Playa Flamingo

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Playa Flamingo Fishing Charters

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Playa Flamingo: 95 fishing charters available

Flamingo Sportfishing – 32’

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Sport Fishing El Gato III

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trips from $400

Papi Chulo Sportfishing

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trips from $600

Sea Hunter 1

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trips from $530

Lupo Charters

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trips from $470

Boos Adventures

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trips from $500

Señuelo del Pacífico Sportfishing

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trips from $700

Mar Vida Adventure

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Longline Flamingo C.R.

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trips from $350

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When you think of Costa Rica, your mind probably conjures up an image of golden beaches, crystal clear waters, and luscious greenery full of exciting wildlife. Well, Playa Flamingo has all that. This popular beach town separates the mountains from the ocean, meaning there’s stunning scenery wherever you look. What better way to discover it all than aboard one of the numerous Playa Flamingo fishing charters?
 
Your first port of call – after the actual port, of course – will be the inshore bays. The town actually sticks out onto a peninsula, splitting two bays, where you’ll find a whole host of exotic and exciting fish. Take on Roosterfish, Snook, and Jacks in the shallows, while Snappers, Groupers, Mackerel, and Amberjack will be on the menu along the reefs.
 
However, any angler worth their salt will have come to town for one reason – the big game options. Playa Flamingo lies just 20 miles from the continental shelf. Head offshore, and you can take on Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and prized Billfish, such as Sailfish and Blue, Black, and Striped Marlin!
 
Families and beginners can take advantage of shorter trips in the bays to get to grips with rods and reels, and you can even mix it up with some snorkeling, too. Offshore adventures tend to start at eight hours, with the option of spending up to a few days on the water for those who want to get the most out of fishing in Playa Flamingo.
 

Rules & Regulations

No matter your age or level, every angler on board a Playa Flamingo fishing charter will need a license. Check with your captain before you go and see if they can provide them, or get yours online from INCOPESCA. Your professional guide will also make sure you stick to all regulations concerning catch limits. 
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January

Strong winds make getting offshore difficult but there’s plenty of action in the shallows. Roosterfish and Snook are biting hard in the river mouths while Mackerel and Jacks hunt in the bays.

February

The deep sea fun can still be patchy in February. When it’s good, it’s really good. When it’s not, you can chase monster Roosterfish and Snook in the shallows instead.

March

Jack Crevalle, Snook, Roosterfish, and Sierra Mackerel are all on form this time of year. The reefs are always productive and the offshore bite gets more reliable as the winds start to die down.

April

April is the hottest month of the year in Costa Rica. It’s also the last of the dry season, so make the most of the sunny skies and hit the water for a deep sea or inshore sight fishing trip.

May

The big game season really gets going in May, with Sailfish, Black and Blue Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, and Wahoo. You couldn’t ask for a better cast of characters!

June

All your favorite pelagic predators are going strong offshore while the reefs start filling up with tasty Red and Cubera Snappers. Inshore, there are always some Roosters and Snook to fight.

July

Locals commemorate Guanacaste’s annexation to Costa Rica from Nicaragua on the 25th. That’s not the only thing worth celebrating – Blue Marlin are in their prime this time of year!

August

The Presidential Flamingo Fishing Rodeo is the biggest event in the Playa Flamingo fishing calendar. Anglers join from across the country and far beyond to take on the area’s huge Billfish.

September

The rains are at their heaviest in September, taking the humidity through the roof. Escape offshore to get some air or jump in the water after battling Snook and Roosterfish inshore.

October

The rains dump all kinds of flotsam into the water, making the perfect hunting grounds for big Mahi Mahi. Turn these predators into your prey and enjoy some amazing FAD fishing offshore!

November

Can’t face another Turkey this year? Hit the reefs to reel in Cubera Snapper, Broomtail Grouper, and Amberjack instead. You’re in for a real feast after one of these thrilling nearshore trips.

December

Clear skies, 90-degree sunshine, warm, clear seas – can you think of a better place to spend the holiday season than Playa Flamingo? As if that wasn’t enough, Snook and Roosters are back in force!

