Costa Rica Sport Fishing Resort
This Costa Rica sport fishing resort is located on Costa Rica’s South Pacific Coast (The Osa Peninsula), which has been referred to by National Geographic Magazine as “The Most Ecologically Intense Place on Earth“. It is also where the edge of Costa Rica’s largest coastal rain-forest meets the pacific. Costa Rica is well known for some of the finest sport fishing in the world. The Osa Peninsula is home to Corcovado National Park as well as over 400 bird species, 250 species of mammals and of course…inshore and offshore fishing for Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Tuna and other sought after trophy fish!
The resort is a complete vacation destination offering over 25 exotic eco tours, a luxury spa and an 800 ft. pier with a private fleet of high end fishing boats (Boston Whaler and Strike Yachts. Our travel team can customize your Costa Rica vacation package to include sport fishing, adventure eco tours, our just a spot on a secluded beach – Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula has it all!
Costa Rica’s finest all around fishing! You will be amazed that within 30 minutes from the dock you will be bill fishing! No long rides to the prime fishing areas. The lodge offers all inclusive fishing packages for serious fishermen as well as spa and eco-adventure packages for non-fishermen. Tour guides and captains are English-speaking!
Fishing at this resort is world-class with catch and release Bill Fishing in the Pacific Ocean for Sailfish, Striped, Blue and Black Marlin, Dorado, Tuna and Wahoo. Fishing in Costa Rica’s Golfo Dulce (Sweet Gulf) for Roosterfish, Cubera Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Bluefin Trevally, Sierra Mackerel, Tripletail, and Grouper is excellent throughout the year. They provide a variety of Costa Rica fishing options such as; live bait, trolling, casting, and fly fishing inshore
Costa Rica’s “Sweet Gulf” (Golfo Dulce)is located in one of the few areas of Costa Rica that has not become overdeveloped, you will have a chance to experience the “real” Costa Rica. 2000 ft. luxury spa with over 20 relaxing massages and beauty treatments to choose from! The Golfo Dulce is the only place in THE WORLD where whales migrate from both hemispheres to teach their young to hunt and dive!
some photos courtesy of Pat Ford
|Species:||Pacific: Sailfish, striped, blue and black marlin, dorado, tuna, wahoo Sweet Gulf: Roosterfish, cubera snapper, Jack Crevalle, bluefin trevally, Sierra mackeral, tripletail, and grouper|
|Location:||Puerto Jiminez, Southern Costa Rica|
|Season:||November through July|
|Method:||Live bait, trolling, casting and “Costa Rica” fly fishing inshore and offshore|
|Lodging:||South American resort with a variety of activities for non-fishermen including a spa|
|Food:||Restaurant style meals|
|Trip Length:||It's up to you|
|Transport:||Private fleet of boats – great quality with the pier on the property|
|Guided:||Guided 2x1;3x1;4x1 you choose your price point|
The private fleet of inshore and offshore fishing boats is docked at the 800 foot private pier! The fleet of 40 boats includes 17’ flats boats, 24’ center consoles, 27’ offshore center consoles and 33’ strike tower boats, plus the 35’ owner’s strike tower boat.
World class catch and release bill fishing in the Pacific Ocean for sailfish, striped, blue and black marlin, dorado, tuna and wahoo. Fishing in Costa Rica’s Golfo Dulce (Sweet Gulf) for roosterfish, cubera snapper, Jack Crevalle, bluefin trevally, sierra mackerel, tripletail and grouper are excellent throughout the year.
Not only is bill fishing sensational in Costa Rica’s cobalt offshore waters, but also the 30 mile long, 15 mile wide Sweet Gulf offers some of the best inshore fishing action in Costa Rica. More than 40 IGFA world records have been established in the area. A variety of fishing options exist, such as live bait, trolling, casting and “Costa Rica” fly fishing inshore and offshore.
There are numerous price points to the fishing packages depending on the number of fishing days, number of people in a room, number of people on a boat and the boat type. All the boats can go out to deep sea fish, but some are more comfortable and spacious. The larger boats cost more.
Try your hand at surf fishing and kayak fishing for a new adventure!
The rooms give you the feel of being screened in, open air jungle lodges. All rooms are spacious with AC, purified water dispenser, safe, alarm clock, observation deck and queen sized beds. Often when you walk out onto your deck you will have a Macaw serenading you in the trees.
