5 Myths about Travelling to Costa Rica


There are many myths about Costa Rica. All developing nations seem to have a storm of bad press surrounding it, mainly in the likes of the UK and the US. We don’t understand it and therefore we often buy into these myths. We take their words for it, and any negative story is automatically the truth about the whole country.

Let’s take a look at some of the common myths of this country and why you shouldn’t believe them.


Costa Rica tourism

costa_rica_canopyCosta Rica is the jewel of Central America. Although reputed to be an oasis of peace between turbulent neighbors, offers much more than a situation of stability. The country’s natural attractions, wildlife and reputation has been gained by carrying out an intelligent conservation attracts tourists from around the world, and the tourist know it. Successive governments have made great efforts to preserve the nation’s image as a haven for ecotourism, making Costa Rica an ideal place to learn the tropics naturally and with minimal impact. Tourist those who plan to come first time should know details about Costa Rica tourism.

However, those people for whom walking for hours through creeks with water up to knee to see a snake hanging from a tree is not the ideal entertainment destination should not scratch that off your list. Having large areas of coastline, it is not surprising that houses some of the best places to surf, many beaches and a climate that promotes leisure and enjoyment.


The Rain Goddess Costa Rica

The great new way to fish Costa Rica and Nicaragua!

big fishThe Rain Goddess is a relatively new, custom-made 65-ft. air-conditioned houseboat that features six staterooms, regal dining room, rec room and all the-comforts one could reasonably expect. The Rain Goddess is a mother ship which provides the accom- modations and meals, while the anglers fish from two types of skiffs.

This relatively new fishing trip is offered along the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Costa Rica attracts many anglers because of its lofty tarpon and snook fishing reputation. Most importantly, the Rain Goddess can fish the Nicaraguan waters, which at times can be very potent, not only for tarpon and snook but also for indigenous species such as guapote, mojarra, etc.

Marlin Azul big fish

Marlin Azul Costa Rica

Tom Bradwell moves his fleet between Quepos and Flamingo to take advantage of the best fishing seasons

Marlin AzulCosta Rica’s Pacific coast has some of the best billfishing in the world. Sails, blue and black marlin, even an occasional striped marlin. But like offshore fishing most anywhere, locations are not productive year round. Each has a window when visiting anglers have the best chance of taking a sail or marlin, and the rest of the time, chances for success are diminished.

Tom Bradwell’s Marlin Azul fleet overcomes this by offering quality fishing at two different locales.