Entries by Janina Schan

Taking a Spin @ Crocodile Bay – Fish Taco Chronicles

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. A sound I love. That is the sound of line peeling off a reel. The screaming noise at the moment was coming from a PENN spinning reel which was making that sweet sound. The PENN spinning reel I was using was part of the excellent collection of rods and reels that were on the boat while I was at Crocodile Bay in Costa Rica. All boats there are equipped with a wide array of updated PENN gear which is some of the best in the business. It always makes me feel more confident when using boat provided gear to have up to date products from a well- respected company.

August 2019 – Costa Rica Fishing Report

Greetings from Costa Rica. I have been away from the Osa Peninsula for the last two weeks on vacation, as well as at ICAST in Orlando, Florida for Crocodile Bay Resort. ICAST (International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades) is the world’s largest sportfishing trade show, premiering the latest innovations in fishing gear, accessories and apparel. It is an annual one-stop shopping event, perfect for conducting business, seeing old friends and catching up on all the latest innovations in outdoor products.  

80 Years of Illegal (Tarpon) Immigration

They enter through Panama at the canal and head in both directions.Some go south, settling in Colombia and as far south as Ecuador. Others head north to Costa Rica, Nicaragua and as far as Guatemala. They pass in small groups or alone, but when they reach their Pacific-coast destinations, they group up with others that have made the passage. The coastline of southern Costa Rica is exactly what they need to thrive.

July 2019 – Costa Rica Fishing Report

Summertime action has been hot at Crocodile Bay Resort in Costa Rica! This is by far the best June fishing I have ever seen in my sixteen years at Crocodile Bay. The blue water has been just a couple of miles off the beach, and the sailfish have been here in pretty decent numbers. Yesterday, we had a boat raise eight sailfish and release three of them. As you will see in the video, it is not just the sailfish, but some excellent Marlin fishing as well. We do not typically see this many billfish in June, so I am super happy to have so many excited customers.

Crocodile Bay Employee of the Month – Floribeth Valverde Quiros – Bar and Restaurant Supervisor

Floribeth Valverde Quiros (Nicknamed “Flory”) is one of our most recognized employees as she’s been working in the restaurant and bar of Crocodile Bay for 18 years. Flory has lived almost her whole life on the Osa Peninsula, as her entire family relocated here when she was only 3 years old. In 2001, just after graduating high school, she started working at Crocodile Bay.

Crocodile Bay Resort – Ranked Second Best of the Top 6 Family Fishing Destinations in the World by Sport Fishing Magazine

Family vacations are all about reconnecting with loved ones, experiencing new adventures and creating memories that will last a lifetime. Crocodile Bay Resort is nestled in a region of Costa Rica that is abundant with nature in its purest form. There is no better environment to explore with your family and to open the mind of a child to the power of nature. While Crocodile Bay has been known for its world-class sport fishing for the last 20 years, there is now so much more to discover with the entire family.

June 2019 – Costa Rica Fishing Report

The excitement continues at Crocodile Bay Resort in Costa Rica with solid offshore marlin fishing and good inshore roosterfish action. This has been an interesting May, to say the least. Historically, we tend to see a slower billfish bite as we are transitioning out of the dry season. However, this year the offshore currents have kept the blue-water closer and a good number of baitfish have been consistently around the current lines.

Crocodile Bay Employee of the Month – Fishing Captain Anthony Santos

Anthony Santos is one of our fishing captains at Crocodile Bay Resort and he has been working at Crocodile Bay for the better part of 14 years. He is also Olimpia’s son and is originally from Panama. In Panama his specialty was the ‘Art of Fly fishing’ and he honored his skill while working for a fly-fishing company. From the very beginning at Crocodile Bay, Anthony absorbed as much fishing knowledge from the other captains as he could. They taught him how to catch roosterfish and the other inshore Costa Rican fish species. But it was the colorful roosterfish that impressed him the most, because of its power and will to fight.

May Eco-Report – 5 More Incredible Reasons to Visit Crocodile Bay Resort in Costa Rica

We decided to list 5 more incredible reasons to visit us here on the Osa Peninsula at Crocodile Bay, a place where you may wish to come for the fishing, but you’ll stay for the opportunity to stand with Mother Nature and share in all the energy of this magical place. In 2019, Crocodile Bay Resort has ushered in a tackle box of new possibilities and experiences.