Chasing Tarpon, Tarponville, Costa Rica

Written for Leatherman


Winding through the erratic streets of downtown San Jose, Costa Rica, our driver skirted between oncoming traffic, crossing double lined lanes weaving his way until eventually the concrete and barred windows fell way into ruins and the greens of the jungle took over. We travelled the coastline of Costa Rica leaving the restless capital, driving deeper into the mountains, where paved highways turned into gravel and eventually into sand where we could no longer drive. Met with a local Costa Rican at a small suspension bridge, we loaded our duffles, rods and gear into a wagon and made way on foot to the lodge located just north of the Panamanian border into a jungle of sloths, howler monkeys and snakes.