Guanacaste sport fishing is one of the main activities for many visitors who have come to Costa Rica for many years. Guanacaste , Quepos and Golfito are the three sport fishing Meccas in Costa Rica. Just off the Guanacaste coast various sea currents converge and additionally to that, there are large depth variations just a few miles of the beaches of Guanacaste. Sport fishing is especially present in the Flamingo Marina and Flamingo Beach area, Conchal Beach, Tamarindo Beach, El Coco and Ocotal Beaches, Papagayo and Playa Potrero Beach. Full day and half day charters leave basically every day. Coastal fishing, Bottom Fishing and Deep Sea Fishing are the most popular tours.
Species of catch include Black Marlin, Blue Marlin and Stripped Marlin as well as Sailfish in the Deep Sea Full Day fishing trips. Most charters and fishing boats apply the catch and release philosophy, unless it is an eatable specie, like Yellow Fin Tuna or a large Grouper or Snapper. Species often caught in the Coastal Fishing Trips include Rooster Fish, Snapper, Grouper, Wahoo, Ojaran, Mackerel and other smaller species. The boats are as diverse as abundant, from smaller boats for coastal fishing trips to larger yachts for the full day fishing trips, with luxury facilities and state of the are equipment, including first quality brands like Penn and Shimano.