Rio Parismina Lodge
Rio Parismina Lodge combines first-class accommodation and excellent cuisine with productive fishing. The lodge is situated among 50 acres of lush tropical rainforest adjacent to Tortuguero National Park.
For the fisherman, trophy tarpon and snook are the targeted species at this quiet jungle lodge on the banks of the Parismina River. Large numbers of fish can be found either in the river system or at the river mouth cruising the edge of the open ocean and waiting to inhale your offerings. There is also the opportunity to fish just a few miles offshore for wahoo, tuna, dorado and other major game fish. The lagoons, rivers and small jungle creeks afford fly fishermen and light-tackle enthusiasts opportunities for giant guapote, crafty 20 lb snook or trophy machaca and exotically coloured mojarra.
Where you will fish during your stay will depend on the time of year and weather conditions. Rio Parismina has a fleet of 17-ft jon boats that are ideal for the rivers and creeks. But for ocean fishing, their custom-built 21-ft modified V-hull craft have proven invaluable. These center-console boats with 125-hp outboards have now been fitted with bimini tops and facilitate comfortable passage through the river’s inlet and greater manoeuvrability in ocean waters. They also give anglers the option of fishing a virgin reef a few miles off coast for snapper, tuna, wahoo and other major game fish.
The lodge features spacious air-conditioned double rooms with ensuite bathrooms bordered by lush tropical plants and flowers. There is a swimming pool with a waterfall, jacuzzi, fully-stocked tackle shop, and an open-air central lodge with a bar, recreation and a dining area where wonderful meals are served. Non-fishing activities include night-time crocodile tours, turtle excursions (seasonal) and viewing the surrounding jungle wldlife.
Rio Parismina Lodge
Transfer days at the lodge are on a Saturday and Tuesday.
2013 PER-PERSON RATES* based on double occupancy:
3 days fishing $2,300; 4 days fishing $2,800; 7 days fishing $4,200
Please contact us for single occupancy rates.
SPECIAL: Receive a complimentary tenth fishing package with every nine packages purchased.
*All rates are subject to change without notice.
Fishing package rate includes airport reception and ground transfers from airport to hotel; round-trip air San José to lodge on scheduled charter flights (Sat and Tues); accommodations at Rio Parismina Lodge including all meals, beverages, self-service open bar for domestic beer and liquor, and daily laundry service; boat, guide and loaner rods and reels; and taxes.
*Fly anglers must bring their own gear. Flies and lures are charged additionally but may be purchased at the lodge's tackle shop.
Prices do not include:
International flights; hotels*, meals, beverages, and expenses in San José; fishing license ($32/person); gratuities; imported beer and liquors; miscellaneous personal items; and airport departure taxes ($28 pp).
*Discounted rates are available to guests of Rio Parismina Lodge at several hotels in San Jose. Rio Parismina Lodge will make arrangements for hotel accommodations on your behalf with payment due directly to the hotel at checkout.
Deposit and Cancellation Policy
A deposit equal to 50% of the total package cost is due within 10 days of reservation. Any reservation not under deposit at the end of 10 days will not be considered confirmed. Full payment is due 60 days before departure. If you must cancel, immediately notify Frontiers in writing. If written notice of cancellation is received 90 days or more prior to scheduled arrival, you will receive a full refund; 89 to 60 days prior will receive a 75% refund; 59 to 30 days prior will receive a 50% refund; 29 days or less prior or in event of a "no-shows," entire package cost is forfeited. No refund is available for unused land transportation, accommodations, meals included in the package or changes made to the itinerary while en route. This includes changes in hotel accommodations, excursions and transportation. All prices quoted are those in effect at the time of confirmation and are subject to change without notice.
Costa Rica and Airport Taxes are $28 per person, payable at the airport in either US dollars or the equivalent in colones prior to check-in with your flight departing San Jose.
Rio Parismina Lodge
GMT -6 hrs
Flight Time from the UK
London - Houston: 10 hrs 20 mins
Houston - San Jose: 3 hrs 42 mins
Visa Requirements for UK Citizens
No visa requirement if travelling direct from UK to Costa Rica
If entering or exiting via USA, an ESTA application for 90-day US visa waiver is required prior to travel.
Your passport must be valid for a minimum period of six months after the last day of your trip.
Offshore: marlin, sailfish, tuna, dorado and wahoo
Inshore: roosterfish, snook, trevally, jack crevalle, mackerel and snapper
Season to Travel
Southern Region: December - April (marlin: August - December)
Central Region: December - April
Northern Region: May - August (marlin: mid-November - March)
Tackle and Kit
We would recommend a 9ft single-handed 12-15 weight rod for sail fish, a 9ft single-handed 10-11 weight rod for tuna, dorado and roosterfish. All rods should be rigged with a highly corrosion resistant reel with a durable and smooth drag system, which holds a large line and backing capacity. High density shooting heads to match recommended rod weights for the sailfish with lighter weight shooting heads for smaller species, a selection of bluewater flies, poppers and polarised sunglasses.
Lightweight long sleeved shirts and trousers, deck shoes, sunscreen and hat. We would also recommend a light waterproof spray jacket.
Rio Parismina Lodge
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