Mangrove Fishing Guanacaste

The many Volcanoes in the Province of Guanacaste are the beginning point for countless rivers flowing down to the coast. Rivers flow throughout Guanacaste and form in pools, ponds, lakes and mangroves before continuing its journey to the sea.

Currently we fish in the Tenorio River, in rafts designed for white water rafting. The rivers are at times rough with rapids and our experienced captains and crews easily navigate to the best fishing spots. Fly Fishing in Costa Rica is a new and up and coming attraction, many fisherman find fly fishing on these rivers adrenaline pumping mixing rapids, quick running water and fish biting all in one.

We target Rainbow Bass in our summer time and Snook and the famous MACHACA all year around. Machaca are one of the most aggressive and hardest fighting fresh water fish in Costa Rica, once hooked they will leap out of the water several times. The Machaca are found in the tropical rivers along the Pacific Ocean most weighing between 2-6 lbs sometimes reaching 10 - 15 lbs. The world record Machaca was actually caught here in 1991, weighing in at 9 lbs 8 oz.

MACHACAS are not well known due to their limited distribution and the relative difficulty of fishing for them. Despite possessing menacing looking teeth Machaca are primarily vegetarians, feeding on fruits and seeds that fall into the water. As a result, they are primarily surface oriented making them good candidates for top water presentations.

This is a great family adventure, everyone is sure to enjoy the beauty a peaceful serenity of floating down the river coupled with the excitement of quick rushing water and a fish bite. For experienced and amateur fisherman alike. Watch our video here of our first time fishing on the Tenorio River.