Costa Rica is a world-renowned destination for sport fishing. There are a multitude of locations and fish to catch. Fish for blue marlin and sailfish on an ocean tour off the Osa Peninsula; go reef fishing for snook on the shores of the Caribbean coast; or catch some rainbow bass in Lake Arenal’s freshwater. You’ll be hooked on the experience.
Costa Rica means “rich coast” in Spanish, and it’s a fitting name. The picturesque coastlines along the Pacific Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and Lake Nicaragua are truly rich in beauty, but there’s even more to discover. The land in Costa Rica is a hotbed of biodiversity. There are towering volcanoes to hike, tropical rainforests to explore, and rare species of wildlife to discover.
Four percent of the world’s wildlife lives in Costa Rica. That’s almost too many animals to count. Take a tour to see rare and beautiful creatures like the mantled howler and two-toed sloth. Bird watching is also a must. Over 800 species of birds reside in Costa Rica for all or part of the year.
Costa Rica’s waters are tons of fun. There are many places to play your favorite watersports. Surf on both coasts, white-water raft down rivers, swim in a lake, and SUP everywhere. Get your feet wet by trying a soon-to- be new favorite watersport, like waterfall rappelling.
There’s high level hiking all around Costa Rica. Encounter thousands of different types of flora and fauna on your trek. Take a thrilling rainforest hike past majestic waterfalls and volcanoes in Rio Celeste and Arenal National Park; or hike through the clouds of the otherworldly Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve.