February Eco-Report

Whale Shark Season – Now Until May

Whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) have a history of visiting the waters around the Osa Peninsula from January through to May. 

Whale sharks are the largest of all sharks, and indeed the largest of any fish alive today. They feed on plankton and travel large distances to find enough food to sustain their huge size, and to reproduce. Whale sharks are found in all the tropical oceans of the world.

The maximum size of whale sharks is not known but could be as large as 20m. Females give birth to live young but this has never been observed. Where pupping occurs and where the youngest animals situate remains a mystery, as they are very rarely found. Adults are often found feeding at the surface but may dive to 1000m.

Seeing these amazing creatures in the protected waters of the Golfo Dulce, and off the coast of the Osa Peninsula, is a treat. 

No other resort on the Osa Peninsula can offer you a more complete range of water adventures on both the Pacific Ocean and the Golfo Dulce. Our privately owned fleet is the largest in all of Central and South America. The fleet includes Boston Whaler 250 Outrages (24’ and 25’ center consoles) and Strike Yachts (33’ and 35′ tower boats) that are easily accessed from our 800-foot private pier. This means that you will have the opportunity to explore places on the water that no one else can take you. Just take a short walk down to our pier and off you go on an ocean safari of your choosing. 

Come explore the waters off the Osa Peninsula with Crocodile Bay Resort and be amazed at what nature has designed.

Whale Shark

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