Project Description

Costa Rica is world  renowned as one of the Mecca’s of sport fishing for Marlin but did you know it also boasts fantastic Tarpon and Snook fishing in a remote yet accessible area called “Rio Colorado Lodge”?

A rustic, charming Lodge yet filled with all the amenities to ensure you a comfortable stay and featuring delicious homemade meals paired with wine and or tropical drinks this lodge has been described as a true fisherman’s paradise where you can have The angling adventure of a lifetime all year round!

The lodge itself is built right along the banks of the river, just before it empties into the sea. It sits on stilts, elevating it from the ground. There are 18 comfortable rooms all equipped with air conditioning, private bathroom with hot showers, ceiling fan, and TV.

At the Lodge the delicious homemade meals use fresh local ingredients and fresh caught fish and are served family style with very generous portions and scrumptious desserts by its talented Chef. The dinner is the highlight of the day with everyone sitting in a round table exchanging fishing stories and enjoying a three meal gourmet dinner paired with wine and great laughs.

In the evening the tropical bar will delight you with exotic cocktails and “Happy Hour” and from the deck you can watch one of the most amazing sunsets ever in a relaxing surrounding where you will feel transported to bygone times… 

There is a comfortable recreation room with game tables, video room with satellite TV, telefax equipment, a very well stocked tackle shop and ample outdoor lounging areas, and a very interesting small zoo with monkeys, macaws, and other beautiful indigenous animals which the owner, Dan, takes great care in maintaining.

Decent Internet service, cell telephone service, fax and standard phone will ensure you are always communicated ( weather permitting).

The silver rocket Tarpon usually 80-100, even 250, pounds offers the excitement and challenge to guarantee your adrenaline going with its many leaps, twists turning and soaring into the air often and more than 10 feet at almost every turn!

All year round fishing, in a good day you can catch from 10 to 20 a day with the professional assistance of the great professional crew. The Lodge employs dedicated English speaking locals who will do everything in their capacity to make sure you remember this exotic adventure and keep coming back for more excitement!

In Rio Colorado Lagoons and river you can also find the local guapote, bluegill mojarra, Machaca, drum and catfish, rainbow bass. Atlantic sailfish, wahoo, dorado, great barracuda, world record jack crevalle and cubera snapper, tripletail, king mackerel weighing up to 50 pounds, Spanish mackerel, jewfish, pompano and other more exotic species such as the silvery machete fish, and immense sharks including hammerheads, white tips, brown tips, bulls and makos are only a sampling of the species that have been caught at the RIO COLORADO LODGE.

BOATS & GUIDES

We provide you with the comfort of 23 ft. fiberglass boats with unsinkable flotation, powered by new 90 HP, 4 stroke motors. Each boat has a center console, and two very comfortable fighting chairs with rod holders and U.S.C.G. approved safety equipment. Our entire fleet has fish finders, compasses and radios for maintaining contact with the Lodge and the other boats. Your boat will be stocked with a cooler and cold beverages includes in the delux package, and you will be charged for the beverages consumed at a reasonable price.

At Clausel Tours we also offer optional  excursion tours to local beaches and jungles, including the Amazing Tortuguero National Park. 

You can explore the Sarapiqui and San Juan rivers with a picnic lunch on the Colorado River. Or spend an overnight with the Caribbean beach tour. 

Explore Costa Rica’s famous and well preserved national parks on a two day tour where you will be pleasantly surprised to see alligators, sloths and thousands of exotic and diverse birds.

During the months of July till September a unique local phenomenon of thousands of giant sea turtles some weighing up to 600 pounds returning to the area of Rio Colorado, laying hundreds of eggs in the warm sand will leave you with many magical memories!

The thrill and adventure that entails catching a fiery Tarpon in Rio Colorado with expert local guides can be Custom made to your preferences and to your group of 2 friends and more!

Additional fishing days can be added and unique adventures to the Tropical rainforest, boat cruises and Tortuguero canal too as well as more days in the capital of Costa Rica : San José.
We also offer Exclusive fishing packages from both the Caribbean and West Coast for Enhancing your fishing experience catching both a Marlin and a Tarpon (or many others)!

Tarpon in the Caribbean Basic Package Six Days, 5 Nights, Three Full days fishing

This is a package based in Double Occupancy (Two people in the same room fishing)
US $ 2,790.00 + local taxes Per Person.
Minimum Two People in the same room.
Additional Fishing Day is US $ 725.00 + tax per person. Minimum 2 people.
For Single Occupancy US $ 3,425.00 + tax.
Additional Full Fishing Day is US $ 825.00 in Single Occupancy.
The Clausel Basic Package includes:
  • Two nights at a 5 star hotel in San José at the beginning and end of the trip with delicious typical breakfast included, use of the gym, complimentary drink at the hotel and city tour when most convenient for you!
  • Deluxe Transfer with Our English speaking Concierge to the airport and to the local flights.
  • Three day Full fishing Experience with local fishing license and lures, conventional rods and reels and expert, professional English speaking fishermen to assist you all day.
  • Three Generous gourmet meals in The Lodge , and alcoholic beverages water and refreshments in the boat.
  • Round trip flights to Rio  Colorado Lodge .
Non fishing partners are also welcome and please email us at Claudia@toursbyclaudiaeselva.com for
more details.

The Clausel Luxury Tarpon Fishing Package for 6 days and 5 nights

Two nights at a 5 star hotel in San José at the beginning and end of the trip with delicious typical breakfast included, use of the gym, complimentary drink at the hotel and city tour when most convenient for you!
  • Deluxe Transfer with our English speaking Concierge to the airport and to the local flights.
  • Three day Full fishing Experience with local fishing license and lures, conventional rods and reels and expert, professional English speaking fishermen to assist you all day.
  • Three Generous gourmet meals in The Lodge, and alcoholic beverages water and refreshments in the boat.
  • Happy Hour with a full stocked bar, canapés and premium spirits and wine during the meals every day at The Lodge.
  • Welcome drink in the hotel in San José and a City tour with typical lunch included plus a Spa experience in San José or The Lodge.
  • A T-shirt to remember your fishing trip.
  • Round trip flights to Rio Colorado Lodge.
* At Clausel Tours we offer you an Upgrade to an exclusive penthouse, fully equipped with your own disco and an unparalleled view of San José 180 degrees  at an additional price *

Deluxe Package based in Double Occupancy:

US $ 3,000.00 + taxes Per Person.
Additional Fishing Day at US $ 800.00 plus tax.
Single Occupancy:
US $ 3,500.00
Additional Fishing Day at US $ 850.00 plus tax.
Non fishing partners are also welcome and please email us at Claudia@toursbyclaudiaeselva.com for
More details.

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Please contact us for more information.