Cocos Island Costa Rica
May24

Cocos Island Costa Rica

How many days you usually spend for an eco-adventure vacation? One week? One Month? In case you have ten days to spare and want to spend time with Mother Nature that is away from the noisy and buzzing tourist activity, then get ready to explore an offshore Pacific island paradise in Costa Rica called Cocos island. Note: Cocos isn’t a place for sportfishing, because it’s a national park, and a protected marine reserve. Here, the big fish we seek are able to mate and live more or less like they did before the oceans were filled with fishermen. We need more of these types of reserves to insure the seas aren’t depleted of gamefish. Why 10 days? Located 550 kilometers (340 miles) off the Pacific coast of mainland Costa Rica with no hotels or any form of accommodation on land, your only way to go and live in Cocos island is by signing up with a liveaboard cruise. Most of these liveaboard journeys are offered in a 10-day package. You will start by boarding your vessel in Puntarenas Port located in the southern coast of Costa Rica and embark on a 36-hour voyage out at sea en-route to Cocos island. As you climb up to your vessel, you may pause for a while and ask yourself where to stay since there are no hotels in the island. Upon entering your vessel, you will discover that it has several spacious air-conditioned rooms called cabins. You will also find a restaurant inspired dining hall where feasting in sumptuous meals is not a problem. All the features of your liveaboard vessel has earned it the name “Floating Hotel”. The 10th and last day of your journey is allocated in sailing back to mainland Costa Rica. But how about the remaining 8 days? Well, you don’t spend it sleeping, eating or drinking. Instead of storing fat in your system, you will rather burn it up with the eco-adventure trips lined up for you where adrenaline-loaded events are always part of your everyday activity. 10 Days of Wet and Wild Experience First, we would like to clarify that what we mean about “wet and wild” has nothing to do with what most teenagers do in a bar. What we really mean is the actual experience and environment that you will be exposed to. Get wet and Go Diving with Wild Sea Creatures If there is one reason on why you should go and spend your vacation in Cocos island, then there is no other reason aside from a scuba diving holiday. But of all places on Earth to spend your scuba vacation, why Cocos...

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Fishing Charters Costa Rica
Dec15

Fishing Charters Costa Rica

Fishing Charters Costa Rica is a sport fishing charter located in Quepos, Costa Rica. The company owns and operates several fishing boats, offers inclusive packages and organizes sport fishing tours throughout the country including Pez Vela Marina, Los Suenos, Jaco, Manuel Antonio, Osa Peninsula, Flamingo and Quepos. The trips are led by professional staff members who have years of experience in the field. With Fishing Charters Costa Rica, you can enjoy inshore fishing, offshore fishing, tarpon fishing, fly fishing, lakewater fishing and river fishing. It has a family oriented ambiance making it suitable for families with kids as well as for couples, backpackers and friends traveling together. If you are a angling enthusiast who is looking to fish for all kinds of tropical species in Costa Rica, Fishing Charters Costa Rica is a perfect place to start. Inclusive Holiday Packages Fishing Charters Costa Rica features inclusive and personalized holiday packages that include everything to make your vacation absolutely delightful and memorable. They have very reasonable rates and are geared towards people from all walks of life. Following packages are available: Cheap Vacation Holiday Package Those who are traveling on a budget will find this package very affordable and fun. It includes fishing expeditions and an additional activity of your choice. Facilities include pick up and drop off at Santamaria International Airport, transport services and 8 days and 7 nights accommodations in a hotel suited to your budget and choice. Package is pre-designed, but vacationers will be given an opportunity to customize it according to their wishes. Luxury Costa Rica Holiday It features fishing tours in luxury charter boats, exciting activities, transport services and and 8 days and 7 nights accommodation in a villa, resort or a hotel of your preference. Sportsman Package It offers two and a half day inshore fishing expeditions and a single full day offshore fishing tour. Services include airport pick up, transportation, accommodations and one more activity. Hard Core Fisherman Package It has two full day offshore fishing tour and one full day inshore fishing tour. Services are same as mentioned in Sportsman Package. Fishing Charter Boats Fishing Charters Costa Rica owns a fleet of high-quality boats. There is a wide variety of sizes ranging from Charter Boats 25′ to Charter Boats 48′. All the boats are equipped with latest technology and offer a swift and smooth ride. For people traveling on a budget or in a small group, Charter Boats 25′ – 34′ are recommended for offshore and inshore fishing. For larger groups and luxury-seekers, Charter Boats 35′ – 48′ and up are highly recommended. Contact Fishing Charters Costa Rica Location: Pez Vela Marina, Los...

