Activities in Isla del Caño
Jun25

Activities in Isla del Caño

Activities in Isla del Caño Isla del Caño is a tiny but beautiful island located in the Bahia de Corcovado on the Pacific Ocean side of Costa Rica. It is approximately 10 miles west of Punta Llorona on Península de Osa. The isle is a nature reserve park with a ranger station. With its strings of white sand beaches, coral beds, vast marine life, pre-Columbian artifacts, mysterious stone spheres, and luscious scenery, it attracts hundreds of visitors. It is believed that Cano Island was once a hideout for pirates and some people even say the famous novel called Treasure Island by Robert Stevenson’s was inspired by the island. Cano Island is a nature sanctuary providing a wonderful getaway for vacationers. Not only it is a pretty place to enjoy a relaxing day, it also offers an array of activities such as wildlife watching, hiking, snorkeling, scuba diving, sportfishing, trips to the nearby Corcovado National Park and smooth boat rides in the ocean. There are plenty of accommodations and restaurants in the neighboring areas, Drake Bay and Osa Peninsula. Boat Rides and Water Activities in Cano Island Crystal clear ocean and a large collection of colorful coral reef encircle Isla del Cano. The water has quite a large number of coral building organisms and these reefs are also home to several species of lobsters, colorful fish, and giant conchs. The Pacific Ocean on this side is flourishing with marine creatures. Their abundance along with excellent water clarity makes aquatic sport activities real fun. During a boat ride, tourists will get the opportunity to observe the large schools of whales, particularly humpback and pilot whales during the migratory season, playful dolphins, giant manta rays, tuna, needle-fish, barracuda, snapper, white-tipped reef sharks, olive ridley sea turtles, moray eels and many other species. The boat trips usually take about 45 minutes from Drake Bay and 90 minutes from Sierpe. Considering the vast abundance of water species, it is no wonder why the island is a hot spot for snorkeling, diving and sportfishing. As it is a protected land, the number of sports sites is not many, 5 at most. Only 10 divers are allowed at a time. Various agencies, hotels and tour companies arrange tours to Isla del Cano for snorkeling and scuba diving. After having a great time observing the life of underwater creatures, head back to the sun kissed beach to have a delicious picnic. Don’t forget to put on some sun block! The water surrounding Costa Rica is a heaven for fishermen. Both inshore and offshore fishing are quite productive and this is the reason why so many sportfishing enthusiasts...

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Activities in Jaco
Jun25

Activities in Jaco

Activities in Jaco Jaco is a coastal town on the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica in Puntarenas Province. The city has a warm and humid climate with distinct dry and wet seasons. Lying by the shoreline, Jaco is blessed with a covey of pristine white sand beaches, imposing mountains, and a diverse wildlife. The neighboring beach towns, Herradura and Playa Hermosa, join Jaco to the north and south respectively. About 15 miles north to Jaco, Carara National Park is situated which is renowned for having one of the world’s largest populations of Scarlet Macaws. The tropical city is just two hours drive away from San Jose’s airport. Besides aircraft, shuttles, public buses and rental cars can also be used to travel to Jaco. On your way to the town, do stop by the bridge over Tarcoles River which is one of the major spots for observing crocodiles in Costa Rica. Jaco is quite small and tourists can see the whole town within one day. However, it is recommended that guests spend a few days to explore the city. There are plenty of quaint shops, private beach spots, mountains and many activities to do, especially water sports. Tourists can also visit Manuel Antonio National Park which is only an hour drive away from Jaco. In Jaco, surfing, boogie boarding, scuba diving, snorkeling and sportfishing are extremely popular among the tourists as well as the locals. There are various accommodations ranging from vacations houses, hotels to lodges and bed and breakfasts suiting all sorts of budgets. Restaurants, sodas, bars and night clubs are quite fantastic. Sportfishing in Jaco Jaco is one of the prime spots for recreational fishing in Costa Rica. Whether you are a veteran fisherman or a newbie, you will find sportfishing in this beach town very adventurous and productive. There are numerous charters that organize sportfishing tours in their own vessels and boats. The cobalt blue water of Central Pacific region is rich with minerals and has exuberant marine species. The companies are run by experienced staff that will surely make your fishing venture unforgettable. Go fishing during the right season and there is a hundred percent chance you will catch a handful of game fish. Popular offshore species are yellowfin tuna, sailfish, dorado, mahi mahi, blue, black or striped marlin while popular inshore species are large rooseterfish, snook, and snappers. Along with sportfishing, tourists can also have a fine time observing dolphins, whales, giant manta rays, sea turtles and even sharks during the cruise. Surfing and Boogie Boarding in Jaco Jaco is a focal point for surfing and boogie boarding in the Central Pacific coast. It...

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Sportfishing in Peninsula Papagayo
Jun25

Sportfishing in Peninsula Papagayo

Sportfishing in Peninsula Papagayo Peninsula Papagayo is picturesque beach town nestled in the northwest province of Guanacaste, in Costa Rica along the north Pacific Coast. The peninsula was originated from a volcanic activity and now extends into the Gulf of Papagayo. Papagayo is famous for its glittering white sand beaches, exuberant rain forests, and breathtakingly beautiful scenery. It is a perfect place for retreats and hideaways. Its secluded destination, tropical greenery and many luxurious accommodations, including the well known Four Seasons Resort, lures and enchants people from all over the world. Various celebrities like Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Pink and Anne Hathaway have also visited the peninsula. Unlike many other places, Papagayo has remained unspoiled and pristine. It is a tourist town, but not overdeveloped and crowded. Papagayo has over 400 species of animals and birds; some of them include howler monkeys, spider monkeys, squirrel monkeys, sloths, iguanas, and hundreds of brilliantly painted tropical birds. Marine wildlife is just as intense. Tourists, particularly nature and sportfishing enthusiasts, love the uniqueness and abundance of so many wild creatures. It is no surprise that Papagayo is increasingly becoming a popular tourist destination. Due to high rates of tourism, many luxury hotels and resorts have been established among the luscious jungles of the town. Besides Four Seasons Resort, there are various lavish vacation houses, villas, condos, and not to mention the first class luxury marina, Marina Papagayo! Peninsula Papagayo offers a wide range of sport opportunities and outdoorsy adventures. Some of the most popular activities are sportfishing, deep sea fishing, boat cursing, scuba diving, surfing, snorkeling, windsurfing, white water rafting, horseback riding, forest canopy tours, hiking, ocean kayaking, and much more! Moreover, there are some national parks, local villages, and interesting historic spots close by the town. Recently, several golf courses have been opened to the delight of many people. On your tropical vacation in Peninsula Papagayo, immerse yourself in the glorious natural wonders and have a relaxing respite. Sportfishing and Other Water Sports in Papagayo Peninsula Costa Rica is considered to be one of the world’s best locations for sportfishing. On the north western coast, clear blue waters of Peninsula Papagayo and gulf of Papagayo proved to have highly productive fishing platforms and fisheries.This is why it is no wonder Papagayo is said to be the most important and diverse fishing spots in Guanacaste. Deep sea fishing, sportfishing, catch and release, fly fishing, and many more types are daily practiced in Papagayo. There are numerous operators that organize fishing charters in Papagayo. Some of them even arrange an exclusive cruise and boat sailing on the guests’ demands. Rich and flourishing with fish species, the waters surrounding the beach town is famous for amazing inshore and onshore species like...

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Sportfishing in Quepos
Jun25

Sportfishing in Quepos

Sportfishing in Quepos Quepos is a small beautiful town located in Puntarenas, Costa Rica. It is a capital of Aguirre Canton. Quepos is a popular destination among vacationers and sport enthusiasts. The city offers numerous sport opportunities, and it has a number of hotels, restaurants, bars, beaches, marinas and quite an enthralling nightlife. The town is a gateway to the famous nature reserve, Manuel Antonio National Park. Quepos is accessible by a plane, bus or Quepos Shuttle Bus companies, such as Easy Ride Shuttle and Interbus services. Sansa, Nature Air and San Jose Airlines have daily flights to Quepos. Many hotels and charter companies also offer round trip transportation facilities. During you stay in Quepos, you will find many local restaurants and sodas serving delicious fresh sea food. Don’t forget to try out the famous and mouthwatering ‘Ceviche’, a raw diced fish dipped in a lime juice. For a more special dining experience, try out Aqua Azul. It has a relaxing ambiance, great views and of course, scrumptious American and local cuisines. For a romantic candlelight dinner, Sunspot Bar and Grill, an adults only place, is a perfect choice. For accommodations, there are many places to choose from. Budget friendly villas and cabinas like Cabinas Pedro Miguel and Villas Jacquelina are both convenient and comfortable. Those who are looking for a more luxurious environment can choose to stay in resorts and rental houses. Activities in Quepos Sportfishing Quepos is renowned for its marine biological diversity. There are numerous species of fish, particularly Pacific sailfish, roosterfish, snappers, jack, snook, dorado, billfish mahi mahi, yellowfiin tuna and striped marlins. Although, the peak fishing season is from November to April, inshore and offshore fishing are found to be extremely productive all year round. Whether you are going to fish for the very first time or are a seasoned veteran, sportfishing in Quepos will live up to your expectations. Book yourself a spot in one of many sportfishing charters such as Sailfish Quepos, Chaser Sportfishing, Luna Tours Sportfishing, Yellowfin Sportfishing Charters, Frenzy Sportfishing, Costa Mar Dream Catcher and Bluefin Sportfishing Charters and Tours. Most of the companies operate their own fleet of boats, offer cruises and sails and a highly professional, bilingual staff. A fishing experience with an agency will turn out to be fun and fruitful. Furthermore, these organizations have several customizable packages and deals that are based on individual’s interests and budget. Rafting and Sea Kayaking Move across the calm waters of the Pacific on a canoe or a kayak and enjoy the serene ambiance. H2O Adventures is a recognized rafting and sea kayaking company in Quepos that offer most enjoyable...

