The Best of Costa Rica
A Costa Rica Adventure Vacation is one of the world’s best eco-destinations. With “The Best of Costa Rica” package, we bundled the best of the country in one trip. Of course we have a bit of a bias for giant resident tarpon and world class Snook, so our “Bucket List includes a few “Must Fish” elements. After you get your fish on with the legendary Tarpon and Snook fishing around the main lodge, we’ll sometime set the rod down and simply enjoy the incredible beauty around us in Tortugero National Park.
After 5 days at the lodge, we’ll hit the road to explore wild rivers, zip line the forest canopy and visit the amazing Arenal Volcano. This trip rocks, so pack accordingly!
You’ll all be glad you chose this one of kind trip for your once-in-a-lifetime Costa Rica vacation. After your return, when you start telling Tarpon tales and people say “Costa Rica! Did you go river rafting, see the glowing volcano, go zip-lining, see animals and hike in the jungle?” You can nod and say, “Why, Yes….yes I did!”
A little adrenaline, anyone?
Day One – Transfer/Rafting: Start your Costa Rica adventure vacation with a pickup at San Jose Hotel a.m. Van Pickup in San Jose, transfer to Jungle Tarpon Lodge, with a stop along the way to raft a wild tumbling Costa Rica River. After the float, we’ll continue on to the lodge in time to arrive before happy hour (Cerveza Bar) dinner and overnight at Jungle Tarpon Lodge, perched between the Caribbean Sea and Tortuguero National Park. Howler Monkeys will sing you to sleep each night and they’ll wake you again the following morning with their rumble!
2015 Field & Stream Costa Rica
Tarpon Fishing Photo Shoot
Day Two – Fishing: Today you’ll enjoy a full day of fishing in Parismina’s wild waters. Morning is usually giant offshore Tarpon (weather permitting) or if not, we’ll prowl the rivers, canals and lagoons of the freshwater arena for Snook, Guapote or some other unknown species! Wherever we go, we’ll return to the lodge for lunch and a power nap. Awesome! Then we’ll head back out afterwards to a new destination, or a repeat of whatever was great that morning. Return to lodge prior to happy hour and dinner, then overnight. Tonight if weather is good we’ll do a short walk through the local village to meet the locals! Overnight at JTL.
Eco Paradise at Tortuga National Park
Day Three – Eco-Adventure: Today is an amazing day of your Costa Rica adventure vacation, exploring Tortuguero National Park and it’s incredible flora and fauna. We’ll use the boats to explore Jalova Lagoon, The Tortuguero National Park, the mystical Rio California or , Perhaps the Howler Monkeys, or Crocodiles or the Green Iguana is your favorite…there’s plenty to go around! Unbelievable wildlife, Surreal eco system. That’s Costa Rica! Cerveza Bar Happy Hour and Overnight and at Jungle Tarpon Lodge.
Jack Crevalle Caught and Released
with Guide, Costa Rica
Day Four – Fishing: Another day of amazing fishing on your Costa Rica adventure vacation. Casting to rolling tarpon in the coffee brown Parismina Canal, or casting to Snook in Jalova Lagoon…there are endless areas to explore. Cerveza Bar Happy Hour, Dinner and Overnight at Jungle Tarpon Lodge.
Day Five – Fishing/Eco: One last day at the lodge. We’ll fish in the Morning, then enjoy one last trip into the Jungle. Your last night in the Jungle follows happy hour and precedes a final dinner at the lodge.(meals are not included from this point forward, all transfers and hotel rooms plus your guide are) and the guide will work with you to arrange all the meals if you prefer. Local currency, credit cards or cash work fine (we recommend having both cash and cards. Final Cerveza Bar Happy hour, Dinner and Ovenight at JTL
Arenal Volcano on the
Best of Costa Rica Trip.
Day Six – Arenal Volcano!: We’ll leave the lodge after breakfast, traveling first by boat to Cano Blanco, then by private driver in a courtesy sightseeing Van. We’ll travel through the Banana plantations towards Back towards civilization, then on to Mt. Arenal, reaching the Volcano (and your room in the shadow of the mighty mountain), that Afternoon. Sometimes the the rumbling of the Mountain is your backdrop as you sleep! We’ll be staying at one of our favorite hotels near Arenal, so we can enjoy the famous hot pool grottoes at the end of another amazing day. Dinner at local Restaurant.
Day Seven – Return: Rise at a comfortable hour and take your breakfast within sight and sound of the volcano. Breakfast there, then it’s on to San Jose, with a stop at the quaint artisan community of Saarchi. Finally, for one last great adventure, those who choose can don a harness and swing through the forest canopy on a Zip Line ride. You will enjoy the experience and be proud of yourself for the adventure, and you will have a great picture for the mantle back home. You and your personal guide will continue on to San Jose, arriving at your hotel in the late afternoon, marking the end of your Costa Rica adventure vacation. (San Jose hotel not included). What a week!
Best of Costa Rica rates
7 Day / 6 Night $3495
(children 12 and under 25% off with paying adult.
Single supplement please add $150/day.
(All prices “per person” for the couples getaway, and all of our packages.)