Sport fishing fans in the country can now file their requests for fishing licenses online.
Previously, fishing licenses could only be obtained at the offices of the Costa Rican Fisheries Institute (INCOPESCA). But now the entire process – including payment – can be completed online.
Each registered user can add other people, meaning a fisherman can process licenses for everyone on a fishing trip.
A license costs $15 for up to 8 days, $30 per month or $50 for a year. The price is the same for nationals and foreigners.
Fishing licenses can be purchased at:
Make sure to print a copy of the payment and bring it with you on your fishing trip together with a copy of your identification / passport.