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For 15+ years we've been the Trusted Costa Rica Fishing Leaders delivering the highest quality Top producing Fishing Charters & Trips!

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Your ultimate Costa Rica fishing Guide

Get on board with the Reel Costa Rica Fishing Experts for the most unforgettable and highest quality Sportfishing charters & All-inclusive fishing packages in the Jaco and Los Suenos region!

Internationally known as Costa Rica’s Fishing Capital and premiere deep sea fishing destination!

Fishing Charters

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Costa Rica Fishing Charters

We proudly employ only the most Experienced Captains, Crews and Top producing Boats in all of Costa Rica. You're in for the best fishing opportunities when you get on board with Hooked On Costa Rica, the leaders in Central America Fishing Vacations and Sport Fishing Charters!

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Fishing Guide​

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Costa Rica Fishing Guide​

Here is the most complete and up-to-date guide about fishing in Costa Rica. Everything you need to plan the perfect fishing vacation in the SportFishing Capital of The World is here at your fingertips.

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Fishing Reports

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Costa Rica Fishing Reports

Want to know what's biting and running right now at this time in Costa Rica's Sportfishing Capital out of Los Suenos? Get accurate updated fishing reports reported daily by our fleet of the Best Offshore and Inshore Guides and Crews!

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Lodging & Resorts

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Costa Rica Fishing Resorts & Condos

Choose the perfect accommodations for your Costa Rica Fishing vacation in the area's most prime locations. Stay close to the Marina and Close to Jaco's famous nightlife, shopping, restaurants, and fun activities!

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All-Inclusive Packages

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Costa Rica Fishing Packages

Experience a Complete Costa Rica Travel & Fishing vacation at the best prices with our Customized All-inclusive packages. You'll get not only the top-rated fishing boats & captains but the best luxury accommodations, adventure tours, and a large array of VIP Services and Amenities.

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Adventure Tours

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Costa Rica Adventure Tours

There is so much to see and do here! We'll set you up with the areas best Tours & Excursions to enjoy on the days you're not fishing. From Adrenaline filled Adventure tours to laid back Eco-tours, there's something fun here for everyone!​

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Costa Rica Fishing Guide

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Big game fishing in Costa Rica

Where is the best fishing in costa rica?

Jaco & Los Suenos Fishing

The Pacific Coast hands down offers the best Offshore & Inshore fishing in Costa Rica! The nutrient-filled and bait-rich Pacific Ocean waters of Costa Rica’s West coast provide the perfect habitat and home to the largest migration of trophy-sized Sailfish, Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi-Mahi, and other popular Pacific fishing species.

You’ll also find the best Inshore Fishing on the Pacific Coast as well as an abundance of big Roosterfish, Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Corvina, Mackerel,  and small Tuna.

The fishing out of Los Suenos and the Pacific Coast is so outstanding, several of the largest International Big Game Sportfishing Tournaments are held in this region every year. Home to the Los Suenos Signature Triple Crown Tournament, The Offshore World Championship, Pelagic RockStar Tournament and the Word Billfish Series. There are more fish caught here year round than any other fishing location in Costa Rica or anywhere else in Central America!

Best Costa Rica Fishing Charters

Jaco & Los Suenos

The fishing charter boats in our Jaco/Los Suenos fishing fleet represent only those which have earned the rights to be a part of the HookedOnCostaRica.com team by consistently demonstrating exceptional Angling skills, delivering the highest levels of Customer service, and who are willing to go the extra mile to make your fishing experience the absolute best!

fishing Resorts & Luxury Lodging

Book the perfect accommodations for your fishing vacation from the best collection of luxury homes, beachfront villas, apartments & penthouse condos in Jaco Beach and Los Suenos Fishing Resort.

Jaco & Los Suenos Home Rentals & Condos

Los Suenos Resort & Marina

Los Suenos fishing Resort & Marina is a World-Class Sportfishing destination located on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, in the Province of Puntarenas and the town of Herradura Beach. It’s only 46 miles and a quick, scenic 1.5hr ride from the Juan Santamaria International Airport ( SJO) to Jaco Beach and the Los Sueños Resort & Marina.

