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Samara, Nicoya Peninsula

Costa Rica

Angler sat in a boat holding a rooster fish caught in Samara, Costa Rica/
Angler holding a rooster fish on the deck of a boat in Costa Rica/
Two anglers in a boat in Costa Rica both holding two rooster fish/
Angler sat on a boat holding a large silver fish caught in the waters near Costa Rica/
Angler holding a Spanish mackerel caught in the waters around Costa Rica/
Couple sat on a boat holding an amberjack fish caught in Costa Rica/
Angler holding a large silver fish caught in the waters around Costa Rica/
Swimming pool with sunbeds shaded by palm trees in Costa Rica/
Angler holding a large roosterfish recently caught in the waters around Costa Rica/
Angler holding a large GT fish caught in Costa Rica/


The hotel “Pension Playa” is very quiet, with swimming pool, situated in the village centre, 100m from the beach and all amenities.  A friendly place with comfortable rooms all air-conditioned and cable TV. Breakfast and packed lunch daily included. 


We have two open boats 26’ motorized with Suzuki 90, and 140cv 4 stroke (with second security engine) and equipped with a cover, colour sounder with GPS mapping, VHF, and all the safety equipment. These units allow us to move quickly on the different fishing spots. Tackle supplied.

Getting There

Arrival at San Jose airport. Our driver will welcome you and pick you up at San Jose Airport. After a 3 and a half hour drive in an air-conditioned van with beverages, you will arrive at your hotel in Samara on the Pacific Coast. First night in a single room.


For casting and jigging, we fish inshore along rocks and over features. We can go 30 miles on the south of Samara and 30 miles to the North. We have more than 4,000 gps fishing spots for inshore fishing. We fish Cubera, roosterfish, jacks, amberjack, and dorado. There is no marina which means there are very few boats and low fishing pressure!
Offshore fishing is available.
20 minutes from Samara the fishing for sailfish, marlin, dorado, and tune is excellent. Best time is November to May.
Methods include popping, jigging and trolling.
Yellowfin tuna arrive November to December and again in May. 
Fishing hours, 0700 to 1600 hours. 6 fishing days on a 7-night trip.

Closed September and October (heavy rains).


8 nights accommodation sharing twin air-conditioned rooms with breakfast
6 days fishing with trolling equipment, packed lunches and non-alcohol beverages included

£2332 per person - based on 2 adults per boat
£2067 per person - based on 3 adults per boat
£1802 per person - based on 4 adults per boat

Flights from the UK are not included. We suggest the direct British Airways flight to San Jose Airport.

Prices do not include:
Rental of casting and jigging tackle
Fishing licence (€25 per angler)
Beverages and dinners - there are many nice restaurants in Samara, expect to pay $8-$12 per person
Personal expenses and tips
Exit tax of Costa Rica (around €25 per person)
All Insurances

Fishing Update

The guides at Samara, Costa Rica are reporting great fishing in excellent conditions. El Ninio is on the wane, seas cooling down and sport hotting up. Cubera, Snapper, Rooster Fish and Billfish hitting the baits on easy to reach inshore hotspots with top guides. Great value fishing in the Pacific Ocean.


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