Wrestling Roosters

Nights: 6

Cost: $1,499 to $2,199 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.

This is the ideal package for anglers who like to fight. Roosterfish are tough fighters. They are known for their beautiful colors and giant dorsal fins that are in a comb-shape. Fishing near the rocky islands and reefs will give you a good chance to wrestle this game fish.

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.
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.

Day 1- Fly into San Jose where a private transfer will meet you and take you to the sport fishing capital of the country, Manuel Antonio. The Falls resort is a quiet place in the rain forest. On the property you can find monkeys, sloths, natural waterfalls, and the #1 restaurant in the area. This boutique hotel has 1,000 types of plants on its grounds. The Falls is on top of a hill nearby all the best restaurants and bars. It’s 3 minutes from the national park. The suites have private terraces, oversized showers, cable, luxury bedding, and a sitting area. It’s in close proximity to snorkeling, kayaking, rafting, hiking, and many other adventure activities. There are also luxury tree houses with hanging bridges and walkways.
Day 2- Your first day of fishing will start early in the morning. Your captain speaks English and has immense experience handling the boat and finding the fish with live bait.
Day 3- Another full day of fishing awaits you. The live bait will be ready for you to catch anything you missed yesterday.
Day 4- Relax and unwind. Your arms will need the free day. Stretch your legs while walking through the Manuel Antonio National Park, the most visited park in the country.
Day 5- Head out to the Central Pacific again, for some light tackle fishing. When you get roosterfish near the boat they often go for a second run. You may also catch snapper in this area.
Day 6- Enjoy the last day in paradise. This day combines a canopy adventure and tour through a tilapia farm and butterfly and snake farm. It has 14 cables and a Tarzan swing. The tour will include some history, a drive through a palm oil plantation, a meal, and a safety briefing. The adventure features 21 platforms, 9 zip lines, a suspension bridge, and 3 repel lines.
Day 7- You will be taken to the Quepos Airstrip for a domestic flight back to San Jose, where you can connect with your international one.