with a maximum capacity for 20 people
• Discover the wonders of the sea while snorkeling, sunbathe on the beach and contemplate an impressive sunset.
• We offer a unique experience. You will have a full meal and open bar. The only thing you need to bring is your own towel and a lot of illusion.
• You will be able to see whales, dolphins, turtles, rays and many other types of wildlife.
• We stop at a secluded bay where you can jump in and cool off in the ocean and then explore a remote beach.
• Then come back on board and have lunch overlooking the ocean, choose one of our various menu options.
• Finish your day contemplating an incredible sunset.
• Special menu available at an extra price
Half day from 12:30 to 18:00 Stars from $ 980
Full day from 10 to 18:00 Stars from $ 1020

Playas del Coco & Tamarindo

• Our catamaran excursion in the Gulf of Papagayo is inevitable.
• Cruise silently along the Papagayo Golf Course on our 65ft catamaran excursion, past exotic bays and beaches.
• Enjoy the ocean with a cool tropical drink prepared and served by our crew.
• Explore the seas in search of dolphins, sea turtles, flying fish or, if you’re lucky, even a jumping whale. • Snorkel the bay as the crew cooks up a feast of chicken or pasta salad, fruit, fries, pico de gallo, guacamole, and homemade chocolate chip cookies.
• What to bring: swimsuit, sandals, camera, cloth and sunscreen.
Departure: 1:15 p.m. Return: 5:50 p.m.
Every day in Playas del Coco or Tamarindo