Relaxing in the Beautiful Osa Peninsula: Just Another Day in Paradise

Posted by on Friday, October 26th, 2012 with 0

Photos taken from Crocodile Bay‘s property in the Osa Peninsula…sometimes you just need to spend the day doing nothing but relaxing.

 

Osa Peninsula Beach

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Beach, sun, and palm trees what more do you need for a relaxing vacation?

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Aloe Vera: Nature’s Miracle Plant

Posted by on Friday, October 26th, 2012 with 2

Aloe Vera Plant

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I first came in contact with Aloe Vera when I was a little girl vacationing in Arizona. The strong vibrant green plant grew wild in the southwest desert. When I got a sunburn, my Mom would go outside and pick some Aloe Vera, squeeze the gel from the plant and apply it to my skin. Immediately the sting from my sunburn faded as the cool gel of the Aloe Vera settled into my skin. Today, I prefer an Aloe Vera wrap and massage at a spa after a long day outdoors to unwind and relax.

Aloe Vera has been used for thousands of years for its healing properties and as an ancient secret to radiant skin. The plant is native to the Southern part of Africa. Over the last 6,000 years the plant has spread across the world and can now be found growing wild just about anywhere with warm climates that are frost free. Since the ancient Egyptians and Greeks, Aloe Vera has been used as both a medicine and beauty aid. Continue reading…

A Newcomer to Sport Fishing Catches her First Marlin: Offshore Fishing in the Osa Peninsula

Posted by on Thursday, October 25th, 2012 with 0

This Crocodile Bay guest had a fierce day offshore fishing for big game fish in the glorious waters of the Southern Pacific and caught her first Marlin. Not bad for a Tennessee girl’s first visit to the Osa Peninsula.

Marlin hooked

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Marlin hooked…oh boy

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Anglers’ Paradise for Billfish: Offshore Fishing in the Waters of the Osa Peninsula

Posted by on Thursday, October 25th, 2012 with 0

Costa Rica Marlin

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The beautiful blue waters of the Osa Peninsula are abundant in majestic billfish that dance off the waters and give any sport fishermen a challenge when trying to reel them in. With sunshine and warm days most of the year and a pristine biodiverse environment that is not exploited, there is nothing like heading out in the waters here early in the morning to catch a billfish, especially the legendary marlin.  With expert Captains and boats loaded with the latest technology, Crocodile Bay is known as the anglers dream destination for world-class fishing. According to the Billfish Foundation, Anglers contribute $599 million annually in direct and indirect revenue to the Costa Rican economy, so keeping the fish stock abundant keeps people coming here year after year. Continue reading…

Zipping Through the Forests of the Osa Peninsula: A Photo Blog

Posted by on Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 with 1

Crocodile Bay takes guests on a day long zip line canopy tour in the forests of the Osa Peninsula. This eco-adventure is family friendly fun.

Ecotourist: Waiting on Platform

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Ecotourists getting ready to take off on the zip line canopy tour. Continue reading…

Flying High Ecotourist! Take a Canopy Tour Across the Osa Peninsula’s Wild Jungle

Posted by on Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 with 0

Ecotourist Family

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While a 6.6 earthquake struck Costa Rica early today, life goes on here in the Osa Peninsula—a paradise for ecotourists, adrenaline junkies and world class anglers. The earthquake rattled that the Pacific Coast this morning probably shook a few people out of bed, startled for a moment, before they quickly fell back asleep dreaming of the promising excitement of the next day’s outdoor eco-adventure.

Deep in the jungle of the Osa Peninsula, you get lost in a world of raw pristine nature while observing animals in their natural setting and escaping to a place that feels timeless and limitless.

If you like to be both psychically and mentally challenged then this is a place to visit. It is one of the few remaining undeveloped places left in the world that is also traveler friendly. There is nothing like zipping through the canopies of the treetops and the getting a massive adrenaline rush, it is far better than watching someone else do it on an outdoor reality show about the outback from your couch. You can enjoy the outdoors without giving up comfort here and build your inner confidence by trying something totally new. Continue reading…

An Eco Day: Dolphin and Whale Watching in the Osa Peninsula

Posted by on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 with 0

Crocodile Bay took some guests out for a day long ecotour dolphin and whale watching in the Osa Peninsula.  These eco-tourists had a real adventure.

Ecotourists headed out for some dolphin and whale watching

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Family of ecotourists headed out for some dolphin and whale watching.

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Spotting the Maginificent: Dolphin and Whale Watching in Costa Rica

Posted by on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 with 1

Whale Watching in the Golfo Dulce

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I’m sure you never go out of the house without putting on your sunscreen because you know overexposure to sun will give you a sunburn or even worse, cancer.  Whales and dolphins are also suffering from sunburns due to ozone depletion, but for them to have protection from the sun they need a cleaner atmosphere, which means clean energy. Costa Rica announced today that they will be taking a loan to build a massive hydro-electric damn that will make this country the first nation in the world to run on 100% renewable energy.  Costa Rica is already at 90% renewable energy.  The whales and dolphins are probably cheering about this announcement because as recent reports show many whales and dolphins are on the endangered species list. In the Osa Peninsula, you can spend a day dolphin and whale watching and it is well worth the adventure to learn more about these intelligent mammals. Dolphins and whales are simply magnificent playful creatures to watch in action. Continue reading…

Showing off the Prized Catch: Costa Rica Offshore Fishing

Posted by on Monday, October 22nd, 2012 with 0

While the big game fish in Costa Rica are all catch and release there are some fish for the taking while offshore fishing in the Southern Pacific Ocean. It’s another sunny day in the Osa Peninsula and these Crocodile Bay guests celebrate their diverse catches for the day.

Costa Rica Ready to Fish

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In Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula and ready to go sport fishing for the day.

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Top 3 Reasons Costa Rica is a Number One Fishing Destination

Posted by on Monday, October 22nd, 2012 with 1

 

Costa Rica Sport Fishing

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Costa Rica is a world renown fishing destination spot but what makes the happiest country in the world numbers one for fishing?  With plenty of surf, sun and fun, Costa Rica scores higher than just about any top fishing destination when it comes to the abundance and diversity of fish. Plus, it is not expensive to travel to this small country. It’s affordability makes it attainable to pretty much any savvy traveler and it is also a family friendly destination. Continue reading…