Let’s face it, we all love fishing in our home waters, but angler’s all over the world dream of fishing the most diverse and prolific waters of Central America. We sit and dream of putting out a spread on Hannibal Bank or chugging poppers for roosterfish along the rocky shores of Panama and Costa Rica. Don’t forget bonefish, permit and tarpon in Belize. The list of options is endless and each destination has their own piscatorial stars. The one thing they all have in common is the fact that it takes good planning to make it happen.
This is where Central America Fishing comes to the rescue. Since 2005, Chris Atkins, the owner of Central America Fishing has been helping anglers and adventurer’s plan out their dream trip and make it a reality. From start to finish, Central America Fishing helps anglers plan their custom vacation, choosing from well known 4 & 5 star boutique hotels, resorts, fishing lodges, and villas in various countries. CAF has personally stayed at every property they book and fished with every boat and lodge they offer, so there are no surprises when you go with a CAF recommendation.
Central America Fishing can build a vacation package that is custom built to match your budget, dates, fishing interests and group size. They can plan a trip for any size group from couples or families to large groups. They offer these customized packages to Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala, Belize and Nicaragua.
Chris Atkins, Founder of CAF said, “From the time we start planning your trip to the time we take you back to the airport, our client’s good experience is our #1 goal. As a boutique, luxury agency we are very proud that a large portion of our anglers are repeat or referral guests – that is the best compliment we can get! With over a dozen years of experience planning vacations and fishing trips to Central America you can rest assured that your hard earned vacation time and money are in great hands. Our team is passionate about international travel and we love to fish and with headquarters in San Jose, Costa Rica we do a lot of both. We’ve traveled the world ourselves so we know how it feels to explore new places, stumble into language barriers, try exotic new foods, and experience new cultures. We are in regular contact with our fishing captains, we know which hotels provide the best service and have the best views, and we’ve tried out the top local restaurants. We know what it is like to be in your position trying to plan an international fishing vacation and we are excited to share our expertise and this small diverse corner of the world with you.”
A trip via Central America Fishing does not cost extra!
One point that needs to be made clear is the fact that CAF does not upcharge the activities they book for you. You pay no extra money for the excursions through CAF than you would if you had done the legwork and booked them yourself.
“Our clients get the benefit of our first hand experience without any extra cost to them. We also live in Costa Rica and will always be on hand to offer 24/7 service for anything from restaurant recommendations to lost cell phones to delayed flights and emergencies,” commented Chris. “We plan out every detail from airport to airport. It is a very personal experience and our goal is the best vacation possible; custom tailored to our clients bucket lists.”
The team at CAF love to fish themselves and can arrange a wide variety of trips across these famous fishing destinations. You can fish offshore for marlin, sailfish, yellowfin tuna, dorado and wahoo in most of the hot spots. They can set you up on an overnight trips the the FAD’s and seamounts in Costa Rica or check out a mothership operation to Panama’s Hannibal Bank near Coiba Island.
Do thoughts of roosterfish and cubera keep you awake at night? Satisfy your adventure craving throwing poppers at the rocks or free lining live bait to the rocks and reefs below. Inshore trips can be set up to chase roosterfish, cubera snapper, jacks, seabass, snook, and a wide variety of snapper and grouper.
The Carribean coasts of Central America offer world-class tarpon and snook fishing while the flats of Belize hold bonefish permit and tarpon. CAF can even arrange freshwater bass trips and river float trips.
If you had a mind too and the resources to pull it off, angler’s could plan a trip to chase tarpon on the Caribbean side and then relocate to fish inshore or offshore in the Pacific. Central America Fishing can handle all of the bookings, transportation and lodging. All you have to do is go fishing! You could focus on fly-fishing or mix it up depending on your heart’s desire. CAF can arrange everything from very simple packages to the most complex.
Of course CAF can also plan out all the Eco and cultural tours that are available and they know which ones are reputable operations. That’s a big plus if you go zip lining, white water rafting, waterfall rappelling, ATVs, horseback riding, kayaking, river tubing, parasailing, snorkeling, and diving.
CAF also works hard to give back to organizations that preserve these fragile ecosystems and help the local people who live there. CAF supports and works with the Billfish Foundation, King Sailfish Mounts and Pack for a Purpose.
So stop dreaming and make it happen.
Let Central America Fishing plan out your “trip of a lifetime” and make that dream a reality!