Costa Rica sailfish Hook a big sailfish and marlin off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica this year, where sailfish abound. All the boats here observe the "catch and release" technique. Some of the World sportfishing records for fly fishing have been set off the shore of Guanacaste, Quepos and Nicoya, where offshore fly fishing for sailfish and marlin continues to increase in popularity
Sailfish season starts in August In the southern Pacific off Golfito, Puerto Jimenez and Zancudo. But August also sees tremendous downpours, so things don't usually get going until October. This area is remote, but some nice places have opened up down in the past couple of years. Anglers visit this area far less often than other parts of the country, and the schools run bigger and more frequently than elsewhere. January through March is the best time to go. Sansa and Nature Air fly into Golfito.
Drake Bay and Golfito
Drake Bay offers a secluded bay, lots of wildlife and plenty of big bills and other salt water gamefish. Only a few boats in the area -- try Captain Fred. Nature Air flies here daily in high season
Quepos and Manuel Antonio
December-April is the time to head for Quepos on the mid-Pacific coast. December and January are the prime months here. See Fishing Quepos for more info. And Costa Rica Boat Charter for pictures of local boats.
Guanacaste and Nicoya Coast
This area enjoys good sailfishing throughout the year. Exceptional in June-July, when the big tournaments are staged.
Playa Flamingo is perfectly situated for sailfishing, because the boats can reach any of the many potentially hot spots with ease. For more info on boats in this area, send an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Even on the Caribbean coast, you’ll find good sailfishing year-round, with February through September the most prolific months on the Atlantic coast.
Lodging, rooms, accommodations
Many beach hotels and resorts cater to fishermen, and you may also find a luxury villa or all-inclusive resort in Manuel Antonio or Guanacaste. You can catch Stateside news on cable or Direct TV in most places. If you decide you like the area, local real estate agents will be happy to show you around.
Bring a cap or some other headgear, sun block 30+PF and a camera or video camera for pictures and photographs
Other tourism offerings
Scuba diving and snorkeling, from the shore or from a boat, can be part of a trip to the coast. PADI courses at at the some beachfront resorts range from beginners to advanced. White water rafting, volcano hikes, surfing, horseback riding, canopy tours, nightlife and rainforest strolls are among the many other things to do list" in this fascinating vacation spot.