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Papagayo Sportfishing

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Marlin fishing

We fished with them about 6 years ago, had two blue marlins and a black marlin on. So we decided... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wendy F
Gulf Breeze, Florida
Fishing trip La Manta

My son and I had a great day’s fishing on La Manta. The crew really know what they are doing and... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good5%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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“rooster fish”(26 reviews)
“mahi”(8 reviews)
“sport fishing”(32 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Playa del Coco, Liberia 1200, Costa Rica
+506 8331 2731
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We fished with them about 6 years ago, had two blue marlins and a black marlin on. So we decided to charter them again in this April 2018 trip. We chart of them for two days I caught my first blue Marlin. Then the next...More

Thank Wendy F
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

My son and I had a great day’s fishing on La Manta. The crew really know what they are doing and kept us amongst the fish all day. We finished with 8 Mahi-mahi and 4 Sailfish. High recommended.

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Reviewed 5 August 2018

I first and foremost want to thank Mr Mendez for the exoerience. So thank you !!! I contacted Mr. Mendez months before the trip after price shopping and reading reviews. I put down a deposit and stayed in touch via email. It was my first...More

Thank scotty778877
Reviewed 31 July 2018

My wife and I were picked on the beach by Lino and his son Jonathon. We went all day offshore fishing on the La Manta. Boat was very clean, crew was awesome, plenty to eat and drink on the boat. We caught Mahi and Tuna...More

Thank Jason H
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

I booked this trip for myself and eighteen year old son and was thrilled with the results aboard the La Manta. My son was able to successfully land a sailfish after both of us caught plenty of mahi mahi. Captain Lido and his crew member...More

Thank RobWill71
Reviewed 21 June 2018

this company is the most professional company i have ever used.. i have used many sport fishing trips throughout the world .. but in fairness this company is totally ingenious.. they know where to find the species you want to catch .. they use various...More

Thank Eddie B
Papagayocr, Manager at Papagayo Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Thank you Eddie for take the time and write a review about your fishing charters with us. A pleasure to work with you. Thanks for the "Elvis Juice" (beers) you bring for me from UK. Hope to see you again when you come down to...More

Reviewed 7 May 2018

You know you had a wonderful day when the only issue is that you feel you didn't tip the service high enough; this was a magical and unforgettable experience, that will be with me vividly for the rest of my life. While doing research for...More

1  Thank Christian G
Papagayocr, Owner at Papagayo Sportfishing, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Hello Christian, Thank you for taking the time and write such as extensive and detailed review about your charter on board our La Manta boat. I will share this review with Lino, Jonathan and Nahum, i am prety sure they will love it. We are...More

Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

LA MANTA (Shamrock 28ft) - Capt. Lino & crew did a great job. Worked hard the entire time keeping lines in water & help land fish. Boat was nice, clean & comfortable Wife & I had a great time & would book again. Plenty of...More

Thank bjtarver
Reviewed 24 April 2018

We booked a 6 hour fishing trip with Genaro Mendez and he VERY responsive and accommodating. I told him my wife and I would be bringing a our one year old and he found us a comfortable sized boat for just the three of us....More

1  Thank Murtaza P
Reviewed 21 April 2018

I booked the charter before I came to Costa Rica. Genaro sorted everything I needed to know before I got there, even arranging my pickup from my hotel, I wanted to fish the bat islands, when I got aboard the boat we discussed this with...More

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4 March 2018|
Response from stevegsmith1023 | Reviewed this property |
I Booked A Boat Early. Rooster Fishing Turned Out To Be Great! I didn’t take the Fish home so not sure if they do. They did filet the fish for us to have the Resort cook it for us. Caught Mahi-mahi. You will need to ask... More
Elvia G
27 February 2017|
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Response from Papagayocr | Property representative |
Hola Elvia, i have a list (online) of people waiting for a shared charter; however, i never had the chance to book a fishing charter for more than 4 people; so, i think the best option for you is to book a boat such as... More