Costa Rica is a tropical Paradise: from cloud forests and a splendid coastline to active volcanoes and lush rainforest. Peaceful, with breathtaking natural beauty and abundant wildlife, Costa Rica runs on island time and this relaxed comfortable way of life makes the country a popular destination with tourists. The waters are clean and have a healthy stock and wide variety of sportfish which, of course, makes it very interesting and attractive to the angler and is home to many IGFA records.
Costa Rica prides itself on its sustainable and progressive eco principles with a strong environmental protective policy.
Fishing in Costa Rica can vary dramatically from the western pacific coast offering both inshore fishing to the challenging bluewater where a typical day could see you making shots at Wahoo, Sailfish, Marlin and Mahi Mahi as well as some of the smaller members of the Tuna family.
The inshore fishery offers the opportunity to catch Roosterfish, Bluefin, Trevally and other species. Much of the fishing in Costa Rica is with trolling using heavy gear for big fish, however, fly-fishing for these demanding and challenging fish is growing in popularity and the skippers welcome the new methods and techniques being adopted. Head to the north-east side and the Caribbean coast and you'll find the perfect place for large migratory Tarpon, Snook and Snapper.
Passport with minimum six months validity. Nationals of the European Union, Australia and America DO NOT require a visa to enter Costa Rica.
Costa Rica is easily accessed from Europe the United States and Central America with direct flights. There are various international flight options direct to San Jose airport.
There is a Costa Rica departure tax of $29.
- Currency: Costa Rican Colon (CRC)
- Capital: San Jose
- Airport: San Jose SJO Intl Airport
- Population: 4.7 million
- Language: Spanish
- Religion: Roman Catholic
- Electricity: 110v two-pin
- Time: 6 hours ahead GMT, 17 hours behind Australia
- Average temperatures: 21-28℃, fairly consistent due to its proximity to the equator