By Plane: Most folks come here on multiday fishing packages, and most of the area’s lodges include charter flights as part of their package trips or will book you a flight.

By Boat: It is also possible to travel to Barra del Colorado by boat from Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí or Tortuguero. Expect to pay $400 to $600 each way for a boat that holds up to 10 people. Check at the public dock in Puerto Viejo de Sarapiquí or call Oasis Nature Tours (; tel. 2766-6108).

Río Colorado Lodge (; tel. 800/243-9777 in the U.S. and Canada, or 2232-4063/2232-8610) runs its own launch between Barra del Colorado and San José. If you’re staying at the Río Colorado Lodge, be sure to ask about this option (for at least one leg of your trip) when booking.



Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.