The resort is situated on 44 acres of lush tropical gardens with 40 air-conditioned rooms in Puerto Jimenez on Costa Rica’s South Pacific Coast. The resort features an all-inclusive daily menu with fresh fish (no shellfish), swimming pool, hot tub, 5,000 sq. foot luxury spa and conference center that accommodates up to 80 people.
All packages include “standard” rooms. Standard rooms include hand carved furniture, 2 queen size beds, and private bath with step-in tub and shower, and 5 gallon water bottles for your comfort. Room upgrades are available for an extra fee. A “deluxe” upgrade is the same as the standard room but has a Jacuzzi tub. “Suites” have larger sleeping areas and a separate sitting area. Deluxe rooms are an extra $75 per person/per night and suites are $100 per person/per night extra.
Swimming Pool & Jacuzzi:
The pool area is a great option for relaxing between your fishing and jungle adventures! Pull up a cool seat at our swim-up bar for an exotic cocktail or enjoy an evening seat in the elevated Jacuzzi for a birds eye view of scarlet macaws and other wildlife in the surrounding jungle trees. The jungle sounds are intense in the evening and provide the ultimate soundtrack for truly enjoying your vacation and forgetting the stress of everyday life. They also offer poolside massages from our spa staff during happy hour.
5,000 square foot, newly-constructed luxury spa offers guest 6 private massage rooms, locker room and shower area, and a spacious relaxation room for enjoying a glass of wine, raw juice or mineral water while you wait. Once you walk in the front door you will be greeted by gentle aroma therapy and sounds of the rainforest coming from our high-end audio system. Choose from over 25 Spa treatments or mini-day spa packages for guests that prefer not to fish or take part in eco-tours.
While fishing is one of the main activities at the resort, numerous other eco activities are offered. You will simply pick an “eco adventure” or “spa” package plan. Children 12 and under are half price with two paying adults! Keep in mind that there is not a beach in front of the lodge for your use. If you wish to spend time on the beach you will take a shuttle to Precious Beach. This is a secluded, unspoiled beach perfect for bodysurfing, swimming, and catching some sun. There is a nearby outdoor bar which offers access to showers, restrooms, lounge chairs, and a juice bar.
Here is the list of available activities: (2 person minimum required-see website for activity descriptions)
- Explore the Osa Rainforest
- Corcovado National Park
- Finco Kobo Chocolate Farm
- Bosque las Tilapias
- Miramar Canopy Zip-line
- Night Canopy Zip-line
- Waterfall Climbing/ Rappelling
- Mangrove Kayak
- Sunset Ocean Kayak
- Puerto Jimenez Biking
- Cross Country Biking
- Half-day Horseback
- Full-day Horseback
- Bird Watching – Intro
- Osa-Wildlife Sanctuary
- 2 ½ Bird watching In-depth
- Guaymi Indigenous Reservation
- Golfo Dulce Excursion by Boat
- Snorkeling the Golfo Dulce
- Surfing Pavanoes Beach
- Surfing Matapalo Beach
- Jungle Night Watch
- Gold Panning
- Butterfly Farm and Crocodile Lagoon
- Playa Precious (Precious Beach)
- The Monkey Tour
- Osa Palmas Canopy Zip Line
- Luxury Spa
- Game room
- Surf fishing
- Guided Kayak fishing
- Sea turtle rescue
Packages begin at $1,985 pp
Call for more details
What is the best time to fish at this lodge?
December through April is peak season for all bill fishing – best fishing and best weather
Mid-December through Mid-January is the best blue marlin fishing.
January through April is the best for sailfish.
Is a passport required?
Does this lodge run specials?
Yes, call for special pricing
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Finally, travel insurance is time-sensitive and must be purchased within a certain number of days of your deposit to cover preexisting conditions, lodge closings and other various issues. It is still available later but the benefits may be more limited.
Both companies offer evacuation insurance in addition to their travel insurance but Ripcord has more thorough coverage in this area.
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- Consulting services from special operations veterans, paramedics, nurses, and physicians
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My family and I were blown away by the hospitality!! The entire staff was so polite and wonderful. My wife and children want to move there. … the best “Big Game” crew I have ever fished with. Without their expertise in “teasing” and boat handling, this Blue Marlin could not have been landed on a fly rod. Edgar estimates the Marlin to weigh around 150 to 175. It was by far the strongest fish I have ever battled on a fly. Even big Tarpon cannot match the muscle-power of this magnificent blue water creature. I believe it took between 30 to 40 minutes to land it. Of course, it was released.”
