San Juan del Sur lies in the extreme south on the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua near the border of Costa Rica. The fishery here offers unpressured fishing offshore for billfish, tuna and dorado, as well as inshore fishing for a variety of species. The fishing starts picking up in late March / early April when the winds start to die down. The peak season in San Juan del Sur is June through September.
The inshore Pacific waters off the Nicaraguan coast are teeming with a wide variety of fish such as rooster fish, sierra mackerel, jack crevalle, bonito, hound fish, snapper, grouper, snook. The rooster fish average 30lbs with the occasional monster. If you choose not to run offshore you can try for sailfish close to shore along currents. We have caught sailfish in 50 feet of water! Occasionally you will run into dorado, yellowfin and wahoo, although not nearly as abundant as offshore.
Offshore you will encounter black blue, and striped marlin, sailfish, yellowfin tuna, wahoo, and dorado. The prime months out of San Juan del Sur are from May through October. The fishing season is longer out of the Marina Puesta del Sol Resort, in the north. Our fast boats will quickly get you offshore and back. Offshore fishing consists of running 30 plus miles to get to the humps and the drop. We are billfish and game fish friendly, so we practice catch and release with all billfish and roosterfish!
San Juan del Sur is a picturesque town located in a horseshoe bay on the southern Pacific coast, two hours south from the capital of Managua. Once just a small fishing town, San Juan del Sur has transformed into one of Nicaragua’s hottest destinations.
As word of this small pacific jewel spreads, many hotels, restaurants and bars have opened up in San Juan del Sur and its neighboring beaches. You can choose to stay at the Piedras y Olas Resort, located right in town, or Morgan’s Rock Eco Lodge, which is located just twenty minutes north of San Juan del Sur with it’s own private bay. After your day of fishing you can relax in the infinity pools which have great views of the Pacific Ocean. For dinner you can eat at the hotels restaurant, La Cascada, or take your pick from the many restaurants located right on the beach to enjoy the breathtaking Pacific sunset.