Jaco Beach & The Los Sueños Marina and Resort are home to an impressive number of luxury vacation rentals including, luxury villas and homes, beachfront condos, fishing residences, a five-star Marriott hotel (with an 18-hole golf course) and a large list of amenities such as more than 50 restaurants, major grocery stores, beachfront bars, shopping, and a lot more.

As you can see with Hooked On Costa Rica you’ll find everything you need to plan, organize and enjoy for a complete family, friends, or corporate Costa Rica fishing vacation and retreat.

What are the Top targeted fish species in Costa Rica?

Jaco and Los Suenos most sought-after fishes

While Costa Rica is Internationally Famous for its world class Billfishing and it’s abundance of Sailfish & Marlin Species, it’s also home to an incredible variety of inshore/nearshore species and fishing opportunities. This Costa Rica Fish species guide will show the many types of fish you can target and enjoy, and their fishing calendars.

Jaco & Los Suenos Fishing Calendar

(Jaco Beach & Herradura)
(Click on the Month tabs to see the calendar for each season)
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blank Mahi-Mahi, DolphinfishExcellent
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blank WahooGood
blank RoosterfishGood
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blank Cubera SnapperGood
blank Jack CrevalleGood
blank Grouper Excellent
blank SailfishExcellent
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blank Black MarlinGood
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blank Mahi-Mahi, DolphinfishExcellent
blank Yellowfin TunaExcellent
blank WahooGood
blank RoosterfishGood
blank Red SnapperExcellent
blank Cubera SnapperGood
blank Jack CrevalleFair
blank Grouper Good
blank SailfishGood
blank Blue MarlinFair
blank Black MarlinFair
blank Striped MarlinFair
blank Mahi-Mahi, DolphinfishGood
blank Yellowfin TunaGood
blank WahooFair
blank RoosterfishGood
blank Red SnapperExcellent
blank Cubera SnapperGood
blank Jack CrevalleGood
blank Grouper Excellent
blank SailfishFair
blank Blue MarlinFair
blank Black MarlinFair
blank Striped MarlinFair
blank Mahi-Mahi, DolphinfishGood
blank Yellowfin TunaGood
blank WahooFair
blank RoosterfishGood
blank Red SnapperGood
blank Cubera SnapperGood
blank Jack CrevalleGood
blank Grouper Good
blank SailfishExcellent
blank Blue MarlinExcellent
blank Black MarlinGood
blank Striped MarlinGood
blank Mahi-Mahi, DolphinfishGood
blank Yellowfin TunaGood
blank WahooFair
blank RoosterfishGood
blank Red SnapperExcellent
blank Cubera SnapperGood
blank Jack CrevalleGood
blank Broomtail Grouper Good

This Costa Rica fishing calendar is a general guideline as to what has proven to be the best fishing seasons of the year for certain species, however just as with fishing anywhere in the world, the bite may be strong when it’s typically not, and slow when it’s typically strong. Contact US for an updated Fishing report, current Jaco/Los Suenos/Quepos fishing season and other important fishing conditions.

By choosing to fish with the Hooked On Costa Rica team, you are fishing with the regions most experienced and professional Captains and Crews, in the Fishing Capital  of Costa Rica. Our Fishing Charters, Captains and Crews are tournament seasoned, world class fisherman with the exceptional knowledge and skills it takes to deliver our guests the best opportunities to catch trophy Big Game fish, and enjoy high success rates on the water.

best sport fishing locations in Costa Rica

Costa Rica fishing locations map
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Just in Costa Rica’s west central side, in the areas of Los Sueños in Herradura and Jaco Beach, you have the chance to catch as many trophy fishes as you wish, such as sailfishes, marlins (blue, black, stripped) and many other fun species as mahi-mahi (dolphinfish/dorado), yellowfin tuna, wahoo, roosterfish, snappers, and more.

