Bioluminescent bay kayak tour

Like swimming in a starry sky

If you want to experience something really out of this world, you should definitely try the bioluminescent bay kayak tour conducted by the Bahia Rica Fishing & Kayak Lodge. 

Imagine kayaking at night in water that turns light blue at the touch of your hand. It’s like swimming in a starry sky, with fish moving around you, creating little comets of light, while your paddle creates galaxies in the water. It’s really a once-in-a-lifetime experience that no one should miss.” Writes Patrick Goodness, in an article in The Luxury Couple about his life and experiences in Costa Rica.

Patrick has lived in Costa Rica for 10 years, and in this article he shares with us some of his favorite places to visit, and activities to do. The bioluminescent kayak tour and Sport fishing with Bahia Rica is among those favorites. Read about how Bahia Rica is his ‘go-to’ team for fishing and snorkeling trips in the Gulf of Nicoya.


Stand Up Paddleboarding video

Rent a Stand Up Paddle Board here at Bahia Rica, and enjoy a beautiful day on the water!

We have very good SUP boards from Hobie, and the calm gulf water makes for a tranquil padle where you really can take in the views and spot wildlife along shore, or in the water. Standing up on the board gives you an excellent angle in order to see fish, rays and other marine life.


An ocean full of stars

Hayley from Minnesota got inspired to write this nice article in “The Costa Rican News” after doing the night kayak tour with us here at Bahia Rica.

An Ocean Full of Stars: The Brilliance of Bioluminescence 

A nighttime kayaking tour in the Gulf of Nicoya is an incredible experience as the ocean lights up with bioluminescence, giving the appearance of millions of shiny stars in the night sky.

An Ocean Full of Stars: The Brilliance of Bioluminescence


Enjoy our low season SUP & BIO COMBO special offer!

Explore the Paquera Bio Bay both on a Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) and in a sea kayak.
Have fun and get some exercise on a SUP or even do a little afternoon yoga session on it. Or just paddle your SUP around in the calm gulf water exploring.

Chill in the hammocks under the palm trees enjoying a little tropical snack, while watching the the beautiful sunset in the bay, waiting for it to get dark.


Bio cropThen we’ll take you on a guided kayak tour exploring the BIO BAY of Costa Rica. Splash your paddle against the water, and you’ll see spinning plankton rain down like an explosion of fireworks in the water.

17:00 SUP rental (1 hour)
18:30 Bioluminescent kayak tour (1 hour)

(If you want to rent the board longer, please contact us for quote. Or if you rather rent the SUP earlier during the day, that can be arranged)

Price – LOW SEASON COMBO special:
$40 per person (minimum 4 persons)
$45 per person for tour with 2 or 3 persons

(Special offer valid through October 2016)

We work by reservations only. Please contact us.

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SUP rentals at Bahia Rica

Stand up paddle boards (SUP) offer a fun, relaxing way to play on the water. With a minimum of gear, you can paddle the smooth waters of the Nicoya Gulf.

Paddle boarding delivers a full-body workout and thus has become a popular cross-training activity. And since you stand at your full height, you can enjoy unique views of everything from sea creatures to what’s on the horizon.

Now you can rent SUP Boards here at Bahia Rica Fishing & Kayak Lodge, and go explore these waters.

SUPs have been spotted around the globe, anywhere where there is easy access to safe waters, as well as the surfing line ups of the world – and now also at Bahia Rica Fishing & Kayak Lodge. The rise in popularity of stand up paddle-boarding can also be attributed to how easy it is to learn. Within a very short time, you can become comfortable in the water and on your board.
You can take the SUP’s out for a fun day with your friends or even do your yoga exercises on the SUP. Come enjoy this awesome sport with us, rent a board and get out on the beautiful Gulf of Nicoya.

Isla Tortuga Boat Tour

Simon travelled in Costa Rica in December and joined our Isla Tortuga Boat Tour. He is writing a very good travel blog both from that tour, and the other places they visited in Costa Rica. We ae sure that you will find his blogs enjoyable and useful.


, is a travel photographer and writer originally from Ukraine and now living in Canada. He has found a way to combine all his passions – travelling, photography, history, science and writing – in a single blog.


From Simons blog from Isla Tortuga:

“A boat tour to Tortuga Island was a surprise I prepared for my significant other at the end of our trip to Costa Rica. Tortuga Island is perfectly nested in the southern part of the Gulf of Nicoya where it almost meets the Pacific Ocean”.


Read the whole blog here:



Special offer Roosterfish Guarantee!

5 Jun

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The best guarantee in Costa Rica! Catch a Roosterfish or get the next trip for free!

We are the only ones in Costa Rica offering a real Roosterfish guarantee. Meaning that you hook the fish, catch the fish, bring it all the way in to the boat, and get your picture with it. We are fishing in an area that has good potential for record size fish.

If we don’t catch at least one Roosterfish with you, we’ll take you out again for free!

Price $600 for up to 4 persons (reservation code BRrooster14)

NB! The special offer is available if you book directly with us, and not an agent or hotel. The offer is valid until 30th of September 2014.

Our 1/2 day of inshore fishing takes you on an adventure in search of fish such as roosterfish, jack crevalle, bigeye trevally, needlefish, skipjack tuna, barracuda, snapper and groupers. If the dorados are running we can also target these on a 1/2 day trip as they are close to shore. We can do a morning or afternoon trip depending on the tides. This is an ideal trip for families as well as the seasoned angler.

We troll live or dead bait, fish poppers, jig, bottom fish and even fish flies to catch the fish we are fishing after. All of our 1/2 day inshore fishing trips include cold beverages, lunch, snacks and fruit. All you need to bring is a good hat, possible long sleeve shirt, rain gear in the rainy season (May – Oct), sunscreen, sunglasses and your good luck fishing charm.

A 1/2 day inshore fishing trip lasts around 5 hours.

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The whales have arrived!

9 Aug

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Whales migrating from both hemispheres pass by Costa Rica, so you have a pretty good chance of seeing whales if you are here in the right season.

We have now spotted the first Humpback whales for this year. It was a mom with her baby, and the baby put up quite a show breaching close to our boat.

Join us for an unforgettable encounter with these great creatures.

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