Where Legends Are Born
The remote northeast corner of Costa Rica holds some of the most pristine tarpon grounds in the Caribbean. This is where legendary anglers including Zane Grey and Ernest Hemingway have chased giant resident tarpon for over 100 years. And it’s never been overfished!
Create your own tarpon legends with the pro’s at Costa Rica’s Jungle Tarpon Lodge. The remote location has protected the pristine fishing conditions, and the few lodges in the region practice modern conservation techniques that enhance your chances of hooking that legend.
Accessible only by boat or plane, this roadless wilderness of ocean, river, rainforest and jungle is home to 3 types of nesting sea turtles, innumerable bird species, howler monkeys, and world class Tarpon and Snook fishing. Jungle Tarpon Lodge is owned and operated by Great Alaska Adventures, and we’ve been running serious fishing lodges in spectacular destinations for over 3 decades.
Costa Rica’s Jungle Tarpon Lodge features world class Tarpon fishing, plus giant Snook and Sailfish extensions on the Pacific Coast.
Nature lovers and Eco Tourists can put down their fishing rods and instead carry their cameras on daily trips to view monkeys, birds, sloths and caymen. We’ll travel through the forest to find the nameless lagoons where the wildlife really lives. This is truly a widlife area like no other. This is Tortuguero National Park.
We pride ourselves on working exclusively with local people at our foreign locations. We believe in sustainability and operate to leave a positive impact on the lands that we travel. By local hire, we encourage the protection of the local wilderness and wildlife without which we would not have this opportunity. We have hired 100% of our staff locally for nearly two decades, while all reservations and pre trip planning and logistics goes through our local U.S. office.
the perfect combination of wildlife, jungle and tarpon.
Jungle Tarpon Lodge, bordering the Caribbean Sea and an inland lagoon, provides us access to all of the mysterious rivers of Tortuguro National Park—the crown Jewel of the thirty nine National Parks in Costa Rica.
We’ll walk the beaches where three species of sea turtle return to lay their clutch of eggs; motor up the unamed rivers into secret lagoons deep in the park to watch Howler Monkeys leap from one towering Ficus to the next…, and float by dugout canoes filled to bursting with bananas on their way to market.
Our “Best of Costa Rica” itinerary combines 4 days at Jungle Tarpon Lodge with a three day tour…visiting to the incredible Arenali Volcano- an active volcano that with it’s amazing “hot pools”. During the trip, we’ll raft one of Costa Rica’s famous whitewater streams for a rush of adrenaline amidst incredible jungle scenery- plus traverse the Monteverde cloud forest, take a incredible canopy tour at the very top of the forest (where a totally different ecosystem exists) and even visit a working quaint little artisan village, known throughout Costa Rica for its beautiful and intricate arts and crafts and souvenirs.
In addition to the incredible offshore fishing for Tarpon and river fishing for Tarpon, there many other fishing options, depending upon current conditions and the time of your trip.
The world’s largest snook was caught a few hundred yards from the lodge and Wahoo, Calba snook, Cobia, Jack Crevalle and many other species call this amazing area home.
Both Fly fishing and spin fishing are perfect ways to target most of these great fish.