If you have been to Costa Rica, or if you are planning a Costa Rica vacation, one term you should be familiar with is "Pura Vida" (pronounces poo-rah vee-dah). Simply translated, it means "simple life" or "pure life", but here in Costa Rica, it is more than just a saying - it is a way of life

Costa Ricans (Ticos) use this form to say hello, to say goodbye, to say everything's great, to say everything's cool. However, it is not the words that reflect the true meaning of Pura Vida. Pura Vida is the way Ticos live. Not surprisingly, Costa Rica has been named one of the happiest countries in the world, mostly because it's inhabitants don't stress about things the way most foreigners do. Ticos have a very relaxed, simple way of looking at like. No worries, no fuss, no stress - Pura Vida to them means being thankful for what they have and not dwelling on the negative.

With 95 world records from Costa Rica's inland and coastal waters, Costa Rica is recognized as one of the top sport fishing destinations worldwide. With two expansive coastlines, extensive wetlands, and multiple rivers, this could very well be an angler's nirvana. Costa Rica's strongly believes in the preservation of it's fishing resources and encourages all bill fish and non-edible fish to be released.

You can still catch plenty of fish on an inshore fishing trip. Wahoo, Snappers, Grouper, Mahi-Mahi and Tuna are just a few fish that roam around closer to shore. Some of the best places to go inshore fishing in Costa Rica are Guilf of Papagayo, Caribbean, Quepos, Samara and Tamarindo.

Bill fish are plentiful in Costa Rica and you can catch Marlin, Sailfish, Roosterfish and more on a deep sea fishing trip. The most popular places to go deep sea fishing in Costa Rica is Flamingo, Herradura, Quepos, Golfo Dulce/Golfito, Drake Bay and Gulf of Papagayo.


Where fishing expeditions and rain forest safaris inspire the ultimate sportsman's bucket list adventure. Situated on 44 acres of manicured tropical gardens with spacious air-conditioned rooms in Puerto Jimenez on Costa Rica's South Pacific Coast. The friendly staff will cater to your individual needs offering as much privacy as you wish, while helping prepare you for the experience of a lifetime. You will be lured into joining the world's most elite anglers to enjoy a variety of fishing excursions. And to complete your trip here, be sure to add land and water-based eco-adventures to your itinerary.

Experience world-class offshore sport fishing at Crocodile Bay Resort with the largest private sport fishing fleet in Central and South America. Anglers can choose from a variety of boats for catch and release bill fishing in the Pacific Ocean for sailfish, striped blue and black Marlin, Dorado, Tuna and Wahoo.

In shore sport fishing in Costa Rica's Golfo Duce (Sweet Gulf) for Mackerel, Tripletail and Grouper is excellent throughout the year. We provide a variety of options such as live bait, trolling, casting and Costa Rica fly-fishing. Guided kayak fishing and shore fishing excursions are also available.




Wing shooting in Argentina, big game in Africa, Red Stag in New Zealand, fly-fishing in Patagonia, an Alaskan fly-in hunt or a big ole South Texas trophy whitetail, Detail Company Adventures has the perfect destination for you.


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