Costa Rica is a world famous fishing destination. Over the years, Costa Rica has racked up a 100 plus world record catches. With so many type of fishing available, there is something for every angler out there. You could spend your days deep sea fishing for sail fish or maybe just fish near a Caribbean river mouth for Tarpon. If you prefer to stay on dry land, you could always check out some of the lakes, including Arenal Lake near the volcano.

Popular Costa Rica Fishing Destinations

  • Quepos
  • Puntarenas
  • Playa del Coco
  • Tamarindo
  • Flamingo
  • Golfito
  • Drake Bay
  • Zancudo

All of these major fishing towns in Costa Rica have boats, hotels, and lodges that all cater specifically to fishermen.

Costs for Fishing in Costa Rica




The cost of fishing trips in Costa Rica ranges from around $400 to $1600 US Dollars a day. These prices typically include:

  • Boat
  • Captain
  • Tackle
  • Drinks
  • Lunch

The price of your fishing trips depends on the size of your party. If you bring enough people to fill up the boat, you tend to get a large group discount. Keep in mind though, that if you want to reserve a private boat, you will be paying for the empty spots on the boat.