Our team of professional, bilingual drivers will greet you at the airport and take you to the luxurious Cariari DoubleTree by Hilton just minutes from the airport (15) and Costa Rica’s Capital city. This lovely hotel features a large outdoor swimming pool, casino and a gourmet restaurant with a lovely view of Costa Rica’s central valley mountains range. (*Note – your first nights’ stay in San Jose, meals in San Jose and domestic airfare is not included in the Crocodile Bay Resort package price)
Your adventure begins with a breathtaking 45 minute flight from Costa Rica’s Capital City (San Jose) across lush coffee plantations and the spectacular Talamanca mountain range. During your flight you will experience spectacular views of Central America’s largest coastal rainforest and land in the charming town of Puerto Jimenez where the edge of the rainforest bathes in the warm waters of the Pacific. Our Crocodile Bay staff will escort you from the airstrip to Crocodile Bay Resort where you will have a fresh mango/rum cocktail in your hand within minutes. Welcome to paradise!
Day 2 (Afternoon)
After you have settled in and had lunch – we’ll take you on an eco tour that explores Central America’s largest coastal rainforest – Experience a realm once limited to scientific investigations, canopy exploration has quickly become one of the fastest growing and most sought after tour frontiers of the rainforest. We are now proud to offer one of Costa Rica’s finest and safest zipline canopy tours. The ideal site area, a 17-acre tract of virgin forest, is called Miramar or “ocean view” referring to its commanding view of the Golfo Dulce (Sweet Gulf) and the surrounding rainforest. Our region of Costa Rica has been referred to as “the most biologically intense place on Earth” by National Geographic Magazine.
Inshore/Offshore Day 1 – After a quick orientation by our fishing director and an update on recent fishing activity, you can pick your pleasure – inshore or offshore – conventional or on the fly. Our 700 foot private pier is only a five minute walk from your room and is home to Central America’s largest private fishing fleet of Boston Whalers and Strike Yacht tower boats. Our boats are outfitted with top of the line fishing gear and you will be accompanied by professional, English speaking crew (captain and mate). Daily fishing includes lunch, snacks, soft drinks, beer, gear and fishing license. This package includes fishing on a 24′ Boston Whaler – Ask about upgrading to a 33′ Strike Tower Boat.
After a day of fishing you can take today to relax, unwind or explore. This is a perfect opportunity to visit the charming seaside village of Puerto Jimenez, only a 10 minute walk from your room – or visit the nearby pristine beach (15 minute ride) Playa Preciosa (Precious Beach – small fee for transportation) We also offer complimentary paddle boarding from our private pier and waterfront. You may also book one of over 20 treatments in our luxury spa or enjoy one of 30 activities provided by our in-house, bilingual eco-tour department. Paddle boarding is complimentary – all spa and or eco tour options may be purchased at the resort for an additional fee.
Inshore or offshore fishing, it’s up to you! Go offshore in pursuit of sailfish, marlin, dorado, tuna etc….or stay inshore to target roosterfish, snapper, African pompano and a variety of other exotic species. Staff from our fishing department will visit you the night before your fishing day around dinner to plan your next days fishing trip and make recommendations. This package includes two full days fishing on 24′ Boston Whaler Outrages. Fishing license, lunch, beer & soft drinks, English speaking crew and all gear included.
Use this free day to experience the magic of Costa Rica’s Osa peninsula in a variety of exciting ways. We offer a fleet of new Old Town fishing kayaks, shore casting as well as 30 eco tours or you may enjoy a visit to our luxury rain forest spa for a variety of all natural treatments. Kayak fishing, ecotours, and spa may be purchased at the resort and are not included in package price.
Some anglers like to extend their trips with an extra day of inshore or offshore fishing. Additional Days may also be added for our new guided kayak fishing trips and guided surf casting (or you may enjoy a visit to our spa or explore one of 30 eco adventure tours). Anglers of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Talk to one of our team members about including an extra day just in case you just aren’t ready to call it quits.