My friends and I recently had the chance to visit the upper coastline of the Gulf of Nicoya for a fishing trip. We launched out of Costa de Pájaros – a place where hardy people do their best to eek out a living in these heavily fished (overfished) waters. Most of the pictures you’ll see relate to a prior journey to this same area where my family and I met some amazing people doing their best to create opportunities for locals, particularly local women, that don’t involve fishing.
My story, which was published in the Tico Times (link below), is about one goofy night and an even goofier fishing trip. As you’ll see from my story I can’t recommend the fishing, but I definitely encourage anyone interested in seeing a side of Costa Rica not on the tourist trail to take a trip to Costa de Pájaros. The people are wonderful, the birding is amazing, and a boat ride on La Femenista — or any of the other boats that will gladly take you out — is well worth the trip.