Casa de Barra Lodge on the Rio Colorado in Costa Rica.
The San Juan River makes the border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua is massive - big, wide, untamable - just like the fish that inhabits its water! And the Rio Colorado is a more managable sized branch of San Juan, and feeds into the Caribbean Ocean at the village of Barra del Colorado.
Our longtime friend and associate, Lefty Perez who was at Casa Mar Lodge for its entirety, has teamed his 40 years of angling knowledge up with the newest lodging facility at Barra del Colorado - Casa de Barra. Together, they have created a wonderful fishing lodge.
The fishing from Casa de Barra will be a combination of fishing the Rio Colorado which runs right outside the front door of your room, to fishing where the river and the ocean meet. This is a magic spot created by the mixing of the fresh river water and the clear, blue Caribbean Ocean.
Take advantage of the 1/2 price Companion Special by booking now through January 31st and you have until June 1st to test your angling skills against one of the most amazing fish that flies... we mean that swims! Definitely a "Bucket List" destination.
Casa de Barra boasts new double occupancy rooms complete with air conditioning, large dining facility and a new bar area. The fishing program includes both large ocean-going boats and smaller, fly fishing orientated boats. The smaller boats are for traveling up the river exploring the creeks and lagoons for both tarpon as well as the wide variety of "fly rod friendly" jungle fish species.
Lefty has all the necessary fishing equipment ready and waiting. Rods ranging in size from tiny 2-weights for moharra that love pan fish poppers, to 8-weights for snook who are always looking for a mouthful of feathers, to 12-, 14- & 16-weights for the biggest and meanest tarpon on the planet.
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Upon arrival at San José International Airport, you will clear customs and exit the airport. Airport porters will be available to assist you with your luggage. A representative of the lodge will meet you outside of the terminal.
You will likely need to spend the night in San José prior to your arrival at the lodge. Most of the hotels have a restaurant where you can enjoy a nice dinner.
The next morning, the lodge representative will provide a transfer for you from the international airport on your arrival into Costa Rica and will pick you up in the morning for the transfer to the private airstrip.
Your flight is generally scheduled to depart at 7:00AM. Your reservations are on a private charter that will take you directly to the government airstrip a few steps away from the lodge.
You will be met by the guides of the lodge and they will take your luggage to the lodge. Once at the lodge have a hearty breakfast and then go fishing.
The guest rooms are located throughout the property and provide a scenic environment. All rooms have A/C for your comfort as well as fans to help keep you cool during afternoon siestas and throught the evenings. Each room is furnished with two twin size beds. All rooms have private baths with a sink and a shower.
The lodge prides itself on quality meals. There will be fresh fruit and a variety of refreshments available while your breakfast is being prepared. Upon arrival at the lodge, the manager will instruct the group of the meal program. Breakfast usually starts at 5:00AM. Lunches will be served at the lodge, but can be prepared in advance if you wish to stay out the entire day.
Hors d’oeuvres are served and cocktails are available upon your return from fishing in the evening. Dinner is served at approximately 7:00PM and will vary from local seafood, chicken, pork and beef. Meals are mostly American style, but with a Caribbean flair.