Join your host, Misty Dhillon on a 6-night itinerary: catch Tarpon during 2 days of fly fishing, snorkel in Cahuita National Park, and indulge in guided wildlife sightings with seasoned experts. Relax in your exclusive lodge located within the prolific Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge and explore Puerto Viejo’s surf town vibes.
Embark on an exclusive odyssey with a select few. Our intimate, small group journey for 12 guests guarantees tailored itineraries, catering to your pace, interests, and activity level. Limited spots available!
Day 1: Enjoy a soft landing in Costa Rica, with a friendly face meeting you upon arrival at Santa Maria International Airport (SJO) before a time-saving, personalized, short transfer to your hotel (approximately a 15-20 minute drive). Welcome to Costa Rica!
Relax, unwind and join your host Misty Dhillon for a welcome dinner at 6 pm.
Wake up to the melodies of local birds and savor a mouthwatering breakfast and fresh Costa Rican fruit and coffee. Embark on a (6-7 hr. drive with a packed lunch(included) en-route) accompanied by your host, Misty Dhillon to the entrance of Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge.
Retreat to your lodge located within the Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge which is a short walk following the Caribbean coastline along the edge of the reserve.
Settle in, unwind at the complimentary happy hour. Enjoy the company of your seasoned hosts and fellow travelers before dinner (included) a good night’s rest.
Day 3: Itinerary for Anglers and Companions:
Anglers: Rise early for a delicious breakfast before embarking on an 8-hour Tarpon fly fishing adventure. Meet your local guide and set off on a boat near the national park. Enjoy the thrill of chasing record-sized Tarpon in pristine, un-pressured fishing spots along the coast, possibly near the Panama border.
Companions: Start your day with a short hike to a scenic viewpoint in the national park. After breakfast, join your host and head to Punta Uva beach. Experience the beauty of the area with a kayak tour followed by a leisurely walk to the observatory. Your knowledgeable guide will showcase the diverse wildlife and plant life found here.
Meals: Enjoy a hearty breakfast, packed lunch, and delicious dinner served at the lodge within the national park. Evening happy hour includes beer and local rum.
Day 4: After an early breakfast, we will head out for the day to explore the Parque Nacional Cahuita for some of Costa Rica’s best snorkeling, along pristine protected beaches, and witness an incredible display of marine and wildlife with our local and seasoned boatman and guide. Begin by snorkeling among the coral reefs in clear Caribbean waters within the National Park.
Return to the lodge and enjoy happy hour. Breakfast, lunch as well as dinner are included on this day.
Anglers start your day early under the careful guidance of Misty Dhillon by heading out fly fishing for Tarpon with seasoned local guides. While adventure companions are guided on hike, arriving at a local waterfall, where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear waters. Enjoy a special treat, delicious fruit for you to savor. Taste the tropical flavors of Costa Rica as you bite into fresh, juicy fruit such as pineapples, and papayas.
After a successful morning of fishing, and marine wildlife sightings, such as Manatees, dolphins and even turtles (condition dependent). Meet back at the lodge for a delicious lunch overlooking the Caribbean. Savor the flavors of freshly caught seafood, prepared in traditional Costa Rican style before heading out for an evening fly fishing session.
As the day draws to a close, make your way back to your exclusive lodge. Take a break from the Caribbean sun, relax and unwind in the comfortable surroundings of your exclusive lodge, located within the Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge. Indulge in happy-hour and a delectable dinner prepared by talented local chefs, featuring a fusion of Costa Rican and international cuisine. Savor each bite as you recount the exciting moments of your day’s encounters before retiring to your cozy accommodation, take a moment to gaze up at the starry night sky. Costa Rica’s south Caribbean is known for its lack of light pollution, offering a magnificent view of the celestial wonders above.
On our final day, we’ll bid farewell to our gracious hosts and express our heartfelt gratitude for their hospitality within the Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge. After a delightful breakfast together, we’ll hit the road and embark on our journey back to San Jose with your host Misty Dhillon.
Experience the art of fly fishing with Misty Dhillon's personalized approach.
For those who know Misty, know that he’s passionate about fly fishing journeys that are out of the ordinary. Join him on a small-group journey, exploring the breathtaking Costa Rica, Panama border and cast your line in pristine waters under Misty’s expert guidance. Misty welcomes novices to seasoned anglers interested in pushing the boundaries of your daily routine through travel.
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