Papagayo Sportfishing – La Chila

Join Papagayo Sportfishing for your next nearshore adventure. Starting from one of the most popular beaches in Costa Rica, their trips are available year round. The crew has been fishing in the area for over 30 years and they know all the best spots. In case you see this boat is booked for the day you wanted, just check out their other boats on FishingBooker.

This page presents “La Chila”, a 33’ custom built boat. This offshore boat accommodates up to 6 anglers. Kids of all ages are welcome too! The boat is powered by a mighty 450 HP Cummins engine, so you’ll reach your fishing grounds in no time. She’s equipped with navigational electronics, a private toilet, a fighting chair, and a live bait tank. If you want to go snorkeling, the equipment will be on the boat, just remember to request it in advance.

Staying close to the shore will get you Roosterfish, Cubera Snapper, and Jacks. If you go up to 5 miles off the coast, you can expect Mahi Mahi and Yellowfin Tuna. But it doesn’t end there! Go even further and target Marlin and Sailfish! There are all kinds of techniques you can use, depending on what you’re aiming for, so there’s always a way to learn something new.

Your fishing equipment is fully covered. The crew also provides soft drinks and fruit on all trips, while on a full day trip you’ll also get lunch. If you need a pickup to the marina, contact the captain in advance to discuss the details. You’ll need to purchase your fishing license, which usually costs $15 per person.

Papagayo Sportfishing can get you on fish regardless of your experience. Choose your trip and catch your lunch!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    price breakdown
    An 8-hour trips start at 7.30 a.m. and end by 4 p.m. There's enough time to fish both inshore and offshore, so there's lots of fish species on your target list. You can go after Roosterfish, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and even Marlin. Get in touch if you need a pickup.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    price breakdown
    A 6-hour trip starts at 7.30 a.m. and ends by 2 p.m. Since there's not a lot of time, you'll need to choose whether you want to fish inshore or offshore. The boat running time for inshore fishing goes from 20 to 30 minutes. You'll target small Dorado, Tuna, Jack, or Roosterfish. The offshore spots are at one hour bot running and you will target for Sailfish, Marlin, Mahi Mahi (Dorado), and Tuna.
  • Private trip
    Half Day
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    price breakdown
    Half day or 4 hours of fishing starts at 7.30am and ends by noon. This is an inshore charter since there is not enough time to get offshore spots. Boat running time goes from 20 to 30 minutes and visit the closer fishing spots.

About the Captain

Genaro Mendez
Coco, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Captain Genaro was born in Coco Beach and has been fishing the area for more than 30 years. He assembled a group of professional guides who've been working with him for a long time. They operate all around Costa Rica and always make sure their guests have a great time. Take a look at their fleet and choose the boat that's perfect for your group.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black) Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)

Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Custom (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 450HP Cummins 8.1L engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

33 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing


Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Tuna Tubes
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days 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 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:
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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