Fishing in Costa Rica is world class
and Parrot Bay Village lives up to it with the finest
lodging and fishing equipment in Southern Costa Rica.
with over 10 years fishing experience in Costa Rica,
30 ft custom Sea Vees fishing
boats, top of the line fishing gear, electronics,
and safety equipment in Southern Costa Rica's calm Pacific
waters are an awesome combination.
Offshore target Sailfish, Marlin, Tuna, Dorado,
and Wahoo; and Inshore Roosterfish,
Snapper, Mackerel, African pompano, Blue Trevally
are all common and taken and released daily.
Parrot Bay Village practices all types of fishing like
"switch & bait" for marlin and
sails, trolled ballyhoo when the Dorado are
thick, and live bait for tuna and inshore fishing. Parrot
Bay Village has a full arsenal of conventional
heavy and light tackle, and spinning gear.
Captains and crew are well versed in fly-fishing but
you have to bring your own fly gear and be prepared
to stretch it out.
With the exception of a few choice eating fish taken
back to the barn (A man's gotta eat!) we practice fishing
with circle hooks and the release of all billfish,
roosterfish, and most others.
Parrot Bay Village is a personalized first class fishing
and rainforest Eco- lodge on the beach, family operated
and able to tailor our fishing packages for hard core
fishermen to family fishing and the lot in between with
many other activities for the funny people who don't
want to fish everyday. Rule number one is to have fun
and catch fish while your having it!
Targeted Species in Costa Rica:
- Marlin: Mid November thru January
and June, July into August blue marlin are more abundant
but are caught throughout the year. Averaging 200
to 600 pounds.
- Sailfish: Caught year round. Most
abundant December thru April with regular double-digit
sailfish raised. Averaging 100 to 150 pounds these
are the biggest in the world.
- Dorado: Mahi Mahi, caught year
round. November, December and January very abundant.
Averaging 20 to 50 pounds.
- Tuna: Yellowfin, caught year round.
Big ones 80 to 300 pounds feeding with schools of
porpoise and when they are spotted we change up gear
for tuna. Football size Tuna schools around trash
lines are great sport and up the chances for a marlin.
- Wahoo: Are not real common but
we do get them and always a prize. Averaging 30 to
- Rooster Fish: Caught year round.
Roosterfish are prized game fish for all anglers and
common in the waters of Southern Pacific Costa Rica.
Averaging 20 to 60 pounds.
- Snapper: Cubera, dogtooth, Colorado,
rock and others caught year round. Cubera and the
others common and make a great day inshore fishing.
- Others: African Pampano, Blue Trevally,
mackerel, jacks, and snook commonly caught on any
given day often in the same day.
in double digit hook-ups are routine December
through March and into April. We usually get few shots
blue marlin per three day of fishing
in the 200 to 600 pound class and its on stand-up gear.
In July we have a nice marlin
bite, 2004 was really good and in 2005 we had
a grander but it was technically caught
in Panama waters. If it was here it would have been
the first grander for Costa Rica.
Dorado / Mahi Mahi
run hardest in late December, January, February. Averaging
30 plus pounds.
Year round inshore fishing is good.
Roosters are taken on both ‘Poppers’
and live bait. The bigger ones on a slow troll same
with Cubera, and Colorado snapper.
We do bring enough back for our selves.
blue Crevalle hit hard usually 2 or three at
a time when they come in. Amberjack 30 to 60 lbs often
hit in pairs. Jack ravels always give you a pull for
On any given day four to five 120lb
hot pacific sailfish can come into the spread.
Finicky days the sails play cat and mouse with teasers
and pitch baits. You gotta be smoooth.
All in all at Parrot Bay Village we
released 804 sails and 10 marlin in the 2006
season between two boats and 102 offshore trips.
Bay Village was Parrot Bay Village it was Dona Leta’s
Bungalows. Leta was a world-class angler from
the mid 1930’s. She fished world wide
including the waters of Southern Costa Rica.
She built the original structures in 1985, the new owners
renovated in 2002 and today we are proud to say Parrot
Bay Village is a leading full service resort in southern
Captain Chad Parker
Parrot Bay Village Costa Rica