Tuna Fish Sportfishing is a family fishing company with more than 35 years experience located in the North Pacific Coast in the Guanacaste Region of Costa Rica, specifically in Playas del Coco. Captain Nelson Mendez is a native of the area and have been fishing at the Gulf of papagayo since was a kid. Our boats are in the exclusive Gulf of Papagayo area. The beautiful landscape of Guanacaste, the world- class fishing waters, and surrounding National Parks make us a must visit global vacation destination. We provide in shore fishing charters to all major hotels and resorts: Four Seasons, Andaz Hotel, Exclusive Resorts, Villa Sola Playa Hermosa, Occidental Grand Papagayo, Allegro Papagayo, Mangroove Resort, Bosque del Mar, Riu Guanacaste, Riu Palace, to mention a few. We also provide free beach pick up on an offshore fishing charter to visitors staying around the Papagayo Gulf area, such as Playa Hermosa, Playa Panama, Playa del Coco, Playa Ocotal and Flamingo.

These tours take you into the Gulf of Papagayo, which is located along the northern portion of the Nicoya Peninsula. The fishing here is good year round—you have the chance to hook blue marlin, striped marlin, sailfish, rooster fish, dorado (mahi-mahi), wahoo, red snapper, and yellowfin tuna. The best time to catch each type of fish varies depending on the season, but rest assured that you have a great chance of landing several fish.

While you’re out on the water you might also be able to see humpback whales and dolphins. There’s nothing like seeing dolphins jump in waves or watching a humpback whale swim with its calf across the gulf.


Inshore Sportfishing

You will enjoy 4 hours (7:30 a.m – 11:30 a.m). Inshore sportfishing is for those who wants to enjoy the amazing Guanacaste coastline. We take you fishing in the middle of the Gulf of Papagayo looking for dorado, roosterfish, red snapper, grouper and all inshore fishing species.

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Offshore Sportfishing

You will enjoy 8 hours (7:30 a.m – 3:30 p.m). Offshore sportfishing is your perfect choice to experience Costa Rica big game fishing at the Gulf of Papagayo. We usually run 25 – 30 miles away from coast line looking for billfish.

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Multi-days Sportfishing

If you are an intrepid angler and would like to book more than one charter, Contact us today.  We have a great deal for you. We provide special rates on two or more bookings.


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See our fantastic fishing gallery of happy customers who have caught some great fish with Tuna Fish Sportfishing at the Gulf of Papagayo, Costa Rica.


We did not catch anything big, but we caught some fish. We had a blast with the crew, nice boat and perfect weather.
We booked the Charter over the internet before leaving the States. They picked us up from the beach at our resort on time just as advertised. We seen some of the most beautiful scenery while we were trolling. We caught 12 blue fin tuna and 2 big roster fish. Captain spoke English and very polite and friendly. Crew was very friendly and did their jobs perfectly. Great time, caught fish, and drank beer. What a great day fishing. Will do it again for sure.
Glenn SGrand Island, Nebraska
Fished on the Tuna Fish boat. The capt. And crew put me on fish right away. All worked very hard trying everything in the book to get a Sailfish in the boat for me. The first mate was always on the move, checking and changing things up. Thanks guys, see you next year.
Tunafishsportfishing fulfilled my dream ! I went to Costa Rica to catch Sailfish and we caught three. Nelson is a great Captain and the mate was equally as good.
I highly recommend them to all that ask
Tom ReeceUSA
I am so glad we did this. My wife and I came down to the gulf of Papagayo for our honeymoon and decided after being here a day that we really wanted to try our hand at fishing. Fradian wasn’t phased by the short notice and found us a boat in no time at all. He also made it extremely easy to pay and he was great with communication. Completely satisfied with the day.
Ben L
Loved the charter and would definitely do it again!! The crew was excellent and knowledgeable about the area. Asked what we wanted to catch, and we did!!
Cheyenne, WyomingWyoming
The crew was so nice and accommodating…..we caught a nice sailfish and just had a beautiful day on the water! They fed us a nice lunch and it was a perfect day. Highly recommend this charter service!
Julie TBaton Rouge, Louisiana

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