Fishing in Los Suenos, Costa Rica [Marlin University]

Fish With Us in Los Suenos, Costa Rica: February 6-11, 2018

Marlin University invites you to experience premier billfishing in Costa Rica.

  • Fishing in Costa Rica

Dates: Feb. 6 - 11, 2018

Location: Los Suenos, Costa Rica


Unusually calm waters and short rides to the fishing grounds cements Los Suenos at the top of the big-game fishing experience. Long known as one of the world’s premier big-game destinations, Los Suenos offers traveling anglers the opportunity to match skills with three heavyweights — blue, black and striped marlin — as well as enormous numbers of big Pacific sailfish. This makes Costa Rica one of the few places in the world where anglers get a real shot at the elusive grand slam — catching and releasing three different species of billfish in a single day.

Although the fishing offshore might be hard to top, once you step off the dock Los Suenos goes out of its way to dazzle you with an incredible array of onshore activities as well. Sparkling pools, tennis courts, golf courses, a full-service training center and a spa let you choose between a vigorous workout and a relaxing drink by the pool.

For the non-fishing guest, imagine yourself soaring above treetops on a zip-line, surfing the perfect wave, rushing through the rainforest on an ATV, white water rafting on a powerful river or exploring the jungle. There’s plenty to explore in Costa Rica!

Contact us for more information about Marlin University trips.


Either blue or black species can easily approach 600 pounds, and because of the power, size and persistence, each fish is one of the most highly prized by all anglers. Marlin can be found from the southern part of Costa Rica in the Golfito area all the way up to the north Pacific coast. Top marlin spots in Costa Rica include Golfito and Drake’s Bay in the south and Los Sueños in the Central Pacific. It is generally agreed that marlin fishing is the best in the southern and Central areas during December to April. Black marlin tend to show up most during April and May. The smaller striped marlin is caught year-round.


The sailfish has engraved Costa Rica on every international angler’s wish list. The tournaments are usually from January to April but there is not really a particular season for sails. The beautiful fish, spending more time in the air than in the water during the fight is not as powerful as the marlin, but always spectacular. Double and triple hookups are not uncommon. Los Sueños is considered to the be the center of the action from December to April, with February being the key month with the highest concentration of sailfish and the possibility of 20 to 30 hookups a day. The year-round availability of sailfish makes Los Suenos a world leader for anglers.

Space is limited, so book now!

VIDEO: Why Costa Rica Rocks

Visit Costa Rica’s fishing paradise, a place full of billfish strikes and calm seas. The main sailfish season runs from January through April, but anglers catch marlin and sailfish here all year long. The most-exciting style of fishing is to pitch rigged ballyhoo to teased-up billfish in the prop wash. We’ll teach you the best techniques to get the bite right behind the boat. There's no more exciting way to fish!

  • A Great Vacation Spot

Fueled by a unique energy, rich culture, and breathtaking nature, Costa Rica provides the perfect setting for adventure, excitement, relaxation, or romance.

The 18-hole championship golf course designed by Ted Robinson is a true eco-golf course that spans into a spectacular tropical rain forest and backs up to the blue waters of Herradura Bay. Just being on the course transports you to another world — one ruled by mischievous, ball-stealing monkeys and the stoic three-toed sloth.

For indoor adventure, try your luck in the casino, which offers all of your favorite casino games, including black jack, craps and roulette.

If you want to just relax, pamper yourself with the rejuvenating sensation of an in-house massage and spa treatment, enjoy your favorite novel pool-side, or just kick back while soaking up some sun at the beach.

Enhance the ambiance with the one you love. Enhance the ambiance with magnificent sunsets, incredible ocean views, and romantic candle-lit dining from your own private Costa Rican accommodation or at one of the many wonderful restaurants.

Whatever your vacation dreams may be, Stay In Costa Rica can help make them a reality.

Our hospitality house, provided by Stay in Costa Rica, will be the Harmon House. The Harmon Estate was designed for families and corporate clients who want a quiet, elegant home with a serene setting. This 5,000 square foot. estate home is filled with imported marble, granite and hand-crafted tile and carved wood. With six bedrooms, the master bedroom encompasses the entire top floor and includes a walk-in closet, office, Jacuzzi tub and bidet. Two additional suite bedrooms feature private baths and TVs, and a small quarter features a full bed and private bathroom and TV. Plus, there are two 800-square-feet guest houses with kitchen and living areas.

Space is limited, so book now!

Charter Boat Sponsors

  • After globetrotting and fishing all over the world since 1981, Captain Skeet Warren decided to buy his own boat and settle down in Costa Rica. He considers Costa Rica one of the best places overall to enjoy a great day of bluewater angling, an opinion formed by his solid, worldwide experience and many years of travel. Skeet has captained many boats in his 23 years, and he's long considered the 42' Bertram one of the best overall for fishing. Its fast, dry ride gets out to the fish faster and mo
  • Great bilingual crew. The finest Penn International, Fin-Nor & Shimano tackle. The boats are fast and comfortable, getting you to the fish in first class style and comfort. Our mission is to make your trip the most enjoyable and memorable ever.
  • Very few captains in the world of sportfishing match the experience, knowledge and expertise of Capt. Bubba Carter. It's the passion within that has driven Capt Bubba Carter to devote his entire life to the ocean and wonderful sport of sportfishing.
  • Run by the most-popular crew at Pez Vela Marina in Quepos, Captain Rudy Solano has been fishing these world-renowned waters for most of his 36 years. The Raven is equipped with custom Connoly Rods, Shimano Tyros and Penn International Rods. Join us aboard the 38-foot Bertram Raven or the 33-foot Dawson MoonWalker for your catch of a lifetime.
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