TRAVEL DOCUMENTS NEEDED AT RIO COLORADO LODGE
Passport is necessary for travel in Costa Rica. 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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If you are considering a fishing trip for tarpon, snook and multitude of light tackle game fish, there is no place in the world that compares to Archie Fields' Rio Colorado Lodge, nestled in Costa Rica's tropical jungle where the Colorado River flows into the Caribbean Sea. The charm of this Costa Rica tarponlodge is surpassed only by the hospitality of its staff. Come and enjoy the jungle and the tarpon of the mighty Rio Colorado.The Rio Colorado Lodge is built on the banks of the Colorado River, right at its mouth where it empties into the sea and where fishing is frequently the best. The whole complex is built on stilts, elevating it from the ground and is under cover, shielding it from the rain. Rooms are double roofed, providing a cooling, insulating effect for your comfort. Even the walkways and dock are roofed for your convenience. 18 comfortable rooms NOW AIR-CONDITIONED (the only East Coast lodge with air-conditioned rooms). All have private baths, hot showers, electric fans and daily maid service (we can also take care of your laundry). Meals are served family style, all you care to eat, and the cuisine at the Rio Colorado Lodge has earned high praise from ardent fishermen from around the world. There is a comfortable recreation room with game tables, and you'll find a new video room with satellite TV, telefax equipment, a very well stocked tackle shop and ample outdoor lounging areas, and a very interesting zoo. We have a fully stocked bar with drinks at reasonable prices. Our daily Happy Hour is from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., when all rum drinks and soft drinks are "on the house." ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES AT RIO COLORADO LODGE
Tarpon fishing is the reason people come here, but if you like jungles and the associated colors, noises, and views, then you could hang out at the lodge and enjoy.
TARPON AND SNOOK FISHING SEASON AT RIO COLORADO LODGE
Both tarpon and snook can be taken any month of the year, and the Rio Colorado Lodge is the only fishing resort in the area that remains open year around. But like tarpon fishing anywhere, there are never any guarantees, and at certain times of the year chances of scoring big are greater than others. The dry season, from January through May, is considered the peak season in the quiet river and lagoons for tarpon as the aerial acrobats swarm in by the thousands to spawn. We have also had some outstanding sport as late as July and early August on the inside, but in the fall the sea is calm and the fish move to the ocean, providing prime action along the coast. In other words, the tarpon fishing is good year around.The snook are also present year around in the waters of the Rio Colorado Lodge, and are taken casting, trolling, surf fishing and even on flies. Small snook, called "calba" move into the rivers in November-December and provide furious action for two to three months, with 20 to 80 fish per rod not an unusual day's catch. They average about five pounds, so light tackle is in order. But beware! There are always a few up to 30 pounds mixed in with the smaller calba. The best surf fishing and trolling in the waters near the river mouths is in the late fall, and that's when the monsters from 25 pounds on up are usually caught. You're also likely to tie into a big jack crevalle, bonita dorado or mackerel while fishing in the sea.
HOW TO GET TO RIO COLORADO LODGE
Fly into San Jose, Costa Rica where you will be met and transferred to one of the hotels near the airport for your overnight stay. Early the next morning you board a domestic commercial flight to Puerto Jimenez where you are again met and transferred to the lodge. Every time you get off or on a plane or car in Costa Rica, a representative from Crocodile Bay Lodge will be there to escort you.
2012 RATES FOR RIO COLORADO LODGE
DOUBLE OCCUPANCY DELUXE PACKAGE
6 days, 5 nights, 3 fishing days - $2261 pp
7 days, 6 nights, 4 fishing days - $2801 pp
8 days, 7 nights, 5 fishing days - $3366 pp
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*For single room in San Jose add $180.00 per person.
ONLY DELUXE accommodations include Fishing License, Fishing Lures and Beverages.
GRATUITIES are NOT included in any prices.
For safety reasons, the domestic carriers require travelers whose individual weight exceeds 249 lbs. to purchase an additional ticket on the flight. Please advise us if this applies to individuals in your party so arrangements can be at the time of booking.
The above prices include boat service to all the popular fishing grounds, the canals, rivers, lagoons, etc. and the Caribbean too. If your party wants to venture forth to more remote areas such as Nicaragua and you notify the Lodge manager a day in advance, for a fee of $50.00 extra per boat, we will be happy to provide you with a full day of uninterrupted fishing from 6:00 A.m. until 3:00 P.M. with a box lunch furnished.
Charter air craft are available at extra cost for travel at times when commercial nights are not available.
Non-fishing guests are welcomed at the Lodge at a rate of $120.00 per day.
Space and weight is limited to 25 LBS including luggage and tackle on the night between San Jose and the Lodge, so please keep your baggage to a minimum. Baggage in excess of 25 LBS may be allowed at your expense and subject to space and weight restrictions as determined by the air carrier. Your hotel in San Jose will check your extra luggage until your return.
WHAT'S INCLUDED AT RIO COLORADO LODGE
• Your first and last nights lodging in Costa Rica at a first class hotel in San Jose
• Ground transfers between airport and hotels
• Round trip air transportation between San Jose and The Lodge.
• At The Lodge, your package includes: lodging, and all meals including beer, local liquor, and soft drinks during happy hour
NOT INCLUDED AT RIO COLORADO LODGE
International airfare, meals in San Jose, airport departure tax ($24) and gratuities, drinks other than during happy hour.