April 2021 – Costa Rica Fishing Report

Strange weather really affected offshore fishing in March 2021. I have seen more rain in this “dry season”, dropping surface temperature and causing a big wad of sailfish to move north early this year. There were a few really good days but the sails just were not consistent. The tuna on the other hand were in no short supply. Most fish ran 40 to 50 lbs but a few over 100 lbs tested some drag washers. Marlin, who are not bothered by the drop in water temperature, did take a few baits making for better than normal March marlin action.

March 2021 – Costa Rica Fishing Report

We finished giving our pier a new look just in time for the crowd that came fishing in February. It was really nice to see that kind of movement again after being held back by restrictions for so long. El Niña played with us a bit during this last month as it is usually clear skies, with a flat ocean, and hotter in February.

Come Play at Crocodile Bay in 2021

The year 2020 was, to say the least, a challenge. Costa Rica, like many other countries on our planet, had to face a world-wide pandemic head-on. But few countries have been as successful in flattening the curve as this colorful country. The key for Costa Rica was its quick response and how seriously the government took the situation right from the beginning.

February 2021 – Costa Rica Fishing Report

January 2021 ended with a beautiful full “Wolf Moon”, and although you would be hard-pressed to find a Wolf in Costa Rica, the friendly neighborhood howler monkeys let anglers know when it was time to rise and shine and head to the boats every morning.

COVID-19 Tests Are Now Available On-Site at Crocodile Bay Resort!

Due to the USA’s new CDC policy requiring all international travelers to provide a negative Covid-19 test result prior to re-entering the country, Crocodile Bay Resort has facilitated a system whereby this service will be provided directly on site at the resort.

January 2021 – Costa Rica Fishing Report

December was a tune-up for the season. It was great to see the movement around the resort again and to see some returning friends and meet some new ones. The captains have been itching to get on the water for months.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our friends and extended family.

COVID-19 Health Protocol for Costa Rica and Crocodile Bay Resort

Costa Rica is open for tourism and has thus far had one of the lowest COVID-19 mortality rates in Latin America. The government has been managing the virus successfully. The Ministry of Health and the Costa Rican Tourism Institute in Costa Rica have defined preventative sanitary measures. In response to these measures, we would like to inform our guests on the Costa Rica entry requirements as well as Crocodile Bay Resort’s health and safety protocols.

Steps Required for Tourists Entering Costa Rica

Costa Rica opened its borders on August 1 to foreign tourists from the European Union, Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, and Canada, Tourism Minister Gustavo Segura announced in July. Starting November 1, all residents and citizens of the United States will be allowed to enter Costa Rica again.Tourists Entering Costa Rica will be required to complete the three following steps. Please contact us directly so that we may help walk you through the process and answer any questions that you might have.

The Right to Play

What’s in a vacation? More than ever, a holiday today is priceless. The dictionary equates it to an escape, a getaway, a breather, or a rest. And we here at Crocodile Bay Resort in Costa Rica on the Osa Peninsula, have always understood this valuable investment in your life. 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.

Crocodile Bay Resort Opens November 1

On November 1, we start fishing again. I feel like we are getting paroled, and there is nothing like the salt air and a cobalt sea to liberate ones soul. After being prisoners for so many months there will be nothing more exciting than the sound of line racing off the reel when a big fish makes the first run. I so need that adrenalin rush. And what a great time to re-open. The fall marlin season will be in full swing and historically, and the dorado bite will be going on with the yellowfin tuna busting bait shoals offshore. The sails are not here in big numbers yet, but there are some cruising the area and they are usually hungry.

Crocodile Bay Resort Experiences Staggering Numbers of Fish and Wildlife Since COVID

I have always made it a habit, especially when I travel in the ‘third world’, to seek out the oldest person I can find and start up a conversation. I have found that is how I can get the true flavor of an area. One example of this insight was when my boss at the time, many years ago, kept a boat in Havana, Cuba.