Tarpon Fly Fishing in Costa Rica / Panama border

7-Days fly fishing, fun and sun in the Caribbean!

Set yourself up for an adventure in an off-beat place in the Caribbean on the Costa Rica Panama borders. 

Go fly fishing for Tarpon and other lagoon and saltwater fish that are ideal for all skill levels. 

Snorkel in some of Costa Rica’s hot spots and be yourself effortlessly, chasing your dream fish your home away from home.

Bring attention to YOU by flying to San Jose (SJO) airport. Being met by your host driver at the airport, before being driven to the Cariari B&B. Welcome to Costa Rica! A country that is open for vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers. All you need to do is fill out your health form in 48 hrs. before departure. 

Then follow Costa Rica’s backroads (6 hr. drive) all the way to the Panama border after breakfast at Cariari B&B. Arrive on the banks of the Caribbean for world-class fly fishing and snorkeling. Spend 5 nights in a rustic yet comfortable lodge and generous hosts catering to a small intimate setting of like-minded, conscious travelers. Meals are freshly prepared by the lodge team, and happy hour includes on-the-house beer and local beverages overlooking the Caribbean. 


  • Duration: 7 Days 
  • Start Date: Saturday, March 6, 2022 – Arrive. 
  • End Date: Saturday, March 12, 2022 – Depart.
  • Airport – Meet & Greet at San Jose International Airport, Costa Rica (SJO)
  • Activity Level: Easy to Moderate depending on your interests. 

Health & Safety

  • Health Pass Required for vaccinated or unvaccinated travelers. Click here to complete your health pass 48 hrs. prior to departure. 

7 days, 6 nights

Outline Itinerary

Saturday, March 6, 2022: Arrival and grounding. Arrive at San Jose (SJO) International airport where you will be met by your chauffeur. Head over the Cariari B&B ideally set within 15 minutes from a diversity of local restaurants to satisfy any cravings after your long-haul international travel. Direct flights are available from many US airports including Baltimore. 

Sunday, March 7, 2022:  Journey to your lodge via road after a delicious breakfast. Drive to Manzanillo from where your lodge is only a short distance. Arrive and settle in on the banks of the Caribbean. 

Here’s some fly fishing gear you need to have that alternatively can also be rented from the lodge. 

  • 2 x 12-14wt fly rods (Bring a backup rod as these fish do brake rods!) •
  • 1 x reel (Back up if you have one) See our recommended reels!
  • 2 x fly lines- intermediate sinking (extra fly line in case you get spooled or break one)- Yes, it does happen!!
  • 2 x pre-built tarpon leaders per day(figure 1-2 leaders per day, EX: 5 days of fishing= 9 pre-built leaders)
  • Leader building material/ Tippets (For leader repair and building)
  • Backing- minimum 40-60 pound test/ minimum 250 yards, 300 plus recommended (extra backing in case you get spooled)- Yes it does happen!!
  • 1 x Hook sharpener
  • Flies- Tarpon fly box/ Tarpon bait fish box (we recommend bringing more flies than not enough, 5 days of fishing= 18- 24) 

Permit/Bone Fish/Lagoon/Reef

  • 1 x 8-10wt rods (if you have a backup bring it just in case)
  • 1 x Floating fly line to match the rod weight (bring back up if you have one)
  • 5x Tapered leaders 12-16lb
  • Tippet/ leader material- 12lb, 16lb, 20lb, 30lb (20 and 30 for shock or bite tippet for fishing jacks and lagoon or reefs)
  • Flies- 1x Permit box/ bait fish box/ lagoon box

Monday, March 8 to Wednesday, March 10, 2022: Enjoy fly fishing, snorkeling, and visit a local wildlife refuge. 

Thursday, March 11, 2022: Depart from the lodge after breakfast and arrive at the Carriari B&B in San Jose after a 6 hour drive. 

Friday, March 12, 2022: Depart. You will be chauffeured to the airport to board your flight back home. Check out from Cariari B&B is at 11 am. Please note that travelers returning to the US will require a negative test 24 hrs before boarding your flight to the US. 

Package Inclusions

  • Arrival meet & greet at San Jose International Airport (SJO). 
  • Escorted transfers, meals & accommodation as listed. 
  • No hassles with all logistics planned, special activities, reservations, and excursions as listed in your itinerary. 
  • Detailed packing checklist. 
  • Maps of destination. 
  • Quick access Google shared folder for your convenience, anywhere, anytime. 
  • Guidance on travel policies, do’s and don’ts. 
  • A consciously-designed itinerary intentionally made to manifest your greatest desires for your journey.
  • Our Process includes:
    • Pre journey interview (1-hr). 
    • During journey practices & support. 
    • Post journey reflection (1-hr). 
  • Complimentary Travel with H.E.A.R.T. gift packages before departure (includes over $50 worth of travel goodies and printed essentials for your journey!)
  • Applicable taxes & credit card processing fee are included. 


Please note that all booking are subject to availably during the time of deposit. 

March 2022

6 nights
$ 2,450
Per Angler
  • Double Occupancy

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