Costa Rica Fishing

Papagayo Fishing Charters

The Golfo de Papagayo and its coastline is at the center of a major tourism project developed by Costa Rica's government. In it several high end hotel chains, most notoriously the Four Seasons resort, and developers plan to turn this region into a model tourism center where environment and development can coexist. There is one thing left out in their project brochure which is that any and all development will be dependent on the excellent Papagayo fishing the region offers.

Among the most popular destinations in the Golfo de Papagayo are Ocotal Beach, Playas del Coco, Playa Hermosa and Playa Panama. The Peninsula de Papagayo is perhaps the most exclusive area in the gulf and where the Four Seasons is located. This is an all around resort with activities for everybody including Papagayo fishing which is at the top of the "to do" list for our visitors.

Papagayo Inshore Fishing

Guanacaste Costa Rica is the major region and Papagayo fishing is the hottest in the region. Fishing in the Gulf of Papagayo offers something for every type of angler. Whether you are a veteran sportfisher, avid angler, weekend warrior, or first time angler you can participate in one type of fishing or another that will interest you.

Are you new to fishing or is this your first time fishing in Papagayo? If so then there is some extremely fun inshore fishing where you can catch grouper, snapper, jacks, and a slew of other bottom fishing species that call the Papagayo fishing grounds home. And just because you may be new to fishing doesn't mean you can't catch a very large fish. The inshore species of Papagayo can easily exceed 50 or even 100 pounds which is a large sportfish in any fishing region.

Additionally aside from all the large billfish, probably the most sought after gamefish for Papagayo sport fishermen is the roosterfish. More trophy size roosterfish are taken from waters around Bat Islands or Catalinas Islands than any other place in the world makingPapagayo fishing a very popular stop for visiting anglers, anglers looking to get their own picture with the roosterfish they caught.

The extraordinary inshore fishing in Papagayo is known for the abundant Rooster fishing all year round. Rooster fishing in Papagayo has always been a favorite among visiting anglers. Papagayo roosterfish average between 50 and 70 pounds and sometimes reach sizes in excess of 80 pounds. A fish like this will give you a tough back aching fight that you will remember for a life time plus give you a great fishing story to tell your friends and family back home.

Just a few of the most popular sportfish of the Papagayo fishing region.

  • Offshore Species
  • Blue Marlin
  • Striped Marlin
  • Sailfish
  • Swordfish
  • Wahoo
  • Dolphin
  • Yellowfin Tuna
  • Inshore Species
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda
  • Cubera Snapper - Very Large
  • Grouper
  • Blue Trevally
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Roosterfish

Papagayo Offshore Fishing

If you are an avid angler who is looking for a trophy game fish to have bragging rights to then Papagayo fishing, mainly Papagayo offshore fishing, offers a chance to catch all the most popular big game billfish species and other pelagic species known to inhabit the deeper waters of the Costa Rica Pacific Ocean.

Additionally, Guanacaste Costa Rica Fishing in the gulf of Papagayo is recognized around the globe for its billfishing at hot spots like Bat Islands where you are subject to catch the marlin of your life, a big sailfish, or a yellowfin tuna that can swim fast as a torpedo and fight like a bull.

A Papagayo fishing charter has it all and any visiting angler will come away happy knowing they just enjoyed a fishing adventure of a life time. New anglers will now realize why veteran anglers make such a big deal over catching big fish. Papagayo fishing for these big game sportfish species gives humans the rare chance to pit their own God given skills against some of mother natures most beautiful and strongest creatures of the deep blue ocean and that makes for an experience you will want to do again and again. There is nothing else like it in the entire world.

NOTE: To ensure these species of billfish and bottom fish are always here for you and for future generations we practice catch and release. This is a fishing technique mostly for the many wonderful billfish species like Marlin, Sailfish, Swordfish, and even some Roosterfish although you are more than welcome to keep species like dolphin (dorado), yellowfin tuna, snapper, and other species.

Tuna, dorado, snapper, and other abundant species make for a fine fresh seafood meal that you can have cooked at a local restuarant for yourself and your party.

The best thing to do is just ask the Captain what you may keep, what is the best fish for the table. Your Captain or mate will help you clean the fish to get it ready for the dinner table.

So, are you interested regarding Guanacaste Fishing in the gulf of Papagayo?, give us a call or email me and we will help you plan your next fishing charter in Costa Rica.

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