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Quepos

Fishing

Quepos is one of the best points of departure for deep-sea fishing in southwestern Costa Rica. The best months for hooking a marlin are from October to February and in May and June, whereas sailfish are abundant from November to May, and are caught year-round. From May to October you're more likely to catch yellowfin tuna, roosterfish, mahimahi, and snapper.

Bluefin Tours. A fleet of 26-, 28-, and 33-foot boatscatch-and-release sportfishing, conventional fishing, and fly-fishing. Full-day charters run $845 to $1,350. Downtown, across from the soccer field, Quepos, 60601. 2777–0000. www.bluefinsportfishing.com.

Costa Mar Fishing. The largest fleet in Quepos has six boats ranging from 25 to 38 feet, and consequently has a wide range of rates. Full-day charters start at $1,000. Entrance to Quepos, next to Café Milagro, Quepos, 60601. 2777–4700. www.costamarsportfishing.net.

Luna Tours Sport Fishing. Half-, three-quarter-, and full-day catch-and-release fly and conventional trips ($850–$1,250 for a full day) with Luna Tours Sport Fishing are available on 28-, 32-, and 33-foot boats. Downtown, next to Best Western Hotel Kamuk, Quepos, 60601. 2777–0725; 727/242–5982 in U.S. www.lunatours.net.

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