Spotting the Beautiful Birds of the Osa Peninsula

Posted by on Friday, October 19th, 2012 with 0

Spotting the beautiful colorful birds of Costa Rica while taking a Crocodile Bay eco tour in the Osa Peninsula is a delightful adventure. The Peninsula is home to over 400 species of birds and revered as one of the most biologically intense places in the world.

Scarlet Macaw Eating

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Spotted a Scarlet Macaw nibbling on something green.

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The Fabulous Birds of Costa Rica: An Eco Tour Adventure

Posted by on Friday, October 19th, 2012 with 0

Gartered Trogon

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A bird watching tour is one of the most popular eco tours in Costa Rica. There are over 800 different kinds of birds in Costa Rica that is more than all the birds in United States and Canada combined. The Osa Peninsula being a pocket of incredible biodiversity is home to over 400 species of birds including the Scarlet Macaw, Black-cheeked Ant-Tanager, Baird’s Trogon, White-tipped Sicklebill, Band-tailed Barbthroat,  Turquoise Cotinga, Yellow-billed Cotinga, White-crested Coquette, Marbled Wood-Quail, Charming Hummingbird, Mangrove Hummingbird, Golden-naped Woodpecker, Red-rumped Woodpecker, Black-hooded Antshrike, Pearl Kite, King Vulture and Red- throated Caracara. What makes Costa Rica so incredibly rich in plant and animal life? Continue reading…

Catching Dorado in The Sweet Gulf

Posted by on Thursday, October 18th, 2012 with 0

Photos of Crocodile Bay guests fishing for Dorado and other lovely sea creatures such as roosterfish off the beautiful Sweet Gulf. Dorado are booming this month in Costa Rica.

The Sweet Gulf

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Another beautiful sunny day on Costa Rica’s Sweet Gulf.

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Vacation Time: Dorado Booming in the Pacific

Posted by on Thursday, October 18th, 2012 with 1

Flying Dorado

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Great news for sport fishermen: Dorado populations, also known as mahi-mahi in Hawaiian, are booming in Costa Rica.  There is a strong vibrant healthy pool of dorado weighing in at about  25 pounds. Fishing is on the increase on both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts.  These funny looking fish look like a cuddly monster, or a sea version of a bulldog with their aggressive faces and vibrant green and yellow color. They are fast too, and a real challenge to catch. They look and behave like a sea maverick, making them a lot of fun to hook and reel in. Continue reading…

Costa Rica’s Oceans and The Wild Wildlife That Inhabits Them

Posted by on Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 with 0

Photos taken from offshore in Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast showing the incredible biodiversity and scenery of the Osa Peninsula’s marine life.

Sailfish Jumping

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Look at that Sailfish Flying High

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Marine Life and Fish Stocks: Protecting Costa Rica’s Biodiversity is Good for the World and the Economy

Posted by on Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 with 1

Marine Biodiversity

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While last night’s United States Presidential debate ignored climate change, the biggest threat facing the world. World leaders continue to meet in India this week at the COP 11 (Conference of the Parties) hosted by the United Nations Environmental Program to discuss protecting biodiversity from complete collapse.  Sport fishermen, especially anglers, are very aware of the impact overfishing, climate change and ocean pollution are having on fish stocks because they experience the problem first hand. Many are long time conservation advocates whose work has played a critical role in passing important legislation to safeguard our oceans. Continue reading…

Sport Fishing for Dorado

Posted by on Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 with 0

It’s a sunny day in Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula and Crocodile Bay‘s Captain prepares the boat for a day long fishing trip with a sport fisherman hoping to catch some Dorado. With good water conditions and perfect weather, it should be a good day for fishing.

Heading out to catch Dorado

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Sailfish the National Fish of Costa Rica: Protecting Billfish

Posted by on Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 with 0

 

Sailfish Diving

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Billfish are some of the ocean’s most beautiful strong fish and sailfish with their vibrant blue fins stand out. Sailfish are magnificent creatures of the sea that combine both strength and elegance in their form. Times are changing, and it is evident in the boats that pull into the marina now with their color tag and release flags flying off, showing off their catches for the day. Long gone are the days of billfish hanging proudly from the boats.  There is a campaign underway to make Sailfish the national fish of Costa Rica. Continue reading…

Spotting Costa Rica Wildlife

Posted by on Monday, October 15th, 2012 with 0

Photos of some of the exotic Costa Rica wildlife you will spot while taking an ecotour in the Osa Peninsula’s rainforest.

Monkey Business

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Monkey Business

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Casting a Line for Tranquility: Fly Fishing in Costa Rica

Posted by on Monday, October 15th, 2012 with 2

Fly Fishing Solo

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With the hectic pace of modern life and stress people are under today, Costa Rica is one of the best places in the world to escape to for an outdoor adventure especially for fly fishing. You can form a deeper camaraderie with the people important to you or use the time to fly solo and reflect on your own life. From the fresh water lagoons to the remote jungle rivers to the deep saltwater, you can take on just about any kind of fishing experience that you can imagine. There is a something very therapeutic about the ancient art of fly fishing on these waters. It is a tranquil adventure.  Continue reading…