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Tarcoles, Costa Rica

Consorcio por la mar Artisanal Sports Fishing Tour

Half Day | Boat Tour and Fishing

Hop in a handmade boat with local fishermen from the traditional Tarcoles community and look for banks of tuna, mackerel, roosterfish and jack mackerel! You'll spend about 6 hours trolling and exploring the Nicoya Gulf.

The Tárcoles Fisher’s Cooperative (CoopeTarcoles R.L.), founded in 1986, unites artisanal fishers of the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica who have begun a process of carrying out responsible fishing and stepping up to their social and environmental responsibility.

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Half Day

Travel Style

Active Adventure


English-speaking guides are available for an extra cost.

Physical Activity

Light activity


Wifi: None
Cell: Limited


Locally Owned Community Association
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Speaks: Spanish


  • Connect with the traditional Tarcoles fishing community
  • Ride in a handmade boat
  • Learn about responsible fishing practices
  • Explore the Gulf of Nicoya
  • Catch some fish (hopefully)!



Starts at 6 am.


Flexible Departure Date
All year


2 travelers minimum, 3 travelers maximum per boat

At 6:00 am, we will leave from the dock in front of the CoopeTarcoles office, heading toward the Gulf of Nicoya, where for the next six hours we will have the opportunity to troll (move along while our fishing lines drag in the water), looking for banks of tuna, mackerel, roosterfish and jack mackerel. Lunch and snacks are included. From November to December there are great opportunities to catch Mahi Mahi.

What's Included




Fishing and Boat Tour


Local guide (not bilingual) and Bilingual guide (extra $)


Some meals included (see itinerary)



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Locally Owned Community Association

ACTUAR (Costa Rican Association of Rural and Community Tourism) supports a network of over 40 partner communities across Costa Rica. They offer innovative and customized programs for visitors who wish to live authentic experiences of Costa Rican culture and experience the local charm. They combine the great classics of Costa Rica ecotourism and visiting destinations in rural communities, planning fun, educational trips that promote a harmonious relationship between conservation and rural development.

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Getting There

Transport options

Drive and Bus
You'll find the Tarcoles community along the main coastal road between San Jose and Manuel Antonio - 5 kilometers south from the famous Tárcoles bridge (where you can see the crocodiles).