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If you've never been....this will be a trip you will never forget. It's a must.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
If you've never been....this will be a trip you will never forget. It's a must.
Clayton  S.
Clayton S. Tehachapi, CA
February fishing is not one of the best fishing months of the year. However, we were in Playa Flamingo for 11 days and went on 3 fishing trips and had really great luck for all 3. February for us turned out great! We brought our own surf poles, but had no luck. I recommend fishing with a local guide.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
February fishing is not one of the best fishing months of the year. However, we were in Playa Flamingo for 11 days and went on 3 fishing trips and had really great luck for all 3. February for us turned out great! We brought our own surf poles, but had no luck. I recommend fishing with a local guide.
Benjamin  K.
Benjamin K. Hacienda Tamarindo, G
Pick a good boat and crew! We had a wonderful half-day of fishing and came back with four beautiful dorado. I'll be back for another trip!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Pick a good boat and crew! We had a wonderful half-day of fishing and came back with four beautiful dorado. I'll be back for another trip!
David  S.
David S. Santa Cruz, G
pay a little more if you want more variety and gamers. we went for Dorado (mahi mahi) and tuna. we hit Dorado during our trip and were happy because all 6 of us caught fish! it's one of the only charters I could find in this price range for 5 hours. most others were 4 hours for the same price. crew made it effortless. highly recommend! Also saw a lot of Dolphins and Leatherback Sea Turtles as an added bonus!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
pay a little more if you want more variety and gamers. we went for Dorado (mahi mahi) and tuna. we hit Dorado during our trip and were happy because all 6 of us caught fish! it's one of the only charters I could find in this price range for 5 hours. most others were 4 hours for the same price. crew made it effortless. highly recommend! Also saw a lot of Dolphins and Leatherback Sea Turtles as an added bonus!
Gene  H.
Gene H. Little Rock, Arkansas
Gret fleet. Best fishing I've ever had. I live in Costa Rica and can fish anywhere. I choose to drive 4 hours to Flamingo.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Gret fleet. Best fishing I've ever had. I live in Costa Rica and can fish anywhere. I choose to drive 4 hours to Flamingo.
Thomas  R.
Thomas R. Liberia, G
Our trip was action packed - a hit about every 15 minutes with a good fight to reel in each one. The crew was positive, helpful and informative.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Our trip was action packed - a hit about every 15 minutes with a good fight to reel in each one. The crew was positive, helpful and informative.
H  L.  M.
H L. M. Knoxville, TN
Great experience for me and my family of two girls, a young boy, my wife, and father.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Great experience for me and my family of two girls, a young boy, my wife, and father.
Kevin  S.
Kevin S. San José, SJ
Absolutely fishing was great lots of Mahi Mahi and a double on Sail Fish Ausume time
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Absolutely fishing was great lots of Mahi Mahi and a double on Sail Fish Ausume time
Jerry  B.
Jerry B. Meridian, ID
You never know what you will catch and it really doesn't matter as long as you catch fish!
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
You never know what you will catch and it really doesn't matter as long as you catch fish!
Richard  H.
Richard H. United States

