COSTA RICA, a country that has found a beautiful cultural and natural harmony, is somewhat mystical within that harmony. I just feel compelled to mention the friendliness that abounds as though it’s a cultural value.
Now, having said that, on with the fishing trip. Larry Savage, owner and president of Stay In Costa Rica (www.StayInCostaRica.com), arranged for us to stay at the five-star resort and marina community of Los Sueños. This area offered many tempting diversions from our angling rituals and I suspect if more time was allotted, I would have spent time on their championship eco-golf course lined with lush tropical foliage and exotic animal life. We did manage one diversion in between the scheduled fishing days: the river of crocodiles; a “must do” for everyone.
Our fishing venue was the near shore fishery which is well known for its roosterfish, mahi, snapper, big jack crevalle, bonito, mackerel and much more. The typical method of fishing here is trolling large lures or colorful feathers rigged with ballyhoo. Once we came upon the fleet of shrimp boats emptying their by-catch back into the waters, we stayed busy with screaming drags and tight lines.
This trip was another happy experience of the angling lifestyles of Central America’s fishing destinations. There is so much to do; so much to see. Allow at least a week for your visit to Los Sueños.