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Silver King Lodge | Costa Rica | Tarpon Fishing

Tour code: COS007  
Category: Popper & Jig Fishing, Saltwater Fly Fishing

Silver King Lodge in Costa Rica has over the last few years built a reputation as one of the best huge Tarpon destinations around the world. Silver King Lodge is located in a lush tropical environment on the banks of the Rio Colorado on the northeast coast of Costa Rica.

Colorado River runs from Lake Nicaragua and is coloured a brown murky appearance and in each day it empties thousands of gallons of fresh water in to the sea and is packed full of fish attracting nutrients. Where the murky brown water hits the blue waters of the open ocean, it gives all the Sardines and other baitfish the perfect place to hide.

This daily food chain is the source to hundreds of fish with the Tarpon being at the top of the chain and this gathering of baitfish is the reason why the Tarpon reach such huge sizes and on every trip, there is every chance of hooking fish between 120Lb to 200Lb.

Although most anglers head to this area for the amazing Tarpon fishery and the chance of 20 or so hook-ups a day, sometimes something a little calmer is required and that’s why our guides have researched further upstream in freshwater and have found some amazing little rivers that hold fish such as ‘Calba’, commonly known as Snook, which migrates upstream to spawn these fish average around 6-8Lb.

The other species that are on offer just offshore are Dorado, Tuna, Wahoo, Sailfish and Marlin. Whether you are a fly or lure angler and are looking for the best Tarpon fishing on this planet and possibly the chance of some fantastic offshore fishing, then Silver King Lodge is the place for you.

If you have any questions on any of the saltwater fly fishing holidays we offer then contact us in the office, our experienced team will be happy to help you with any queries you have. Additionally, you can request a free brochure.

Silver King Lodge

Silver King Lodge can be found in the second largest wildlife sanctuary in Costa Rica and the guests, who stay there, are in an ecological paradise Each day guests have the opportunities of seeing many rainforest species. The lodge has a fantastic swimming pool with a feature water fall and is the perfect place to spend a couple of hours relaxing, whilst listening to the sounds of the forest. You can also benefit from the enclosed Jacuzzi, where the staff will bring you hors d’oeuvres and very cold drinks.

The lodges spacious duplex air-conditioned cabins are very tastefully decorated and each come with two full sized beds. They are also well equipped with ceiling fans, reading lamps and the tiled bathroom has a hot shower. The lodge has two US connected satellite phones and fax machines as well as satellite television to keep up to date with your favourite sports.

The beautiful restaurant is decorated in exotic native hardwoods and bamboo ceilings, where you will enjoy some local and international cuisine, from tasty home made breads and tasty pies, to fine dining all served by amazing staff. All soft drinks, local beers and liquor are free of charge.

Board: Full board
Rooms: Single & double available
Telephone: In Lobby
Internet: Free WiFi
Power: 120 Volt
Air Conditioning: In room
Meals: Restaurant
Alcohol: Included
Equipment Hire: Conventional Tackle Included
Shop: Tackle & gift shop
Cash Accepted: American Dollars
Courtyard by Marriott San Jose

The Courtyard by Marriott hotels offer very modern rooms featuring all the most up to date media equipment, so you can keep up to date with your emails or sporting events. Located just 4 minutes from San Jose International airport, we think it is the best for quick overnight stays. Team this with all the amenities that you would expect from a large hotel and you will find a great hotel.

The courtyard hotel was designed with comfort and entertainment in mind and once you have stayed in their hotel, you will always look at other locations that they offer. You can even keep up your gym whilst staying here, as they offer a 24hr gym. As you can see, everything is taken care of at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in San Jose.

Board: Bed & breakfast
Rooms: Single & double available
Telephone: In room
Internet: Free WiFi
Laundry: Chargeable
Power: 120 Volt
Air Conditioning: Throughout hotel
Meals: Restaurant
Alcohol: Chargeable
Cards Accepted: Debit & credit cards
Cash Accepted: American Dollar
Species Information
Season: January to June & September to November
Peak: September to November
Weight: 50LB to 210LB
Average Weight: 90LB
Season: All Year
Peak: September to November
Weight: 1LB to 40LB
Average Weight: 8LB
Suggested Itinerary

The below itinerary is only a suggested one, as we have daily flights departing from the UK, therefore should you wish to extend your stay with either more fishing days or free days, the itinerary below can be tailored to suit.

DAY 1:

Depart UK (alternative routes available)
Arrive Miami
Depart Miami
Arrive San Jose

On arrival a Sportquest Holidays representative will transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the evening is free for you to relax.

Overnight accommodation: Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport (Twin room) R/O

DAY 2: Fishing Day.

