The Presidential Papagayo Cup, part of the Presidential Challenge Conservation, series will take place June 5-8, 2014, at Marina Papagayo in Costa Rica. Costa Rica is famous for billfishing in the summer months and participants are told that it is also common to encounter blue, black and striped marlin as well as sailfish. 100 percent of their proceeds will benefit The Billfish Foundation’s vital conservation work in the country.
Description of the Presidential Challenge Conservation Series: The premier sportfishing circuit of the Americas, the Presidential Challenge series is dedicated to the conservation and protection of billfish and inshore gamefish. All of their sponsored events have two main goals: to promote sportfishing-related tourism and to raise money for charitable organizations who specialize in protecting gamefish.
Marina Papagayo, in the northern Guanacaste province of Costa Rica, is a master-planned, full-service state-of-the-art marina with 180 slips accommodating every size of sportfisherman with the finest in amenities. The marina itself is sheltered within the towering cliffs of Culebra Bay yet it’s a reasonably short run to some of the most productive fishing grounds in the country. Just a short distance away, located on the exclusive Papagayo Peninsula, is the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica. Marina Papagayo is also easily accessible, just 30 minutes by car from the Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia, Costa Rica.
The next dates and venues for the 2014 Presidential Challenge Conservation Series are: Aruba Caribbean Cup October 16-19, 2014 and the PCCA Guatemala, November 6-9, 2014.
For more information, see http://www.preschallenge.com/ and http://www.preschallenge.com/default2.asp?active_page_id=937