Sportfishing in North Puntarenas

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North Puntarenas has a wealth of activities to enjoy, which makes it one of the most visited regions in Costa Rica – and that is saying a lot since the country offers a lot of competition. This part of the country is beautiful, but it is also convenient to get to. For travelers heading over from the capital of San Jose, the busiest tourist port in the country, it will be easy to access North Puntarenas to go sport fishing or to do anything else they’d like! This area offers a little something for everyone, so if only one person in your travel group is interested in fishing, everyone else can stay entertained too.

Those that don’t want to fish can take in the beautiful scenery, get some rest and relaxation on the area’s stunning beaches, and experience the amazing wildlife that dominates this part of Costa Rica on a hike through the lush rainforests. Those that are visiting Costa Rica for sport fishing are in for a great time when they visit the northern region of the Puntarenas province.

The Best Sport Fishing

While those not interested in fishing have lots to do and explore, those that are there to fish will find themselves in good company. Sport fishing is one of the most popular activities in the province, and with good reason (cause, it’s awesome). One thing that makes this area amazing is the fantastic array of sport fish that can be found just off the Central Pacific coast. Fishing here is truly a delight for any angler. Since fishing is such a popular activity in the area, there are plenty of travel agencies that can arrange fishing trips for you. Avid sport fisherman can work with an agency to plan a whole fishing tour in North Puntarenas. These fishing trips let fishers explore all of the places in this part of the province where sport fishing is at its best.

The Best Spots for Sport Fishing in North Puntarenas

When it comes to the best spots for sport fishing in North Puntarenas, Costa Rica, two places in particular stand out: Quepos and Herradura. If you’re a sport fisher researching the activity in Costa Rica, chances are you’ve already heard of Quepos. This area is perhaps the most well-known angling destination in North Puntarenas and each year attracts a number of serious sport fishermen from all over the globe. Those that offshore fish here can expect to catch sailfish, marlin, tuna, dorado, wahoo, snook, snappers, roosterfish and broomtail groupers.

To have the ultimate fishing adventure in Costa Rica, plan to visit Quepos, and utilize the resources in the area. There are a number of boat rental companies for those that want to plan their own adventure, and also a number of guided sport fishing tours for those that just want to hit the water and get their lines out. No matter which adventure you choose, you are sure to have the ultimate fishing holiday in North Puntarenas’ Quepos. This angling hotspot sits south of Jaco next to the Manuel Antonio National Park. The accommodations available in Quepos won’t disappoint, either. If you have any energy left after fishing, you can visit the local restaurants, bars, clubs, and stores in the area during your free time.

Another recognized fishing destination is at the Marriott Los Sueños Resort at Playa Herradura. Home to a 250-slip marina, many sport fishing tours are conducted from this dock. A premier location with some top-class sport fishing, most people usually charter a boat from here and head out into the open waters of the Pacific.

Other HotSpots

If you can’t make it to either of those spots, don’t worry. There are plenty of other areas in Costa Rica’s North Puntarenas province for sport fishing. Fishers can head to Puntarenas, Manuel Antonio, Jacó and Paquera for offshore sport fishing opportunities. These areas are all traveler-friendly, with many hotels, tour companies, boat clubs and resorts that include fishing as part of their tour itineraries.

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