Costa Rica Fishing Vacations

From Casual to World Class Sport fishing Costa Rica

Located on the Golfo Dulce, one of the deepest gulfs in the world, and minutes from the mouth of the Pacific Ocean, Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge is perfectly located to enjoy both world class off-shore (i.e. deep sea) and in-shore fishing adventures! We offer a variety of fishing opportunities -ranging from a casual hour of late afternoon fishing right off our pier for small bonito or snapper to a full day of world class sport fishing for sailfish, marlin, tuna and dorado. And… lots of options in between.

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In Shore Fishing with Playa Nicuesa Boats, Guides, Equipment

We fish from our pier, the shore, kayaks and from Nicuesa’s local panga boats (24 foot boats with 115 horsepower four stroke engines). You will fish with lodge’s team of local guides familiar with fishing all the gulf’s best spots.


  • Trolling with our boats in vicinity of lodge and nearby coves. We usually go for 1.5 to 2.5 hours either early morning 6:00 to 8:00 AM, or before sunset 4:00 to 6:00 PM. This trip offers beautiful scenery, calm waters and the opportunity to catch bonito, pacific mackerel, skip jack tuna, barracuda, and many types of jack fish and snapper. $70/PER HOUR – Includes, Captain, Guide, Equipment


  • Pier and Shore Fishing - Fishing from our pier and beach. Good action in early morning and late afternoon for snapper, jacks, bonito and large needle fish. Use our rods or join the locals and learn how to fish from a hand line. NO CHARGE, We supply equipment


  • Kayak Fishing - We have kayaks equipped with rod holders for fishing along the beautiful rock shoreline of the Gulf for a variety of fish. Troll with lures or follow the rocky shoreline and cast into the shallow waters for snapper and barracuda. (see Trolling above) NO CHARGE, We supply equipment


  • Golfo Dulce/ Rio Esquinas Fishing Tour - Trolling for fish and bait combined with anchoring and casting from boat at river mouths and within the brackish mangrove filled waters of the Esquinas River. This is an excellent opportunity to catch larger fish including various snapper, snook and large jack fish, and with some luck, the prized roosterfish! Best at certain tides. $350 Flat (1-6 pax) In Shore Fishing (Nicuesa Panga; 6am-12pm)

Deep sea fishing Costa Rica|Pacific Ocean Sport fishing

Come to Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge and enjoy world class fishing! Each day, fish with the area’s best captains and boats while staying in beautiful rainforest accommodations at Playa Nicuesa. The Pacific Ocean in Southern Costa Rica is one of the best fishing spots in the world for a variety of species including Sailfish, Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, and Dorado (Mahi Mahi or Dolphin fish). Also found here in the Gulf are Roosterfish, Snapper, Snook and large Jack fish.

We use only the area’s best captains and equipment. These boats will pick you up in the A.M at our pier and return you at the end of the day. Full day tours usually leave Nicuesa at 6:30am returning between 3 and 4 in the afternoon. It is approximately 50 minutes to the mouth of the Pacific and then you will go from 5 to 20 miles offshore.