Tamarindo is among the world renowned regions in Costa Rica popular for sports fishing. This is because of the availability of rivers and the ocean that provides a favorable environment for the sport. There have been efforts by the various stakeholders involved in efforts to conserve this big game of fishing. Tamarindo offers world-class sports fishing to their tourists. With popular tourist destinations such as Playa Tamarindo, the region has been able to allow for deep water and rich fishing that is beyond the continental shelf. The fishing grounds are normally productive for 12 months of the year and offer a variety of fish species including the sailfish, black, stripped and blue merlin, yellowfin tuna, wahoo, snapper, grouper, roosterfish, and Dorado among others.
Tamarindo offers all its guests a wide variety of lodging, tours, dining, and some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. The airport at Tamarindo makes transport to and from the region much easier. This provides a good breeding ground for the sports fishing activity in the region because visitors can easily access the region.
Tamarindo is strategically close to the main fish brooding grounds in the region. You can never run your boat for more than an hour without having a good catch. You will mostly spend your time catching the fish and not looking and chasing after the fish as it is in most other regions.
The waters at Tamarindo are popular for all year fishing. Though this varies from one year to the other, the number of fish that is caught in the different months of the year is usually fairly consistent. It will be particularly pleasant to note that there are no specific seasons for fishing in this region, which is a boost to tourism.
There are well-trained guidesto show visitors around and teach them how to fish. The tours are normally in the form of half day or full day tours. The half-day tours normally take five hours and these usually include a snack. It is usually more advisable to take the fullday tours because they are often more entertaining and adventurous. These normally take 9 hours and are inclusive of a complete box lunch. The visitors are also provided beer, soft drinks, bottled water and bait for fishing. Though it is normally advisable to have your own light and fly tackle, the on board tackles in most cases are between 20 to 130 pounds. Plan a visit to the region and you are assured of a fantastic time here.