Costa Rica Eco Tours and Expeditions at Crocodile Bay Resort
No other resort offers such a complete range of adventures both on the ocean and in the rainforest. Each unforgettable experience is carefully planned and overseen by Dennis Atencio, Director of Expeditions. Dennis is certified within the Osa Peninsula Conservation Area (ACOSA) by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute as an Ecological Guide. He and his full-time staff will safely bring you as close to nature as you’re willing to get. Expeditions have been expertly crafted within four distinct habitats with all skill levels in mind. From white-knuckle thrills to awe-inspiring sightseeing, there’s so much to explore.
Not sure where to start? With the extreme caliber of the Costa Rican coastline, you owe it to yourself to experience at least one adventure from each habitat. But that’s just the beginning!
Pause for a moment and in the stillness the rainforest comes to life. It’s a living, breathing being full of life and ready to be explored. Take this opportunity to walk among the world’s most amazing wildlife and experience nature at its purest. Discover the four unique monkey species native to Costa Rica. Then scale a rocky river gorge to Quebrada Clarita waterfall before you rappel down its moss-covered wall.
• Corcovado National Park Rainforest
• Osa Peninsula Matapalo Rainforest
• Jungle Night Walk
• Primate Tour
• Reptiles & Amphibians Tour
Within the Osa Peninsula exists Central America’s largest swath of intact lowland rainforest on the Pacific coast and home to an estimated 250,000 of all the living species in the world. And now it becomes your personal playground. Grab your zip line and breeze through the rainforest canopy from a 160-foot platform. Then surround yourself with color and grace of a butterfly farm searching for the elusive Blue Morpho butterfly.
• Bird Watching
• Chocolate Farm
• Horseback Riding
• Canopy Zip Line
• Butterfly Farm
• Panning for Gold
• Cross-Country Biking
• Puerto Jimenez Area Biking
As one of only four tropical fjords in the world, its bed is rich with volcanic reefs, crevices and caves that have become the breeding grounds for a staggering variety of marine life. It is believed that the gulf is the only place in the world where the humpback whales from both the northern and southern hemispheres gather to breed. Its calm waters have created the preferred home for super pods of dolphins with numbers up to 10,000.
• Paddle Boarding
• Mangrove or Sunset Kayak
• Whale, Dolphin & Turtle watching
• Casa Orqideas Botanical Garden
• Scuba Diving
• Sea Turtle Research Experience
• Osa Wildlife Sanctuary by Boat
The aquatic adventure that awaits you on the Pacific Ocean is as limitless as the horizon itself. With only your board as your witness, ride the legendary Pavones surf break, a tubular ride of almost a mile—the second longest left-hand wave in the world. Or, take a slower pace aboard your kayak to find the giant, gentle whale shark—the largest fish in the sea, which can reach up to 40 feet.
• Sunset Ocean Kayak
• Surfing Pavones Beach by Boat
• Surfing Matapalo Beach
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...
Crocodile Bay Resort is located in 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 like many other emerging communities, it requires a little extra nurturing. The government is often unable to provide sufficient funding, so local...
History of the Osa Peninsula
The history of the Osa Peninsula is steeped in mystery, and at one time this biologically intense place was a part of the ocean floor. However, as the volcanoes continued to erupt and the tectonic plates collided, an unbroken land bridge between North and South America formed, and the Osa...
The Golfo Dulce - Costa Rica’s Best Kept Secret
The Golfo Dulce, a pristine tropical fjord on the eastern shore of the Osa Peninsula in the southern zone of Costa Rica, is one of a handful of tropical fjords in the world. Forbes travel contributor Lavanya Sunkara recently described the Golfo Dulce as "Costa Rica’s...
May Eco-Report - 5 More Incredible Reasons to Visit Crocodile Bay Resort in Costa Rica
We decided to list 5 more incredible reasons to visit us here on the Osa Peninsula at Crocodile Bay, a place where you may wish to come for the fishing, but you’ll stay for the opportunity to stand with Mother Nature and share in all the energy of this magical place. In 2019, Crocodile...
April Eco-Report - The Top 5 Reasons to Visit Crocodile Bay Resort in Costa Rica
At this time of year, many of the inquiries about vacationing at Crocodile Bay Resort are about our ‘Green Season’. We call it ‘Green' because it is the time of year when everything comes alive on the Osa Peninsula, and the afternoon showers revive both the flora and the fauna. And where the shades...
March Eco-Report - Photography Workshops at Crocodile Bay Resort
Photography workshops are growing at Crocodile Bay Resort and the reason is simple. The Osa Peninsula is known as the most biodiverse place on Earth, providing thousands of different types of flora and fauna to photograph, and the luxurious facilities at Crocodile Bay are the most comfortable on the Osa.
Botanical Gardens - Crocodile Bay Resort Eco-Tours
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 not only contains the largest collection of orchids in the area, but also gives you an all senses experience of chocolate, cashew, and mango and...