Golfito, Costa Rica
The fishing is great and offers over 20 species of fish to challenge you. However, the most common caught are Sailfish, Marlin, Roosterfish, Snapper, Dorado, Tuna, Jack Revell, Amberjack, Grouper, Snook and Corvina. Non-fishing guests always enjoy relaxing on the beach in front of the lodge or soaking up some sun around the pool. We have several other activities available that can be arranged to keep those of you who don’t want to fish entertained: Jungle boat cruises, horseback riding, hiking, botanical gardens, snorkeling, kayaking, bicycling and limited shopping in the local village.
Typical Trip Itinerary:
- Day 1 – Fly to San Jose, Costa Rica; our lodge representative will meet you upon arrival. You will be transferred to a private resort hotel to relax, unwind and overnight. Dinner and drinks are your responsibility; you will have a choice of 3 restaurants, a casino and bars at the resort. “However, get a good nights sleep; you’re going to need it!“
- Day 2 – Wake-up call is at approximately 5:00 a.m. You will transfer to the domestic airport and board our charter flight at approximately 6:00 a.m. and fly to Golfito. This flight takes approximately 40 minutes. The lodge manager will be waiting on you at the landing strip in Golfito. You will then transfer to the harbor, approximately 10 minutes drive; board one of the lodges’ boats and travel approximately 15 minutes across the bay to the lodge. Breakfast will be waiting on you at the lodge. Have breakfast, store your personal belongings in your room and go fishing or relax at the lodge. You will fish from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m. today. Return to the lodge, relax, have your favorite drink and delicious appetizers served pool side, enjoy the bar or rest up in the privacy of your air-conditioned room.
- Day 3 – Fishing guest: Wake-up call is at 5:00 a.m., breakfast is served at 5:30 a.m., you’ll board your boat at 6:00 a.m. and go fishing. You will fish until 3:30 or 4:00 p.m., return to the lodge; swim, beach-comb or relax over your favorite drink by the pool or in the bar. Dinner is served at 6:00 p.m. Enjoy an after dinner drink until the bar closes at 8:00 p.m. Each additional day of fishing is spent on this schedule.
*Please Note* Each non-fishing guest can sleep as late as you like, get up at your leisure, go to the dining area and order breakfast. Enjoy the pool, beach or pre-arranged excursions. Have lunch at your leisure, meet your mates at the dock when they return, or wait on them poolside and enjoy the evening together. Please remember non-fishing guests are not allowed to go out on the boats. Should you wish to fish for one or more days during your trip these arrangements must be made in advance.
- Departing Schedule: On the day of your departure, wake-up call is at 4:45 a.m. Breakfast will be ready; have breakfast and your boat will depart the dock at 5:30 a.m. for Golfito. Transfer back to the Golfito Airport for your 7:00 a.m. departure flight to the San Jose Domestic Airport. A lodge representative will meet you and transfer you to the San Jose International Airport for your departure flight.
**Please Note** Most international flights depart San Jose after 11:00 a.m. If you’re departing flight is scheduled prior to this time, call our office prior to booking your airline reservations. Should you wish to relax, go shopping, sightseeing or spend an additional night in San Jose, this can be arranged.