Hotels & Flights

Starting 2020 all Tarponville packages inclusions start at Tarponville. Travelers are responsible for transportation to and from the lodge.

You have two options for travel to Tarponville from the Capital of San Jose; Ground Transportation or Domestic flight/ shuttle

*Tarponville recommends groups of more than 6 people use ground transportation from San Jose to Tarponville due to weight restrictions of domestic airlines.


If hotel accommodations are needed prior to or after your stay at Tarponville we recommend the following- Discounted rates offered to Tarponville guests

Hotels We Recommend:

Both Hotels are located directly across the street from the San Jose International Airport (SJO) and are located next door to each other. Both Hotels offer airport shuttles to and from airport for your convenience. 

hampton innHampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose-Airport

"The Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton San Jose-Airport is ideally situated in the Central Valley, home of San José, the capital and largest city in Costa Rica. Arrive with ease via our free 24-hour shuttle service from San Jose Airport and receive a warm welcome from our friendly staff. Our contemporary hotel is the perfect starting point for your trip, providing an ideal gateway to the major Costa Rican National Parks and free trade zones."

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holiday inn expressHoliday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport

"The Holiday Inn Express® San Jose Costa Rica Airport Hotel is located one mile from Juan Santamaría Airport and offers easy access to the Inter-American Highway and downtown San José, Costa Rica. No other hotel in San José, Costa Rica compares to us. From comfortable rooms with practical amenities to a free breakfast buffet, we have what you need to relax and enjoy. Unwind by a sparkling outdoor pool and workout in the fitness center."

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***Please call to book your room using promo code "Tarponville Fishing" to receive discount***


There is one domestic airline servicing flights from San Jose (SJO) to Limon (LIM) and back. Sansa airline has a terminal next door to the SJO international airport and is a short walk that takes less then 5 minutes to reach the terminal. When staying at a hotel the night before your shuttle or taxi can drop you directly at Sansa's terminal.

sansa airlinesSansa Airlines

Flight times: *Preffered times by Tarponville
San Jose (SJO) to Limon (LIO)- 6:50am, *12:00pm, 2:25pm
Limon (LIO) to San Jose (SJO)- 7:45am, *12:50pm, 3:20pm

Note: Same day arrivals to Tarponville possible if arriving into San Jose before last flight time. 

Note: Flights arriving into Limon on the early flight can add a half day of fishing to package (confirm with Tarponville prior to purchasing).

Note: larger groups may want to consider ground transportation due to weight restrications for baggage.

After you have secured your deposit with Tarponville you will need to book your Sansa flight as soon as possible to insure a seat on the plane. For group organizers and large groups, a private plane can be reserved to accommodate 12 passengers. If ground transportation is needed or preferred contact Costa Rica Shuttle.

Booking instructions:
1) Go to Sansa Airline's website.
2) See "Trip Planning" on the left side of the website.

  • Select your From (San Jose) and to (Limon) and specify one way or round trip - returning Limon to San Jose
  • Pick your travel dates based on your arrival and departure flight in San Jose (SJO). Staying the night in San Jose one night prior to departure flight is recommended. 
  • Select how many travelers will be traveling and click continue.
  • Select the date of each flight and USD currency price and click continue.
  • Pick which departing time you would like to fly and click continue.
  • Fill out passenger information and click continue. 
  • Review flight details and read conditions of travel and click "accept".
  • Fill out payment details and submit. 

**Please note that ground transportation may be needed if flights are unable to fly due to weather.**

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