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Insiders Guide to Sport Fishing in Playas del Coco

Written by Michael Simons on . Posted in Costa Rica Sport Fishing, Guanacaste Tourism, Newsletters, Vacation in Costa Rica

 Tank Tops Flip Flops Newsletter edition no. 23

Sport Fishing in Playas del Coco

Deeply ingrained into its history, fishing and Playas del Coco have always gone together. 

The first residents of the area were subsistenceSport Fishing in Playas del Coco fishermen in Pre Columbian times most likely a sea faring people of Chibcha origin around 500 AD. 

The fishing tradition has never been lost and is now stronger than ever.  While still maintaining a small commercial fleet, the real action in Playas del Coco is with the Sport Fisherman.  Born and raised locals who were once fishing to put food on their families tables have graduated to become the boat owners and captains of the burgeoning Sport Fishing fleet. 

Inside the famed Gulf of Papagayo, Playas del Coco lies just off the most fertile marine area on the Northern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, an important breeding ground and frequent stop off point for a majority of the Oceans species large and small. 

Sport Fishing in Playas del CocoOur Guest Blogger is Robert Gunselman.  He is a relatively new arrival to Costa Rica but since the day he put his feet on the sands of Playas del Coco he has immersed himself into the local Sport Fishing scene.  This guy knows his fishing and really knows his way around the fishing grounds of the Gulf of Papagayo and beyond. 

Rob just wants everyone to be educated about how to get the best out of your fishing charter, have fun and of course CATCH A LOT OF FISH! 

We spoke with Rob and one of his Favorite local Captains Gerardo “Come” (pronounced KO-MAY) Reyes.  It is clear that these guys know their stuff

U.S. Faces Costa Rica in Gold Cup

Written by Michael Simons on . Posted in Costa Rica Living

By JACK BELL
Published: July 15, 2013

This time, the United States will be playing Costa Rica in the swelting summer heat of Connecticut, not the late-season winter wonderland of Colorado.

 Tuesday night in East Hartford, Conn., the United States and Costa Rica close out the first round of the Concacaf Gold Cup (8 p.m. Eastern, Fox Soccer). Both teams have qualified for the quarterfinals this weekend in Baltimore; the only matter left uncertain is which one will finish first in the Group. A victory or a tie would give the United States the top spot and a quarterfinal match against the third-place team from either Group A or B.

The last time the teams played

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