Fishing in Quepos predates the 1990s. The seeds were planted 5 million years earlier, when we all looked like Pacific black snook. The Cocos and Rivera plates collided, creating mountainous peaks and volcanoes, and a dramatic offshore shelf. Forty miles offshore, you’re in 4,500 feet of water. Fifty miles offshore, it drops to 11,000. The upwellings of cold, nutrient-rich water on the shelf attract baitfish, which in turn attract all the game species whose silhouettes adorn the walls, windows and public spaces of Marina Pez Vela.