I am also going to be in Puerto Jimenez for 5 days. Any advice? Bringing an 8 weight to sling from the beach.
caught my first pacific sail on a fly from this port. i was there at the 'wrong' time of the year, Christmas, but the captain of the center console found the fish anyway. classic, hookless teasers brought the fish to within 30' of the boat transom, a single splash cast and bamm, away we go. in 2 days, 7 sails and one blue up in the teasers but disappeared. we stayed and fished out of crocodile bay lodge, super people and a great time. also hooked up on rooster's and one wahoo, that didn't last long, but what a first run, impossible to describe but you had best have lots of backing!
oh, if you are looking for billfish, a 12 weight is the minimum. you will be severely undergunned with an 8 weight, even from the beach. these are some tough, mean saltwater critters so be prepared. from the beach a 10 weight would be a far better choice.