Fishing in Costa Rica is also a popular water sport. With a vast resource of fish in its huge stretches of lakes, seas and ocean. Be it deep sea fishing or fresh water fishing, Costa Rica has it all.
There is a wide variety of fish that are available, like the sailfish, wahoo, billfish, roosterfish, marlin, dolphins, tuna, cubera, snapper, blue runners, snook and various other unusual fish. One can fish in various places with a lot of success. The primary center for fishing is the stretch between Gulf of Papagayo Flamingo Beach and Cabo Blanco that has a complete marina option. Popular spots of the Pacific area that are known for great fishing are Flamingo, Carrillo, Coco, Ocotal, Tamarindo, Golfito, Dominical, Punta Leona, Puntarenas, Zancudo, Quepos and Manuel Antonio, Drake Bay, Zancudo and Tambor. Another popular area for fishing in the Central Pacific region is the stretch between Drake Bay, Quepos and Cabo Blanco. Golfito is probably the major juncture for fishing in the South Pacific region with two developed marinas. The lodges that let you experience great fishing at the Caribbean are situated in Parismina, Barra del Colorado and Tortuguero.