Los Sueños
Jaco Beach

Manuel Antonio

Puerto Jiminez



Caribbean Coast


The best tarpon fishing in Costa Rica is on the northeast Caribbean coast, an area accessed only by air or boat - no roads. There are three locations, the Rio Colorado, which is the largest river, and most popular location, the Rio Parismina, a smaller river to the south and Tortuguero located halfway between the two, and famed for it's turtle nesting beach and eco tourism.
Tarpon trips are typically booked as all inclusives (fishing, lodging, meals and flight) and start with an early morning flight from San Jose to start the days fishing and end by flying back to San Jose the morning after the last days fishing.
The tarpon fishing is good year round, but since the best action is in the Caribbean, sea conditions dictate when it is best to go, usually from March through September


The world's best tarpon and snook fishing is at Rio Colorado Lodge, 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.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."


    Silver King Lodge, has been selected as the most upscale, most luxurious lodge in the area year after year, by the most respected guide books in the industry.
    The food has been described as the best in Costa Rica. The service is legendary and the equipment is top of the line. Silver King is so comitted to this mission that they offer their clients a
100% satisfaction guarantee.
    That's right, If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with your stay at the Silver King Lodge, they will book you into any lodge in the area, and apply the unused portion of your trip to the lodge of your choice.
    No questions, no excuses, no problems, and they will transport you there free of charge.
    They want you to have a trip of a lifetime, and will do whatever it takes to provide you with the best services necessary to make your dream trip a memorable one.

    Unlike the Pacific Coast, where boats are often booked based on reputations, on the Caribbean, most of the guides are employed by the various fishing lodges.

    The one exception is Captain Eddie Brown, and his BULL SHARK. He has been guiding at Barra del Colorado and Tortuguero for over 35 years. He is an aggressive angler who goes the extra mile to find fish, with vast experience in Costa Rican and Nicaraguan waters and, as a three-time winner of national tarpon tournaments, Eddie will get you to where the tarpon are.

    The Bull Shark is a 22-foot custom open fisherman with T-top, full electronics. All tackle, lures and drinks are provided.

    A days fishing for a party of two with Eddie, including meals and lodging will cost you $950. Included are the days fishing, with  lodging at Tortuguero, with meals.  Not included are tips, and the flight between San Jose and Tortuguero ($225+/-/person).



Capt Gene Kelly

Tropical Fishing Adventures

PO Box 2104, Montauk, NY, 11954

631 668 2019


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Deluxe One Day Fishing

Additional Days/Each



Includes: Lodging, meals, 8 hours fishing, license, tackle/lures, & open bar.

Includes fishing (with all bait & tackle), lodging, meals, local drinks, ground and air transfers between San Jose and the lodge,

January 20th, 2014 - February 28th, 2014

3 night, 3 day fishing package*

$2,750 per person, double occupancy room and boat** ($450 Extra Day)

$3,465 per person, single occupancy room and boat ($500 Extra Day)

March 1st, 2014 - June 20th, 2014

3 night, 3 day fishing package*

$3,025 per person, double occupancy room and boat** ($475 Extra Day)

$3,685 per person, single occupancy room and boat ($525 Extra Day)

September 1st, 2014 - November 10th, 2014

3 night, 3 day fishing package*

$3,085 per person, double occupancy room and boat** ($485 Extra Day)

$3,960 per person, single occupancy room and boat ($545 Extra Day)

Rates are per person, double occupancy and do not include ground & air transfers between San Jose and the lodge.