2014 Winner! "Best Hotels in Costa Rica"
Costa Rica's "Sweet Gulf" (Golfo Dulce) is located in Costa Rica's most biologically diverse region. The Osa Peninsula plays host to hundreds of exotic bird and animal species. After fishing or eco adventure, you'll love our 5,000 sq. ft. luxury spa with over 20 relaxing massage and beauty treatments to choose from! The Golfo Dulce is the only place in THE WORLD where whales migrate from both hemispheres to teach their young to hunt and dive! (seasonal)
Costa Rica's Premier Sport Fishing Destination
Anglers will delight in the diversity of offshore big game fishing (see species) and marvel at the selection of inshore fishing species to target with Costa Rica's pristine beaches and jungle as the backdrop. Our bilingual, experienced crew will offer you as much, or as little help as you require to fish for marlin, sailfish, dorado, tuna, snapper, and others. Crocodile Bay also offers Costa Rica Fly Fishing for billfsh - read our feature articles on Costa Rica fly fishing here
The Spa at Crocodile Bay Crocodile Bay Resort is situated on 44 acres of manicured gardens on the Golfo Dulce (Sweet Gulf) and offers nature lovers accommodations that are a step-up from the usual screened in, open air fishing lodges normally found in southern Costa Rica. We also offer 3 newly constructed 2600 ft. private villas for rent as well as our 40 rooms and suites. Amenities include air conditioning, queen sized beds and available jacuzzi suites. Our full service 5,000 sq. foot luxury spa is a short walk from the rooms and offers a wide range of treatments to help you relax after a full day of exploring Costa Rica. SEE PHOTOS
Costa Rica Eco Adventure Tours Enjoy our newly renovated pool area with swim-up bar and raised jacuzzi with poolside massage service! We also offer Costa rica adventure tours with private guides and Land Rover Defenders to transport guests through the rugged countryside in comfort. Zip through the canopy of a primary rainforest on our Zip-line canopy tour, or have a chance witness all four species of monkey on one of our rainforest hikes. The area is also a bird watching paradise with hundreds of species of birds from Scarlet Macaws and toucans to a variety of tanagers and other elusive species. We are also within 30 minutes (by boat) to one of the worlds longest left surf breaks - Pavones! So bring your board or use one of ours! Surfing lessons available. View all Costa Rica Eco tours
Restaurant & Bar
In the evenings, after happy hour, it's time for that exciting day of fishing to pay-off with your fresh catch being served the way you like it! We also offer an incredible variety of other dishes at our open air buffet including sushi (when available), a variety of beef and chicken choices (American as well as local) and other mouthwatering specials drummed up by our talented chef. We also have a game room connected to our bar area with SKY TV, pool table, foosball and lounge area. Wireless internet access is complimentary and available in our lobby and pool area so you don't have to wait to get home before showing off your days catch!
Traveling to Costa Rica We're only 2 1/2 hours from Miami! Crocodile Bay will take the frustration and guess work out of traveling to another country as we offer our guests a complete platinum travel package that includes private airport pickup (bilingual chauffeurs and guides), all transportation, and a round trip, scenic 45 minute local flight to Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula, the home of Crocodile Bay Resort. This one of the most picturesque flights you'll ever witness as it flies directly over Costa Rica's Talamanca Mountain range and Central America's largest coastal rainforest! Our resort is only 5 minutes from the landing strip once you arrive.
Team Building, Incentive Groups, Group Travel - Treat your top performing executives or those important clients to the fishing trip or eco-adventure of a lifetime! Improve team relations by getting them out together for a week of fun, challenges and excitement! Special group rates available. Our conference center seats up to 80 people and our media center is second to none with high quality projector, silver screen and podium with surround sound system (wireless DSL and ethernet hookups available). View more resort facilities here.
An Introduction to Costa Rica Fishing
by Fishing Director Todd Staley
tide had just turned and was slowly pushing toward the open
ocean. The peak of the reef reaches up 83 feet below the
surface. The volcanic terrain sits in the middle of the Golfo
Dulce, in Costa
Rica's southern Pacific region, and the underwater structure
is 120 feet below.
Bright orange cubera snapper hover just below the slick surface
like a field strewn with huge Halloween pumpkins. An angler
tosses a lively blue runner over the side and the nervous
bait races back to the boat.
a huge fireball, a cubera explodes on the surface and throws
water in every direction. Line screams off the reel. Even
the blister raised on the thumb, as extra pressure is applied
to the drag, is not enough. The snapper's power is too much
and it escapes into a rocky cavern below. The fisherman is
left with the lasting memory of having a runaway freight train
on the end of his line.
The Costa Rica fishing stories
like this are among the reasons business Robin Williams (not
the actor) chose Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica, located on the
Golfo Dulce, to build his dream Costa Rica Fishing project, Crocodile Bay Resort
Fantastic Costa Rica
It is the dance of the sailfish and the lightning speed of
the marlin that that attract most anglers to the Osa Peninsula for a taste of the worlds best fishing experience.
When fishing these waters it is not uncommon to raise more than 20 billfish in a days
fishing. Most dorado coming to the dock have been over 30
lbs with Tuna always plentiful. You can likely catch a billfish
any day of the year,with January through April the top months
for marlin and sailfish along this region of the southern
coast. The fishing stays strong in the summer and fall months with a good showing of marlin in August and
November, while fishing the months during and just after the rains produce
more dorado, as the debris washed out of the rivers forms
the inshore trash lines they feed under. Football-size tuna
are almost always present and sometimes those that top out
at 300 pounds. READ More about Costa Rica Fishing at Crocodile Bay Resort Here>>
Watch Writers from Every Major Sport Fishing Magazine Test the New
PENN SpinFisher V at Crocodile Bay Resort, Costa Rica!
Nokia chose Crocodile Bay Resort, Costa Rica as the backdrop for it's new cell phone based sport fishing game - Creatures of The DEEP! Visit the the site and demo the new game by Nokia and N-Gage! In 2007 Nokia an N-gage visited our resort to film our location for there new high-end family of cell phone games!