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Fish With Us in Costa Rica, March 9 - 14, 2021

Thank you for your interest in Marlin University!
This Marlin U will pair female anglers with the top female professionals in the industry for the ultimate learning experience! This Marlin U will take place in 2021 at Los Sueños Resort and Marina in Herradura, Costa Rica. Accommodations in the beautiful villas in the resort are included in the cost, as well as all of your private chef-prepared meals, airport transfers, golf carts and fishing aboard the famous Fly Boats from Maverick Sportfishing.

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Day 1- Arrival - Welcome cocktails and Dinner
Day 2 - Breakfast - Day One of Fishing - Dinner
Day 3 - Breakfast - Day Two of Fishing - Dinner and Seminars
Day 4 - Breakfast – Day Three of Fishing – Dinner and Seminars
Day 5 - Breakfast - Day Four of Fishing with mini-tournament - Dinner and Graduation Ceremony
Day 5 - Departure Day

Lunch is served on board each day.

Your Instructors

  • Capt. Jen Copeland - Senior Editor of Marlin
  • Debbi David - Tournament-winning angler and charter company owner
  • Chessy Ricca - Accomplished angler and professional mate

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Unusually calm waters and short rides to the fishing grounds cements Los Sueños at the top of the big-game fishing experience. Renowned as one of the world’s premier fishing destinations, Los Sueños offers traveling anglers the opportunity to match skills with three heavyweights — blue, black and striped marlin — as well as enormous numbers of big Pacific sailfish. No wonder Costa Rica one of the few places in the world where anglers get a real shot at the elusive grand slam: catching and releasing three different species of billfish in a single day.

Although the fishing offshore might be hard to top, once you step off the dock, Los Sueños goes out of its way to dazzle you with an incredible array of onshore activities with sparkling pools, tennis courts and golf courses. A full-service training center and a spa lets you choose between a vigorous workout or a relaxing drink by the pool.

For the non-fishing guest, imagine yourself soaring above treetops on a zip-line, surfing the perfect wave, rushing through the rainforest on an ATV, white water rafting on a powerful river, or exploring the jungle. There’s plenty to explore in Costa Rica!

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Either blue or black species can easily approach 600 pounds, and because of the power, size and persistence, each fish is one of the most highly prized by all anglers. Marlin can be found from the southern part of Costa Rica in the Golfito area all the way up to the north Pacific coast. Top marlin spots in Costa Rica include Golfito and Drake’s Bay in the south and Los Sueños in the Central Pacific. It is generally agreed that marlin fishing is the best in the southern and Central areas during December to April. Black marlin tend to show up most during April and May. The smaller striped marlin is caught year-round.


The sailfish has engraved Costa Rica on every international angler’s wish list. The tournaments are usually from January to April but there is not really a particular season for sails. The beautiful fish, spending more time in the air than in the water during the fight is not as powerful as the marlin, but always spectacular. Double and triple hookups are not uncommon. Los Sueños is considered to the be the center of the action from December to April, with February being the key month with the highest concentration of sailfish and the possibility of 20 to 30 hookups a day. The year-round availability of sailfish makes Los Sueños a must for anglers.

"Visit Costa Rica’s fishing paradise, a place full of billfish strikes and calm seas. The main sailfish season runs from January through April, but anglers catch marlin and sailfish here all year long. The most-exciting style of fishing is to pitch rigged ballyhoo to teased-up billfish in the prop wash. We’ll teach you the best techniques to get the bite right behind the boat. There's no more exciting way to fish!"

Costa Rica

Fueled by a unique energy, rich culture, and breathtaking nature, Costa Rica provides the perfect setting for adventure, excitement, relaxation, or romance.

The 18-hole championship golf course designed by Ted Robinson is a true eco-golf course that spans into a spectacular tropical rain forest and backs up to the blue waters of Herradura Bay. Just being on the course transports you to another world — one ruled by mischievous, ball-stealing monkeys and the stoic three-toed sloth.

For indoor adventure, try your luck in the casino, which offers all of your favorite casino games, including black jack, craps and roulette.

If you want to just relax, pamper yourself with the rejuvenating sensation of an in-house massage and spa treatment, enjoy your favorite novel pool-side, or just kick back while soaking up some sun at the beach.

Enhance the ambiance with the one you love. Enhance the ambiance with magnificent sunsets, incredible ocean views, and romantic candle-lit dining from your own private Costa Rican accommodation or at one of the many wonderful restaurants.

Whatever your vacation dreams may be, Stay In Costa Rica can help make them a reality.

Our hospitality house, provided by Stay in Costa Rica, will be the Harmon House. The Harmon Estate was designed for families and corporate clients who want a quiet, elegant home with a serene setting. This 5,000 square foot. estate home is filled with imported marble, granite and hand-crafted tile and carved wood. With six bedrooms, the master bedroom encompasses the entire top floor and includes a walk-in closet, office, Jacuzzi tub and bidet. Two additional suite bedrooms feature private baths and TVs, and a small quarter features a full bed and private bathroom and TV. Plus, there are two 800-square-feet guest houses with kitchen and living areas.

Space is limited, so book now!

We're excited to fish from Maverick Yachts in 2021

Geaux Fly

Launched in 2016, this 43-foot Maverick Yacht is fully equipped with Garmin Electronics and custom tackle by Alutecnos and Aftco gear. She is a beautiful vessel with a mezzanine and custom Release marine fighting chair. Captained by David Mesen.


Spanish Fly

The boat that started it all! The 42-foot Spanish Fly is a 2004 Maverick Yacht. With over 30,000 hours at sea, well over 10,000 billfish releases and tournament winnings throughout Central America, she is our queen of the fleet. Room for 6 people. The Spanish Fly is captained by Simon Gonzalez.

Reel Fly

This 2006 Maverick Yacht underwent a full refit in 2014 and another partial refit (new air-conditioning and new Cummins engines) in 2018. She is fully equipped with Garmin electronics and custom tackle by Alutecnos and Aftco gear. Features a mezzanine and custom Release marine fighting chair. Room for 6 people. Captained by Steven Fallas.

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