Tourism and Fishing in Costa Rica

Freshwater and saltwater fishing is a major tourist attraction in Costa Rica with the Caribbean and Pacific Coasts offering a massive selection of deep-sea sports fishing. Fish species include Marlin, which is one of the world’s most sought after and largest game fishing experiences. Obviously would you find Dorado and also Roosterfish, which is a prize, catch in Costa Rico. One of the most abundant and common species is Sailfish and it is not uncommon to get two fish on one hook. In shallow water is Tarpon in abundance and Yellow-fin Tuna, but hooking a Wahoo, which is a fish that travels alone in the Costa Rican waters is a challenge many anglers pride themselves on.

Tourists come from around the world for Snook, which is literally everywhere from deep sea, to lagoons and inland rivers. Machaca is not commonly found in many countries, is found in Costa Rica’s fresh waters and indeed the hardest fighting and aggressive fish species in their waters. Snapper and Rainbow Bass are two of the local angler’s main freshwater targets. Adventure seekers and anglers with the main aim to do some of the most intense fishing or adventures, which include volcano climbing and whitewater rafting, go to Costa Rica.

Although many stores in Costa Rica list their prices and goods in $US the actual currency is Colon. As birdwatching mecca besides fishing, is it a true hummingbird paradise with fifty-two species of hummingbird. This tourist paradise also have the highest life expectancy in the world with the average age being 79-years, which is what many people would relate to the fact that life in Costa Rica is basically chilled. As one of the world’s most valued and treasured environmental destinations and more than twenty-five percent of the area having protected reserves and forests, the tourism is what grows this country’s economy.