Costa Rica Fishing Resort
This Costa Rica fishing resort is located on Costa Rica’s South Pacific Coast (The Osa Peninsula), which has been referred to by National Geographic Magazine as “The Most Ecologically Intense Place on Earth“. It is also where the edge of Costa Rica’s largest coastal rainforest meets the pacific. The Osa Peninsula is home to Corcovado National Park as well as over 400 bird species, 250 species of mammals and of course…inshore and offshore fishing for Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Tuna and other sought after trophy fish!
The resort is a complete vacation destination offering over 25 exotic eco tours, a luxury spa and an 800 ft. pier with a private fleet of high end fishing boats (Boston Whaler and Strike Yachts. Our travel team can customize your Costa Rica vacation package to include sport fishing, adventure eco tours, our just a spot on a secluded beach – Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula has it all! Costa Rica’s finest all around fishing!
The lodge offers all inclusive Costa Rica sportfishing packages for serious fishermen as well as spa and eco-adventure packages for non-fishermen. Tour guides and captains are English-speaking! Everyone in your group, angler or non-angler, is sure to be captivated by the activities and the nature surrounding this resort.
You will be amazed that within 30 minutes from the dock you will be bill fishing! No long rides to the prime fishing areas. Fishing at this resort is world-class with catch and release Bill Fishing in the Pacific Ocean for Sailfish, Striped, Blue and Black Marlin, Dorado, Tuna and Wahoo. Fishing in Costa Rica’s Golfo Dulce (Sweet Gulf) for Roosterfish, Cubera Snapper, Jack Crevalle, Bluefin Trevally, Sierra Mackerel, Tripletail, and Grouper is excellent throughout the year.
They provide a variety of Costa Rica fishing options such as; live bait, trolling, casting, and fly fishing inshore Costa Rica’s “Sweet Gulf” (Golfo Dulce)is located in one of the few areas of Costa Rica that has not become overdeveloped, you will have a chance to experience the “real” Costa Rica. 2000 ft. luxury spa with over 20 relaxing massages and beauty treatments to choose from!
The Golfo Dulce is the only place in THE WORLD where whales migrate from both hemispheres to teach their young to hunt and dive!
some photos courtesy of Pat Ford
AGE APPROPRIATE: 6 yrs and older. However, baby sitters are available so if you wish to bring younger children that is certainly possible.
Accommodations & Meals
The rooms give you the feel of being screened in, open air jungle lodges. All rooms are spacious with AC, purified water dispenser, safe, alarm clock, observation deck and queen sized beds. Often when you walk out onto your deck you will have a Macaw serenading you in the trees.
The resort is situated on 44 acres of lush tropical gardens with 40 air-conditioned rooms in Puerto Jimenez on Costa Rica’s South Pacific Coast.
The resort features an all-inclusive daily menu with fresh fish (no shellfish), swimming pool, hot tub, 5,000 sq. foot luxury spa and conference center that accommodates up to 80 people.
All packages include “standard” rooms. Standard rooms include hand carved furniture, 2 queen size beds, and private bath with step-in tub and shower, and 5 gallon water bottles for your comfort. Room upgrades are available for an extra fee. A “deluxe” upgrade is the same as the standard room but has a Jacuzzi tub. “Suites” have larger sleeping areas and a separate sitting area. Deluxe rooms are an extra $75 per person/per night and suites are $100 per person/per night extra.
Swimming Pool & Jacuzzi: The pool area is a great option for relaxing between your fishing and jungle adventures! Pull up a cool seat at our swim-up bar for an exotic cocktail or enjoy an evening seat in the elevated Jacuzzi for a birds eye view of scarlet macaws and other wildlife in the surrounding jungle trees. The jungle sounds are intense in the evening and provide the ultimate soundtrack for truly enjoying your vacation and forgetting the stress of everyday life. They also offer poolside massages from our spa staff during happy hour.
Spa: 5,000 square foot, newly-constructed luxury spa offers guest 6 private massage rooms, locker room and shower area, and a spacious relaxation room for enjoying a glass of wine, raw juice or mineral water while you wait. Once you walk in the front door you will be greeted by gentle aroma therapy and sounds of the rainforest coming from our high-end audio system. Choose from over 25 Spa treatments or mini-day spa packages for guests that prefer not to fish or take part in eco-tours.
