los sueños fishing


Since 2014 the Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown tournament has become recognized as the premier sportfishing events in Central America – if you want to compete with some of the world’s best billfishing teams, the Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown billfishing tournament on Costa Rica central Pacific coast is where you need to be.

2017 Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown Tournament Dates:


In 2004 Los Sueños first began its sportfishing tradition with the Signature Billfish Series. Then in 2008 the Marlin Invitational tournament was successfully added to the calendar. Unifying both tournaments in 2014 into one single three-leg championship billfish tournament series the Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown has had stellar results.

The Triple Crown became a world record setter during its first year, achieving the unheard of number of 5,078 billfish releases in 9 days. Then to follow up in 2016 the Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown tournament produced even more spectacular results with 43 teams releasing 6,570 billfish over 9 days of hard fought competition.

Here we are in 2017 with the world’s best billfishing teams will hunt for the Crown of the Los Sueños Signature tournament. Based on all the fishing reports for the first part of January 2017, it looks like another record setting year!

All tournaments are exclusively catch and release. The target is Marlin (all species) and Pacific sailfish. Points are awarded for each successful release; 500 for any species of marlin and 100 for Pacific sailfish.

IGFA or LSOCP observers will rotate on participating boats. All releases must be verified by the observer. Marlin releases may also have photo and/or video confirmation with a date and time stamp.

The Entry Fee is $10,300 per boat per tournament or $20,900 per boat for the Series, including the Observer Fee of $300 per tournament. The entry fee includes seven social tickets for tournament events; four angler bags; and T-shirts and caps for anglers and crew. In addition, the entry fee qualifies boats to win trophies and cash prizes as defined below.

All boats are eligible for trophies and cash prizes, to be awarded to the top three boats per tournament based on overall billfish release points. Prize money will be distributed 50% to first place, 30% to second place and 20% to third place. There is also a $100,000 grand prize for the Series Champion. The cash prize purse will vary in accordance with the number of entries received.

Teams compete for an invitation to the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) Offshore World Championship. For further information, please visit www.igfaoffshorechampionship.com

Marlin Fishing Los Suenos Costa Rica

Famous for its world class tournaments like the Los Suenos Triple Crown and the Offshore World Championship, Costa Rica is the number 1 sportfishing destination for sailfish and marlin fishing in western hemisphere. These tournaments like the Triple Crown have broken multiple deep sea fishing records and has featured in all the top sportfishing magazines, adventure shows including ESPN. At the heart of sport fishing in Costa Rica Marlin Fishing Los Suenos is simple spectacular and is considered by many sportfishing professionals to be the best place in the world to book a fishing adventure vacation.

Over the past few years, large numbers of private and fishing charter boats have been traveling to the offshore seamounts off the Central Pacific coast (either from Quepos or Los Suenos Marina) to raise incredible numbers of massive blue marlin as well as sailfish and other deep sea big game fish. The region also offers fantastic in-shore fishing such as Rooster which pound for pound is one of the best battle fish in the ocean.

The area of the Central to South Pacific is certainly consider the hottest region to book a sportfishing charter The region area spans from just north of Jacó and the Los Suenos marina down to Golfito, including the Osa Peninsula where after Los Suenos marlin fishing there have been more world records caught than any other part of the country.

Best Times of the Year for Marlin Fishing Los Suenos

During the months of December–April, it is all about sailfish but the marlin fishing is sporadic. This is the time of year that captains report double-digit sailfish releases and you will see all the records are broken during the tournaments held at this. At this time the seas are relatively calm and the great weather coupled with incredible offshore fishing make these months good time to book a Los Suenos fishing charter.

From June to August the region is inundated with all the big game species. This is also the time of year when the tuna traditionally show up, and with that this is also the best time for marlin fishing Los Suenos as these beasts are showing up here in large numbers. There are sailfish still hitting hard and fast, as well as plenty of mahi-mahi for the BBQ. This time of year is where many captains will be hunting in-shore for roosterfish, snapper, grouper, and other reef dwelling favorites.

In September and October the rain slows things slow down for both offshore and in-shore fishing, and there are fewer charters available, with many captains working on maintaining and upgrading their boats

The transitional months of May and November in general offer very good fishing in any part of Costa Rica.

For more information on booking a Los Suenos fishing charter contact:

Dan Ross, DR Sportfishing Costa Rica

Phone: 1-888-326-7677
Costa Rica, Mobile: 8345-8346
Email: dan@gofishcostarica.com

Playa Herradura Costa Rica

A few minutes off the Costanera Sur highway that runs along Costa Rica’s Central Pacific coast, just a few minutes north of Jaco Beach, you will find Playa Herradura (Horseshoe Beach) which is truly a hidden gem. With its quite aqua-green waters, against a backdrop of lush green rolling hilltops, this beach hides many hidden treasures. Palm trees line the horse-shoe shaped bay, and the calm waters and refreshing breezes in off the ocean give the place a laidback tropical dreamlike atmosphere.

