Marlin (Blue)

  • Size 200 to 400lbs
  • Food Value Good
  • Game Qualities Excellent
  • Habitats Offshore

The warm waters and productive reef areas of Costa Rica make excellent conditions for billfish. While Blue Marlin can be found all along the coast, you can note their migration patterns by season, with August to December seeing many Blue Marlin in the south, Jaco and Quepos experiencing high season from September to December and the northern areas of Playa Flamingo and Tamarindo most frequented by Blue Marlin from November to March.

Some of the most famous Blue Marlin fisheries include the Los Suenos marina, Golfito and Drake's Bay. Frequented also by Black Marlin and Striped Marlin, going out of Los Suenos makes it possible to achieve a billfish 'Grand Slam'.

Marlin (Blue)

  • Size 200 to 400lbs
  • Food Value Good
  • Game Qualities Excellent
  • Habitats Offshore

Costa Rica Marlin (Blue) Fishing Seasons


Marlin (Blue) fishing in Costa Rica varies slightly throughout the year. High season is April to June and October to December. Low season is January to March and July to September. There is no closed season.

Fish Species Similar to Marlin (Blue) in Costa Rica

Marlin (Black)

Marlin (Striped)


What People Are Saying About Marlin (Blue) Fishing in Costa Rica

"Full Day with a Capt Jeorge "

Richie Lincoln fished with Disco Pirata on May 10, 2018

Awesome experience went for my 22nd birthday with 4 friends landed 19 mahi before 11am and threw a bunch of little ones back, they were definitely experienced fishermen when fishing for marlin and sailfish no luck but caught a huge Dolphin at the end. Lunch, beer and snacks were included. 10/10

"Full day with Rommel and the captain "

Pierre Dupreez fished with Straight Up With A Twist on April 22, 2018

Seemed to be the only boat out actually catching anything! For a slow day we missed a marlin , landed 4 good sailfish and a very tasty mahi mahi . By the end of the day we were the most exhausted and happy fishermen. The captain and crew worked non stop ! Dont know they lasted in that heat ! Hats off to them .

"Full day with Captain Mike"

Roger Blomberg fished with Reel In I - Luxury Sportfishing on April 5, 2018

We caught 4 sailfish and one blue marlin all catch and release. We were hoping for a mani mahi to take with but no success. The crew were attentive and helpful and we had a delightful time. The boat was very comfortable and clean.
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