Marlin: Will We Ever See A Giant One Again?

Posted by on Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 with 0

blue marlin

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Marlins are the largest of the billfish and travel at vast speeds of up to 60 miles an hour with migration patterns that span 9,000 miles. They are spectacular creatures that are a daunting challenge to catch. These legendary creatures of the sea are one of anglers most celebrated catches. The blue marlin is probably the most prized catch of all the marlin due to its size and the challenge it gives even the most experienced sport fishermen. But it has been over 20 years since the a world record has been broken for these billfish.

World Records For Marlin

Black Marlin 1560 lb August 4th, 1953

Pacific Blue 1376 lb May 31st, 1982

Atlantic Blue 1402 lb February 29, 1992

Striped Marlin 494 lb January 16th, 1986

Do Marlins still exist in our oceans that can break these all time records? Continue reading…

Heading out to Sea to Catch a Billfish

Posted by on Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 with 0

Heading out deep into the Pacific Ocean to catch some billfish.

 

Crocodile Bay Fleet

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Crocodile Bay‘s fleet…preparing to leave for a day of fishing.

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Taking a Photo Tour of a Wildlife Sanctuary and Botanical Garden in the Osa Peninsula

Posted by on Monday, October 29th, 2012 with 0

A Crocodile Bay guest shares photos of his tour of a botanical garden and the Osa Wildlife Sanctuary in Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula.

Botanical Garden

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 Botanical Garden

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Escape from Hurricane Sandy: Book a Flight to the Osa Peninsula

Posted by on Monday, October 29th, 2012 with 0

Costa Rica is clear of Hurricane Sandy

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As the east coast gets pummeled by Hurricane Sandy, all is quiet in the the small frontier town of Puerto Jimenez. While the Osa Peninsula is no stranger to storms, earthquakes, and other natural disasters, right now Costa Rica is enjoying warm sunny weather and calm oceans while many people on the east coast bunker down in their homes to ride the storm out. Continue reading…

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…