Jungle Tarpon Lodge is a small lodge holding up to 12 people. It is located in the Parismina area, on the edge of Tortuguero National Park. This is further south than some of the better known lodges around the Rio Colorado ( close to Nicaragua. There are more smaller lesser know rivers in our area that are better suited to a fly rod. Being smack in the middle of eco-tourism paradise we can also entertain the non fishing member(s) of your family with numerous types of jungle, bird and turtle nesting tours. Our size means you will get more personal attention for both the fly fishing nuts and the jungle exploring eco tourists. Spend a week fly fishing for tarpon here and we can guarantee action.
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Your trip begins with your arrival in San Jose, Costa Rica. We will take care of you from there. You will be met by at the airport and taken to your hotel in San Jose. You will stay in San Jose that evening. Downtown San Jose has lots of shops, a casino, a beautiful restored theater and lots of things to do.
Depending on your itinerary, you will be flying to Parismina or taking the 3 hour van ride through the rainforest and then boat your way to Jungle Tarpon Lodge, your home for the next few days. Either way we start at 7am for the trip to the municipal airport or the drive/boat scenic route. The scenic route will take you through the Cloud forest if you are not fishing you can make a day of it: ride the aerial tram up through around and back into the canopy of the rain forest; visit the butterfly farm and; get a close up look at some banana plantations. If you are fishing you go directly to the lodge. It is about a 3 hour drive to the town of freeman where you will board a river boat for the last 20 minute ride to the Jungle Tarpon Lodge.
Once we get you settled into your room you will head out for a half day of fishing. Some of the best fishing is just minutes away. Dinners are served in the dining Palapa ( a large thatched roof building in the middle of the grounds.
Depending on your flight home we will either bring you back to San Jose for the last night or head out on the morning of your departure if your flight allows.