In the morning you will be transferred to the internal airport.

Depart San Jose
Arrive Silver King Airstrip

Upon arrival you will be transferred to the lodge.

While you are enjoying your breakfast buffet, you will have a brief orientation. At this time you will complete your fishing license.

After breakfast you will have a full days fishing.

Overnight accommodation: Silver King Lodge (Twin room) F/B

DAY 3: Fishing Day.

After breakfast you will meet your captain and have a full day fishing. (Note: you can either go out and fish all day or alternatively fish a morning and evening session, preferring to return to the lodge for a relaxing lunch and rest)

Overnight accommodation: Silver King Lodge (Twin room) F/B

DAY 4: Fishing Day.

Why not head to the mouth of the river and target the huge migratory Tarpon.

Overnight accommodation: Silver King Lodge (Twin room) F/B

DAY 5: Fishing Day.

Each days fishing is normally based on 2 anglers per guide.

Overnight accommodation: Silver King Lodge (Twin room) F/B

DAY 6: Fishing Day.

Depart for your last days fishing, spend it either just chasing Tarpon or alternatively enjoy the prolific Snook fishing.

Overnight accommodation: Silver King Lodge (Twin room) F/B

DAY 7:

In the morning you will be picked up and returned to the small local airstrip for your return journey to San Jose.

Depart Silver King Airstrip
Arrive San Jose

You will be greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

The rest of the day is free for you to relax.

Overnight accommodation: Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport (Twin room) R/O

DAY 8:

In the morning arrange a taxi with the hotel front desk to transfer you back to the International Airport for your return flight back to the UK.

Depart San Jose
Arrive Miami
Depart Miami

DAY 9:

Arrive UK

Dates & Prices

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Start DateEnd DateDaysNightsFishingAnglerNon-AnglerAvailability
01/09/201910/11/2019985£4,637N/A  Book Now
01/03/202002/06/2020985£4,569N/A  Book Now
01/09/202010/11/2020985£4,637N/A  Book Now
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We are so confident that our packaged prices are the best available and offer great value for money.

If, however, you find an identical holiday available with any other fully bonded Tour Operator at a lower price, we will match that price.

Price Notes

Prices are based on two adults sharing transfers, fishing and accommodation (unless otherwise stated) and are correct at the time of going to press. Subject to time of year or date and currency fluctuations, these prices may fluctuate slightly due to flight price increases or fuel surcharge.

Holidays or flights booked with Sportquest Holidays Limited are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority by our ATOL bond (Number 6371). ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad. It does this by carrying out financial checks on the firms it licenses and requiring a guarantee, called a bond.

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What's Included & Excluded
  • All international flights
  • All internal flights
  • 2 nights accommodation in the Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport R/O
  • Transfers to and from Silver King Lodge to Local airstrip
  • Accommodation at Silver King Lodge Full Board
  • Beer, water, soda and local liquor (only a $5 pr drink charge for top shelf premium spirits)
  • State of the art fishing boats
  • All conventional tackle
  • Bait
  • Professional fishing guide
  • 5 days fishing
  • Personal holiday insurance
  • Personal items
  • Laundry service
  • Fly fishing tackle
  • Local tips

World Traveler Plus upgrades
Business Class upgrades
First Class upgrades
Single room upgrade

Tour Notes


A machine readable passport with at least 6 months before expiry is required. No visa for UK citizens required.

Note: If you’re flights to Costa Rica involve travel through the USA, you will be required before travel to complete an Electronic System Travel Authorisation (ESTA) online, which is compulsory for all USA Visa Waiver Programme (VWP) travellers before boarding an air or sea carrier to the USA.

Medical Requirements

Malaria and Typhoid

Please Note

All details of visa and medical requirements are correct at time of press however please check these requirements for changes.

Departure tax

There is a $29 USD additional departure tax payable upon leaving Costa Rica however this can change regularly.

Flight Route & Flight Time

UK – Miami (approx 9 hours)
Miami – San Jose (approx 3 hours)
San Jose – Silver King Lodge (approx 35 mins)

Baggage Allowance

Your actual allowance is based on both which airline you are flying with and also what class of seat you are travelling in. Normally in economy it is 1 checked bag, Premium Economy / Business 2 checked bags, First 3 checked bags. In addition to your checked bags you are also allowed 1 cabin bag and either 1-laptop bag or ladies handbag. The actual size and weight limit for bags is dependent on the airline. We therefore recommend that once your flights are booked you check on the airlines website for the up to date allowances.

If your itinerary includes private light aircraft or helicopter flights we will advise you on your baggage and weight allowance.

Transfer Time

Local airport – Silver King Lodge (approx 5 minutes)

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