Jaco Fishing Charters
Jaco is the largest tourist town 90 minutes from the capital of San Jose Costa Rica and only a 90-minute drive. Jaco is the perfect destination for a weekend sport fishing trip, or a weeklong FAD fishing deep sea adventure. Jaco is a great vacation destination because it combines so many benefits of Costa Rica all within a short driving distance.
In Jaco we currently have our largest fleet of sport fishing boats, also this is where our company owned fishing charter company calls home. Our company fleet is located in Herradura Bay, a short 10-minute drive from Jaco. Los Suenos Marina is also located in Herradura Bay and is home to Los Suenos Resort and Los Suenos Marriot Hotel.
Why is Jaco a great fishing destination?
1. Short run time to the fishing grounds
2. Average day offshore is 20 + fish lifted
3. Extremely calm waters
4. Highly experienced crews with lifetime of experience, tournament experience, and tournament fishing options
5. Inshore Rooster fishing is amazing in Jaco and Los Suenos area
6. Inshore fishing is close with several famous fishing “spots”
7. Accommodation options for every budget
8. Close to shopping, tours, and nightlife
9. Some of the best restaurants are located in Jaco and Los Suenos
10. Yellow fin Tuna that push upwards of 300 lbs
11. Best time to fish? Year round, seeing marlin 750 lbs + is very common in all seasons
Fishing Los Suenos Marina
Los Suenos was the first Marina in Costa Rica, with over 200 slips, and one of the longest running fishing tournaments. Los Suenos attracts thousands of competitive fishermen every year. Los Suenos is located 10 minutes from Jaco on the same grounds as Los Suenos Marriot and Resort.
Los Suenos is home to several of the country’s most beautiful gated communities. These communities of houses and condos make the perfect stay during your fishing vacation in Costa Rica.
Los Suenos is the perfect home base during your fishing vacation, just a few minutes to the charter fishing dock.
What fish can I catch fishing from Los Suenos and Jaco?
Sailfish is perhaps the most celebrated of all the billfish species. The sail-like cobalt blue dorsal fin distinguishes this fish from other billfish. Their bill is also another distinguishing factor as they are longer usually twice as long as the lower jaw.
Sailfish can be found off the coast of Los Suenos all through the year, best time to land some Sailfish is from November to April.
The Yellowfin Tuna are considered to be the most colorful of all the tunas. They have distinctively yellow colored fins and in certain large specimens the anal and second dorsal fin can be quite long to reach the tail base. Can be found all year round, the months from January to August are known as the peak fishing season from Los Suenos for Yellow Fin Tuna.
The Blue and Black Marlins are two species of Marlins that are found in the waters when fishing from Los Suenos and Jaco. A fully grown Blue Marlin female can be as long as 14 feet and can weigh over 900 kg. These fish are highly prized for their aggressive fighting qualities. Marlin are raised all year long, May and June and then November and December are the best months.
The Dorado often referred to as the Dolphinfish. Dorados are beautiful fish in a multitude of colors. All fish can be found year-round in Costa Rica, the waters are so rich and vibrant that raising fish never slows. However, the best season to catch a Dorado from Los Suenos is from November until April.
The Roosterfish are one of the most sought-after species when in-shore fishing by our clients. In Jaco and Los Suenos we have highly experienced captains that specialize in the unique Roosterfish. The best rooster fishing season is from January to August.
The Red Snapper like all the other snappers are hard fighting fish. Red Snappers are found near Los Suenos all year round. The months with the highest catches of red snapper is July – December.