i recently had the pleasure to fish at rio colorado lodge and meet the world famous lawyer dan who hails from the great state of mississippi. i spent 2 days on my trip and had a great time fishing and socializing. the lodge is rustic but the rooms are clean, the beds are soft, the showers are hot, the air conditioning is cool and the food is great. this all takes a back seat to the fishing, where you will have multiple chances to land monster tarpon. lawyer dan is a great host your entire trip and you'll leave wishing you had another day to just sit and listen to him. if he's not busy i'd suggest asking him to spend an afternoon in your boat just to socialize. each day you'll be treated to great food at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. your mornings will start with breakfast at 5:30am and you'll be on the boat by 6am. you'll fish until 11am and then you'll come back to the lodge for lunch and a nap. then at 2pm you'll go back out for 3 more hours. 5-6:30pm is happy hour at the bar and then dinner is served and you'll be able to trade stories with the other guests. there is a large tv room with mexican satellite tv for entertainment in the evenings as well as the bar stays open until 10pm.
I went to costa rica with a group that spent most of there time on the pacific side of the country but i made this trip over and after going i felt sorry for the rest of my group because i felt that i had truly experienced a great journey. i think a 2 or 3 day trip is long enough unless you are really serious about fishing but i would not hesitate to recommend the lodge. i look forward to returning one day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- World famous tarpon and snook fishing lodge in business 44 years. ICT (Costa Rican tourism license number 17) located on the northern carribean coast of Costa Rica. We are walking distance from village of Barra del Colorado and public airport. Eighteen rooms. Fifteen charter boats for tarpon and Snook fishing in the rivers, canals, lagoons and carribean sea. Standard and Delux all inclusive fishing packages and lodging. Non fishing guests welcome Handicap accessable, airconditioned. Internet access, dish tv. Transportation here by air or on our jungle adventure tour by bus boat down the Tortuguero Canal. All you can eat family style meals. Amazing food, Free daily laundry service. No fuel surcharges. Our packages include all transportation in country and San Jose hotels. We have no fuel surcharges on fishing prices at the lodge. We have a full service business office and travel agency in San Jose in the Crowne Plaza hotel where our guest stay in San Jose. We use our own transport drivers. We give you door to door service from your airport arrival to your flight departure from the country. NEW DAY FISHING CHARTERS NOW AVAILABLE FROM SAN JOSE AS OF 2016 ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Rio Colorado Lodge Costa Rica/Barra Del Colorado Wildlife Refuge