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Sailfish off Guanacaste

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Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast grows some huge billfish and marlin and sailfish fishing between Guanacaste and Quepos is some of the best in the world. They’re big and put up a challenge. So much so that they have big tournaments here every June-July.

Sailfish grow quickly into 8 to 10 foot monsters but then stop growing in length. They’ve got a way of lifting out of the water and beating with their tales which makes them a hardy challenge when it comes to reeling them in.

As well as the big marlin and sailfish you can also land tuna and wahoo. Generally the policy is catch and release, but you can negotiate on the larger trophy sized catches. Quepos is busier and has better infrastructure and more charters and guides but Guanacaste is that bit more exotic.

Written by  Kevin Allison.

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There is no other place on the planet like Costa Rica for deep sea fishing. You can land numerous species all in one day and fish inshore, offshore, freshwater, and nearshore if you wish.

We used last trip down and had a blast. Stayed in Quepos and then went down to Golfito. Excellent trip.

Guanacaste in Costa Rica has some of the best SportFishing in the world. The Pacific side has incredible fishing for Sailfish, Marlin, Dorado, YellowFin Tuna, Wahoo, Roosterfish, Snapper, and a nice mix of jacks.

Why choose us to help you plan your Fishing Charter in Guanacaste Costa Rica?

We were born and lived in the same fishing area all our lives, we know fishing bussiness by heart.

Guanacaste Fishing has a fleet of boats to serve the Riu Guanacaste Hotel, Westin Playa Conchal and the Papagayo Gulf area and we offer some special trips like inshore / offshore / bottom fishing, sunset and snorkeling tours.

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