A very popular area for sport fishing, Playas del Coco is the largest village in Guanacaste province.
When talking about Coco Sport fishing, the species of fish you can expect to catch are: Sailfish, Blue marlin, Black marlin, Striped marlin, Yellowfin tuna, Dorado, Wahoo, Roosterfish and snapper.
The greatest thing about fishing in Costa Rica is that it’s an activity that can be done year round. Either if its freshwater fishing in the Caribbean Coast, or deep sea fishing in the Pacific Coast, you can find a fishing spot throughout the year.
Sport fishing has long been a great attraction in the area of Guanacaste, which is the site of several major international and local tournaments every year and provides incredible action on blue, black and striped marlin, sailfish, yellow fish and big-eye tuna, dorado and lots of other species.
Marlin can be found every month of the year, especially from November to early March; then slowing from April to early June and picking up in August and September.
Sailfish is also available throughout the year, with May through August as the top season. The slowest months are from August through November, with September as the lowest time.
Tuna peaks from August through October. Yellow fish and big-eye tuna are found at Catalina Island, 30 minutes from the beach where schools of 12- to 20-pounders are abundant. Frequently, there are large concentrations of 20- to 60-pound tuna and there are plenty of 200- to 400-pounders caught every year.
Roosterfish is available all year. In Papagayo Bay more are caught from November through March. The roosters like the structure of the shoreline and islands where they’re found in 50 to 60 feet of water.
Wahoo season begins with the May rains and peaks in July and August. They are caught around the rocky points and islands and occasionally offshore.
I love Fish, and it is one our favorite activity in Playas del Coco, Costa Rica.
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