Capitan Mendez Fishing Charters

If you’re looking for your next unforgettable fishing adventure, head to Playas del Coco and book a trip with Capitan Mendez Fishing Charters! Emerge on the fishing experience of a lifetime! Captain Mendez will take you fishing in the Gulf of Papagayo!

Welcome aboard the captain’s 30’ Panga boat. This centre console has all the necessary navigational and safety equipment, an ice box, and a live bait tank. There’s enough room for 6 guests. If you’re bottom fishing, everybody can do it at the same time, but in the case of trolling, 5 rods can be in the water.

Sailfish, Roosterfish, Mahi, Wahoo, and many other game species are on the menu throughout the year – you just have to hunt them down and reel them in. These are not easy catches, so Capt. Mendez will assist you in case it gets too hard. Please note that all Billfish and Roosterfish are strictly catch and release.

The captain will provide you with Penn and UglyStick fishing equipment and prepare live bait in advance. The catch cleaning service is included in the price as well. There’s going to be drinking water and seasonal fruit onboard but feel free to bring other beverages and snacks. The captain can also purchase your fishing license, and you can pay him when the trip starts.

Capitan Mendez Fishing Charters is at your service year-round. Ready for your awesome Costa Rican adventure?!

Please note that we can offer pick-ups at your location, but it isn’t included in the trip prices, and it will depend on your exact location.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 11 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $350
    The best way to learn how to fish is with an experienced guide. Use this chance to get a new skill and have fun at the same time. The captain will cover your drinks and fishing equipment. It usually takes half an hour to find a good fishing spot.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $350
    Spend an exciting afternoon with Capt. Mendez and visit nearshore fishing spots. You'll target Roosterfish, Snapper, and Jack Crevalle but you can never really know what else is there. Your fishing equipment is covered, drinks as well.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $500
    Captain Mendez will take you on a full day adventure, where you'll target offshore species, such as Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo. You can stay closer to the shore and go after Roosterfish, Cubera Snapper, and Jack Crevalle. This trip includes your fishing equipment, water, beer, fruit, and snacks.
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FAQs about Capitan Mendez Fishing Charters

Capitan Mendez Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $350 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • US $350 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • US $500 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Capitan Mendez Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Capitan Mendez Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn, UglyStick)
  • Live Bait (Prepared in advance)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (Seasonal fruit, chips)
  • Drinks (Water)
  • First Mate (Tips are expected)

Capitan Mendez Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Capitan Mendez Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Capitan Mendez Fishing Charters include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Wahoo

Meet the Captain

Juan Carlos Méndez Gutierrez
Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
ID & license verified
90 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2019
Angler's Choice
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Captain Juan Carlos has been fishing all his life. First, he started as a commercial fishing captain, then he was the captain of a yacht. After a hurricane, he started with his own business, 3 years ago. Born and raised in Playa del Coco, he knows all the good spots in the area and he can easily track the fish, wherever they go.

About this listing

Targeted species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish

Boat specs

Panga (Panga) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 140HP Johnson engine.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn, UglyStick
Live Bait
Prepared in advance
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Seasonal fruit, chips
Drinks
Water
First Mate
Tips are expected

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
All ages welcome; life vests for 5+
You Keep Catch
Limited
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory
Billfish and Roosterfish

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Bank Transfer

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