TRAVEL DOCUMENTS NEEDED AT MANZANILLO COSTA RICA TARPONVILLE
Passport is necessary for travel in Costa Rica. PASSPORT MUST BE VALID FOR SIX MONTHS AFTER THE BEGINNING OF YOUR TRIP. Any minors traveling with you must have a signed and notarized release from any parent not traveling with you.
Print two copies of the page in your passport which includes your picture, passport number, issue and expiration date. Keep one copy in your wallet or pocket and one in your luggage. This can be very helpful entering and leaving the country if your passport is lost.
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GENERAL INFORMATION FOR MANZANILLO COSTA RICA TARPONVILLE - TARPON ON THE FLY IN COSTA RICA!!
For years fishermen have heard rumors of large tarpon in great numbers on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, near the border with Panama. Well, the "mother lode" has been found! After numerous trips, sportfishing specialists have now developed a flyfishing operation in this previously unknown sportfishing area. Tarpon weighing over 130 lb. have been landed on both lure and fly. Twenty hook-ups in a morning has been accomplished, and tarpon over 200 lb. have been landed on a fly! Furthermore, the fishing waters are situated in a wildlife and marine reserve, which insures management and protection of the fish and habitat.The fishing in this region could set a new standard for tarpon and snook fishing, with new information about unfished lagoons and uninhabited coastline emerging every day. We have spent over 90 days in the past three years exploring these new tarpon and snook waters, with more still waiting to be explored. If you are looking for a real fishing adventure, English speaking guides, fish that have rarely seen a fly or lure, try the newest and most exciting locale in the Americas.
Chad McKellar, a pioneering client, saw so many tarpon he commented that, "it seemed like you could walk across their backs." Chad, who had fished the Florida Keys for many years, landed his first tarpon on a fly, and continued to do so all day long, proving that with the number of tarpon encountered here, this truly is a major new tarpon find.
LODGE INFORMATION FOR MANZANILLO COSTA RICA TARPONVILLE
Complete Tarponville fishing packages include accommodations in a clean and comfortable beachfront lodge located just outside the village of Manzanillo. To access the lodge you must cross a small creek and walk about 200 yards.* (See note below)
Each room at the lodge has two beds, ceiling fans, a private bathroom, and a beachfront view of one of the most beautiful coral reefs in the Caribbean. Guests will also have access to the internet if they bring their own laptop and the lodge telephone, where they can make or receive calls using their own calling card. 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 the ceiling 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. The Lodge bar and kitchen area stocked with complimentary beer, rum, sodas, and mixers for any alcohol that you would like to purchase at the duty free store in San Jose and bring with you to the lodge. A normal fishing day will start with breakfast at 6:00 AM. You will depart for the fishing grounds by 6:30 AM (a 20-30 minute run.) Normally you will return by noon for a prepared lunch, return to fish at about 2:00 PM until dark. This schedule allows you to be on the water during the prime fishing hours. Fishing aside, this is a gorgeous Caribbean destination loaded with activities options and numerous things to see and do.
NOTE: Tarponville Lodge is reached by walking 200 meters beyond the end of the road, along the ocean on a sand beach road. You may drive in to unload your luggage and supplies, but regulations prohibit cars to be left inside the refuge after your luggage has been delivered. There is also a small creek to cross which during dry conditions can be anywhere from 0-8" deep depending on the tide.Since The Lodge is literally located in The Manzanillo/Gandocaildlife Reguge under the forest canopy facing the beach with little other development, you hear the never-ending sounds of the nature, the birds and animals. Being in a wildlife preserve is like being in a national park. Please respect the area as such.
Our guests that seem to get the most pleasure out of their tarpon fishing experiences, are people who spend time in the outdoors, appreciate raw nature at its best and those that are looking for a unique situation. You will find a clean, comfortable lodge with excellent Caribbean food. Ceiling fans cool the rooms by moving the pleasant sea breezes through the rooms. Most nights you will find it necessary to use a light blanket. When we're successful at informing you about tarponville , everyone is extremely satisfied. To meet that goal, the owner talks to each inquiring party to make sure they understand as much as possible about the entire adventure of tarpon fishing at Tarponville.
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES AT MANZANILLO COSTA RICA TARPONVILLE
Other activities in this spectacular area, fun regardless of whether or not you are an angler, include: wild dolphin watching tours, kayaking with wild dolphin, river kayaking, guided jungle hikes, snorkeling and scuba diving, horseback riding, indigenous cultural tours, botanical gardens, beachcombing the miles of undeveloped white sand beaches, and the legendary Caribbean night life in Puerto Viejo.
SEASON AT MANZANILLO COSTA RICA TARPONVILLE
The best months for flyfishing and other activities are March, April, May, September, and October.
HOW TO GET TO MANZANILLO COSTA RICA TARPONVILLE
Fly into San Jose (SJO), Costa Rica on one of many US carriers. Overnight in San Jose (included) if necessary, then we'll drive you to the lodge in Manzanillo, Costa Rica.
2013 RATES FOR MANZANILLO COSTA RICA TARPONVILLE
9 nights, 7 days fishing
$4050 pp double occupancy
8 nights, 6 days fishing
$3600 pp double occupancy
7 nights, 5 days fishing
$3065 pp double occupancy
6 nights, 4 days fishing
$2585 pp double occupancy
5 nights, 3 days fishing
$2130 pp double occupancy
WHAT'S INCLUDED AT MANZANILLO COSTA RICA TARPONVILLE
The number of nights lodging and days fishing as specified in your package, all meals, open beer and rum bar, private round-trip land transfer from San Jose to Manzanillo, all taxes, nights in San Jose hotel when necessary. Extra bonus - FREE custom flies and leaders.
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED AT MANZANILLO COSTA RICA TARPONVILLE
Airfare from original destination to San Jose, Costa, gratuities for guides, shuttle driver and lodge staff, alcohol and bar tab, phone use, equipment, travel insurance. If you prefer alcohol other than beer and/or rum, BYOB.