FISHING


  • Fishing
  • Coastal Fishing
  • Bottom Fishing
  • The Boats
  • The Fishes



Marlin Azul offers the world’s best sport fishing on the pacific Coast, with prime fishing spots for:

MARLIN   SAILFISH   DORADO   WAHOO   TUNA and more.

Marlin Azul Deep Sea Fishing is provided Marlin Azul offers the world’s best sport fishing on the pacific Coast, with prime fishing spots for:

MARLIN   SAILFISH   DORADO   WAHOO   TUNA and more.

Marlin Azul Deep Sea Fishing is provided by Resort Divers de Costa Rica.


Our main office and departure of our fishing boats is from Hotel Hilton Papagayo Resort at Playa Panama in the northwest of the country, about 30 minutes from Liberia and 15 minutes from Playa Del Coco. 

We provide free transportation from the area of Playa Ocotal, Playas Del Coco, Playa Hermosa and from hotel Allegro to our dive shop and back to your hotel.

You can make reservations in advance or call our office upon arrival at your hotel.

Use our Contact Us form for any request or if you want us to prepare a personalized package.

Costa Rica has two international airports, which provide direct service to and from the United States. The main airport is located just outside of San Jose, the country's capital, and a scenic four-hour drive from the office of Resort Divers. This drive takes you through the beautiful countryside, which will give you the true feeling of being in Costa Rica, passing through the mountains, past green coffee fields and crossing many small towns and villages. You will even spot a volcano or two as you go.

In addition to the airport in San Jose, there is also the new international airport in Liberia, the capital of Guanacaste, which is located only 20 minutes from Resort Divers’ operations. The Liberia airport receives airplanes from various different charter companies throughout the year and has direct flights from Miami with American Airlines, from Atlanta with Delta Airlines , from Houston with Continental Airlines and from Charlotte, NC with US Airways.

 

 " COME AND JOIN US FOR LOTS OF FISH "


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When you like to fish for tuna, dorado, rooster fish etc. then join us on our coastal fishing trip. This trip is four hours and we’ll be trolling along the coastline.

 

28 ft. “Beluga 1” 225 HP Johnson gasoline engine

Our boats are covered and take up to 4 persons.

 

28 ft. “Bahaya” 130 HP Honda gasoline engine

HALF DAY: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm  
  



include: knowledgeable mate, fishing equipment, bait, and drinks.  




 

On board our bottom fishing boat we take you to various rock piles and pinnacles to fish for:  Cabera Snapper, Grouper, Amber Jacks, Seabass, Shark etc........... 

The covered boat will hold 8 people for comfortable fishing and the local experienced captain/mate will assist you obtaining your delicious catch of the day.

This relaxing excursion can be enjoyed by young and old alike.

 

• 28 ft. “Beluga 1” 225 HP Johnson gasoline engine
• 28 ft. “Bahaya” 130 HP Honda gasoline engine

4 hour trip with flexible schedule.  Includes: bait, tackle and drinks

 




DEEP SEA FISHING

The 30-ft boat can take 4 fishermen and 2 additional non-fishing persons.

The MARLIN AZUL and the FEAR NOT,
are fast, diesel powered and fully-rigged 30 ' Island Hopper with tower, chair, riggers and full electronics. Tackle is tournament quality: Penn Internationals and Shimanos, from 20 to 100 pound on custom rods; a couple of light spinning rods are carried.








Boats specifications:

  • Fiberglass hull
  • Caterpilar 375 turbo diesel motor
  • Bathroom
  • Tower

 

BOTTOM FISHING 

The BELUGA and the BAHAYA are covered boat, Each boat can hold 8 people for comfortable fishing and the local experienced captains/mates will assist you obtaining your delicious catch of the day.

Boat specifications: BELUGA

  • Fiberglass hull
  • Suzuki 200 HP motor

Boat specifications: BAHAYA

  • Fiberglass hull
  • Suzuki 140 HP

 



 

Marlin
Caught every month of the year, with mid-November to early March exceptional, then slowing a bit from April into early June when it picks up again, peaking in August and September.

 

Sailfish
Caught throughout the year, with May through August normally the top season. They may begin to thin out in September and the slowest months are from late August through November.

Perhaps the most acrobatic of all blue water fish, the sailfish has engraved Costa Rica on every international anglers wish list. The beautiful fish, spending more time in the air than in the water during the fight is not as powerful as the marlin, but always spectacular. Double and triple hookups are not uncommon. 

Tuna
Peak months are probably August through October, but when all else fails, there are always t una, any time of the year you want to look for them, and more often than not when you'd just as soon avoid them to concentrate on billfish. 

THe yellowfin and some bigeye tuna are often found well inside the Santa Catalina Islands, 30 minutes or less running time from the beach, while schools of 12 to 20 pounders are usually abundant on the outside. You frequently find concentrations of 40 to 60 pound tuna, and there are plenty of the 200 to 400 pounders caught every year.

Dorado
Also known as dolphinfish or mahi mahi, the dorado is one of the most exciting fish to catch on light tackle. An extremely colorful fish, dorados are extremely fast swimmers. A hooked dorado might leap or tailwalk, first in one direction, then another. It's been estimated that they can reach speeds of 50 mph in short bursts.

Look for them under trash lines that accumulate during the rainy season (roughly May to December). Schools of dorado can become a nuisance for anglers looking for the larger billfish lurking below the school. The dorado is a delicious food fish.

Wahoo
The first showing begins about the time the rains start in May, peaking in July and August. Most are caught around the rocky points and islands, but you will pick one up occasionally fishing offshore.


The wahoo is a loner and when traveling with other wahoo it's usually only a school of five or six. The fish can be found anywhere in the ocean but does seem to concentrate during the summer off of Costa Rica's Pacific coast. Considered a relatively rare species, the wahoo is usually caught while the angler is looking for other oceanic species. That's always a nice surprise because many fisherman consider the wahoo one of salt water's finest delicacies. Experts speculate that the wahoo is the fastest fish in the ocean and it's no wonder that the first scorching run can burn out the drag on some reels.

Roosterfish
Available all year, but there are more caught in the Papagayo Bay area from November through March. The roosters like the structure of the shoreline and islands where they're found in 50 to 60 feet of water.

The dorsal fin with its fanlike array gives the fish its name. It's an inshore species, often found in the surf, over sandy bottoms and always in moderate depths. The all-tackle world record is 114 pounds caught off of Baja, Mexico but many international anglers speculate that the conditions are right for the next record to come from Costa Rica. An aggressive predator, the roosterfish is always exciting when hooked. There is no particular season for roosters so expect a hard hit anytime when fishing near shore and around rocks or islands.

SNAPPER (Pacific Coast)
There are many species of snapper. Each fish is a shallow water fish preferring a rocky bottom structure that provides bait fish and protection. The cubera is the largest of the snappers, often going beyond 100 pounds. The dog snapper is the largest of the Pacific snappers with the world record of 78 pounds held by a resort in Costa Rica. Each species will be a tough fighter, particularly on light tackle and although all snapper are delicious eating the flesh of the larger fish can become course.


 

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