World class catch and release bill fishing in the Pacific Ocean for sailfish, striped, blue and black marlin, dorado, tuna and wahoo. Fishing in Costa Rica’s Golfo Dulce (Sweet Gulf) for roosterfish, cubera snapper, Jack Crevalle, bluefin trevally, sierra mackerel, tripletail and grouper are excellent throughout the year.
Not only is bill fishing sensational in Costa Rica’s cobalt offshore waters, but also the 30 mile long, 15 mile wide Sweet Gulf offers some of the best inshore fishing action in Costa Rica. More than 40 IGFA world records have been established in the area. A variety of fishing options exist, such as live bait, trolling, casting and “Costa Rica” fly fishing inshore and offshore.
There are numerous price points to the fishing packages depending on the number of fishing days, number of people in a room, number of people on a boat and the boat type. All the boats can go out to deep sea fish, but some are more comfortable and spacious. For a new adventure enjoy kayak fishing and guided surf fishing!
Our fleet is comprised of 33 and 35 foot Strike Tower boats. We also have 24 and 25 foot Boston Whaler Outrages.
All of boats have the ability to fish either offshore or inshore because of our generally calm sea conditions.
While fishing is one of the main activities at the resort, numerous other eco activities are offered. You will simply pick an “eco adventure” or “spa” package plan. Children 12 and under are half price with two paying adults!
Keep in mind that there is not a beach in front of the lodge for your use. If you wish to spend time on the beach you will take a shuttle to Precious Beach. This is a secluded, unspoiled beach perfect for bodysurfing, swimming, and catching some sun. There is a nearby outdoor bar which offers access to showers, restrooms, lounge chairs, and a juice bar. Here is the list of available activities: (2 person minimum required-see website for activity descriptions)
- Explore the Osa Rainforest
- Corcovado National Park
- Finco Kobo Chocolate Farm
- Bosque las Tilapias
- Miramar Canopy Zip-line
- Night Canopy Zip-line
- Waterfall Climbing/ Rappelling
- Mangrove Kayak
- Sunset Ocean Kayak
- Puerto Jimenez Biking
- Cross Country Biking
- Half-day Horseback
- Full-day Horseback
- Bird Watching – Intro
- Osa-Wildlife Sanctuary
- 2 ½ Bird watching In-depth
- Guaymi Indigenous Reservation
- Golfo Dulce Excursion by Boat
- Snorkeling the Golfo Dulce
- Surfing Pavanoes Beach
- Surfing Matapalo Beach
- Jungle Night Watch
- Gold Panning
- Butterfly Farm and Crocodile Lagoon
- Playa Precious (Precious Beach)
- The Monkey Tour
- Osa Palmas Canopy Zip Line
- Luxury Spa
- Game room
- Kayak fishing
- Guided Surf fishing
- Sea turtle rescue
Length of Stay / Itinerary
Most trips are 3 – 7 nights. Each itinerary is customized for your interests.
Day 1: Arrive San Jose where you will be greeted by a lodge representative and transferred to a luxury hotel for the evening.
Day 2: Your greeter will transfer you back to the airport for your short prop plane flight to the Osa Peninsula where you will again be greeted for your short road transfer to the lodge. You should arrive in time for an afternoon activity.
Day 2 – ?: Enjoy the numerous eco activities and fishing.
Departure day: The lodge staff will transfer you back to the airport for your short flight back to San Jose and onward to home.
Travel Details & Location
You will fly in and out of San Jose, Costa Rica. The resort is located on the Osa Peninsula near the city of Puerto Jimenez.
Internet & Communications
Internet access in the lobby and there are phones in the rooms. Cell service is spotty.
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Rates: Packages begin at $1,985 pp Call for more details or customized packages
Trip Insurance & Cancellation Info
Trip insurance is highly recommended to protect your investment on this trip. We will assist you with trip insurance upon booking. See links at the bottom of this page for the two providers we suggest for our clients.
Family Expeditions, LLC confirmation and refund policy:
If your trip is more than 90 days out from date of departure, a 50% non-refundable deposit confirms your reservation and must be received within 10 days of booking to confirm your dates. All trips must be paid in full at least 90 days prior to the departure date. If your trip date is within 90 days, FULL payment for the trip is required. All payments to Family Expeditions are non-refundable. Should you need to reschedule or cancel your trip, we will do everything in our power to assist you in finding a suitable substitute or transferring your dates per the lodge/providers/government requirements. Trip insurance protects your investment!