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Tarponville

Tarpon, Manzanillo, Costa Rica
Tarponville
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Tarponville is awesome! The lodge was bought last year and the new owner has made some upgrades and changes, all for the better. The guides are solid, the fishing is good and uncrowded and you can catch more than just tarpon. This is not the place to go for 5-star pampering. It IS the place to go if you enjoy... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

After a short hike thru the jungle you get to Tarponville, after crossing a small creek you get to the lodge. Howler monkeys wake you up, a good breakfast then it is off to fishing. Mark the new owner has done great things with the lodge and makes you feel welcome. The guides and food are great. I have seen... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Just came back from Tarponville and have to wonder why I bothered. Dank, damp and dark lodge and overpriced for what you get. It isn’t so much that the drive from San Jose is long and over a bumpy road. That I can deal with. It’s what you get when you arrive there. The disappointment is hard to explain. The... More 

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This was our third trip to Tarponville. Friends joined us this time from the UK. This trip we also had the pleasure of Ann and Jim's company. (Owners) Their hospitality was great. Ann is the sweetest lady. Her knowledge of dolphins from all her research over the years was educational and interesting. My husband's main interest is of course is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

I simply found the place to be paradise - no its not a Sandels Beach resort - its a fishing lodge on the edge of the jungle, located on a beautiful Caribbean beach and within 20 minutes of some amazing Tarpon fishing - now thats what I call paradise. We had the pleasure of Jim and Ann (the owners) staying... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

My husband, my daughter and I, together with a group of friends from Chile, Argentina and Scotland went on a fishing trip with Fly Fishing Patagonia to this Lodge. I really wanted to go with my husband because of the fishing of those giant tarpons, but I was so scared after reading some of the awful reviews that I almost... More 

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anchorage
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

My wife and I spent last week in Tarponville. The owners, Jim and Anne, made us feel like family the whole week. They were very knowledgable of the area and it was a great time sitting around the dinner table and talking with them. The staff was very friendly and attentive as well and we had a great time with... More 

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leon Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

Started as a get warm in the winter to reward my wife,with a sidelight of tarpon. We got plenty of both. My wife doesn't require posh, and was most impressed by the staff's great food and attention to her. Felt more like we were visiting friends the whole time, whether fishing, turtle watching, or just hanging out being warm in... More 

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Arnold, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

My fishing Partner and I were at Tarponville in April of 2011 and we are going back agin this year. The people who rate this place as poor are either not fishermen or must need 5 star accomodations. The lodging is more than adequate and the food is typical Carribean fare. The staff is very friendly and accomodating. My friend... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011

I am an experienced angler and traveller, so I was shocked to see a review of this property that was so negative. My experience there was fantastic!! The fishing was great, and the guides more than competent. But, the accomodations were spectacular. All native hardwoods and a really nice "homey" atmosphere. The food was all home cooked in an Afro-Caribe... More 

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