Many of our chartered fishing trips along the Nicoya Peninsula travel through the waters just off of the coast of Cabo Blanco Absolute Nature Reserve. Due to the protection around this reserve we must stay about a mile out. This park in Puntarenas province sits at the southern tip of the peninsula. Encompassing more than 7,500 acres of gorgeous tropical forest and marine habitats in a section of Costa Rica that has some of the country’s most beautiful scenery, the park was Costa Rica’s first protected area and first National Park. Cabo Blanco is known for its varied and abundant flora and fauna including a large variety of marine life, more than 200 species of birds, and numerous species of fish, crab and mollusks. Orcas may even be spotted here.
The waters off of Cabo Blanco are unsurprisingly, some of the best for fishing of the whole Nicoya coastline. Small, local fishing boats have been grooming these grounds for many years due to an especially large number of fish that can be caught easily here. On our chartered fishing trip in Cabo Blanco, you’ll enjoy a tailor-made fishing experience designed specifically for your group and your style of fishing. You’re likely to catch yellow-fin tuna, grouper, rooster fish and many other species of Pacific fish. Our experienced captains will guide you to the best waters and teach you fishing tips and techniques that they’ve honed over a lifetime to help you have the best chance to reel in a big catch. Whether you are a casual first-timer looking for a new experience or a seasoned angler who has been on many sport-fishing trips, booking a fishing charter in Cabo Blanco is sure to make for an exciting day and a memory to last a lifetime.
The park gets the ‘blanco’ part of its name from a section of the rocks and cliffs that have taken on a permanent white tone due to massive amounts of bird droppings. As you might expect from this, Cabo Blanco is a prime spot for bird watching. An especially impressive number of birds call the park home including many species of shore birds such as brown pelicans, sandpipers, frigate birds and brown boobies. Keep your eyes peeled while participating in our chartered fishing trips around Cabo Blanco, you never know what sort of exciting bird species you might spot!
If you’d like to explore the park’s beaches, rainforests, mangroves and rivers a bit more, hiking is the best way to see the park from land. There are two designated, groomed trails known as the Sueco and Danes Trails. If you move slowly and carefully through the trails or relax quietly on a riverbank, you may just be lucky enough to see some of the exciting wildlife species that call Cabo Blanco home. The longer, Sueco Trail will take you to Cabo Blanco beach. The beach is set in a beautiful half-moon bay where you can watch pelicans swooping to catch fish. You can cool off by taking a dip in the refreshing water. It will be much deserved after the long, hot walk to get here!