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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fishing was extremely disappointing. They were there but just not taking. Only 7 hooked by 7 rods in 7 days and then mainly by trawling. The boats are old with no uprights so casting with no support in a strong swell is nigh impossible for older rods and difficult for younger ones. Permit and Bone fishing was given prominence...

Thank idstone
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Reviewed 27 September 2016

I start by simply stating; this trip exceeded all my hopes and expectations. If you have any hesitations, you shouldn’t. Go! And go to Tarponville! My two friends and I (all male – all over 60) were a little anxious by what we had to bring in order to fish and meet our needs on the water. What I didn’t...

Thank robert w
San Diego, California
Reviewed 25 September 2016

If you are here reading reviews it is because you are showing interest in Tarponville and I welcome you. I am the current owner of Tarponville and took over operations in 2014. When I took over there was A LOT of work to be done to Tarponville, shoot, there wasn't even a sign at the lodge. The lodge was run...

1Thank marksemail77
Newport Beach, California
Reviewed 27 May 2016

I just took my second trip to Tarponville within a year. I first went first last October. Calm seas, jumped 10 big Tarpon (lost them every way imaginable) but got a Permit on my second cast! This is a very special fishery and place. Warm people, great food and a unique experience. You wake up not to an alarm clock,...

Thank Love2fish949
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Dolphi was a great house manager and host. He made sure we had everything we need and when we wanted a ride into Puerto Viejo one night, he got us connected to a driver that was effortless. We went on a 4 day fishing trip and the weather was not great but we still caught some nice fish. There are...

Durango, Colorado
Reviewed 17 February 2016

This review is long over due. My wife and I stayed at Tarponville for a couple nights on our trip to this area so I could try my hand at Tarpon fishing with a fly rod. This is a cool little facility in the jungle that truly immerses you in its environment. Super clean and comfortable rooms and the best...

Thank TimHebbs
Reviewed 29 March 2015

Tarponville is awesome! The lodge was bought last year and the new owner has made some upgrades and changes, all for the better. The guides are solid, the fishing is good and uncrowded and you can catch more than just tarpon. This is not the place to go for 5-star pampering. It IS the place to go if you enjoy...

1Thank Brett W
San Diego, California
Reviewed 1 June 2014

After a short hike thru the jungle you get to Tarponville, after crossing a small creek you get to the lodge. Howler monkeys wake you up, a good breakfast then it is off to fishing. Mark the new owner has done great things with the lodge and makes you feel welcome. The guides and food are great. I have seen...

1Thank Mactrager
New York City, New York
Reviewed 26 May 2013

Just came back from Tarponville and have to wonder why I bothered. Dank, damp and dark lodge and overpriced for what you get. It isn’t so much that the drive from San Jose is long and over a bumpy road. That I can deal with. It’s what you get when you arrive there. The disappointment is hard to explain. The...

6Thank Ary P
Sherwood Park, Canada
Reviewed 6 November 2012

This was our third trip to Tarponville. Friends joined us this time from the UK. This trip we also had the pleasure of Ann and Jim's company. (Owners) Their hospitality was great. Ann is the sweetest lady. Her knowledge of dolphins from all her research over the years was educational and interesting. My husband's main interest is of course is...

2Thank DixieG10

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Additional Information about Tarponville

Address: Tarpon, Manzanillo, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Limon > Manzanillo
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Tarponville Hotel Manzanillo
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“only 2 with air conditioning on the 1st floor”
idstone, 8 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms above the porch”
robertwW8958LO, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Stayed in main lodge building. Good breeze and nice views.”
TimHebbs, 16 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the first floor - nice balcony to unwind, have a sundowner drink and tell all your stories about the ones that got away!!!!”
AlanT905, 15 Oct 2012 | Read review
“Get a GPS on your rental car, and it will take you right there. A whole ocean, who needs a pool? Be ready for some sand.”
larryr561, 1 Apr 2012 | Read review
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