The Faces of Crocodile Bay Resort - Our New Chef Juan Pablo Poveda Trejos

My name is Juan Pablo Poveda Trejos, and I was born and raised in San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica. I have three kids, and already one grandchild. My wife and I have been together for ten years. Along with my kids, my wife moved from San Jose to Puerto Jimenez about one year ago to live with me, since my career has taken me far away from home.

The Amazing Whale Migration to the Waters of The Osa Peninsula

On the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, we have two distinct whale migrations: the Southern Antarctic humpback whale (July to November) and the California humpback whale (December to April). Our tropical fiord, the Golfo Dulce, plays a primary role in attracting these giants of the sea, as the warm and clean waters of this gulf make it ideal for raising and nursing the whale calves. When the calf is born, it needs warm waters to accumulate energy as it begins to discover the world around it.

Costa Rica regaining position in global sport fishing world

Twenty-five years ago, Costa Rica was known as the sailfish capital of the world.This was quite an accomplishment, as the sport fishing industry was still relatively new here. Quepos was the epicenter, and names like Larry Hustler, Jeanette Perez, John Cory, Bill Cannon, and Harry Gray and their crews had put Costa Rica on the world fishing map. Days of 20-plus sailfish per boat were common. Marsha Bennett was opening the Gran Escape, which became the place to be for fishermen when not on the water.

October 2019 - Costa Rica Fishing Report

This month I wanted to do something a little different and touch on some of the new equipment we have coming for our 2019/20 season. On the lure front, we have some great Yo Zuri Bull poppers and Halco Roosta poppers coming in. Both of these poppers have proven effective on the tuna and are even capable of attracting the lure-shy roosterfish.

Surfing on the Osa Peninsula

Surfing Matapalo by Car Costa Rica is known not only for its…

Crocodile Bay Employee of the Month - Beau Williams

Rabin Ortiz, Crocodile Bay Resort's general manager, was born and raised in Puerto Rico. He says: "I love adventure, people, and discovering new places so, somehow, I always knew I wanted to work in hospitality." Read about his experiences and what he most loves about his job.

September 2019 - Costa Rica Fishing Report

August has been an excellent month at Crocodile Bay Resort in Costa Rica! We began with a wide-open tuna bite, as the fish were just a few miles offshore. The dolphins and tuna have been corralling big schools of blue runners and feeding on them voraciously — an excellent opportunity for some great topwater action. The weapons of choice were Williamson, Yo-Zuri and Halco poppers along with live blue runners and goggle eyes.

Crocodile Bay Resort - Twenty Years Later

It seems like yesterday that I made my first visit to Puerto Jimenez. It was well over 20 years ago. As I passed over the Golfo Dulce in the Travelair Trislander, a small three motor passenger plane we had nicknamed the “needlefish,” because of its funny shape, I was awestruck. The gulf was a near cobalt blue. Around the edges near the volcanic reefs at Mogos the water changed to different shades of emerald, and from the numerous rainforest rivers ran coffee cream water into the Golfo Dulce. Most impressive though were the schools of fish busting baits.

Crocodile Bay Employee of the Month - Rabin Ortiz – General Manager

Rabin Ortiz, Crocodile Bay Resort's general manager, was born and raised in Puerto Rico. He says: "I love adventure, people, and discovering new places so, somehow, I always knew I wanted to work in hospitality." Read about his experiences and what he most loves about his job.

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.