Aug 8, 2018
Costa Rica is on my radar, lots of family and friends have
visited the destination for vacation and fishing trips. Lisa stops
by to chat about her favorite topic – fishing!
Costa Rica has become an inexpensive tourist hotspot, it’s safe,
is eco-friendly, the government is very stable, they take US
dollars, the accommodations and food are top notch, and the fishing
is out of this world. I personal think the Tourism Bureau has done
a top-notch job getting the word out.
Lisa provides fishing trip for a VERY reasonable cost depending
on what experience you’re looking for.
She explains how depending on the budget, she can accommodate
you. She provides trips on the pacific side, because the fishing is
better and the pirates are scarce. Yes I said pirates!
Notes of Interest:
- Southwest now services Costa Rica
- US currency is accepted
- Tips are included in the check
- The country has 4 species of monkeys, 11 species of big cats
and tons of birds, so there are lots of natural resources to
- Fishing License costs $13.00 and is generally included in the
- Decide which species you want to fish before you plan your
- Summer (aka not rainy season): December-March is when you
should go to catch the Marlin, Mahi Mahi etc.
- Winter (aka rainy season): May-November is when you should go
to catch rooster fish, pompano etc. Good for whale watching,
birthing happens and the moms teach the babies and the cost is
lower so great for family vacations
- Inshore Fishing: Grouper, Snapper, Snook, Rooster Fish, jack,
- Inshore is advantageous because the rain washes all the
nutrients down out of the mountains. And the storms create rough
water so you want to stay closer to shore.
- Offshore Fishing: Blue and Black Marlin, Wahoo, Tuna,
Episode 104 – Fishing and
Vacationing in Belize
Episode 125 - Kodiak Island in