Check out our sport fishing map for ideas of what type of fish can be caught in each area as well as the best times of the year for each species.

The best places to fish in Costa Rica

The best sport fishing locations in Costa Rica with easy access

Marlin

Papagayo, Flamingo, Tamarindo:  November - March

Jaco and Manuel Antonio:  September - November

Uvita, Osa Peninsula:  August - December

Sailfish

Papagayo, Flamingo, Tamarindo:  May - August

Jaco and Manuel Antonio:  December - April

Uvita, Osa Peninsula:  January, February and May - July

Roosterfish

Papagayo, Flamingo, Tamarindo:  November - March

Jaco and Manuel Antonio:  June - October

Uvita, Osa Peninsula:  All year

Snapper

Papagayo, Flamingo, Tamarindo:  All year

Jaco and Manuel Antonio:  All year

Uvita, Osa Peninsula:  All year

Dorado

Papagayo, Flamingo, Tamarindo:  May - October

Jaco and Manuel Antonio:  May - October

Uvita, Osa Peninsula:  May - October

Entire Caribbean:  All year

Snook

Entire Pacific coast:  March - May and September - November

Caribbean coast:  March - May and September - November

Inland locations:  All year

Mackeral

Papagayo, Flamingo, Tamarindo: All year

Jaco and Manuel Antonio:  All year

Uvita, Osa Peninsula:  All year

Entire Caribbean:  All year

Wahoo

Papagayo, Flamingo, Tamarindo:  May - August

Jaco and Manuel Antonio:  June - August

Uvita, Osa Peninsula:  June - August

Entire Caribbean:  February - June

Tarpon

Northern Caribbean coast and canals:  May - October

Cano Negro and Rio San Juan:  All year

Tuna

Papagayo, Flamingo, Tamarindo:  August - October

Jaco and Manuel Antonio:  June - September

Uvita, Osa Peninsula:  August - December

Guapote

All year in each designated location.

 

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