Silver King Lodge, Costa Rica
A Guaranteed Excellent Fly Fishing Experience in Costa Rica
Costa Rica is famous for large tarpon and Silver King Lodge is perfectly placed – minutes from the fishery with amazing resident and migratory tarpon – to experience all that is on offer here.
An ideal destination for light tackle enthusiasts
Silver King Lodge is primarily known for its giant tarpon that reach well over 100lb and for snook that regularly exceed 20lb. Both species can be caught in the mouth of the river or inshore.
The fishing also offers numerous lagoons and backwaters, home to some of the more colourful and aggressive jungle species like mojarra, machaca and guapote, all of which are ideal for the light tackle enthusiast. For fisherman seeking variety, it is also possible to fish offshore, targeting wahoo, tuna, dorado and sailfish.
The English-speaking native guides are proficient in spin/plug casting and fly fishing methods. Conventional tackle and equipment is available for guests to use, although fly fishermen should bring their own gear. The lodge also has a well-stocked tackle shop.
The lodge uses a mix of double hulled ocean-going fibreglass fishing boats and aluminium skiffs with foldable Bimini tops for backwater and inland fishing.
An ecological paradise
Silver King Lodge offers guests an ecological paradise with the daily sightings of many rain forest species. On top of the remarkable ecological experience, the lodge has a swimming pool, featuring a waterfall, and an enclosed Jacuzzi. Whenever possible, hors d’oeuvres and drinks are served poolside.
Spacious duplex air-conditioned cabins have attractive rooms, each with two full-size beds, ceiling fans, reading lamps, and a tiled bathroom with hot shower.
Meals are traditional homemade dishes served in a family style in the beautiful dining room constructed of exotic native hardwoods with bamboo ceiling.
Barra del Colorado National Wildlife refuge
Silver King Lodge is located in the north eastern corner of Costa Rica at the confluence of the Rio Colorado and the Caribbean.
The lodge is located in Barra del Colorado National Wildlife Refuge. The second largest in Costa Rica at 230,000 acres, it is home to monkeys, sloths, river otters, macaws, parrots, crocodiles and a plethora of tropical wildlife. It is only accessible by boat, a quick five minutes from Bara airstrip, and you are surrounded by the jungle; its lush colours, incredible wildlife and friendly local people.