Playa Flamingo Fishing Charters

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Playa Flamingo: 86 fishing charters available
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Playa Flamingo

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Playa Flamingo, Guanacaste are: Full list of top fishing charters in Playa Flamingo

The average price for a private 4 hour Playa Flamingo fishing trip is US $572, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $986 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Playa Flamingo that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Playa Flamingo are:

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Many fishing charters in Playa Flamingo provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Playa Flamingo are:

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Playa Flamingo are:
  • 3-hour fishing trips – US $500
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $530
  • 5-hour fishing trips – US $636
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $872
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $1,033
  • 9-hour fishing trips – US $950

Fishing in Playa Flamingo

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. 

Playa Flamingo Fishing Seasons

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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What anglers said about fishing in Playa Flamingo

I would recommend anyone that’s going to fish for the first time or the 15th time to use this captain and his boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend anyone that’s going to fish for the first time or the 15th time to use this captain and his boat
Tiburon Azul
Tiburon Azul
Schedule a longer day if you are intending to catch something specific! Bring sunscreen and hats/covers too as there is only an little shade on the boat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Schedule a longer day if you are intending to catch something specific! Bring sunscreen and hats/covers too as there is only an little shade on the boat.
Tiburon Azul
Tiburon Azul
Be patient and book a whole day, fishing changes with the tide. One thing to Rember is the boats only take cash
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be patient and book a whole day, fishing changes with the tide. One thing to Rember is the boats only take cash
Papi Chulo Sportfishing
Papi Chulo Sportfishing
Good fishing. Would have loved to hook up a yellowtail but sometimes they aren’t biting
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Good fishing. Would have loved to hook up a yellowtail but sometimes they aren’t biting
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Hard to say whether it’s seasonal or just wasn’t our day but I’ve been a couple of times “inshore” and haven’t had incredible success.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hard to say whether it’s seasonal or just wasn’t our day but I’ve been a couple of times “inshore” and haven’t had incredible success.
Lupo Charters
Lupo Charters
If you fish enough, you understand that it’s unpredictable. Go out, have a good attitude, learn all you can, and simply enjoy the experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you fish enough, you understand that it’s unpredictable. Go out, have a good attitude, learn all you can, and simply enjoy the experience.
Flamingo Sportfishing – 32’
Flamingo Sportfishing – 32’
Take Dramamine before you hit the boat even if you have no history of seasickness. All of our group were queasy at best, including myself, and I have been on boats throughout my entire life. Bring a dry bag for your towels and anything else you don’t want wet. Everything got soaked, including us.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take Dramamine before you hit the boat even if you have no history of seasickness. All of our group were queasy at best, including myself, and I have been on boats throughout my entire life. Bring a dry bag for your towels and anything else you don’t want wet. Everything got soaked, including us.
Lupo Charters
Lupo Charters
With Big Game fish be ready to reel and be patient. Be patient and, take your time. capt said Nov is last good month for really good fishing. Said wind picks up in summer months and water gets to choppy. Go early.. we left at 6am
Excellent
5.0 / 5
With Big Game fish be ready to reel and be patient. Be patient and, take your time. capt said Nov is last good month for really good fishing. Said wind picks up in summer months and water gets to choppy. Go early.. we left at 6am
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Yes. This is not a marina with a pier so know that. You catch a taxi boat from the shore. Fishing is very good in this area.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes. This is not a marina with a pier so know that. You catch a taxi boat from the shore. Fishing is very good in this area.
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Be prepared for plenty of sun and a good fight when you get a fish on. The fish are beautiful and have some amazing colors to them.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Be prepared for plenty of sun and a good fight when you get a fish on. The fish are beautiful and have some amazing colors to them.
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Sport Fishing El Gato III DeKalb, IL
Great scenery, and good variety for fishing. If you want to catch mahi and billfish book a full day and get out to deeper water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great scenery, and good variety for fishing. If you want to catch mahi and billfish book a full day and get out to deeper water.
Tiburon Azul
Tiburon Azul Allentown, Pennsylvania
Yes. These guys know the waters and will do everything to get the targeted fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes. These guys know the waters and will do everything to get the targeted fish.
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Sport Fishing El Gato III Nicoya, Guanacaste Province
Go Offshore book on this site, do not book through the hotels. We did that on another trip and it was terrible.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go Offshore book on this site, do not book through the hotels. We did that on another trip and it was terrible.
Flamingo Sportfishing – 32’
Flamingo Sportfishing – 32’ Mobile, AL
Fishing in deep sea is always subject to the weather! Despite high winds & seas, still caught a good size Mahi!!!
Very good
4.0 / 5
Fishing in deep sea is always subject to the weather! Despite high winds & seas, still caught a good size Mahi!!!
Tiburon Azul
Tiburon Azul
Jose told us that off shore fishing in this area at this time was not the best. At first trolling we did not catch much. But when we started drop shotting, it was one fish after another!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Jose told us that off shore fishing in this area at this time was not the best. At first trolling we did not catch much. But when we started drop shotting, it was one fish after another!
Papi Chulo Sportfishing
Papi Chulo Sportfishing Cape Fair, MO
If you've never been....this will be a trip you will never forget. It's a must.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you've never been....this will be a trip you will never forget. It's a must.
Flamingo Sportfishing – 32’
Flamingo Sportfishing – 32’ Tehachapi, CA
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!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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!
Flamingo Sportfishing – 32’
Flamingo Sportfishing – 32’ Little Rock, Arkansas
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.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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.
Yellowfin Sportfishing – Mamacita
Yellowfin Sportfishing – Mamacita Knoxville, TN
Great experience for me and my family of two girls, a young boy, my wife, and father.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great experience for me and my family of two girls, a young boy, my wife, and father.
Boos Adventures
Boos Adventures San José, SJ
Absolutely fishing was great lots of Mahi Mahi and a double on Sail Fish Ausume time
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Absolutely fishing was great lots of Mahi Mahi and a double on Sail Fish Ausume time
Boos Adventures
Boos Adventures Meridian, ID

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Playa Flamingo?

