Located on the Pacific coast, south of the Nicoya Peninsula and only a one hour drive, from the capitol of San Jose on the new highway, Costa Rica’s most prestigious and famous resort and marina, Los Suenos Costa Rica provides the perfect fishing destination for anglers wishing to discover why this part of the ocean is considered a world-class fishing destination by professional and leisure anglers from around the globe.
The waters in the Central Pacific are warm and generally calm, as well the best offshore fishing spots are a relatively short distance by boat meaning fish time is higher than travel time and condition are ripe for big apex predators, like the Blue Marlin. Long known as one of the world’s premier big-game destinations, Los Suenos offers traveling anglers a chance at all three types of Marlin and the Pacific Sailfish.
Costa Rica one of the few places in the world where anglers get a real shot at the elusive “grand slam” — catching and releasing three different species of billfish in a single run. The Grand Slam Heavyweights are; blue, black and striped marlin — as well as enormous numbers of big Pacific sailfish, make Los Suenos one of the most active angling destination in the world
Big Game Fishing In Costa Rica
Easily approaching 600 pounds blue and black species of marlin are considered the most powerful game fish to hunt. Their power, size and sheer tenacity make these monsters one of the most highly prized by all anglers. Marlin can be found from the North Pacific Coast to the southern region of Costa Rica.
Top Marlin spots in Costa Rica include Los Suenos in the Central Pacific, Golfito and Drake’s Bay in the South Zone. It is generally agreed that Marlin Fishing in Costa Rica is the best in the southern and central areas during December through April and during April and May for back marlin. The smaller striped marlin is caught throughout the year in Costa Rica
The abundance of sailfish has branded Costa Rica into the mind of every international angler that has these hard hitting and hard running beasts on the ‘must catch’ bucket list. There is no particular season regarding sails but in general tournaments are held during June and July. These air-time specialists are hard hitting and high flying, and will set your reel smoking when below the water. While not as big and powerful as the marlin, sailfish are certainly the most entertaining. Double and triple hookups are not uncommon, especially in the southern regions of the Pacific.
Los Suenos (actually written Los Sueños, and pronounced Los Suenyos) is considered the place to be, from December to March, with February being the best month for sailfish with the possibility of 20 or 30 hookups a day!
The Marriott Los Suenos Costa Rica
The Marriott Los Suenos is one of Costa Rica’s few large-scale resorts, with 201 comfortable rooms, an 18-hole golf course, a big pool complex, full-service spa, six restaurants, and beautiful Spanish colonial architecture. The marina at Los Suenos has 200 slips, and has the highest concentration of sportfishing charters in Costa Rica.
Dan Ross, DR Sportfishing Costa Rica
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