Escape to the Natural World with Crocodile Bay Resort on the Osa Peninsula

Crocodile Bay Resort is located next to the small village of Puerto Jimenez on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. The peninsula is one of the least developed regions in the country and is by far the most untouched. The most biologically intense place on earth is not a place to be afraid of; on the contrary, this is a place to be explored, experienced and enjoyed.

The Faces of Crocodile Bay Resort - Wilbert Alberto Gonzales Fonseca - Head of Maintenance

My name is Yaisa Loria Vega, and I am 22 years old. I was born and raised in Gallardo, a small village close to Puerto Jimenez. I went to elementary school in Gallardo, and later on to the Technical High School in Puerto Jimenez with a focus on tourism, the hotel industry and special events. During my last year in high school (2015), I had to do practical work experience at a local business, and I got accepted at Crocodile Bay Resort.

January 2020 - Costa Rica Fishing Report

The month of December, and especially our Christmas week, is family time here at Crocodile Bay Resort in Costa Rica and our staff, along with the fishing crews, always look forward to this time of the year. Many repeat guests have become more like friends than clients over the years as they bring their families to enjoy the holidays at our activity-based resort in the warmer climate. The staff’s dedication to customer service earned Crocodile Bay the distinction of the second-best destination in the world to take a family fishing vacation by Sport Fishing Magazine.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Crocodile Bay Resort

As we enter the Holiday Season we at Crocodile Bay Resort would like to wish each and every one of you a Merry Christmas.  We feel extremely grateful to have had the chance to serve every one of our clients over the last 20 years and we wish to sincerely thank you for trusting us with your vacation time.  We learned from our neighbors here in Costa Rica that community is not as much “where you live”, as it is “how you live”- and we feel extremely fortunate to count all of you as both our family as well as our community!

The Faces of Crocodile Bay Resort - Maria Soto Carrillo - Waitress

My name is Maria Soto Carrillo, I am 36 years old, and I have worked here at Crocodile Bay Resort since October 2002. I have lived my entire life on the Osa Peninsula in the small village of Gallardo, which is 10 km's from Puerto Jimenez. When I was only six years old, my father worked as a gold miner in Corcovado National Park. Gold mining was prevalent at that time. But in the late 1980s, the government took action during a resurging gold rush and prohibited gold mining in the park.

The evolution of the Hero Shot

Did you know the picture above is now illegal in Costa Rica? Ten years ago a regulation made it illegal for the sports fishing sector to take a billfish, sailfish and marlin, out of the water for a “hero shot” photo of their prized catch. The web is full of photos that could potentially bring a 2 million colones fine ($3,250) to the offender who pulls a billfish out of the water. To date, I don’t know of anyone who has ever been arrested or prosecuted on this. In fact, after all these years, many still claim they don’t know about the law.

December 2019 - Costa Rica Fishing Report

It has been a while since I’ve done a fishing report, so I hope I am not too rusty. There are some changes in the fishing department at Crocodile Bay.

The Faces of Crocodile Bay Resort - Yaisa Loria Vega - Reservations Department

My name is Yaisa Loria Vega, and I am 22 years old. I was born and raised in Gallardo, a small village close to Puerto Jimenez. I went to elementary school in Gallardo, and later on to the Technical High School in Puerto Jimenez with a focus on tourism, the hotel industry and special events. During my last year in high school (2015), I had to do practical work experience at a local business, and I got accepted at Crocodile Bay Resort.

Escape with Crocodile Bay Resort in Costa Rica

What’s in a vacation? The dictionary equates it to an escape, a getaway, a breather, or a rest. Here at Crocodile Bay in Costa Rica, we know your vacation time is valuable in more ways than one.Over the last 20 years, Crocodile Bay has evolved from a world-class fishing resort to a premier activity-based destination. As we say, you may wish to come for the fishing, but you’ll stay for the opportunity to share in all the colors of the Osa Peninsula.

Horseback Riding

The Sea Turtle Rescue Tour is organized by a nonprofit organization to support local sea turtle conservation.
roosterfish

November 2019 - Costa Rica Fishing Report

Roosterfish, or Nematistius Pectoralis as their Latin name goes, is a hard-fighting and widely sought after gamefish here in Costa Rica. Anglers come from all over the world to Crocodile Bay Resort in search of this prized species. And almost all of our guests have roosterfish at the top of their wish list.In Central America, the roosterfish can only be found on the Pacific side, and they range from southern California down to Peru.

Costa Rica Named One of World’s Best Billfish Destinations

The fishing charter website "FishingBooker" has named Costa Rica as the fourth-best billfish destination in the world.The list — based entirely on customer preferences and reviews, according to a FishingBooker spokesperson — ranked Costa Rica ahead of the Florida Keys, calling the country’s Pacific Coast “nothing short of paradise.”