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“Full Day Fishing Success”
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Los Suenos Sport Fishing Tour
Ranked #9 of 30 Tours in Herradura
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Owner description: We are a sport fishing and tours provider based in Los Suenos Resort and Marina. We opened in 2001. We have a 32' Maverick Sport Fisher and we know the best boats and captains in the Marina. We have access to boats raging from 26 feet up to 55 feet. We also offer the best tours in the area: Canopy, ATV Tours, Crocodile Tours, National Park visits, horse back ridding and more.
Stillwater, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
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“Full Day Fishing Success”
Reviewed 27 March 2014

Boyfriend and I spend one full day fishing on the Sunny One with Crew, Captain Walter and First Mate Cristian. This was my first experience deep sea fishing and these two helped make my experience nothing but perfect. Cristian was so patient with me, answering all my questions and helping me catch a HUGE sailfish. It measured at 121 inches and 130 pounds with both the Captain and Cristian saying it was one of the largest most mature sailfish they have seen. Our day started a little slow with Cristian telling us with a full moon the previous night it was normal for the fish not to feed until late morning so with that information we weren't discouraged at all. Like clockwork, they started hitting about 11:30am and within just few hours we had caught 8 sailfish with 2 additional fish of unknown type that broke free prior to getting them close enough to the boat for identification. Would recommend this boat and crew for anyone. They are unaware of all their good reviews on the internet. They are just great at what they do.

Visited March 2014
2 Thank Jenny D
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Old Bridge, New Jersey
1 review
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“joe's review”
Reviewed 27 January 2014

Once again the staff at Stay in Costa Rica have gone out of their way to make this another memorable vacation. And as for the fishing in eight years we have never been "skunked out".We will be back in January 2015.

Visited January 2014
1 Thank Joe A
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Bayville, New York
1 review
Reviewed 24 January 2014

Greg & I booked a full day charter on the Sunny 1 on 1/10/14.
We had a beautiful calm day, by 10:30 am Greg was hooked into a 330 lb BLUE MARLIN - It took him about 33 mins. to get it to the boat. CAPT. WALTON SMITH drove the boat perfectly & Cristian was excellent.
We had a bigger marlin on the teaser but it disappeared & we couldn't raise him again. At 1:30 pm we had a sailfish on, that Barbara reeled in (Her 1st sailfish) - She was ecstatic!!! Cristian was very patient & instructive & coached her well.
The Sunny 1 is a great boat with a helluva of a crew.
We can't wait to fish with them again!.
Greg & Barbara Notine

Visited January 2014
Thank Barb N
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Houston, Texas
1 review
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“Sunny One Sailfish”
Reviewed 20 December 2013

Excellent trip. Caught 2 sails Saturday and 12 sails Monday. Capt. Walton and Christian are as good as it gets. Fished on the Sunny One back in Feb. 2013. I have not got a Marlin yet, so I will be coming back. Thanks

Visited December 2013
3 Thank Ronnie Y
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Gloucester, Virginia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Fishing Vacation!”
Reviewed 28 November 2013

My husband and I planned a one week fishing vacation to Los Suenos a few months ago and from the first email we sent to Stay in Costa Rica inquiring about the property and fishing, we were provided prompt, friendly, professional service from the entire staff. David Hernandez was our booking agent and he was extremely helpful and planned everything for us including private airport transfers for San Jose, luxury accommodations in a Veranda Condo, a golf cart, and great fishing on Stay in Costa Rica's own fishing boat - the Sunny One. Our one week stay in mid-November was fabulous and we fished for three days on the Sunny One. We have fished with many experienced captains and mates and Captain Walton Smith and Mate Christian Bolanos are the most professional, friendly and experienced team we have encountered. The guys have a passion for catching fish and keeping their customers happy and it shows. They are a wonderful team! We released a blue marlin, 5 sails, and 10 dorado. A warm lunch was provided each day and plenty of beer, water, juice and soda was available. You only need to bring your sunscreen, hats, and energy to fight fish! The boat has a video camera to capture your experiences catching the fish and they will send the link to you. Like many other areas, you can take some of your fresh catch to local restaurants and have them cook your meal for you. The entire staff at the Stay in Costa Rica office was courteous and accommodating. They assisted in arranging for taxis to nearby Jaco Beach (10 minute cab ride), making dinner reservations, and even allowed up to print our boarding passes for our return flight. We only ate at one restaurant (the Hook Up) at the Los Suenos Marina Village during our stay and we ate there most nights and for one breakfast. Again the restaurant staff was prompt, courteous and professional. The food and drinks were great and prices reasonable, especially for a resort. We took some of our caught dorado (Mahi Mahi) to the Hook Up and they did an excellent job on the grill for us. We spent our off days from fishing at the Beach Club pool which everyone staying at Los Suenos has free access to. During our visits the Beach Club pool was low attended probably because of the season but that was very enjoyable to us. On weekends, the swim up bar was open. There was a smaller shared pool and hot tub behind our Veranda Condo for use by several units in the condo. Both pools were very clean and appealing. Although we did not cook during our stay, the pool area behind our condo offered a grill. Our Veranda condo was immaculate with high quality furnishings. We opted for a 2 bedroom condo and both had King beds. The floor plan is nice and the full kitchen offers a coffee pot, blender, and toaster with all cooking utensils and everything needed if you were to plan meals in. The unit has a washer and dryer with all towels and linens provided. We received daily housekeeping service and the staff left our "vacation home" fresh and clean each day. There are plenty of walking/jogging trails on the property and a nice gym for the condo. We suggest a golf cart for your stay. We shopped at Jimmy T's Provisions and the Wine and Spirits store at the Marina Village several times and the location of these stores was very convenient. Although this was our first trip to Los Suenos, this was our second trip to Costa Rica. During the prior trip we did many of the excursions (zip line, horseback riding, ATV, warm springs/mud bath, etc.) so on this trip we opted for laid back days relaxing by the pool when we were not fishing. We had a wonderful vacation with awesome fishing experiences and look forward to returning next year. We will definitely use Stay In Costa Rica! Thanks for making our vacation such a wonderful and memorable experience!

Visited November 2013
4 Thank SusieandMike2013
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