Save The Frogs: Night Walking through Costa Rica’s Rainforest Spotting Endangered Frogs

Posted on Monday, November 5th, 2012

Red Eyed Tree Frog

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A night jungle walking tour through Costa Rica’s rainforest is the prime time to spot amphibians, which are among the many endangered species as a result of climate change. Walking through the jungle guided by the tour you will spot many wild night critters of the jungle including endangered frogs such as the iconic Red Eyed Frog of Costa Rica whose population is rapidly decreasing. Unfortunately, scientists in recent years have pointed out that the rapid decline in amphibians is the canary in the coalmine. Costa Rica has seen more than 75% of amphibian species decline in the last 35 years and all signs point to climate change as the main culprit. Costa Rica holds 5% of the world’s biodiversity so rapid species decline in this small area poses a major threat to species worldwide and the stability of ecosystems. Continue reading…

Gone Fishing! Encounters with the Marine Life of the Osa Peninsula

Posted on Friday, November 2nd, 2012

These Crocodile Bay guests headed out for a day of offshore fishing in the Osa Peninsula and here is what they caught:

Crocodile Bay Pier

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Early morning and Crocodile Day boats are ready to head offshore for fishing.

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Gone Fishin’! It’s November and Blue Marlin are Peaking in the Osa Peninsula

Posted on Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Gone Fishing Sign

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November marks the beginning of the height of the fishing season for Marlin in Costa Rica’s Southern Pacific Ocean.  If sport fishing is your thing and you want to get a break from the stormy cold weather now is the time to book a trip to warm sunny Osa Peninsula. Blue Marlin peak now through December.  The Peninsula is probably one of the most laid back places you can travel to for a vacation especially if you are looking to unplug and unwind. With the boom this year in Dorado, it is expected that the Marlin populations will be especially strong this season. It is time to ditch your phone and let the annoying callers go to voicemail while you go the tropics. Remember there is Caller ID to pick up the calls that actually matterContinue reading…

The Wild Playful Monkeys of Costa Rica: A Day at the Osa Wildlife Sanctuary

Posted on Thursday, November 1st, 2012

The Osa Wildlife Sanctuary is home to many of endangered animals and plays an important role in protecting the wildlife of the Osa Peninsula especially the monkeys. Crocodile Bay guests take an ecotour of the sanctuary and get some monkey love.

Sanctuary Monkey

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Adorable Monkey form the Osa Wildlife Sanctuary

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Celebrating 200 Million Years on Planet Earth: Sea Turtles one of Costa Rica’s Most Treasured Ecotours

Posted on Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Swimming Sea Turtle

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In sunny Costa Rica  strong efforts are underway to continue to protect sea turtles. This small nation is the king of biodiversity and a leader in ecotourism. One of the many eco-tours available is taking time to visit the sea turtles of the Osa Peninsula. Osa Conservation has worked for a number of years to protect these amazing prehistoric creatures. Sea Turtle fossil records brings the age of these magnificent creatures to 200 million years ago making them some among the earth’s oldest living species. The Osa Peninsula is home to four different types of sea turtles including the leatherback. They are now critically endangered and there has been a surge among conservation groups to protect them from disappearing all together. Continue reading…

Heading Offshore for Another Fantastic Day of Sport Fishing: A Crocodile Bay Photo Blog

Posted on Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Crocodile Bay guests venture out into the Pacific Ocean for a day of offshore fishing in the Osa Peninsula and bring in some dorado and roosterfish. Another sunny day in paradise.

Going Fishing

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Early morning and heading out the dock to get on the boat to go fishing.

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Fruit isn’t Just for Eating Anymore: The Cutting Edge of Spa Treatments and Skincare

Posted on Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Costa Rica's Tropical Fruit

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Spa treatments using fresh fruits and vegetables is a growing international trend. Clients are requesting more holistic and natural treatments, and luxury spas such as Crocodile Bay have been on the cutting edge of providing these services.  With an abundance of locally grown fruit, Costa Rica’s tropical environment is ideal for such treatments.  Besides, a massage and facial with fruit is a great way to unwind before dinner after a long day of offshore fishing or hiking in the rainforest.

Vitamins are the secret to youthful radiant skin. Not only do you want to eat your vitamins but applying them topically is loaded with benefits.  Fruits and vegetables have been used throughout the ages for skincare, and while most of us are use to applying things that come in a jar to our skin, you can also go straight to the produce aisle. Of course, great skin starts with eating right but a topical treatment could give your skin that extra boost it needs to really glow.  Continue reading…

Marlin: Will We Ever See A Giant One Again?

Posted on Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

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

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Heading out to Sea to Catch a Billfish

Posted on Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

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 on Monday, October 29th, 2012

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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