Guanacaste Fly Fishing

Join Captain Esteban Blanco on an unforgettable journey through the beautiful rainforest of Guanacaste, Costa Rica! The local guides and experts at Guanacaste Fly Fishing will take you to all the local hot spots where you can expect to get a few bites and reel in a trophy winner.

Trips are run from 14’ NRS inflatable outboard rafts, each one powered by a 15 HP Yamaha engine. These boats are ideal for river and surface fishing, able to easily maneuver around rock structures. Each raft fits up to 2 anglers and kids of all ages are more than welcome, as long as they are accompanied by adults.

You will mainly be fishing from the Tempisque and Corobici rivers while targeting Rainbow and Striped Bass, Machaca (Mini Tarpon), and Snook. You can expect a lot of surface fishing using grasshopper flies, poppers, and flowers.

Capt. Esteban provides top-notch fly reels and rods by Remmington, as well as fishing licenses for you and your guests. You will most likely be working up an appetite so you will be offered snacks, food, and drinks as well.

Pick-up and transportation are also included, just meet at their local office and a guide will take you to your fishing location. If you are staying in Papagayo, transportation to and from your hotel will be arranged.

If you’ve never gone fishing in a rainforest, now is your time to give it a try. Capt. Esteban will show you an amazing time while ensuring a safe and productive day of fly fishing. Bring a camera, sunglasses, and sunscreen and join Guanacaste Fly Fishing on this all-inclusive adventure in beautiful Costa Rica!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Fly Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $550
    Join Guanacaste Fly Fishing on an all-out adventure and target a number of river fish including the Machaca (Mini Tarpon), Rainbow Bass, Striped Bass, Snook, and more! You'll be using high-end Remington fly fishing gear, provided by the captain. Snacks, drinks, and other food are also included, along with your fishing license, transportation, and pick-up.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Rainbow Bass
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    Target Rainbow Bass on this full-on, adrenaline pumping adventure with Guanacaste Fly Fishing! You'll be fishing from the beautiful Tempisque River so you might even land a Snook here or there. You'll mainly be doing lots of surface fishing, targeting fish around various structures and lily pads with grasshopper flies. Fishing gear, food, drinks, fishing license, transportation, and pick-up are all included on this trip!
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About the Captain

Esteban Blanco Morales
Liberia, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
6 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since March 2019
Captain Esteban Blanco has had a knack for adventure as far back as he could remember. As a local angler and fly fishing extraordinaire, he received the IGFA World Record exploring Costa Rica’s rivers and lagoons, in some cases very dangerous and inhospitable areas. Capt. Esteban founded Guanacaste Fly Fishing with the aim of introducing people to the wonderful sport while showing tourists the beautiful northern jungle of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. He loves targeting Rainbow and Striped Bass, Roosterfish, Snook, and Machaca (Mini Tarpon). Join their team of local fly fishing experts and create lasting memories in beautiful Costa Rica!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Rainbow) Bass (Rainbow)
Garfish Garfish
Snook Snook

Boat Specs

NRS (Inflatable outboard) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 15HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 10 knots.

Length
14 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Ice Box
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Fly Fishing on June 23, 2021
We loved the experience on the river—saw lots of birds and wild life. Perfect. The fish bit but did not quite take the hook,...
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Anne C.
Curridabat, SJ
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Fly Fishing on March 26, 2021
Incredible trip. Fished in a beautiful area, no one else around. Had such fun with the snappers on fly. And then we found the...
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Jamen P.
Cartagena, G
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3/4 Day Fly Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Fly Fishing on January 17, 2020
The water wasn’t perfect for us but we were able to catch several and miss A lot more than we actually hooked. Missed a big...
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Vanessa P.
San José, SJ
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Fly Fishing on February 21, 2020
Had an amazing day on the river The trip was organised really well from the moment we were picked up from our hotel
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Steve M.
Alajuela, A
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Great fishing for a little-known fish

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Fly Fishing on November 26, 2019
Frank and Saul took great care of us.  We fished primarily for Machaca and were able to get some nice ones into the boat. ...
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FAQs about Guanacaste Fly Fishing

Guanacaste Fly Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip – Rainbow Bass (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - Full Day Trip – Fly Fishing (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Guanacaste Fly Fishing, you can expect the following amenity onboard:
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Guanacaste Fly Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Remington)
  • Lures
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (Remington )

Guanacaste Fly Fishing offers the following type of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Tempisque & Corobici)

Guanacaste Fly Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Guanacaste Fly Fishing include:
  • Bass (Rainbow)
  • Garfish
  • Snook