Costa Rica Osa - Puerto Jimenez Fishing Charters
Costa Rica Osa Peninsula or Southern Region
The Osa Peninsula is part of southern region of Costa Rica and is a wondrous, magical, and untouched place for nature-lovers and adventurers. The village in Drake Bay is actually called Agutijas. The Bay is named after Sir Francis Drake, the British pirate who, as the story goes, buried treasure on its beaches in 1579.
Besides Agutijas, Drake Bay holds beautiful beaches and birds, along with expensive resorts and lodges. Puerto Jimenez is an old gold mine town and the only small town with restaurants, bank, ATM, gas station, shops, internet cafes, airstrip, car rentals, grocery stores and night life. Puerto Jimenez is a small, convenient city with its own airport. It can get crazy at night. It offers easy access to the beach villages of Carate and Cabo Matapalo. All towns south of Puerto Jimenez are on a bumpy, unpaved road with no bridges over rivers.
Many rivers become impassable for periods of time during heavy rains. You should consider this and plan accordingly. There are only a handful of places to stay north of Puerto Jimenez mostly rental homes, on the grid and easy to get to town. There are tons of fun eco tours near Puerto Jimenez; zip lines, Kayaking, Quiet beaches, Horseback riding, Swim with Dolphins Kayak and Chocolate Tours offered in the Osa area.
Some of the best fishing can be in Southern Costa Rica, not only from the lack of pressure but also the yearly movements of the fish.