Guanacaste Adventure Tours

Get a true Costa Rican fishing experience with Guanacaste Adventure Tours. Leave the crowded beach of Playa Hermosa behind and head to the crystal clear waters aboard a traditional fishing boat with a local guide.

Captain Jose Vizcaino was born and raised on the Papagayo Peninsula and has been fishing here most of his adult life. A passionate angler and citizen of the area, he promises to show you the region’s highlights, with plenty of local insight.

Step aboard the 30’ locally-made center console and away you go. Up to 8 guests are welcome aboard to make yourselves at home, taking in the cool breeze from the Pacific as you cool off from the blistering sun. Hop into the water and make use of the snorkeling gear to discover the riches under the sea for an all-round experience. Just make sure to bring a towel to dry off.

You’ll find a cooler stacked full of drinks on board, so you’ll stay refreshed all day, and you can even grab a beer to make the most of your day out. With a private toilet on board, you’ll have no concerns about getting caught short, either!

Get ready for a productive day on these rich waters as you target some worldwide favorites and local specialties. Bottom fish the nearshore reefs for stunning Roosterfish and delicious Snappers, while offshore you’ll be trolling for monster Mahi Mahi and tasty Tuna. These fish will all make you work for your catch, so come prepared for a intense workout.

At the end of the day, the crew will clean and fillet your catch, so you can enjoy the fruits of your labor back at a beachside restaurant. Guanacaste Adventure Tours have thought of everything! Come aboard for an authentic taste of Costa Rica and head home with a memorable story to tell!

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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
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    Discover the riches of the Papagayo Peninsula and Gulf, as you spend 4 hours along the nearshore and offshore waters. Spend your time exploring the crystal clear waters of the Pacific that are home to some exciting and delicious fish. Bottom fish the reefs or troll the open waters and you can land Snappers, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Roosterfish, and many more. Expect a tough battle to hook these beauties aboard, and relax on your way back in with a cool beer in hand.
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About the Captain

Jose Vizcaino
Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
1 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2019
A true local to the area, Captain Jose knows the Gulf of papagayo like the back of his hand. He's been fishing these waters for over 10 years, and sees it as a great, and fun way to show tourists the rich nature and dazzling marine life of his native area. He loves nothing more than connecting with customers and hopes to show you the beauty of his local waters, giving you a true Costa Rican fishing experience.

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Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack (Horse-eye) Jack (Horse-eye)
Roosterfish Roosterfish

Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Local (Center console) originally built in 2015, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki 4-Stroke engine.

30 ft
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing


Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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:
Bank Transfer

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Chad D.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Half day trip!

VERIFIED   August 7, 2019
Set up a half day trip with Jose for myself, wife, and 2 kids. It was amazing how much you can catch and see in a 1/2 day trip...
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