Costa Rica has a long and rich history of sport-fishing for the ocean's great fish, and Marina Papagayo offers an exhilarating base from which the visiting angler can take full advantage of the area's phenomenal offshore and inshore fishing. Whether you're an avid heavy-tackle billfisherman, or a purist devoted to the long wand and fly-fishing, this part of Central America has written its place into the IGFA record books with over 80 current record fish, and Marina Papagayo is destined to become a leading destination for many years to come.
Embraced by rich clear waters and diverse ocean topography, Marina Papagayo lies in the heart of the Gulf of Papagayo, and has a great array of different species and ecosystems, ranging from its prolific sailfish grounds to the growling surf of its beaches. Offshore, big blue, black and striped marlin patrol the edges, with 300lb plus yellowfin tuna always a possibility. Wahoo, dorado, and sailfish round out the crew-list, and boats venturing out to the deep from the marina will find a welcoming return at day's end, with plenty of options for relaxing and dining out.
The inshore fisherman will find huge roosterfish, amberjack and several different species of large snapper within several minutes of the marina. Further potential lies in the estuaries and small river mouths nearby and with a range of species to choose from there is always something to excite both the serious trophy hunter and the whole family. Fishing in the Gulf is exhilarating, and with such an array of tail-walking and lure-crunching species to be found, each day's fishing is a true adventure.
For reservations or more information on our charter services, please contact the marina concierge.