How is a Fishing Vacation in Costa Rica? (in Pictures)

Costa Rica Fishing FAQ's

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive about Fishing vacations in Jaco and Los Suenos Costa Rica, and up-to-date answers for each. Feel free to Contact Us with any additional questions you have, plus get to know the best fishing seasons and calendars & current fishing reports at any time!

By far best in the country. Period! This region is globally known and recognized as the Fishing Capital of Costa Rica!  And this is why we decided to base ourselves here.

Regardless of what any one from any other part of the country tells you, the offshore Big Game fishing here is by far the most consistent and productive year round…and that’s no fish story!

The fishing in Costa Rica (Los Suenos & Jaco Beach region) is excellent year round (also fishing in Quepos can be good too), however during certain months of the year, different species of Game fish are more abundant than others.

To see what months typically represent the best time to fish for the different species we catch, please visit our Fishing Calendar page to use as a general guideline.

If you’re serious about fishing, there are some trophy fish you’ll always want to put on your bucket list. And luckily for you, Costa Rica offers many of the best trophy fish that stand out from around the world. Get ready to catch amazing billfish, sailfish, yellowfin tuna, roosterfish, dorado (mahi-mahi) and more.

Yes. Costa Rica requires that all passengers on board a fishing charter boat, purchase and carry a valid Costa Rica fishing license wether you intend to fish or not.

You will be required to purchase your Costa Rica fishing license from the INCOPESCA agent located at the dock entrance on the morning of your first day of fishing.

The cost is $15.00/pp and is payable in Cash USD only. The license is valid for one week from date of purchase.

All of our full day fishing charters include Lunch for all, assorted beverages including beer, bottled water, fruit, and snacks. If you have a personal preference in food, beverage, or anything else, you are welcome to bring it aboard with you.

We suggest you bring Sun block, a hat or cap, Sunglasses, a towel, digital camera/smartphone, white soled sneakers, or boat shoes, any special medications you may need.

Yes, on our carefully selected smaller Panga style boats, ½ day Near shore trips for Roosterfish, Snapper or Offshore for medium sized Mahi-Mahi and small Tuna are offered.

½ day trips are an option with only a few of our larger boats out of the Marina, as a full day is required to deliver the quality and quantity of trophy Big Game Fish that has become synonymous with the Hooked On Costa Rica name.

All boats in our fleet are equipped with state of the art Big Game fishing gear from industry leaders such a Penn, Shimano, Daiwa, Avet , Accurate, and more. Our crews use the lures, teasers, baits, and rigging that are time tested and have proven to be the most productive for our waters.

All Billfish caught on our boats will be live released, once they have been brought boat side, to insure the best chances of survival. Edible species such as Dorado, Wahoo, Tuna, Snapper, and more, will be filleted by your mates on board, at no additional charge. We will gladly direct you to one of our sponsor restaurants, where they will cook your fresh fish for you at a very reasonable price.

Costa Rica Fishing Reviews

Here are a few reviews from past guests of fishing trip experiences with the Hooked On Costa Rica Team.

Paul R.
Paul R.
Atlanta, GA
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Thank you for making our company fishing trip to Jaco and Los Suenos an amazing experience!. Your team made it easy to plan from the beginning and delivered everything you promised. I would recommend Hooked On Costa Rica to everyone!
Richard G.
Richard G.
Miami,FL
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These are great people to work with. The accommodations were amazing, the fishing Boats they put us on were top notch and really put us on the fish! Everyone we dealt with at Hooked On Costa Rica from start to finish was professional and helpful the whole time. See you again next year!
Mark D.
Mark D.
Dallas, TX
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The best fishing vacation we've ever taken and I can't thank your company enough! Your service went beyond our expectations, and the boat crews you put us with were fantastic. I can't recommend Hooked on Costa Rica highly enough.
Alex T
Alex T
Heampstead, NY
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A million thank you's Hooked On Costa Rica and JacoVIP for putting together the most EPIC fishing and bachelor Party trip for me and my friends! The house, the fishing boats, the concierges, the private chef service, everything was phenomenal! Best trip ever!
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