Sport Fishing El Gato III
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(167 reviews)
Had a great time. We got 4 fish in boat and lost 4 more while reeling in. Not his fault but ours.
Ronney  F.
Ronney F.
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(167 reviews)
Crew was delightful, friendly, helpful, and worked very hard to put us on fish.
John  H.
John H.
Boos Adventures
Boos Adventures
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
We stayed inland because of wind and had a great day on the water ! We would definitely use Boos Adventure again
Pier  S.
Pier S.
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(167 reviews)
It is always difficult to pick a good guide when you’re traveling and have no local knowledge ! However, this captain and crew worked out great! I would highly recommend them for a fun day of fishing.
Bradley  S.
Bradley S.
Salty Adventure
Salty Adventure
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
We were super excited to get out on the water and hoped Salty Adventures was the right choice. Throughout the 3/4 day trip, my wife and I enjoyed every second of our time on the water. We caught two sailfish, one mahi mahi and one bonito. We saw thousands of dolphins and at least a dozen sea turtles. The crew was fun to be with and made you feel like friends from the start. We hope to make it back again.
Justin  M.
Justin M.
Salty Adventure
Salty Adventure
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Captain and crew, were absolutely wonderful in every way and they definitely made sure we had a productive day … we were more than happy with the 3 large dorado we caught and we also caught some bonito … I would highly recommend them … everything was very smooth and everyone involved was very professional
Chris  L.
Chris L.
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
Very good
3.7 / 5
(167 reviews)
We have Been with Captain Luis this week for an 8 hours Fish day. It was a good day and we have catched some mahi mahi. The Captain his a really nice Fisher and he has made everything in order to catch fish. But this is not the sport Fishing that I love , it was only trolling. The Captain and his Wife are really nice, the food and beverages were really good but unfortunately it was hard to communicate with them.
Jade  V.
Jade V.
Salty Adventure
Salty Adventure
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Captain and crew were amazing. Never seen anybody handle the lines and fillet a fish as expertly as Carlos. We caught Mahi mahi, a sailfish and a huge wahoo. great day all around!
Thomas  R.
Thomas R.
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(167 reviews)
Had a great time. Luiz and his wife were fantastic. We asked to go after Roosterfish and that’s just what we did. Morning started out slow but they did their best at getting us on fish. We caught an amber and small black tuna. We were fortunate to get hooked up on a large rooster early afternoon. Great experience with great crew.
Emily  L.
Emily L.
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(167 reviews)
Wind was up and the seas were a little rough but we had a great time with Luis. Looking forward to next time.
Erik  H.
Erik H.
Salty Adventure
Salty Adventure
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
We were a group of 6, and absolutely loved our day out with Salty Adventures. We saw dolphins, turtles and caught 2 mahi mahi and 1 wahoo. The captain and his team were so helpful and professional. Thank you. We will surely book again when we are back in Costa Rica next year!
Gaia  S.
Gaia S.
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(167 reviews)
Highly recommend this charter! Caught a sailfish, dorado and a few grouper. A fun time all around
Jacob  B.
Jacob B.
QM2 - 23
QM2 - 23" Fisherman By Sportcarft - 150HP
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Captain Fredy was the best host in Guanacaste. We booked a 3/4 day fishing trip was just right. My family and I caught 2 Mahi Mahi and or 1 grouper fish. Fredy used Penn International rods and reels as advertised. Plenty of drink and watermelon. We saw jumping mata rays, dolphins and one turtle. Amazing experience for me and family. Thank you QM2.
Mirza  B.
Mirza B. United Kingdom
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(167 reviews)
I went with my 14 yr old son and he was able to land 2 nice salifish - his first blue water sport fish! The boat was great, Luis was super friendly and everything went well. We got one dorado which provided a great New Year’s Eve dinner.
Zack  D.
Zack D.
QM2 - 23
QM2 - 23" Fisherman By Sportcarft - 150HP
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
We booked a 4 hour offshore fishing excursion with Captain Fredy. We caught a 2 mahi mahi and missed out on 1 marlin. Amazing fishing experience using high end equipment to fish. The whole experience and process was awesome. I highly and most definitely recommend booking this fishing trip with Fredy with QM2.
Equal  O.  C.
Equal O. C. Horsham, England
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(167 reviews)
Caught two mahi mahi and had a great time! The views heading in and out we're also incredible
Phillip  A.
Phillip A.
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(167 reviews)
Captain Luis and his mate Julie we’re awesome. Capt. Luis is a knowledgeable angler. Boat was super clean and the equipment is in great condition. I made a dumb mistake and thought I would pay the remaining balance through fishing booker, but I was wrong. Luckily I was able to settle up with them on the beach. Make sure you have CASH on you for your trip! Sorry again my friends!
Zack  N.
Zack N.
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(167 reviews)
Had the best day with Luis and his wife. Caught two dorado and a sailfish in a couple of hours, would definitely book again!
Ryan  F.
Ryan F.
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Sport Fishing El Gato III
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(167 reviews)
Had a very nice day with my 6 yo son. Boat is extremely clean, Luis and his wife are very friendly and knowledgeable. Overall a great experience. Caught some fish, drinks and snacks provided, we saw some dolphins and turtles as well and they even took care of transportation from and to the hotel for us. Can’t ask for more.
Philippe  R.
Philippe R.
Salty Adventure
Salty Adventure
Fishing charter in Playa Flamingo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Salty Adventures equipement boat and crew were great they do a nice job all day long
Greg  B.
Greg B.

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