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Welcome to  Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica

“The most biologically intense place on Earth” — National Geographic Magazine

Join us for the Costa Rica fishing or ecotour vacation of a lifetime. There is no other place where you will feel more connected to the natural world than when you’re on the Osa Peninsula, where the edge of Costa Rica’s largest coastal rainforest meets the Pacific; and, at its heart is Crocodile Bay Eco-Resort. From the moment you arrive, a once unattainable world of adventure will unfold before you like the calm and welcoming waters of the Golfo Dulce.

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  • 2.5% of the world’s biodiversity is outside your front door
  • Costa Rica is 200 times smaller than the United States and the Osa constitutes a mere 3% of Costa Rica—yet the Osa has the same number of plant and animal species as the entire United States.
  • Four different species of endangered sea turtles come to nest here.
  • All four species of monkeys found in Costa Rica thrive here, along with the largest population of Scarlet Macaws north of the Equator.
  • Central America’s largest remaining Pacific lowland rainforest and 50% of all plant and animal species in Costa Rica can be found here.
  • Just-Caught Ocean to Table Dining
  • This is the center of the “South Central American Pacific Slope,” which is classified as one of the most important endemic-bird areas in the world.
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Crocodile Bay is easy to get to from anywhere in the Americas via San Jose Costa Rica International Airport (SJO).

Adventure on Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula – by Lonely Planet

Wildlife Protection: Jaguar

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It’s not uncommon to use superlatives when describing Sport Fishing and Eco Tours in the Península de Osa and the Golfo Dulce (Sweet Gulf – home to Crocodile Bay Resort). National Geographic famously described it as ‘the most biologically intense place on Earth.’ That’s right, on Earth.

Containing a huge swath of Pacific rain forest, the Osa is teeming with life. What’s more, you can actually see it. From the army ants toiling away, to the scarlet macaws squawking in the almond trees, from Baird’s tapirs hanging around Sirena ranger station, to the four species of monkeys swinging in the trees, this is undoubtedly Costa Rica’s top spot to witness life at its wildest. And not only in Parque Nacional Corcovado – although that’s the obvious place – but also in the surrounding reserves that create a biological corridor around the gulf. And there are plenty of sleepy beachside towns like Puerto Jimenez, to laze around in plus brilliant surfing at Pavones.

The peninsula protects the Golfo Dulce from the powerful Pacific, attracting groups fish, whales and dolphins to its tranquil waters. Fringing the bay, miles of shoreline are populated with swaying palms and prodigious birdlife, but hardly a human soul.

While the Guaymí Indians were the earliest inhabitants of the Osa and still live here, much of this area was never populated or developed by Ticos. It means that roads are poor and most of the peninsula is still off the grid. In recent years, all those superlatives have attracted the attention of gringos who want to trade in their workaday world for a piece of paradise.

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Dennis Atencio
Eco Director
Dennis Atencio is our Eco Director and Specialist Tour Guide. He’ll show you the best that the Osa Peninsula has to offer, and will guide you through an unforgettable experience. He is also one of our amazing travel experts. Dennis and his team are always happy to set up any tour experience for you while you’re at the Crocodile Bay Resort.
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Check What Adventure and Eco Tours You Can Do Here on the Osa Peninsula

Zip Line Canopy Tour

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Miramar Canopy Zip-line Once a realm limited to scientific investigations, canopy exploration has quickly become one of the fastest growing and most sought after tour frontiers of...

Osa Wildlife Sanctuary – by Boat

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Bordering a national park along the same wild stretch of coastline as the botanical gardens tour is the Osa Wildlife Sanctuary. Partake of this rare opportunity to see and even...

The Casa Orquideas Botanical Garden by Boat

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A glorious morning boat ride takes you across the beautiful Golfo Dulce to the largest and most elegantly manicured botanical gardens in the region. This huge family owned garden...

Jungle Night Walk

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Hunt or be hunted is the nighttime order of the rainforest, when many animals are active. In this tour we observe “survival of the fittest.” Night walking, as opposed to a day...

Bird Watching – In Depth

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In these 2½ days, we will take the time to focus on a variety of habitats: lower mountain along with coastal primary and secondary rainforests, forest edges, tropical orchards,...

Bird Watching Introduction

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The wealth of Costa Rica’s avifauna, in itself, warrants a trip to our resort. With 854 species of birds in an area the size of West Virginia, Costa Rica is home to more bird...

Reptile and Amphibian Tour

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This tour was established for those who have a special interest in Reptiles and Amphibians, and want to learn more about them. On this tour we will focus on the various forms of...

Finca Kobo Chocolate Farm

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This tour features one of our most important native trees… chocolate! Due to the abundance of fruiting trees, there is plentiful wildlife in the area; particularly toucans and...

Gold Panning

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Before becoming Central America’s premier rainforest destination, the Osa Peninsula was famous for its highgrade and abundant gold deposits. Visit the claim of a local professional...

Costa Rica Fishing

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World class fishing for Sailfish, Blue, Black, and Striped Marlin starts just outside the mouth of the Golfo Dulce, about thirty minutes from our 880 foot pier.The Pacific Sailfish...

Visit the Crocodiles and Caimans

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To come to this eco-resort and not see why it is called Crocodile Bay would be to miss a chance at a great story and to have that story corroborated by photos! Come with us to see...

Playa Preciosa – “Precious Beach”

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What better way to relax than on a pristine, tropical beach! It is a short drive to this secluded, unspoiled beach perfect for bodysurfing, swimming and kicking- back as you enjoy...

Cross Country Biking

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See the Osa Peninsula countryside close-up and personal on our new Trek Mountain Bikes. The casual biker will experience the rolling hills and flats as he meanders along country...
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Golfo Dulce Excursion by Boat

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The Golfo Dulce, one of the most pristine tropical gulfs in the world, is surrounded by lush mountainous rainforest and mangrove wetlands. Approximately 30 miles long and nearly...
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Snorkeling in the Gulfo Dulce

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Snorkeling the Golfo Dulce by Boat With eighty-degree waters, snorkeling in the Golfo Dulce is as inviting as it is fascinating. On this multi-dive trip you will visit a variety of...

Surfing on the Osa Peninsula

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Surfing Pavones Beach by Boat The “second longest left-hand curl in the world” is right across the Golfo Dulce from our resort. A 30-minute boat ride brings you to Pavones so you...

Butterfly Farm

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These colorful insects are part of our lives and exist in some form almost everywhere in the world, but rarely in the numbers or variety found in Costa Rica. Sadly many of these...

Mangrove Kayak or Sunset Kayak

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You will paddle through the exotic and mysterious landscape of a river mangrove estuary. The serene passages of the river bring you silently alongside many beautiful aquatic birds:...

Corcovado National Park Rainforest

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Established in 1975, and encompassing an area of 263 square miles, Corcovado is widely considered the crown jewel in the extensive system of national parks and biological reserves...

The Osa Rainforest

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The tropical lowland rainforest is the most species-rich land-based ecosystem on Earth. It is a land of enchantment made up of brilliantly colored birds (the scarlet macaw and the...

Monkey Tour

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Costa Rica is home to four species of monkeys; The Spider Monkey, The Mantled Howler Monkey, The White-Throated Capuchin Monkey, and The Central American Squirrel Monkey.

Sea Turtle Rescue Tour

The project of the Sea Turtle Rescue Tour is called “Osa in the water” located on Playa Blanca, close to Puerto Jiménez and is organized by WIDECAST an international, independent,...