Playas del Coco Fishing

Playas del Coco is located just 20 minutes from Guanacaste International Airport, it is Costa Rica’s oldest fishing village. Is known as Coco beach fishing town, where you can book daily fishing trips for deep sea fishing or target some roosterfish near shore. Moored to the left of its 3 km long beach are Coco’s traditional commercial fishing boats; to the right, all the Papagayo Sportfishing boats are geared for all the saltwater fishing action anglers.

Playas del Coco fishing tours

Playas del Coco fishing tours

Tourism is chiefly how Playas del Coco survives these days and to that end, it, unlike the others beach communities in the area, is truly a full-service town. There are numerous low and moderately-priced hotels that rent rooms to visitors as well as bars and restaurants on and off the beach offering international and local cuisine.

Many dive shops in town take out divers daily as well as private Papagayo fishing charters that take out customers in search of yellowfin tuna, sailfish, marlin, roosterfish, wahoo or Mahi-mahi.

Playas del Coco itself is sunbathing, swimming, people watching, and a little exploring: at low tide, you can walk over the rocks at the left end of the beach to reach the secluded, white sand beach of Playa Blanca.

This beach town is also the services center of this area. The port captain and immigration have their offices in Playas del Coco. There are 3 banks, 6 supermarkets, and medical facilities, including 4 pharmacies. Coco’s main street is lined with open-air and indoor shops offering a broad range of souvenirs for tourists to take home.

Inshore Fishing in Playas del Coco

Inshore fishing is the most popular kind of fishing in Playas del Coco because you don’t need to boat out too far and it’s affordable. Just boat out of Coco for about 20 minutes and you’re in the Gulf of Papagayo where you can catch roosterfish, snapper, jacks, amberjack, mackerel, and fish like those.

Playa del Coco fishing Costa Rica

Playa del Coco fishing Costa Rica

We usually go inshore fishing around the bay and we always catch something. It’s a lot of fun! One of the best things about in-shore fishing tours in Playas del Coco is that it doesn’t take nearly as much time as a deep-sea fishing trip which requires boating out for at least a couple of hours so you can go fishing and snorkeling all in one tour.

If you would like to go inshore fishing with your couple, family, friends, kids, or even your mother-in-law :), you can experience the best of the Papagayo Fishing all in one day. We invite you to see our fishing boats to book a trip that suits you the most and start getting excited about your Papagayo fishing adventures in the Pacific.

Offshore Fishing Playas del Coco

Offshore fishing from Playas del Coco is definitely for more experienced fishermen, it’s not for those who aren’t keen on boats or being out on the water for long periods. You do need to boat at least a couple of hours out of Playas del Coco to get to the deep sea fishing grounds.

Playa del Coco Offshore fishing

Playa del Coco Offshore fishing

There, you can catch big game fish such as Blue marlin, Sailfish, Striped Marlin, huge wahoo, yellowfin tuna, bull mahi-mahi, and more.

For deep-sea fishing we recommend booking an offshore fishing charter, you will need to look at our top Papagayo Fishing Boats, we have the correct boat, equipment, and local crew to make sure you have an amazing day out at the Gulf of Papagayo.

Additional Fishing information

  • All fishing charter departs at 7:30 AM, but we can do it earlier under the client’s request!
  • Full day:  8 hours (7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)
  • 3/4 day:  6 hours (7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)
  • Half day:  4 hours (7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)
  • Rates per boat and not per person.
  • Check the # of people per boat on the boat info.

Charters include Ballyhoo or live bait when possible, fishing equipment, snacks, bottled water, ice bags, fresh fruits, soft drinks, local beer, juice, Catch cleaning & filleting, and lunch on full-day charters

When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during the holidays seasons!

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