Costa Rica

We offer guided fly fishing trips to Costa Rica for Giant Tarpon and other species. On the Caribbean Cost of Costa Rica just north of the Panama Border is Tarponville. The facility is on Playa Manzanillo and well south of the nearest Costa Rican community of any size, Puerto Viejo. South of the lodge is the Sixaola River that forms the border between Costa Rica and Panama, and the mouth of this river is one of the many fishing grounds. The southern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica’s Limon province is one of the nation’s most beautiful regions, with magnificent beaches, lush jungles, quiet rivers, marvelously friendly people – most of whom speak English – and an abundance of tropical birds, monkeys and other wildlife. The region is protected by the Manzanillo-Gandoca National Wildlife Refuge. Further north is Cahuita National Park, where we chase bonefish and permit on incoming tides.



With excellent accommodations and beautiful views, the local area has been noted by Outside Magazine as “one of the most beautiful deserted beaches in the world.” (October, 1999) Complete Tarponville fishing packages include accommodations in an air conditioned, clean and comfortable lodge located just outside the village of Manzanillo. Due to being located in a Wildlife Refuge, there is no vehicle access directly to the lodge and a walk of 300 yards is required.

Each room at the lodge has air conditioning, with two beds, ceiling fans, a private bathroom, and a beachfront view (all but one room) of one of the most beautiful coral reefs in the Caribbean. The rooms are located only a few yards from the waters edge on a beautiful beach perfect for swimming, snorkeling, or just plain relaxing. The combination of air conditioning, fans and consistent ocean breezes make sleeping quite comfortable. The lodge is located in the middle of the Manzanillo/Gandoca Wildlife Refuge, one of the most beautiful places in the entire area. Howler monkeys, sloths, a ridiculous number of bird species, and other wildlife can all be viewed from your front porch in the mornings and evenings.

All meals at the lodge will be prepared by local cooks, and the menu will include such items as snapper, local fruits and vegetables, and other local delicacies. Packages include a daily happy hour which includes a rum bar and beer. Tarponville offers a selection of cocktails at an additional charge. There is no television. All of the clients have found this facility to be inspiring and comfortable.

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