The world’s deepest gulf, connected to the world’s largest ocean and contains over 5,000 species of marine life, some of which weigh up to 800lb. If you can imagine yourself strapped to the deck of a 26-foot ocean runner, gripping a rod with a fish more than twice your own size, fighting for its life on the other end, then this is the Costa Rica vacation for you. learn more here

Inshore Fishing

Inshore fishing is the best way to catch the much sought after rooster fish an assortment of jacks and the tasty snappers.

Weighing up to 100lbs and fighting like Mike Tyson right to the point you drop it onto the deck; the rooster is the real sportsman’s prize. Just don’t let its appearance fool you. Its elegant seven spine fin is great for a photograph, but if its food you are after, we suggest you scour the ocean floor for a snapper.


If you are looking for bigger fish to fry then your best bet is to move off-shore into the gulf’s deeper waters. This Costa Rica travel package gives you the chance to hook one of the common sail fish, sailfish’s buddy the Dorado or even the infamous marlin.

It was an 18ft marlin that Santiago battled and defeated in Ernest Hemmingway’s Old Man and the Sea. While this is an extraordinary feat for any fisherman, it is not entirely fiction. They can weigh up to 800lbs and on average between 200 and 300lbs. Real monsters in comparison to the Sailfish who has been coined as the ballerina of the sea. And for good reason, twisting and leaping on the end of your hook like Nijinsky.

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Fly fishing is also possible and good for catching sailfish, jacks, mackerel and bonito.

One day fishing on Golfo Dulce Costa Rica lasts 7 hours between 7 am and 4 pm. Most people book between 3 and 5 days. These Costa Rica packages provide you with all the equipment you need, but you are welcome to bring your own.

$975 per day for up to four people.