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Silver King Lodge
Dec06

Silver King Lodge

Are you a fishing enthusiast looking to tackle high-leaping tarpons on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica? Make your way to Silver King Lodge, a fishing resort situated in Puerto Limon, where you can indulge in your favorite pastime and expect great rates and excellent services. Whether you are an expert or a novice, Silver King Lodge teaches you to handle angling equipment, use different techniques and hook impressive catches in a proper, fun and efficient way. Rio Colorado, famous for its fishing opportunities, runs alongside the resort within the second largest rain forest of the country, Barra del Colorado Wildlife Refuge. In addition to freshwater fishing, the lodge organizes inshore and offshore fishing expeditions. For accommodations, the lodge has comfortable rooms where you can enjoy a deep slumber after a satisfyingly tiring day. Fishing Trips with Silver King Lodge Silver King Lodge guarantees a safe, fun and productive fishing experience. They offer fishing in different spots, use good-quality equipment and have their own fleet of boats. At Silver King Lodge, vacationers learn to fish with professional local fishing guides who have decades of experience in the tropical waters. The instructors teach with utmost patience, encouragement and take their time with each student. Guests will learn both conventional and fly fishing techniques. River and Lagoon Rio Colorado is known to house diverse fish species out of which Tarpons, the silver kings of the coastal water, and Giant Snook are the most prominent and sought-after. If you are tired of wrestling the larger species, you can try to catch smaller but challenging game fish such Guapote, Pan Fish, Bobo, Mohara, Tiger-fish, Drum, Pinto and Alligator Gar. Offshore and Inshore Fishing Get to the Caribbean Sea and drop the line to catch some of the most popular inshore and offshore species. The sea is flourishing with a plethora of fish such as King and Spanish Mackerel, Crevalle Jack, Snapper, African Pompano, Barracuda, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Bigeye Tuna, Trapon, Atlantic Sailfish, Dorado, Blac, Triple Tail and Snook. Accommodations The lodge is encircled by a rain-forest offering great vantage points. There are large rooms that span over 450 square feet and 12 foot wild cane ceilings. The rooms are furnished with two queen size beds, rod racks, and walk in closets, hot water heater, coffee make and air conditioners. Each room has its own bathroom. Those who love nature will have a fine time exploring the jungle trails, swamps and river isles. The surrounding area is alive with blossoming flowers, brilliantly colored birds, monkeys, crocodiles, ocelot, jaguars, and iguanas. Restaurant and Bar There is a bar and a restaurant featuring an extensive selection...

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Montezuma Crew
Jul30

Montezuma Crew

Montezuma Crew Montezuma Crew is located in Montezuma, a beautiful town of Costa Rica. Montezuma is famous for its diverse ecosystem, dense jungles, cascading waterfalls, various terrestrial and aquatic sport opportunities including sportfishing. Due to its intense underwater wildlife, sportfishing enthusiasts come to Montezuma from all over the world to catch some game fishes like mahi miho, wahoo, dorado, yellowfin tuna, snappers, roosterfish and the list goes on. Montezuma Crew is operated by a group of Italians and Argentinians who reside in Costa Rica and have a great interest in seafaring and water sports. They offer various adrenaline rushing sport activities such as Scuba Diving, Surfing, Snorkeling, Sportfishing, Boat Excursions, Ocean Kayaking and Tortuga Island Cruise. The trips begin by leaving Tambor and Bahia Ballena. They own a 32 foot yacht, called “Casador de Suenos” (Dream Hunter) on which clients are provided a unique, fun and safe excursion. With a professional guide, the company will take you to the hot spots for fishing and will make your trip a memorable experience. All tours can be customized. Activities Coastal Sportfishing Tour with Montezuma Crew Montezuma Crew charters a coastal sportfishing tour. Lucas, a marine biologist and a veteran fisherman, will accompany you on yourtrip. On the seven hour long sportfishing venture, clients will be instructed to catch an amazing array of fish species including roosterfish, snapper, spanish mackerel, mahi mahi, tuna and jack. Besides sportfishing, clients can also spend some time at the pristine white sand beach, Playa Muerto, near Tambor. The trip begins at 7 am and ends around 3 pm. The price range is $400 to $600 depending upon the time duration. Scuba Diving Trip Go on a great scuba diving adventure with Montezuma Crew within a reasonable price. The scuba team calls themselves as the Tortuga Dive Club. Along with scuba diving ventures, clients can also join scuba certification classes. Snorkeling On your tropical vacation in Montezuma, do try out snorkeling at least once. The tours are best during the dry season as the weather allows more water clarity. Guests will be amazed to find a diverse range of aquatic creatures like sea turtles, eels, dolphins, rays, and octopus and not to mention a plethora of brilliantly colored fishes. Surfing Surfing is an awesome way to spend some time in the ocean. With the help of Montezuma Crew, you will brave the waves in no time! Montezuma Crew’s Dream Tour Dream Tour is a complete package of fun and entertainment. The company highly recommends it. It includes a seven hour long cruise on a comfortable boat, visits to two secluded and stunning beaches, snorkeling with gear rental provided, scuba diving,...