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Sportfishing in Manuel Antonio National Park
Jun25

Sportfishing in Manuel Antonio National Park

Manuel Antonio National Park Manuel Antonio National Park is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Costa Rica since its establishment in 1972. It is located in the Central Pacific coast under the protection of Central Pacific Conservation Area. To the south, the park has a gateway in Quepos, Puntarenas. Listed as the 12th most beautiful national park by Forbes in 2011, the park includes several sun kissed beaches, rainforests and hiking trails. Manuel Antonio is actually a peninsula offering a variety of productive activities like sports, hiking, sightseeing, and wildlife watching and so on. The park has also helped the country in agricultural development. Adventures in Manuel Antonio National Park Even though it has a high tourism rate, the park’s verdurous beauty hasn’t been tarnished at all. Visitors will find unspoiled beaches like Espadilla Sur, Puerto Escondido and Manuel Antonio, clean shorelines, scenic flora, dense wildlife and crystal clear water. Of all animals, Manuel Antonio’s most important fauna consists of raccoon, coatamundi, agouti, two-toed sloth, three of Costa Rica’s four major monkey species – white-headed capuchin, mantled howler and squirrel monkeys, black spiny-tailed iguana, green iguana, common basilisk, white-nosed coati, various snake and bat species and numerous kind of tropical birds such as toucans, woodpeckers, potoos, mot-mots, tanagers, turkey vulture, parakeets and hawks. Marine life is just as rich making dolphin & whale watching and sportfishing quite popular among tourists and locals. The climate is moderate all year round – ranging from 20 to 27 degrees. Manuel Antonio National Park is offering a perfect blend of sublime mountainous vistas, tropical creatures, and numerous fun activities and games. From friendly competitions to championship tournaments, Manuel Antonio National Park is a heaven for sport and nature lovers. Sportfishing in Manuel Antonio National Park Sportfishing in Manuel Antonio is always great off the coast. The water is highly enriched with hundreds of fish species. During the peak season, 12 to 20 catches a day are very common, and on lucky days, even 30 catches can happen. Considered as the most fabulous fishing platforms of Central America, Manuel Antonio and its neighboring town, Quepos, are most visited sportfishing places around the world. Favorite game species of Manuel Antonio is pacific sailfish. They are present throughout the year but the peak season for catching them is from January to July. Sportfishing in Manuel Antonio can be divided into two regions, offshore and inshore. Offshore fishing is normally carried out 20 to 40 miles from the coast while inshore fishing is done by the shore in shallower waters. Blue Marlins with a peak season of October, November, and December, are found in abundance...

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Sportfishing in Tamarindo
Jun25

Sportfishing in Tamarindo

Tamarindo Tamarindo is a small beach town located in Guanacaste Province on Nicoya Peninsula on the Northern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The town is a popular tourist destination. Its main pursuits are surfing, sportfishing and eco tours. Although Tamarindo has a small population of only 3,525 people, the number increases during holidays and tourist season. For convenience, the community has all sorts of facilities like banks, grocery stores, pharmacies, clinics, internet cafes, budget based accommodations and restaurants. Why visit Tamarindo.. The town features white sand beaches, superb surfs, diverse wildlife and scenic jungles. Playa Tamarindo is a long beach renowned for its excellent surfs, estuaries, strong tides and waves rising up to 12 feet. The beach offers two perfect breaks for experienced surfers Pico Pequeno and El Estero. Rests of the surfs are awesome for newbies. Playa Grande is another beach famous for having one of the largest populations of leather-back turtles in Costa Rica. From November to April, numerous turtles make their way to the beach to lay their eggs. The town is known to be eco friendly which is why the town is absolutely clean and flourishing with wildlife. Tamarindo is a part of a large coast with beaches, surfs, salt water estuaries, and encircled by Las Baulas National Park! The town is easily accessed through an aircraft or a bus service. At Tamarindo, travelers are offered a unique fusion of water adventures, nature tours involving wildlife, scuba diving, snorkeling, body surfing, zip-lining, estuary trips, horseback riding and sportfishing. Sportfishing in Tamarindo Tamarindo is probably the best area for catching blue marlins. Season reports have shown a high number of blue marlins being caught in the ocean surrounding Tamarindo. Playa Tamarindo is on the northwestern Pacific coast of Guanacaste. Its location is easily accessible and offers a wide range of activities. There are numerous fabulous fishing grounds in Costa Rica and Tamarindo is one of them. First class offshore sportfishing can be carried out just few minutes off the coast for amazing fish species like blue, black and striped marlins, yellowfin tuna, mahi mahi, dorado, sailfish and the list goes on. Inshore fishing for a large roosterfish, snook, red snappers and wahoo is also productive. Inshore fishing is best practiced during the months of December and April when the water is clear. There are numerous authorized sportfishing charters in Tamarindo such as Pedro’s Fishing Tours, Tamarindo Sportfishing Charters, Kingpin Sportfishing, Osprey Sport Fishing, Rhino Charger Sportfishing to name a few. Many of these charters offer accommodations, round trip transportation, and fantastic deals. Travelers can go on a full day, three quarter day or half day charters...

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