Here at Costa Rica Dreams Sport Fishing we take nearly 5,000 guests fishing each year. Occasionally we have celebrities traveling in from all over the world as our guests. Today was extraordinary as we had the distinct honor of hosting Costa Rica’s President, Luis Guillermo Solis, accompanied by his son, brother and four other gentlemen on an Offshore fishing trip. Prior to heading out to the fishing grounds, Mr. President spent time chatting with Costa Rica Dreams Sport Fishing staff while enjoying a cup of coffee and light pastries. As one can imagine the whole Costa Rica Dreams team was a bit nervous and giddy with excitement to meet the president of Costa Rica, however everyone was quickly put at ease with the charming and gracious personality of the President.
After departing the Los Suenos marina, President Luis Guillermo Solis, family and friends spent the day fishing with our Captain Edwin, 1st Mate Didier & 2nd Mate Luis out fishing Offshore fishing and “deep drop” Bottom fishing approximately 25-30 miles West of the Los Suenos Resort & Marina. President Solis had received a new fishing rod for his birthday and he was looking forward to catching his first fish with it. His wishes were soon granted around 8:30am when he caught a BIG RED SNAPPER and then went on to catch some very nice GROUPER. After catching several very nice size fish off the sea bottom the group was satisfied and decided to transition from bottom fishing to trolling. Around 10:30am the SAILFISH began to notice the spreads of rubber squid bait being towed behind the boat. After seven sailfish showed themselves on the surface of the water everyone on the boat had adrenaline flowing with excitement. Mr. President decided it was time to sit in the fighting chair and give it a try. Thirty minutes later a sailfish took the bait and the fight was on. A beautiful Sailfish, estimated at weighing over +100lbs was released back into the sea shortly thereafter. The rest of the group fishing with Mr. President took turns catching and releasing a total of three Sailfish for the day. A wonderful success!!
Upon return to the Los Suenos marina President Luis Guillermo Solis, along with his son, brother and staff stopped by our office before leaving the marina to express their gratitude, and say THANK YOU for the incredible experience fishing out on the Pacific waters. They were so pleased with their experience and the attentive staff. Mr. President's departing comment was "This was my first time fishing with Costa Rica Dreams Sport Fishing, however it will not be my last!”
We are truly honored the President chose to fish with us and we really hope it’s not his last!
Rich & Diana Roberts (Owners)
and the Entire Costa Rica Dreams Sportfishing Staff