Call for our specials from May 1 to Dec 14
fishing in Drake Bay at Cano Island

Costa Rica: Fisherman’s Heaven

Giant marlin, sailfish beyond number, high-jumping tarpon, record-class snook and a dozen or more hard hitting fresh water species…Costa Rica has them all!! Fishing just doesn’t get any better than you will find in friendly, peaceful Costa Rica.

The all-time tournament record of 1691 billfish releases by 120 anglers in four days was established in Costa Rica a few years ago during the International Sailfish Tournament. And all were caught on 20-pound-test line. At last count, there were more than 90 current IFGA world record fish from Costa Rica waters including 17 all-tackle marks.

There’s not been a year in recent memory without three or more Super Grand Slams reported on local charter boats, with sailfish, blue, black and striped marlin released on the same day. Grand Slams, with three of the four billfish species released the same day, are routine during peak season.

The Caribbean coast offers an entirely different type of fishing. For many fishermen, there’s simply no bigger thrill in the world than having one of those 80- to 100-pound aerial acrobats smash a lure and immediately become airborne, often soaring 12 feet or more out of the water, twisting and turning, only to land and leap again, time after time.

In Costa Rica, the fishing is even better during the Green Season , May to Dec, when anglers will find favorable weather conditions for both deep sea and fresh water sport. On the ocean, chances are excellent for hooking into marlin, sailfish or one of the many smaller species including yellow-fin tuna, mahi mahi and rooster fish. Because deep water is so rinse to our shores, it is only a short run to the action. On the Pacific, it’s common to release a dozen or more sails and even a marlin or two in a single day, and not unusual to release more than 30 sailfish a day. There is also dolphin (including the long-standing International Game Fish Associations all-tackle record 87-pounder), giant yellowfin tuna, wahoo, cubera, roosterfish, a variety of snapper, grouper, blue runners, rainbow runners, snook and much more. And Costa Rica boat operators release all billfish that are not record contenders, so the future of the resource is assured.

South Pacific in Osa area at Drake Bay or soth of there in Puerto Jiminez there have been many record breaking records set.

Call for our specials from May 1 to Dec 14
in Drake Bay area

Where To Find The Fish

In the Atlantic Ocean, the major fishing operations are in the north. specifically, out of Barra Matina and Barra Del Colorado. In the Pacific north west, boats operate mainly from Tamarindo and Flamingo, the latter being the site of an annual, world class billfish tournament. In addition, there are operators based in Quepos, about half-way down the Pacific coast, and many of the lodges on the southwestern Osa Peninsula also offer fishing. In fact, you can arrange to go fishing from just about any lodge or hotel on either coast. Perhaps the most famous place for tarpon and snook is along the Tortuguero Canals that run north from Limon, along the east coast. Because of our mountainous interior. Costa Rica has innumerable trout streams. Well-known areas include Tapanti, southwest of Cartago, and San Gerardo de Dota, in the southern Talamanca Mountains. Costa Rica also has two major lakes, Arenal and Cano Negro. The latter is seasonal, a Green Season bonus.


The Flamingo Marina Resort is located on the North Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, in the province of Guanacaste, situated 30 meters above the ocean with a spectacular panorama of the Potrero Bay and 300 meters from famous Flamingo Beach, one and half hour driving fromLiberia´s airport. The hotel has 4 swimming pools, children´s swimming pool, large outdoor Jacuzzi, hot tub, Monkey bar and restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining area, tennis court, dive shop, sport fishing, INTERNET, wireless in the lobby.

All rooms overlook immaculate, exotic gardens, three large swimming pools, and our famous Monkey Bar with swim-up cocktail service on one of the most astonishing Guanacaste bays on Playa Flamingo! Very few hotels and resorts in the entire Guanacaste region can boast ALL rooms have a sensational Pacific Ocean view! Every room at Flamingo Marina Resort faces the nearby ocean bay area with magnificent mountain scenery, lush tropical landscaping, and numerous sail boats gently gliding through alluring, azure waters.

Enjoy leisurely days at three pools by your room and two others nearby, including a long lap pool. Our famous Monkey Bar pool has in-the-water seating for swim-up dining and your favorite beverages. Truly tropically inspired indulgence! At Hotel Flamingo Marina offers nine different room choices for a variety of travelers from singles to couples, and families to large groups.

The teeming waters of Flamingo also offer some of the world`s best sport fishing, boasting several world records in Marlin, Wahoo, Sailfish and Rooster fish. Not surprisingly, the Flamingo area is frequently chosen as the venue for International Sport Fishing Tournaments. A Virtual paradise for water enthusiasts of all kinds, the crystal blue waters and sandy white beaches surrounding Flamingo is also ideal for snorkeling, surfing and kayaking.

Voted as one of Rodale magazine`s Top 10 Scuba Diving Destinations by its readers, the Catalina Islands are a favorite site for observing mantas, bull sharks and an incredible variety of other underwater creatures. See more information on the spectacular diving opportunities at our hotel.

Enjoy personalized tours of seven national parks and reserves all with one to one and a half hours driving. Our Sister company is based out of the hotel and utilizes bilingual guides and top of the line minivans all with A/C (no van is more than 2 years old). The friendly staff have been in the Flamingo area for more than ten years and have more than 20 years of experience in providing tourists with unforgettable tours.

Crocodile Bay All Inclusive Fishing Resort

The largest fishing resort in Costa Rica, with a spa for relaxing & recovering after a day catching in the South Pacific of Costa Rica.