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:D:D:DHeading down to Costa Rica from March 14-18 and would liek to get some fishing in. It will be three of us going. Any advise/pricing/anything else that may be useful would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
 

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Be carefull-A buddy was down there a few years ago and banditos took shots at him and his family while they were trying to avoid them. They were coming from a private home in a beach community(gated) back to town to get something to eat. Approx 2 hours from airport. They had to go in reverse down the milelong access 1.5 lanes wide road weaving to avoid the assailants. It was just after they arrived-needless to say they left with an escort back to hotel at airport and eventually back to Fla aftwer much haggling with flights and the rental car co return with gunshot holes.
 
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Look up captn Gene Kelly of tropical adventures, I believe he's still a sponsor. He did us right and was right on w/ dates and migration patterns. We stayed in Guanamar resort at the end of Feb, we had sails, sails and more sails alos had shots a black everyday, I released a 500lb lady in a blue suit! + dorado every day. This was before Los Suenos or other mega-resorts were built.
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Be carefull-A buddy was down there a few years ago and banditos took shots at him and his family while they were trying to avoid them. They were coming from a private home in a beach community(gated) back to town to get something to eat. Approx 2 hours from airport. They had to go in reverse down the milelong access 1.5 lanes wide road weaving to avoid the assailants. It was just after they arrived-needless to say they left with an escort back to hotel at airport and eventually back to Fla aftwer much haggling with flights and the rental car co return with gunshot holes.
Wow, been there 6 times never heard anything like that. One trip I rented a car and drove my family all over CR whitewater rafting, zip lining, etc,etc, no problems, never felt unsafe.

I had a long discussion with a cop there last month regarding how the gang violence in Mexico is spreading to central America. He said CR isn't affected yet but it will happen.

Rookie fisherman we go to Los suenos each year, always a great time. Rent a condo I think we paid $250/night for a 3 bdr. Fishing was $1300/day for billfish and $400/day for a panga live lining roosters. I know LS gets a lot of press but the place is spectacular.
 

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The policia guess was that it was a gang from a neighboring country . It was scary for sure but they were in a small community 30 minutes from town with this access road. The rental car had all sorts of advertising on it and they had their surfboards loaded up. They saw this group in side of road on way in. It was dark ay the tome and they blocked the road-thats when my buddy put it in reverse and proceeded down what they call a road with no lighting zigzagging. Got back to house-no one manning the gate, barracaded themselves in and called the guy they rented the house from(in Calif) to see what to do. Finally git holf of teh poperty manager who called the police-nit much they could or would do at this point.
 

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Check out tropicalfishing.com/costarica.html for info about fishing throughout Costa Rica. You didn't mention where you will be going. Most travel agents will push for the northern part of Costa Rica in the Papagayo region of Guanacaste where all the all-inclusives are located. Don't get sucked in. The wind is a big problem there during the winter months.


:D:D:DHeading down to Costa Rica from March 14-18 and would liek to get some fishing in. It will be three of us going. Any advise/pricing/anything else that may be useful would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
 
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