Sportfishing in South Puntarenas

The Costa Rican province of South Puntarenas is home to an incredibly biodiverse spectrum of flora and fauna, and it is a fantastic region to visit when you’re in the country for a vacation. Those that make South Puntarenas part of their Costa Rican itinerary will get a unique opportunity to discover the country’s amazing natural beauty – which is admired across the entire world – and they will also have the don’t-want-to-miss-it chance to enjoy that beauty up close and personal.

There are so many activities for visitors of this region to join in on and enjoy, and many of those adventures will take you outdoors. One of the best and most popular activities to do in South Puntarenas is sport fishing. Those that are new to sport fishing and just want to try it out are in for an unforgettable experience. Those that already love sport fishing are in for the adventure of an angler’s lifetime, and will likely find themselves wishing they had booked more days in this region.

There are many places in South Puntarenas where the sport fishing will keep you busy for days on end. Here is some information on the areas in South Puntarenas to visit for some of the best sport fishing in Costa Rica.

Sport Fishing in Drake Bay

Drake Bay offers sport fishers the best of both worlds: serious fishing and relaxation. Those looking to head out for some serious fishing will find that there are other like minded people to share their enthusiasm. Those looking to spend a quiet day casually fishing out on the open seas will find that they have their choice of boats. There are plenty of boats available in Drake Bay, and tey range from small tug boats for low maintenance fishers to fully equipped luxury cruisers for fishers looking for a more inclusive experience. The best part is that no matter which type of boat you use for sport fishing in Drake Bay, your Costa Rican fishing experience will be first-rate.

If you’re staying at a lodge in Drake Bay, you can use their services to help you arrange a fishing tour or outing. If you prefer to make your own arrangements for an angler’s adventure, you can work with a tour organizer or travel company available in the area. A number of lodges, resorts and inns in and around the Corcovado National Park also offer fishing tours and trips as part of their vacation package.

Sport Fishing in Puerto Jiménez

Another great spot for anglers to visit for their Costa Rican sport fishing tour is Puerto Jiménez. This area is located in the Golfo Dulce near the Corcovado National Park, and the opportunities for sport fishing will not disappoint. If you’re heading here to get the best possible catches, you’ll want to visit anytime between the months of November and March. If you’re staying locally, you can work with your hotel to see if they can put together a fishing excursion for you. If you’re not staying locally, or if you just prefer to build your own adventure, you can contact Puerto Jimenez tour companies to compare sport fishing packages and prices. Let them know that you’re interested checking out the area around Matapalo and Carate – there is some great fishing here!

Other Places in South Puntarenas for Sport Fishing

Golfito and Zancudo in the northern Golfo Dulce area have plenty of fishing opportunities as well. Golfito is a former banana port, while Zancudo is known for is lovely dark sand beach. With year-round fishing available, many avid anglers come here to catch a huge variety of species including the much sought after Pacific Sailfish. December is one of the best months to go fishing here.

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