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What’s Shaking @ Marina Pez Vela – February 2022

What's Shaking headerMarina Pez Vela brought in 2022 with some AMAZING experiences, energy and most importantly hope for a great year to come. There is tremendous energy at the Marina right now, some amazing new tenants, Costa Rica’s biggest Sport fishing tournament ever and February is going to bring more success stories and life to our community. We are so honored to be part of the reactivation of our community, to be creating a public space to share with locals and tourists alike. To be helping to demonstrate how we can all work collaboratively to create SAFE spaces where health protocols and security can allow us to share and create lasting memories in this beautiful part of the world. Movie Night Under the Stars are back every Wednesday night at 6:30. This is a great weekly tradition that brings together our local community and visitors to share in some magical sunsets and a weekly feature on Costa Rica’s largest projected outdoor screen. Check the Marina’s website for the weekly feature films. Superbowl LV is also on the big screen at MPV so you won’t miss any of the action.


There are times when a name is just hype, times when the promise of something is bigger than the event itself, times where it’s all talk and no walk. THEN THERE WAS THE 2022 ROCKSTAR TOURNAMENT. Rockstar was much bigger than just the world class fishing, it was about the Marina, our community and all the amazing teams who came to share with us showing the world we are BACK, that TOGETHER we can honor both protocols and health concerns, and still enjoy the amazing facilities at Marina Pez Vela and the world class waters off our coastline! 83 teams in total (71 in the big division, 12 in the small division) made it the largest tournament ever in Costa Rica.

Results were off the chart with more Blue Marlin released than in any other tournament in the world.

Species Stats
Black Marlin 1
Blue Marlin 234
Dorado 69
Sailfish 585
Striped Marlin 8
Tuna 27

Vaquero won the big boat Division and took home a $624,000 check. And the small boat division was won by a little Quepos boat, called Moonwalker and 6 Marina Pez Vela Employees (3 men, 3 women) who had never fished before!


We have two more important tournaments coming in February which make up part of the most active tournament season ever at Marina Pez Vela. We are hosting numerous events this year to help keep our community on the map and everyone having opportunity to enjoy both big competitive fishing and super fun daily events.


This is a one day catch and release tournament targeting one of the most amazing and sought after fish in the sea, the Gallo or Roosterfish. While the big game billfishing captures slot of the global attention, we have world record Roosterfish in our waters and this one day event is an AMAZING opportunity to experience the fantastic inshore fishing. It’s a great opportunity for an affordable and fun introduction to fishing,time with friends and also to share with some of the world’s BEST inshore anglers who join this event. Sign up now at Marina Pez Vela.


Last year’s Pescadora tournament was one of the highlights of the year. This all female anglers tournament is MUCH more than just a ton of fun, but is also one of the most competitive angling events anywhere in CR. Costa Rica is home to some of the best female anglers anywhere on the planet. This two day event is February 17-19 with 40 of the top women’s teams from around the globe. Organized by our own Samantha Mumford and her amazing team is going to be epic.

GRAN FONDO, February 13

2500 confirmed and paid participants who will be biking all the way from San Jose to Quepos. Marina Pez Vela is one of the sponsors to bring this great event and economic activity to town.