Anglers on a Costa Rica vacation will appreciate the fact that fishing is among the top water sports that you can enjoy along both the Pacific and Caribbean Costa Rican coasts. To serve the needs of visiting fisherman, a good amount of Costa Rica fishing resorts, and resorts offering fishing packages, are springing up to meet a growing demand. These aren't old, fishing-exclusive inns where only those who have a passion for casting lines will feel at home, but, instead, comfortable and unique resorts where fishermen and non-fishermen alike can take full advantage of what they have to offer. From the Osa Peninsula to the Nicoya Peninsula, the Pacific Costa Rica fishing hotels and resorts are where you can toast to the day's adventure with a stunning sunset. Along the eastern Caribbean shore, enjoy the sunrise as you ready yourself for the catch of a lifetime. Marlin, sailfish, tuna, tarpon and snook are just some of the fish you can expect to hook when booking Costa Rica fishing trips at the Costa Rica fishing resorts. Whether you are looking for a great value, or prefer to have the best in creature comforts, you can bet the Costa Rica fishing hotels and resorts have a place waiting just for you.
Both the experienced fisherman and the novice caster will have a great time on Costa Rica fishing trips. If you are staying at one of the Costa Rica fishing resorts in Drake Bay, such as the Drake Bay Wilderness Resort, you might even be fortunate enough to spot some whales while you are fishing. When you book Costa Rica fishing trips through the Costa Rica hotels that offer packages, you will generally find that your transportation to and from the resort will be taken care of, allowing minimal worry on your part. For Costa Rica fishing resorts in the northwest Pacific coast Guanacaste province, such as the impressive Cristal Azul Lodge, you might consider looking for direct flights that arrive at the international airport in Liberia. If you are staying in one of the Costa Rica luxury resorts that offer sportfishing packages, like the Four Seasons Papagayo Resort, your means of ground transportation could be a limousine, a custom SUV or a comfortable passenger van. Most flights to Costa Rica arrive at the airport in the capital of San Jose, so you may find more airfare deals associated with those flights. When you've narrowed down your selection for resorts, you can find transportation information on the resort websites, or by contacting the owners directly. They will all speak English, so you need not stress about language concerns.
At the Costa Rica fishing hotels and resorts, you will benefit from the knowledge that your guides have built up over years of fishing the Costa Rican waters. Bill fishing is especially big on the west coast of the country, and your experienced guide should know exactly where to take you. You can enjoy Pacific bill fishing most of the year, save for October and November when the weather is a bit more unpredictable. On the southern half of the Costa Rica Pacific coast you can take advantage of great sailfishing between the months of December and April. Near Tamarindo, blue marlin fishing is best enjoyed beginning in February. Yellowfin tuna is also prevalent along the west coast starting in the spring. There are a good amount of Costa Rica fishing hotels and resorts on the Osa peninsula, where you will find the villages of Drake, Golfito and Puerto Jimenez. In Puerto Jimenez, the Crocodile Bay Lodge is spread over some 40 acres and it has 34 air-conditioned rooms. It is one of the newest Costa Rica fishing and eco-tour lodges. Some of the Costa Rica fishing lodges offer all inclusive packages, like the Crocodile Bay Lodge on the Pacific, and the Silver King Lodge on the Caribbean side. Near Jaco, you can enjoy one of the most notable Costa Rica beaches, as well as a list of Jaco resorts and hotels that offer Costa Rica fishing trips. If you are looking for a premier resort near Jaco that offers fishing excursions, you might consider the Los Sueños Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort. It offers 212 luxurious rooms and has everything you could want or need.
On the Caribbean side of Costa Rica, the areas of Rio Colorado, Parismina and Tortuguero are among the popular spots for Costa Rica fishing trips. Where the jungle rivers reach the ocean, tarpon and snook are among the catch of the day. Regardless of where you choose to fish in Costa Rica, the experience should be a most memorable one. Those in your group who choose to stay behind while others fish can enjoy the comforts that many of the Costa Rica fishing hotels and resorts offer. At the Rio Parismina Lodge, for example, guests can relax in their luxurious rooms, savor the high-quality dining options, or just kick back at the pool and jacuzzi. If you want to fish in Costa Rica, there is a fee for a Costa Rica fishing license, but it is only around $25. When you consider the experience you're bound to have, it seems like quite a nominal price to enjoy some of the best sportfishing in the world.