Los Suenos Fish and Golf

Nights: 7
Cost: $1,890 to $3,090 per person*

*Prices are an approximate, based on seasonal rates and subject to change. You will get a 100% accurate price when you inquire with specific dates and number of people. The price includes taxes, domestic transport, tours, and hotels. It does not include international airfare.

 

Description:
The Los Suenos Resort & Marina has an 18 hole par 72 golf course and a 200-slip marina that’s home to sport fishing boats and tournaments. They also offer a casino, spa, and 6 restaurants. Los Suenos exclusive rentals are complete with fully equipped kitchens, DVD players, washer and dryer in unit, private terraces, swimming pools, BBQ areas, amazing views of the marina, 5-star amenities and services, and many nearby adventure activities.

Fish you may encounter:
In-shore fishermen consider roosterfish the prize, the most sought after species to hook. It may be able to out muscle you. They are usually caught around rocks or while out hunting behind the surf. You need live bait to catch them. They are usually 3-40 pounds, though they can be up to 80. Their signature trait is there dark blue bands on the sides. They make a better picture than meal.
Dorado are colorful fish that are found in-shore. The ones found offshore are hard-fighting. Once hooked, they make acrobatic leaps. They are also referred to as dolohinfish and mahi mahi. They are in the 10-20 pound range, though some 60 pound ones have been landed. The fight might wear you out but you will get a great meal out of it.
Yellowfin tuna are mostly hooked at football size, though it’s possible to catch one that is 300 pounds. The body of a tuna is conical with tapered ends. They grow quickly, weighing 8 pounds at 18 months old. They are a sought after game fish and the highlight of fishermen’s tales.
You may have to fight a marlin for hours. Blue marlin are the most common ones found in Costa Rica. Black and striped marlin are also hooked frequently. With luck, you can get one that is about 500 pounds. You will recognize a marlin by its upper jaw which is a long spear shaped point.
A staple of sport fishing in Costa Rica is the sailfish. They twist and turn and you must retain tension on the line. They are so common that you might have a double digit day or get two hooked at once. The distinguishing feature is the sail-shaped dorsal fin. They are typically 8 feet long and can be 220 pounds.
Snapper are another fish common to the Pacific. The red snapper and cubera are the most often caught bottom fishing. They like to stay near reefs though they can become aggressive when going after surface lures. They are typically in the 25-40 pound range. These strong fish have four large teeth and broad tails.

Itinerary:
Day 1- A private transfer will wait for you at the San Jose airport. They will take you to the beautiful resort, just an hour away. Two hours after landing you can be trying your hand in the casino or exploring the 600 acre nature reserve.
Day 2- This is a free day to explore the resort. Check out the new beach club and the marina.
Day 3- Your first fishing day will be a full day out at sea. Deep sea fish for marlin, sailfish, dorado, and yellowfin tuna.
Day 4- Golf at the beautiful La Iguana course. It’s a par 72, 6,698 yards. Ted Robinson designed it to showcase the primary and secondary rainforest and wildlife. Don’t worry about bringing equipment because the pro shop has it all.
Day 5- A second day of deep sea fishing allows you another chance to catch your dinner.
Day 6- Try to beat your golf score. Don’t let the howler monkeys and scarlet macaws distract you.
Day 7- Have a relaxing last day. Use the time to hang out in the pool or take a zip line tour.
Day 8- A private transfer will take you back to the airport.