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Dominical – A Surfer’s Paradise
Jul21

Dominical – A Surfer’s Paradise

Dominical – A Surfer’s Paradise Dominical is an ocean front town located in the province of Puntarenas in Costa Rica, south to Quepos. It is renowned for its huge, challenging waves that lure surfers from all over the world. The town used to be a small fishing village but in the last few years, it has become a popular tourist destination. Along with surfing, Dominical is noted for its stunning white sand beaches, scenic greenery on the backdrop, and various activities. The climate stays perfect throughout the year with nice sunny days and cool night. Vacationers, especially backpackers, prefer to sleep on the beach under the starry night cooled by the oceanic breeze. Still, there are many budget friendly to luxurious accommodations here. Dominical has various restaurants, diners, sodas and bars who serve all sorts of cuisines. On your tropical holiday, you should try the famous local seafood which is a part of every menu. Call it a surfer’s heaven, a nature lover’s sanctuary or a vacationer’s respite; in Dominical anyone can have a satisfying holiday experience. Activities in Dominical – Surfing, Kayaking, Sailing and Sportfishing Dominical has the most beautiful shoreline. For vacationers, the shores and beaches offer a plethora of fun activities. If you are not interested in any sports, just take a stroll or sunbathe to gain a fine tan. For outdoorsy people who love sports and nature, Dominical has good news. Surfers have a chance to brave the waves that can reach the height of up to 10 feet! Keep in mind that surfing in Dominical is only suitable for experienced surfers. Although, swimming is very difficult due to high currents and rip tides, other aquatic sports like sea kayaking, snorkeling, and a bit of scuba diving are possible. The water is flourishing with fabulous marine creatures and snorkeling and diving are a great way to observe the tropical underwater animals like giant manta rays, porpoises, white tip reef sharks, dolphins, whales, sea turtles and hundreds of fishes in a midst of coral reef, rock formation and marine plants. On the northwestern side of Dominical, the gorgeous Savegre River is flowing between the mountains. The river is surrounded by beauteous vistas and has several swimming holes. For a more adrenaline pumping activity like rafting, the Naranjo River is ideal! The river flows from the mountains and then drops through the ravines in the jungles. Land activities include forest canopy tours and zip lining at Hacienda Baru which is located a short drive away from Dominical. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the beach town by taking a ride on a horse! Horseback riding is a fun...

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Tortuguero
Jun25

Tortuguero

Tortuguero – The Land of Turtles Tortuguero, the Land of Turtles, is a beautiful village on the northern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica in the Limon Province. The village is actually situated over a sand bar island which borders the Caribbean Sea and is separated from the shore by the River Tortuguero. The river is well known for its many navigable canals and waterways running through the jungles due to which it is often nicknamed as Central America’s Amazon. Tortuguero’s enchanting beauty and intense wildlife have caused it to become a very popular tourist destination. Network of canals, river, lagoons, pristine beaches, verdurous jungles, and dense ecosystem of Tortuguero National Park will remind nature enthusiasts of a heaven while its several sport opportunities will please many people. Tortuguero can be easily accessed through a boat or an aircraft. On your Costa Rican vacation, a visit to Tortuguero is a must which is, no doubt, quite a spectacular tropical isle. Transportation Tortuguero is accessible through a boat ride or an aircraft. Daily flights are available from Nature Air and Sana Airlines. The planes are small, seating 20 passengers at most and the flight lasts up to 25 minutes. Fares vary – ranging from $70 to $120 per person. Boat transportation is available in La Pavona port to the north and Moin to the south. It is better to arrange everything prior to your arrival. Many hotels and companies also provide transportation. Once you are in Tortuguera, you may still require a boat or a water taxi as most lodges are located outside the village. Please note that there are no cars in the isle. Accommodations and Restaurants There are various options for accommodation in Tortuguero as well as outside of it. Hotels and lodges located in other areas usually provide transportation so guests don’t have to worry about the expenses and rides. Lodges within the village are mostly budget friendly, comfortable and provides convenient facilities. Restaurants in Tortuguero offer an array of meals including American, Italian, and of course, local specialties. A complete list of hotels and restaurants can be found at Tortuguerovillage.com. Ecosystem The weather of Tortuguero is mostly sunny and humid. The village is renowned for its vigorous vegetation and wildlife. The greenery of the village is not consistent and consists of swamps, lowlands, wet forests, multilayered evergreen forests, canopy trees, scrubs and volcanic hills. Wildlife is just as diverse. Nature enthusiasts will be delighted to find a flock of brightly colored birds like toucans, macaws, hawks, egrets, herons, kingfishers and a variety of parrots flying about. Animals like sloth, crocodiles, monkeys, iguanas, frogs and otters are also found in abundance. At last but the not the least, Tortuguero is famous...

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