Costa Rica to host sportfishing World Championship

April 10, 2013

Some 200 international competitors will seek in Costa Rica the honor of becoming the XII Sportfishing World Champion from April 14-19.

Marina Pez Vela, at the central Pacific port of Quepos, will host the “2013 Offshore World Championship,” known by fans as the “Olympics of Sportfishing.”

The event involves 65 teams from 30 countries, and Costa Rica’s central Pacific was chosen because it offers optimal conditions: calm water, top-quality accommodations and tourist attractions, as well as enough charter boats perfectly set for fishing, organizers said.

The global competition has been held in Hawaii (twice), and Los Cabos, Mexico, for the past nine years. Last year’s edition brought together a total of 209 fishermen.

Sportfishing is a popular activity in the country. According to a 2011 survey by the Costa Rican Tourism Board, 73,281 tourists that arrived by plane that year came to fish in Tico waters.

You may be interested

Victorious Champions coach celebrates Costa Rica-style: ‘This is pura vida’
Keylor Navas
109 views
Keylor Navas
109 views

Victorious Champions coach celebrates Costa Rica-style: ‘This is pura vida’

Katherine Stanley - May 27, 2018

Costa Rican superstar goalie Keylor Navas has made his mark on the field for Real Madrid, but also on the…

5 questions for Costa Rican artist Rossella Matamoros
Weekend Arts Spotlight
96 views
Weekend Arts Spotlight
96 views

5 questions for Costa Rican artist Rossella Matamoros

Elizabeth Lang - May 27, 2018

Using art in all its possible expressions has motivated Rossella Matamoros for more than two decades. At home in Costa Rica…

Costa Rica’s Keylor Navas, Real Madrid nab third consecutive Champions title
Keylor Navas
187 views
Keylor Navas
187 views

Costa Rica’s Keylor Navas, Real Madrid nab third consecutive Champions title

Katherine Stanley - May 26, 2018

Costa Rica's star goalie, Keylor Navas, continued his historic march through world football as his club team, Real Madrid, won…