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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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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.


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.


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 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.


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!


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.


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!


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.


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.


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!


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.


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!

Playa Flamingo Fishing Calendar

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Good experience
Woody E. fished with Boos Adventures on January 20, 2020
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Just go with the flow. They know what they are doing.
Full day with Rob, Jose, Edwin of the Estrella
Alta L. T. fished with Estrella Sportfishing on April 11, 2019
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Use the Estrella, great boat and crew !!!
Edwin was great!!!
Samantha M. fished with Tantrum Boat Charters on February 17, 2019
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Yes. Great place to fish. And we saw Whales!!!
Great fishing!
Benjamin K. fished with Flamingo Sportfishing: 29’ Dusky on February 12, 2019
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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.
Half day trip for Roosterfish
Jeff W. fished with Longline Flamingo C.R. on February 5, 2019
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Sunblock, and do your research to find the right boat for your trip.
All day wiht Skeet
Barry J. fished with Bushwacker Sportfishing on January 30, 2019
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Go offshore early in the year, don't bother with inshore then.
Half Day Trip - Four Beautiful Dorado
David S. fished with Flamingo Sportfishing: 29’ Dusky on January 3, 2019
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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!
Morning Half day Inshore
Gene H. fished with Flamingo Sportfishing – 32’ on September 25, 2018
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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!

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