The fishing charter website “FishingBooker” has named Costa Rica as the fourth-best billfish destination in the world.
The list — based entirely on customer preferences and reviews, according to a FishingBooker spokesperson — ranked Costa Rica ahead of the Florida Keys, calling the country’s Pacific Coast “nothing short of paradise.”
“The country doubles as a fun vacation spot and an epic Billfish destination: start your day with a morning of huge fish, then roar through the jungle on a 4×4 before lunch, capping the day off by enjoying the awesome nightlife in places like Quepos and Tamarindo,” the ranking reads. “Costa Rica’s waters provide some of the best hotspots on the planet to land monster-sized fish – it just depends when you go.”
The Costa Rican dry season lasts from December to March and overlaps perfectly with the Sailfish bite. Black, Blue, and Striped Marlin are abundant in the rainy season, although smaller.
Here is the full list of top-ranked billfish destinations:
- Cairns, Australia
- Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
- Costa Rica
- Florida Keys, USA
- Puerto Rico