The fishing was absolutely great and beyond what we expected! Fishing was only a part of it. The experience of hiking in the rainforest with Dennis who was so knowledgeable was amazing. We saw 4 species of monkeys, many birds and also many critters that live in the ground. Zip lining through the rainforest is a must as well as exploring the town of Puerto Jimenez. The waves at Precious Beach were very inviting and the water temperature perfect.
Ah yes, the spa is like stepping into a special world of relaxation with many choices of services.
Now I must gush about the food which was delicious and abundant! The best is the staff. They are amazing with their level of service and care for each guest. I loved their smiles everyday and they always made sure we had everything we needed.
I even took the time to relax on the hammock with my book and even enjoy a little nap.
I miss everyone there and can’t wait to plan a return trip.
Everything went off like clockwork. The fishing was everything that one could ask for and more. My daughter caught a 50 lb Rooster, and I came in second not far behind with a 45-pound Rooster, and we split the duty on a 40-pound Rooster. I did manage to bet her out with a 25 lb red snapper and my 57 ” Barracuda. All of which will be seen in future article.
We had an absolutely spectacular time..… Costa Rica is breathtakingly beautiful and everything about our trip was absolutely first rate.
The resort is wonderful – we loved the pool and the grounds. We saw scarlet macaws, toucans, monkeys, crocodiles and more…without ever leaving the resort!
I can’t thank you enough – this was the absolute trip of a lifetime.
Thank you for helping our family to build such special and amazing memories.
The resort was all that one could hope for and more. I have fished in Alaska, Canada, Florida just to name a few and I can honestly say that I have never been at a fishing resort that was run as well.
The minute we cleared immigrations we were taken care of. We never had to worry about what we were supposed to do or when we were supposed to do it. The tours were fun and educational. The resort workers were very friendly and helpful. The boats were very clean and the captains and mates did everything in their power to try and help us catch fish.
The resort was fabulous…the perfect blend of Costa Rica “elegant rustic” and lavish ambience. The beer was always ice cold, the drinks perfectly mixed, and the food delicious! We won’t even try to describe the decadence of the desserts or the spa!
“We recently had the great fortune to go to your resort in Costa Rica. I am writing to let you know that our experience, from start to finish was FANTASTIC!!!” >>MORE
“The luck continues for me here. Perhaps my best day fishing anywhere in the world- and I have fished Hawaii Venezuela, Ghana Africa and Ascension Island. For today the Costa Rican slam- 20 lb. Dorado, 150# Yellow Fin tuna, 100 lb. Sailfish, 225 lb. Blue Marlin, and the crème de la crème, a 450 lb. Blue Marlin.
“the most complete fishing and touring service anywhere! That includes all of the smiling, friendly, captains, touring and Resort staff.
The boats are well maintained and clean. Food and beverage rate at least a 10.
Your staff is outstanding, demonstrating a rarely seen enthusiasm toward their guests’ enjoyment, ensuring an adventure of a lifetime both in angling and experiencing the habitat of Costa Rica. Jeanette and I have never enjoyed a vacation more! Your staff and Resort provided us with material for a lifetime of dreams.
Ted & Jeanette
Our third year here has been better than ever! Service by all 150 staff is impeccable, making us feel right at home. We have formed a wonderful kinship with all the smiling, always helpful personnel, whom could not be more accommodating. Brian was the ultimate chief eco- tour manager; his bright smile made our days! Richard fished for sailfish five days off shore, catching 44 sailfish and I caught 3 sailfish, my first! Now I know what all the fuss is about, extremely exciting!!!
We finally met the owner of this very fine establishment, a gentle and warm- hearted man full of charisma and genuine caring demeanor.
Judith & Richard
We were very impressed, not only with the beautiful facility, the fantastic food, the fishing and eco-tours, but the staff was absolutely fantastic! John caught his first sailfish and I caught a Dorado…..-A big one ! (To me, anyhow!) The zip-line was thrilling and interesting. I’m sure the pictures won’t do this place justice, but we intend to tell everyone we know! We will send them pictures…..and they can’t stop us! Thanks for a fabulous week!
John and Sharon