Top 10 Fishing Vacations in Latin America
Latin America holds isolated stretches of water covering extensive regions of tropical and cold water, as well as untouched rivers and lakes. While much of the Northern Hemisphere is in danger from overfishing, Latin America remains relatively unscathed. Everything from deep sea to fly fishing is at its best here. Much of Patagonia is so remote and so isolated that few have the chance to make it there, but those that do are rewarded with the world’s best fly fishing hands down. In the jungles rivers and lagoons of Central America there are not only fantastic lodges and wildlife, but record breaking angling. Prices for tours are often cheaper than anywhere else in the world.
- Northern Patagonia, Chile
Fly fishing around Chaitén, Coyhaique, and other Northern Patagonia hideouts set near mountain streams and sheltered bays offer fly fishing opportunities like nowhere else in the world. This is where Presidents and celebrities come to fish.
- Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
Either from Golfito on the mainland or Puerto Jimenez on the peninsula the golf provides one of the most active inshore sport fishing operations on earth. Blue, Black, and Striped Marlin, Pacific Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Giant Dorados and Wahoo are all fair game.
- Los Roques, Venezuela
The year round warm waters of these tiny cayes off the Venezuelan coast are the world’s number one bone fishing destination.
- Coiba, Panama
Panama’s Pacific Coast offers some of the best fishing on this side of Central America, with regular catches of Black Marlin, Sailfish, Dorado, Snapper, and Jacks.
- Rio Colorado, Costa Rica
Schools of tarpon, which can weigh as much as 200 pounds, flock to the mouth of the Rio Colorado where it meets with the Caribbean Sea.
- Cabo Blanco, Peru
Many world records have been broken at this little known Hemmingway hangout. Black Marlin, Bigeye Tuna, and sailfish are among the catches in the westernmost point in South America.
- Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
The southernmost tip of the continent, the Land of Fire, is where the trout born in the high Andes make their way in a number of rivers and streams where the fly fishing is almost beyond compare.
- Amazon Basin, Brazil
Explore the vast rivers, oxbow lakes, streams, and tributaries of the Amazon Basin while catching Peacock Bass, giant Paiche, or even Red Bellied Piranha.
- La Mosquitia, Honduras
Tarpon and Snook fishing from Brus Laguna, a tiny jungle outpost, is among the world’s best. A few good lodges, set amidst the backdrop of Indian villages and lush jungle, make the trip easy.
- The Cayes, Belize
The tiny English speaking nation of Belize is better known for diving on the world’s second largest reef that’s its just off shore, but bone fishing has laid its claim as well.