The Quepos region offers some of Costa Rica's best inshore and offshore fishing available for your enjoyment year round. The area is naturally protected from the prevailing northerly winds and enjoys generally comfortable weather throughout the year. Anglers can expect rain in the late afternoons and during the nights starting around May and sometimes lasting through December, most often arriving at the end of your fishing excursion.
Billfish and Sailfish are the most popular choice for the majority of anglers, and you will rarely be disappointed starting in December and continuing through the month of April. Beyond a busy day of hooking up with Sailfish, Billfish and several species of Marlin, you can also expect Dolphin, Giant Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Cubera, Roosterfish, a variety of Snapper, Grouper, both Blue and Rainbow Runners, Snook, Jacks, Mackerel, and many other species. Costa Rica's Internationally recognized sport fishing records are a testament to why so many anglers choose Costa Rica for their sport fishing vacation. With bragging rights for more than 70 current IGFA world-record fish from Costa Rican waters, your dream fishing vacation is waiting for you!
For visitors convenience, there is an excellent selection of charter boats to choose from in the Quepos Marina. All boats are manned by professional bilingual captains and mates, with years of experience in catch-and-release fishing. Most charters are not only skilled in the art of conventional fishing, but many specialize in fly and light-tackle big game and inshore fishing as well. If you are interested in fly fishing, we recommend bringing your own fly equipment, as though most charters have basic fly rods and equipment on board, the best equipment is honestly not available in Costa Rica. All fishing charters include lunch (all full-day trips), snacks, fruits, soft drinks, water, cold beer, tackle, and all fishing tackle. Due to the popularity of sport fishing in our area, we are happy to help you pre-arrange your fishing trip to guarantee you space with the best charters and captains available.
For your convenience, the following as a general guide to seasonal fishing in the Quepos area, but remember…..fish don't necessarily understand this list!
For a detailed list of species found in our area, please click here: