The Térraba and Sierpe rivers begin on the southern slopes of the Talamanca mountains and flow into the Pacific Ocean.

Once near the ocean, they form a network of canals and waterways that are intertwined around the largest mangrove in Central America.

The word sierpe means serpent, this town in the South Pacific of Costa Rica is a waiting and departure point for diving tours, excursions to the Corcovado National Park and the exploration of Caño Island, as well as offshore fishing in Bahia Drake.

Drake Bay claims more than 40 fishing records, fishing is excellent all year round, although catch may vary according to season and tides.

There is also a difference between river fishing and deep sea fishing. The fishing on the Sierpe  River is a great experience. Fishing on the spot is very good, but experienced fishermen know that the tide plays a very important role in the success of the catch, Sierpe’s captains have the best knowledge about this river, in constant movement and where the tides change approximately every six hours .

Fishing on the Sierpe River

Fishing at the Sierpe River is very good and may vary according to high and low tide. It is common to find the following species:
Snook (Robalo) All year round
Red Snapper
Sea Bass
Pacific Grunt

Fishing on the ocean (Drake Bay)

It is possible to find the following species:
Blue and Black Jack
Spanish and Sierra Mackarel
Rainbow runner
Pacific Barracuda
Roosterfish the region is famous for its big roosters which can be caught virtually any month of the year.
Big Eye and Yellowfin Tuna
Dolphin Fish, Mahi Mahi – September to October
Wahoo August to December.
Rock Snapper
Sea Bass
Sailfish – February to April is the peak season
Blue, Black and Stripe Marlin – February to April is the peak season specially when the water is warm.
AmberJack – All year around

Departure/Arrive Sierpe de Osa, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Departure /Arrive hour Day, afternoon or night schedule.
Tour length 12 hours
Clothing Comfortable clothing, hat, sunglasses, camera, sun block.
Guide Lunch*, snacks, water and fruits.
Fishing equipment and baits.
Not Included
Hosting (available by reservation)
Number of persons 1 to 4 people $600

De 4 a 6 people $1000

– Please let us know in your reservation, if you have special diets for medical prescription or culture.