Entries by Janina Schan

New Marina

Big news for our past and future guests: we are starting the construction of Crocodile Bay Marina in early 2023. Crocodile Bay Marina will have 250 slips, (50 of which are for sale) for vessels ranging up to 250 feet in length. The marina will feature fuel and ship chandler services as well as laundry, storage and a grocery store. The marina is carefully planned and designed to respect the surrounding mountains, mangrove wetlands and wildlife. Amenities include a forthcoming yacht club and overwater restaurant and seaside village with restaurants.

Crocodile Bay – Fishing Report for August 2022

August is the peak of the tuna season and this past month delivered for our guests, as our anglers landed coolers full of tuna- even a few at 100+lbs. Right now is the best time for hooking gigantic yellowfin tuna, which are drawn to live bait, poppers and top water lures. These big boys are made of pure muscle, so have your own muscles ready for a tug of war. The tuna fishing is only going to get better in Costa Rica with the recent news the government finally passed legislation moving the commercial tuna boats out to 80 miles offshore. Coastal fishing will substantially improve even more in the future as tuna boats were taking many sport fishing species as by-catch.

Crocodile Bay – Fishing Report for July 2022

This July, our fishing guests at Crocodile Bay were greeted with pleasant weather featuring mostly sunny and calm days and experienced adventures both on and off the water. July was another fantastic month for tuna fishing here at Croc. Bay with a few 100+ lbs yellow tails brought to the boat and the dinner table. The month closed out with a big bang featuring a few more huge tunas and a collection 50+lbs dorados caught in the blue waters offshore. The billfish bite has been a little slow, but the tuna and dorado action made up for the elusive billfish keeping our anglers busy reeling in some of the hardest fighting (and tasty) fish out there.

Crocodile Bay – Fishing Report for June 2022

Walking down the pier at Crocodile Bay just after dawn to meet your captain and mate for the 1st time is a thrill you’ll never forget. Our guests travel to Crocodile Bay from all over the world because we provide them a fishing experience like no one else can. Our experienced staff have been fishing these Costa Rican waters for most of their lives. We take our guests on a fishing adventure they can’t get at their local fishing spot and guide them to the species they have always wanted to catch.

Crocodile Bay Marina Fishing Report for April 2022

In North America, the spring season is an exciting time ushering in transition and growth. Here in Costa Rica, it’s been a month of big changes, expansions, and transformations for Crocodile Bay too! Starting with our name: Crocodile Bay Resort has evolved into Crocodile Bay Marina. In other huge news: our fishing guests are now enjoying the luxury accommodations and amenities provided by our newly-opened hotel, Botanika Osa Peninsula, Curio Collection by Hilton. The names may have changed, but the fishing remains the heart and soul of our operation at Crocodile Bay.

Sport fishing with Dan Hernandez

Sport Fishing with Dan Hernandez: May 4- 9,2022 Don’t miss out on this once in a life time fishing adventure to the beautiful and exotic Costa Rica. Experience all the breathtaking views that Crocodile Bay Resort has to offer. From world class fishing, amazing dinning experiences, and superior amenity’s and service. Join Dan and take […]

April 2022 – Costa Rica Fishing Report

The month of March was full of pleasant surprises for our anglers in the water: from great weather, calm seas and exceptional fishing! For the last 3 fishing reports I mentioned how impressive the marlin bite has been this season and it continues to surprise us. The waters around the Osa Peninsula are usually good for blue marlin but the numbers of marlin we have been seeing recently is incredible. It has definitely been the highlight of the month! We have had many anglers scratch marlin off their bucket list. This month alone our fleet raised over 110 blue marlin, giving our anglers more than one shot to hook up the fish-of-a-lifetime.

New Book Featuring the Fishing Grounds of Crocodile Bay is on the Way!

An exciting new book, “Sweet Gulf” was introduced at events celebrating the upcoming launch of Botánika Osa Peninsula, Curio Collection by Hilton. Crocodile Bay and Botánika are collaborating with Tom Olivo, Todd Staley and others to produce a fine-art photography book featuring the uniqueness of the world’s most biodiverse fishing habitats on the planet – the Golfo Dulce on the Osa Peninsula in Southern Costa Rica: The home of Crocodile Bay and Botánika Resort.

March 2022 – Costa Rica Fishing Report

I’m happy to report on the fantastic fishing we had at Crocodile Bay in February. The Golfo Dulce continues to pleasantly surprise me with calm seas and a super-hot offshore bite. This February our guests were landing plenty of dorado, wahoo, tuna, sailfish and higher than usual numbers of marlin. We are at the tail end of the dorado season and the big bulls are continuing to smash guests’ baits and lures. It is impressive how the 50+ lbs. bulls will smash lures as violently as a marlin.

February 2022 – Costa Rica Fishing Report

January was fantastic for both inshore and offshore fishing. We started to see a good number of sailfish coming up to our spreads and taking our bait like candy. Also, yellowfin tuna are still coming in which makes for some really fresh sashimi. But the main surprise has been the hot marlin bite: We have had a phenomenal season for marlin, and so many of our guest have been checking it off their bucket list. What makes it even better is raising marlin only 7 to 12 miles offshore.

Major Upgrades and Improvements at Crocodile Bay for 2022

We are so excited to share with you that at the very same time that Crocodile Bay Resort is evolving to provide the most comfortable accommodations to its friends and family, we have also added a considerable amount of extra comfort to your vacation time. We are driving with all cylinders to improve every aspect of the services we provide to all of you. Our new destination resort, Botánika Osa Peninsula, Curio Collection by Hilton promises to give you an unforgettable experience where luxury runs wild!