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Parissima Tarpon Rancho: Fish Camp

The whole trip, all transportation, all food, all tours and 1 night accommodations cost $330 for two. Among other people besides us on the tour was a Swiss man with not much English although he could speak some Spanish, a Costa Rican couple and 18 month old son, a Dutch couple, a Frenchman, and American couple, two American men and a (Swiss ?) girl. This was a pretty typical group for a Costa Rican tour. We met some Canadians and Brits too, as well as other Europeans.

There was too much undertow for much swimming (although I waded), and walked through the village. The only way in or out is by boat or helicopter. It was VERY hot and humid. On the beach we saw two sandpipers that I couldn’t identify, one small and one large and pelicans

Then we sat on our veranda and identified (with the help of Birds of Costa Rica). flycatchers, a woodpecker, and a Hepatic Tanager. We also saw hummingbirds, a woodpecker, a redstart or an oriole, a small bird like a titmouse (Dusty Antbird?), a grackle, and 2 kinds of swallows which went too fast to be identified

Our room had a shower, and a ceiling fan, but no plug for an electric razor, and no screens. There were mosquitoes in the rain forest areas, but we weren't bothered at the Lodge. We had fried chicken for dinner.

I do not know whether this place exists anymore. I can find no reference to it on the internet. The closest I can find is the Jungle Tarpon Lodge.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Jungle and Rain Forest, Budget Travel, Fishing
  • Written April 9, 2005
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