Costa Rica Top Global Fishing Destination

Facebook Twitter Shares Costa Rica : A Paradise for World Class Sport Fishing By Laura Alvarado   Costa Rica is quickly becoming one of the most important destinations for sport fishing aficionados in the world. The variety of marine species found in Costa Rican waters is the main factor that makes Costa Rica ideal for the practice of this activity. “We can say that the country has an impressive richness, it is considered one of the most important places in Latin America”, commented Henry Marin, coordinator of Strategy and Projects of the Costa Rican Fishing Federation (Fecop). Learn More About Costa Rica Fishing Species Blue marlin, black marlin, striped marlin,and  sailfish, are just some of the many species found in the waters of this beautiful country. Sport, recreation and tourism come together in this activity that, contrary to what many think, does not affect the ecosystem. The “catch and release” sport fishing practice frees fish without harming them and at the same time the coastal areas of the country receive the benefits of tourism. “On average a tourist that comes to practice sport fishing spends ten times more than the average visitor. A fisherman can spend a day between $1,000 to $1,500 dollars, compared to the $100 to $125 that the regular tourist spends. The sport is expensive but those who have this lifestyle seek the best experiences, the best restaurants and the best hotels”, stated Jeff Duchesneau, manager of Marina Pez Vela in Quepos, Puntarenas. “Our sport fishing clients in … Continue reading Costa Rica Top Global Fishing Destination