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What’s Shaking @ Marina Pez Vela – April 2022

What's Shaking headerThe HEAT IS ON here at Marina Pez Vela in April. More than just a reference to one of the warmest months here in paradise at the end of the traditional dry season, the temps here at MPV are on high as this is another action-packed time for us at the Marina. April includes one of the busiest and most sacred holidays here in Costa Rica, Semana Santa, as well as the Marina Pez Vela open and the Offshore World Championships.

Semana Santa

Sunday, April 10th – Sunday, April 17

From Palm Sunday, Domingo de Ramos to Easter Sunday, Costa Rica celebrates the iconic Semana Santa. This week sees a huge part of the nation’s population, normally concentrated in the Central Valley, flocking to the beaches and coastal communities to celebrate. Quepos and the marina is no exception and this is one of the most exciting and busy weeks of our year. While at the time of printing our specific Semana Santa schedule has yet to be confirmed as we continue to monitor Pandemic protocols for events, stay tuned to the Marina Pez Vela Website and social media for final events, movie nights and cultural activities at MPV.  

Marina Pez Vela Open

April 23

The Marina Pez Vela Open is going to be a one day shoot out with an entirely new format this year. The Tournament is an important warm up event for the Offshore World Championships, which start with their kickoff event the next day, but is also a chance for locals or visiting anglers to compete and share in these fun one-day events. This year’s MPV Open brings the best of competitive fishing and fun fishing together with two entry divisions, including one for IGFA (International Game Fishing Association) rules which require that each angler hook and release their own billfish, and another division for a relaxed meat fish division which allows for hook and pass angling for those with a bit less experience. Don’t miss out on your chance to be a part of this amazing kickoff event!  

Offshore World Championships

April 24-April 29

The Super Bowl of sports fishing returns to Costa Rica again this April and will be bringing together the World’s Best Anglers to compete for this coveted World Championship title. Unlike most tournaments here in Costa Rica and around the world, the OWC requires that teams have won a prequalifying tournament to participate and anglers fish all days on a rotation of Costa Rican flagged vessels. This tournament is an important support for a local charter fleet who felt the direct impacts of Covid drops in tourism, brings a global spotlight on the nation’s world class Sportfishing waters, our conservation efforts and hospitality. There is no better time to come to the Marina and watch the international teams with their daily weigh ins, national flags and team spirit and 4 days of the world’s most competitive fishing. These anglers compete by international rules, don’t have the luxury of their own boats, captains and crews, and are on a new boat each day to insure parity and a focus on angler skills. Come out and support all the international teams, but moreover Costa Rica and Marina Pez Vela as the host of this global celebration and competition.