This Costa Rica fishing season chart will give you a better idea of what to expect when planning your Guanacaste fishing vacation. However, for anyone with experience fishing in Papagayo no matter what time of year, there will be something to catch!
The green season arrives once the afternoon rains start in May. When this happens the fishing shifts from southern to Guanacaste (northern), as the strong winds up north die down. The fish have more room to spread out, and the southern part of the country receives the most rainfall. Many people incorrectly assume that if it’s not ‘peak billfish season’ the fishing must be slow, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. The months of May-Nov still offer plenty of sailfish fishing, a second season for marlin fishing, and it’s the peak time of year for anglers who like variety as we see more dorado, tuna, and wahoo offshore. It’s also the peak season for meat fish like snapper and grouper along with the pelagics above. So for all those anglers who want to cook what they catch or freeze fillets and bring them home, that is the most productive time of year. Please check our Costa Rica Fishing Season chart, select your preferred fish and month to come, and enjoy onboard Tuna Fish Sportfishing.
If you are ready to enjoy the best time to fish in Papagayo Costa Rica, BOOK one of our Papagayo fishing boats, and let´s go fishing!