Let’s Go Fishing!

Are you a fisherman looking for some adventure? Come experience fishing on a tropical freshwater lake in Arenal, Costa Rica!

There are 2 beautiful lakes in the area, Lake Arenal and Lake Cotè. Lake Arenal is the largest of the two at approximately 25miles by 2miles stretching from the base of Arenal Volcano nearly all the way to Tenorio Volcano.

Lake Cotè is a much smaller lake nestled in the mountains above Lake Arenal. Surrounded by lush forest on all sides this lake is as remote as you’ll get in the area. Much of the surrounding forest is preserved for migrating animals and is actually a wilderness corridor across much of the northern region.

Experience the best tropical freshwater fishing in Central America right here amongst the rain forest. Cast your line to catch a Guapote, a member of the cychlid family also referred to as “rainbow bass” by expats. There is also a more sporting fish called the Machaca that likes to put up a fight. Mostly you’ll be encouraged to catch&release but a nice size guapote makes for a fine meal.

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