Catalinas Best Fishing

December 10th, 2013

Catalinas is the best fishing place. Catalinas Island and island bats are 2 large wonders of Costa Rica. You can freely enjoy the natural life around these shores which are very rich with marine records in the sport of fishing and undoubtedly for the diving activity. You will have to explore more to experience this uniqueness of the world one of the paradises of the world. It has the most stunning Pacific Ocean where the best of the planet earth is hidden. You can find in Costa Rica the purest of life with fishing adventures.

The Murcielago islands are a part of the Guanacaste National Park, situated on the north coast of Costa Rica. These islands are most quoted diving centres in Costa Rica along with some others like isla del Cano and isla del Coco. The most interesting way of visiting them is out of the Coco beach. There is a preauthorization that one must hire a boatman who will take the visitors along the Papagayo Peninsula though the Bahia Santa Elena into the open sea. Hence, it is actually to the south to the bat islands. The Murcielago islands are several in numbers but there is only one that is inhabited by park rangers. This island has a bay, beaches and trails through the woods and there are thickets of the island and also a house that is inhabited by park rangers and the scientists also sometimes visits overnight.

These islands are located off the southern coast of the Papagayo Peninsula which is in the north of the Playa Portrero Grande. It is a part of the old park and now the Santa Rosa National Park, Guanacaste marine sector. The island has got pristine and has given its status as a park. Therefore, marine life is very rich and it is also healthy and abundant. The Santa Rosa Park, Murcielago, Santa Elena are the most unexplored and rich part of the Guanacaste National Park and the Bat islands also offer world class marine life diving sites at Bat islands, the National Park of Santa Rosa.

Costa Rica not only offers virgin rainforest, fascinating volcanoes and beaches crystalline do waters but also an overwhelming world of underwater fauna.

The Bat Islands are probably one of the most exciting with to observe the underwater world of Costa Rica. It is located almost 30miles/48km of northwest of the beach coco which is situated on the outermost tip of Santa Rosa National Park. The journey to reach the islands will take more than an hour in open sea with our fast boats. This trip is the same spot I accompanied by schools of dolphins, turtles whales mating occasionally. This location is blessed with the perfect marine wildlife which cannot be found anywhere else. This is a place where you will find dolphin mahi mahi, sailfish and large schools of yellow fin tuna fishes. These are usually seen on tv.

The visibility is about 16 to 100 ft / 6 to 30m and strong currents and waves can sometimes be expected. But surely remember that you will be rewarded with a great show that will not let a minute of boredom, large schools of snapper, sea bass, eagle rays and the occasional manta rays. Turtles and mackerel are Wing awaiting divers like other tropical marine wildlife.

Catalina and the bat islands are situated to the north of the pacific. Costa Rica not only offers the virgin rain forest, volcanoes, and the fascinating solitary beaches but also a very impressive underwater life. At a distance of 2 to 12 miles off the coast of the Papagayo in the Northwest of the country is the archipelago of the Catalina Islands. It consists of about 15 rocks of different sizes. A little further to the north, are the Bat Islands. Due to the exposed location of these islands, the abundant variety of marine life can hardly be found elsewhere. For some reason - not yet explored - the Murcielago Catalina Islands is a point where very different underwater species and fish that are not usually found together meet. With luck, you can see up on the Islands Whale Shark Bat.

Visibility: is about 16 to 70 feet, strong currents occur occasionally. But you will be highly recommended by a show that does not allow a minute of boredom. Huge schools of snappers , sharks, rays , turtles and barracudas are awaiting the diver, as well as a huge variety of tropical fishes and other reel life. The giant manta rays can be seen between November and May, and a sea turtle can be seen throughout the year .

Water temperature is between 75 and 85 ° F; diving season is year-round, since there is no major river that could transport stones and mud during the rainy season and thus affect the visibility. Between late November and late February the diving trip to Bat Island might not always be done because at this time of year there is a strong wind that could prevent the boat leaves the dock. If so reservations are changed to the Catalina Islands.

Marine life around the Catalina Islands : The best months for diving in the Catalina Islands are December to May , which have been up to 50 Manta Rays with wingspans of 14 to 20 feet in a single dive.

Marine life around the Bat Islands: The optimum for the long trip to the Bat Islands is March to November. Here the impressive bull sharks will be 8 to 15 feet long, s banks, eagle rays and horse -eye jacks, spade fish, pampano , snapper and Wahoo .

Marine life in the local dive sites : The local dive sites offers many white tip sharks fin, enormous banks grunts and yellowtails , spotted eagle rays , turtles , giant stingrays , angelfish , octopus , sea horses , starfish sea, frog fish and many species of eels. With some luck you can see whale sharks up to 35 'long and spinner dolphins, humpback whales, pilot whales, killer whale and false killer whales.

It is well known that the seas of Guanacaste are famous for its abundance of marine life and incredible diving experiences through their waters.

However, although each dive site has its own, there is a place that always captures the best stories and usually with great common denominator that is Stripes, Stripes and many more stripes!

This place is full of Cornudas Blankets, Painted Pooches, Eagle Rays, Diamond Stripes, Stripes Southern, Stickers Stripes, Stripes Dwarfs , white stripes and of course the magnificent Manta giant, or rather dozens of them at a time .

Catalina Islands is the name of this paradise, a small volcanic group of about 60 minutes from Tamarindo and beach Coco 40 rocks, internationally ranked among 5 most spectacular dive sites around the Central Pacific .

In this rocky and coral reef, also abounds all the colourful tropical fauna and diving in one you can see turtles, angel fish, octopus, sea horses, starfish, several species of eels, the occasional shark and of course lots of blankets.

And if this does not seem enough, to tell you a whale shark, pilot whales, striped dolphins and humpback whales may also occur.

Catalina Island is one of the best scuba diving spots in Costa Rica. Located just north of the many resort-based towns in northern Guanacaste Province, the island is accessible to divers staying in Tamarindo, Flamingo, Conchal, Papagayo, etc.

If you're travelling to Costa Rica to scuba dive, or if scuba diving is on your list of multiple activities during your Costa Rica vacation, you will definitely want to dive the Catalina Islands. This is one of the most popular diving destinations in Costa Rica. Whether you're a seasoned diver or new to scuba diving, you'll be enchanted by the beautiful marine life found only in the Catalinas.

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