Sport Fishing El Gato III
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 43 reviews
Awesome time…put us in two rooster fish to start the day. Then ended with catching dozen red snapper to feed the family
Daven  H.
Daven H. Santa Cruz, Provincia De Guanacaste
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 43 reviews
Capt and crew excellent with finding fish and directing us how to bring them in. But seriously, the food was 5 star. The fresh Sashimi dorado and the fresh tuna salsa was unbelievably awesome A great day.
Eric  D.
Eric D. Ocean City, NJ
Boos Adventures
Boos Adventures
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 42 reviews
Great day on the water with Joseph and Rafael. We caught 5 yellowfin tuna - had 8 on the line. Teenage son and my wife loved fighting them. I would highly recommend Boos, great boat and crew.
Patrick  F.
Patrick F. Alamo, CA
Sea Hunter 1
Sea Hunter 1
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 11 reviews
Our family of 5 had so much fun on the Sea Hunter 1 with Victor and Byron. We caught tuna, yellowtail jack, pompano, and blue runner. We are beginners, so they were patient with us and showed us different techniques for catching the fish. Byron cleaned and filleted our fish and we were able to take it to a nearby restaurant to cook. We highly recommend a fishing trip with Sea Hunter 1!
Kim  M.
Kim M. Filadelfia, Provincia De Guanacaste
Flamingo Sportfishing – 32’
Flamingo Sportfishing – 32’
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 46 reviews
Priceless experience w with my son and I. Miguel the mate was EXTREMELY attentive and supportive for my 13 y.o. son. He made us our food, grabbed us drinks, did all the work on the deck. We caught the most beautiful Yellow-Fins and at the end, he switched tackle and we landed what looked like a 6-7 foot Sailfish but it cut the line just before Miguel could gaff it. Just priceless. Thank you Captain Werner & Miguel!!!
Shawn  O.
Shawn O. Salem, OR
Flamingo Sportfishing – 32’
Flamingo Sportfishing – 32’
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
4.0 Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good 46 reviews
The crew were great with our family of 6 and provided great snacks and beverages to keep my kids occupied when things slowed. Not my favorite type of fishing (trolling) but I’m no expert in ocean fishing. I was hoping for a rooster but no luck there. We all caught something and I made some excellent tuna steaks after that the crew filleted up. Even had some as sashimi on the boat.
Spencer  B.
Spencer B. Grand Junction, CO
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 43 reviews
El Gato and Shirley we’re excellent. Enjoyed our time. Caught and great fish and ate it up sashimi style. Pura Vida!
Samuel  S.
Samuel S. Austin, TX
CR Fishing Charters – Riviera 38'
CR Fishing Charters – Riviera 38'
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 5 reviews
Booked a half day trip and got "skunked" for most of the day, but the crew stayed out till we got on the fish. Crew was very attentive and quick to respond to any request. Will book again next trip down.
James  R.
James R. FAIR OAKS, TX
Flamingo Sportfishing – 32’
Flamingo Sportfishing – 32’
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 46 reviews
I went with my family for a 3/4 day trip. Meeting up went smoothly and we were on our way. The crew was friendly and knowledgeable, lunch was pretty basic, but we didn't go for the food. We hooked a marlin, but my boys weren't able to pull it in. They enjoyed the experience though and we all were happy. I pulled in a Mahi Mahi and they cleaned it, giving us 2 filets for dinner which were great. We didn't get many other bites, but overall had a great time.
Brandy  C.
Brandy C. Brush Prairie, WA
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 43 reviews
Had an absolutely great time with Captain Luis and Sandy. They clearly take a lot of pride of ownership in their boat. We started slow, but ended up catching two sailfish. One was a monster!!! When things were slow Captain Luis added additional lures and other things to get the fish biting. It clearly worked.
Jack  R.
Jack R. Leland Grove, IL
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 43 reviews
Hyggelig tur i lille båd. Fiskene bed ikke den dag og det begyndte at blæse en del på vej hjem. Vi blev fint serviceret med øl, vand , det vildeste tunsalat og frisk frugt. Der manglede ingenting, undtagen altså fangst. Men det var hyggelige 5 timer 👍🏼
Hans  M.  L.
Hans M. L. Costa Rica
Tiburon Azul
Tiburon Azul
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 3 reviews
We had a great experience with the crew from Tiburón Azul. We spent 4 hours fishing and snorkeling. We caught 5 tuna that we took home and ate for dinner! The crew was great!
Janalee  H.
Janalee H. Fort Wayne, IN
Flamingo Sportfishing – 32’
Flamingo Sportfishing – 32’
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 46 reviews
Captian Warner and fisrtmate Leo were absolutley first class. They had us on fish and treated us like royalty. I would highly recommend them.
Clayton  S.
Clayton S. Tehachapi, CA
Tiburon Azul
Tiburon Azul
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 3 reviews
We had a great half-day on the water. Water was beautiful. My only regret is not booking a full day! The crew handled everything and excelled at their jobs.
John  J.
John J. Houston, TX
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 43 reviews
Capt. Luis took my wife and I out and it couldn’t have been better. They picked us up right off the beach by our resort right on time. The boat was clean and well maintained along with very good fishing tackle. We caught Mahi, saw dolphins, and sea turtles. Capt. Luis and his crew took great care of us and keeping the beers flowing.
Kris  W.
Kris W. Midland, TX
Flamingo Sportfishing – 32’
Flamingo Sportfishing – 32’
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 46 reviews
Miguel and Leo did a great job! My wife and I had a blast. Lunch, fruit, beer was all included! Not many people caught fish this week but we did! Cleaned up the mahi mahi!! Thanks guys!!
Chelsea  S.
Chelsea S. San Juan
Flamingo Sportfishing – 32’
Flamingo Sportfishing – 32’
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 46 reviews
The captain and crew were top notch. Mainland support very good. Boats a bit older but the crew makes it feel brand new. We killed it in 3 hrs and went home very happy. Glad to give the crew half day off, they deserved it on a Lucky day..
Michael  B.
Michael B. San Diego, CA
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 43 reviews
Great day with Luis. First mate was fantastic also. We caught lots of yellow fin tuna. Mahi mahi or sailfish we're not biting but had a great time!
Gib  E.  E.
Gib E. E. Loon Lake, WA
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 43 reviews
We knew fishing was slow when we went out, but both Captain Luis and Crew-mate Luis were wonderful. We had a great experience, saw tons of animals and even caught a few fish! Knowledgeable team and gorgeous weather all made for a fun day
John  A.
John A. Littleton, CO
Flamingo Sportfishing – 32’
Flamingo Sportfishing – 32’
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 46 reviews
They were not biting today but we had a beautiful day!! Thank you we will see you soon!!!!!!
John  R.
John R. Queen Creek, AZ

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Playa Flamingo

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Playa Flamingo costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $485, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $889. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Playa Flamingo is 31 ft and the most common vessel type is a Center console.

According to customer reviews, Flamingo Sportfishing – 32’, Sport Fishing El Gato III, and Papi Chulo Sportfishing are some of the most popular fishing charters in Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste. Full list of top fishing charters in Playa Flamingo.

Flamingo Sportfishing – 32’, Sport Fishing El Gato III, and Papi Chulo Sportfishing all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Playa Flamingo.

The best way to experience fishing in Playa Flamingo is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste.

The most popular fish species you can target are Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), Roosterfish, and Sailfish. Top fishing techniques include trolling, bottom fishing, and popping. Inshore fishing, offshore fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Strong winds make getting offshore difficult but there’s plenty of action in the shallows. Roosterfish and Snook are biting hard in the river mouths while Mackerel and Jacks hunt in the bays. Check availability for local fishing charters in Playa Flamingo.

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