Although Guanacaste is most famous for it’s beaches and surf, Guanacaste fishing is first rate and world-class.
Guanacaste fishing aka sportfishing, is world-class and provides the avid fishing enthusiast a variety of different locations in which to cast off in hopes of landing a record marlin. The prime climate conditions of the area making Guanacaste fishing an all-day possibility.
Many Guanacaste hotels offer sportfishing tours while at any number of the areas marinas, one can find a captain to charter.
The strip along what has been dubbed, “The Gold Coast”, including the beaches of Playa Brasilito and Playa Flamingo, offer great off-shore fishing. The area is being developed as a popular Guanacaste fishing destination where locals and foreigners alike, come to enjoy the prospect of landing THE BIG ONE.
Your best bet to witness “old school” Guanacaste fishing techniques is to visit Nosara where native fishermen still use primitive, although effective, angling methods. Some of the areas near Nosara are remote and therefore you may be hard-pressed to find others around. All the more for yourself!
Playa Grande, Playa Hermosa and Playa Potrero along Guanacaste’s northwestern coast are also first rate Guanacaste fishing locations. For the “young at heart” sports fisherman, a visit to Tamarindo is a must do. It is the most well developed town on the peninsula. Tamarindo offers a vast range of fishing and boat charters as well as a good selection of accommodations, restaurants, hotels, resorts and tour companies. Tamarindo is well-known for it’s nightlife, making it a great place to wind down after a day of Guanacaste fishing.