The freshwater fishing I have read about is at Lake Arenal with a few guides available. Both of the main species targeted I had never heard of before. Also there is fishing on the river that is the northern border on the East Coast. I was looking for when/if I am able to move down so I could have a cheap little place to run off to for a half day. Really I plan to fish saltwater much more. If others in the group are not comfortable with going "out to sea" you should consider some of the great near shore fishing. Literally just past the breakers in most places. Also tarpon on the Caribbean side.