Tuna Cup will put the best anglers to the test in Marina Bahía Golfito

The Tuna Cup will take place in the South Pacific area of the country that accumulates the most yellowfin tuna. With a radius of one hundred nautical miles for sport fishing, the waters surrounding Marina Bahia Golfito have large numbers of catch and release fish, including Sailfish, Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, and Striped Marlin. In addition, the area is well known for the abundant bait, providing the best conditions to start the fishing day. "This tournament is a great opportunity to showcase the skills in catching yellow fin tuna and for both professional and amateur anglers to come and learn about the natural wealth of the waters in the South Pacific of Costa Rica," says Pedro Abdalla, General Director of Marina Bahia Golfito. The international commercial fleet caught the yellow fin tuna species for a long time. Today, thanks to local and national efforts, it has a 40 nautical mile off shore strip of protection against commercial fishing, and work is already underway to extend it to 80 nautical miles. The goal is to develop and grow the fishing area, thus promoting it as an exceptional area for sport fishing. "This is the second of three annual tournaments planned by Marina Bahia Golfito, and we hope to continue attracting more anglers to this beautiful region," says Abdalla. A Costa Rican paradise The Golfo Dulce is one of the most biodiverse marine areas in the world and has one of the four tropical fjords on the planet. At this site, recognized by National Geographic as the place " with the most intense biodiversity on the planet," tourists can enjoy much more than fishing. It is an area where cetaceans such as the humpback whale reproduce and the birthplace of the hammerhead shark. The location has the most significant virgin rainforest in Costa Rica, framed by wildlife refuges and the Corcovado and Piedras Blancas national parks. In addition, Golfito is well known for its conservationist spirit, promoting tourism committed to environmental protection. The entry fee per team is $500 + VAT.

Each team will have a maximum of 6 participants. Entries are open until Thursday, July 14,2022, at 6:00 p.m. at Marina Bahia Golfito. The cup will award $15,000 in prizes distributed among the winners of the yellowfin tunafishing and as a jackpot percentage.


For more information about the tournament, you can contact us at:

Phone: +506 4080-6090

WhatsApp: +506 8575-3000

Email: tournaments@marinabahiagolfito.com

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