In recent years Playa Herradura has been slowly turning into a hotspot destination for tourists because of the areas many recreational activities as well the famous Los Suenos Resort and Marin is located at the north end of the bay.

Los Sueños Marina

Before the Los Sueños Marina and Resort was built, Playa Herradura was a sleepy beach village that attracted a handful of locals. Now the Los Sueños Marina has transformed this region into Costa Rica’s #1 destination for people looking for a 5 Star luxury resort.

Sprawling at 1100 acres, this incredible vacation resort and residential community that offers a 200 wet slip marina, 600-acre rainforest reserve, 18-hole world-class championship golf course, multiple pools, an amazing clubhouse area, the Marriott Hotel and a spectacular array of the condos and homes residences for sale, With amazing deals for buying a Property and Enjoy a luxury lifestyle.

World Class Sportfishing

Costa Rica’s waters out of Los Suenos are teeming with big game fish; dorado averaging 40 pounds, yellowfin tuna that can reach 300 pounds and one of the largest concentrations of big Pacific Billfish found in Latin America. As one of the most prolific billfish fisheries on the planet, hitting 20 to 30 billfish in a single day is common. As Costa Rica’s most famous marina, Los Suenos fishing charters offer a full range of fishing adventure to choose from on budget to luxury sportfishing vessels.

Swimmers Can Enjoy Poolside Los Suenos or the Beach in Herradura

If you are looking to cool off, Los Sueños Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort has an amazing an extensive pool complex that includes giant pools, multiple canals, bridges, islands, and swim-up bars, But if you are looking for some beach time Herradura Beach is right next door to Los Suenos. The beach here is truly beautiful, with green-blue calm waters, palm trees and lots of restaurants and bars lining the beach to enjoy.

Spear Fishing in Playa Herradura

While there are large number activities that you can participate in Playa Herradura, such as zip/canopy tours, catamaran coastal trips, sportfishing (of course), horseback and ATV tours, just to name few, a little know tour available is spear fishing along the small island outcrops at the southern end of the bay. The waters this area offer many in-shore fish to hunt, such as large, Cubera, Makarel, Barracuda, Red Snapper, and even pelagic fish such as Wahoo and Yellowfin Tuna that wonder in-shore to take advantage of these feeding grounds.

Playa Herradura Shopping

Shopping in Playa Herradura has really picked up in recent years especially for those looking for a unique piece of art or designer clothing with a Costa Rican flavor. Other items such as traditional pottery, and aboriginal masks are also abundant.

If you are seeking a quiet beachfront town with amazing activities and stunning beauty or just a quiet place to relax, Playa Herradura is a great place to discover. And if you are sportfishing enthusiast then you definitely will find what you are looking for right out of Costa Rica’s #1 fishing marina at Los Suenos.

Dan Ross, DR Sportfishing Costa Rica

Phone: 1-888-326-7677
Costa Rica, Mobile: 8345-8346
Email: dan@gofishcostarica.com

Los Suenos Marina Services

Los Sueños Marina is renowned as the fishing capital of Costa Rica and many would say Central America and that is because there are more trophy fish caught here throughout the year than any other professional fishing destination in all of Central America. Whether you hunting off-shore for trophy Billfish (Blue Marlin, Sailfish) or in-shore for giant Rooster Fish, Snapper and Grouper, your odds of hooking up out of Los Suenos Marina are the best in the country.

Los Suenos Marina is Costa Rica’s first government approved marina and is also the most recognized marina for leisure boaters and sport fishing charters in the country. As Costa Rica’s premier full service marina for sport fishing charters, Los Suenos has 200 wet slips, 116 dry slips, and fuel station, and is located at the epi-center of Costa Rica’s sport fishing industry on the Central Pacific coast .

The full service international port of Los Sueoos Marina provides all the services required for the many the luxury sport fishing vessels and leisure yachts that visit and stay throughout the year.

The state-of-the-art fuel station is fully equipped and has a 65-gallon per minute pumping system with a centrifuge cleaning technology. The fuel station is also fully equipped for oil change service, extractions and pump-out services for sanitary tanks.

The Marina also sports a 10-ton capacity lift truck for retrieval from the water for setting the boat on the two story dry-storage that has the capacity to house up to 80 boats.

Fishing enthusiasts never want to leave this world-class marina as it the home to the largest fleet of charter fishing captains and leisure boats in the country. Los Suenos Resort is also an unforgettable vacation spot for sportfishing enthusiasts looking for top-notch accommodations.

Los Suenos is home to an exclusive sportfishing tournament, the Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown, as the waters off-shore are rated among the best in the world for big game fishing. Anglers can troll and cast for 40-pound dorado, 300-pound yellowfin tuna, massive Pacific sailfish and record size Blue Marlin.

For more information on getting set up to fish out Los Suenos, Charter Fishing Packages and accommodation contact one of the most noted captains in Costa Rica with over 30 years experience:

Dan Ross, DR Sportfishing Costa Rica

Phone: 1-888-326-7677
Costa Rica, Mobile: 8345-8346
Email: dan@gofishcostarica.com