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
4.8 / 5
(10 reviews)
Coco
trips from $800

Fishing Reports

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
80%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
60%
Satisfied with the boat
75%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Josh M.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Few sailfish and a bunch of mahi mahi!

Full Day Trip - Inshore or Offshore on January 21, 2014
We went offshore with capt Nelson and the tuna fish. The mates Oliver and Manuel were great. Very informative and worked hard...
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Mike
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Amazing Experience!!!

Full Day Trip - Inshore or Offshore on August 23, 2014
I can’t put it in words what a good fishing trip we had! The captain was great, the crew was great and we caught a massive...
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Pablo C.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great time!

Full Day Trip - Inshore or Offshore on January 22, 2014
We had a great time!!  Both the captain and the mate were awesome, and next time we are in Costa Rica we will be fishing with...
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Valerie S.
San Jose, CA
Very good
3.3 / 5
Experience:
Bad
2.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Good
3.0 / 5
Overall

March fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM) on March 5, 2020
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Boris Z.
Costa Rica
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Good
3.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip - Inshore (AM) on November 24, 2015
The crew was excellent, perfect waters
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