Captain
Nelson Mendez

Member since December 2013 Coco, Costa Rica
Background
Captain Nelson Mendez will be your guide for the fishing trip on the Tuna Fish. He has fished around all Central and North Pacific Coast of Costa Rica looking for big game sportfish including Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Sailfish, Roosterfish, and Mahi Mahi. His ample experience in both inshore and offshore fishing makes him a well-rounded angler able and ready to target any pelagic species in the Gulf of Papagayo. Nelson is in love with every form of fishing — be it sportfishing, inshore or offshore, he truly commits to doing it all. He is simple, responsible, kind, and persistent, all the qualities that make an amazing captain. Nelson started fishing when he was 13 years old, and at the age of 18, he started working as the first mate and hasn't looked back since. Nelson also participated in 3 international fly fishing tournaments, where he made amazing results and won the third place once, and a second place twice.

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Coco, Costa Rica
Background
Captain Nelson Mendez will be your guide for the fishing trip on the Tuna Fish. He has fished around all Central and North Pacific Coast of Costa Rica looking for big game sportfish including Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Sailfish, Roosterfish, and Mahi Mahi. His ample experience in both inshore and offshore fishing makes him a well-rounded angler able and ready to target any pelagic species in the Gulf of Papagayo. Nelson is in love with every form of fishing — be it sportfishing, inshore or offshore, he truly commits to doing it all. He is simple, responsible, kind, and persistent, all the qualities that make an amazing captain. Nelson started fishing when he was 13 years old, and at the age of 18, he started working as the first mate and hasn't looked back since. Nelson also participated in 3 international fly fishing tournaments, where he made amazing results and won the third place once, and a second place twice.

My Charter Listing

Papagayo Charters - 30' Tuna Fish

Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 9 reviews
Coco
trips from $800

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Good experience
75%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
50%
Satisfied with the boat
67%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Chis G.
La Fortuna, A
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Great Day on the Water.

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Inshore or Offshore on April 10, 2018
Captain Nelson and his brother were great.  They picked us up on the beach of our resort to start the day.  They were both...
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Safety Harbor, Florida
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Full day with Captain Nelson and Carlos

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Inshore or Offshore on July 14, 2017
It was a real dream of my husband’s to go deep sea fishing in Costa Rica. And this trip more than fulfilled it for him. Capt....
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Puntarenas, P
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Full day 30'

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Inshore or Offshore on April 28, 2019
Requested thar we target roosters,yellowfin tuna, and a cubberra snapper. Captain got first two done and then we trolled....
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January fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Inshore or Offshore on January 31, 2020
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Full Day Trip - Inshore or Offshore on August 16, 2014
We’ve booked “El Jefe” with Capt. Eric and his brother Moses. We were on board with these brothers in August 2014 and...
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