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Crocodile Bay Resort Eco-Guides

No other resort on the Osa Peninsula 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 (ICT) as an Ecological Guide. Joining Dennis are Diego and Jose, who are both certified ICT naturalist guides for the southern zone of Costa Rica.

Wildlife Photography Workshop by Steve Morello and Jeff Mauritzen

Join two internationally recognized wildlife photographers for an intensive week-long jungle photo safari! The Osa Peninsula is one of the most biodiverse locations on our planet and this photo workshop will focus on getting you close to the action for the best possible images.   Both Jeff Mauritzen ( ) and Steve Morello ( ) have been coming to Costa Rica for many years both as photographers and as photo instructors for Lindblad / National Geographic Expeditions. The techniques and skills they will teach you, come from...

Crocodile Bay Resort 2018 Fishing Highlight Reel

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Crocodile Bay Resort is where elite anglers come to discover some of the best inshore and offshore sport fishing experiences in the world. But if you don’t fish, don’t worry because it is also here that families can experience an array of eco adventures and expeditions. And in 2019 Crocodile Bay Resort will usher in the new year with a tackle box of new possibilities and experiences.

Merry Christmas from Crocodile Bay Resort 

 All of us at Crocodile Bay are fortunate to have met so many incredible guests, friends and adventure seekers this year from all around the globe. From our family to yours, we want to thank you for allowing us to be a part of your life and for choosing to visit us in this very magical corner of the world.   We would like to wish you all a muy Feliz Navidad. A very Merry Christmas to all.

Our Boats, Your Desire at Crocodile Bay Resort

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 24’ 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.  The Golfo Dulce is...

The Trip of a Lifetime – Review From Our 2017 Sweepstakes Winner

The Trip of a Lifetime – Review From Our 2017 Sweepstakes Winner Former specialist and now veteran Joshua Cumings and his wife Ashley Cumings won our 2017 all-inclusive Costa Rica Castaway Sweepstakes. Joshua was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He joined the Army in February of 2003 at the age of 22 and attended OSUT (One Station Unit Training) at FT. Leonard Wood, MO to be a Combat Engineer/Demolitions and bomb expert. During his career, Specialist Joshua Cumings served as an Engineer Squad Leader. He participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. His...

Crocodile Bay Resort, Costa Rica Chosen to Host International Roosterfish Tournament

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Crocodile Bay Resort Selected to Host International Roosterfish Tournament in November 2018

JBL Communications Tournament 2018

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Crocodile Bay Resort Costa Rica Fishing Report – Mid April 2018 by Fishing Director Allan Smith – Greetings from the tropics, Last week we had the pleasure of hosting the JBL Communications Tournament put on by Brook Lunsford.

Crocodile Bay Resort, Costa Rica – A Great Family Fishing Destination

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Costa Rica Family Fishing Destinations: Crocodile Bay Resort by Todd Staley The little Cessna rolled to a stop on the airstrip at Barra del Colorado. Out stepped a man and a young boy around 10 years old.

It’s Hasta Luego, It’s not Adios

A Message from Todd Staley – Fishing Director Ever since I remember, I’ve fished and have been lucky enough to spend my entire life near bodies of water that held fish. My mom always called me a “Dreamer”.

Costa Rica Sport Fishing Calendar

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One of the first things to consider when planning your Costa Rica sport fishing vacation is what species you want to target and what time of the year conditions are most favorable to yield the highest numbers of that species. This Costa Rica fishing guide and calendar will provide an overview of the best “historical” months to pursue your target species. January Tuna, Marlin, and Dorado taper off and numbers of Sailfish numbers begin to increase. February Prime time for Sailfish. Occasional Marlin, Tuna or Dorado. March Primetime for Sailfish. April Sailfish numbers drop...

It’s Not Always About the Fish

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Crocodile Bay, Costa Rica Fishing Features by Fishing Director Todd Staley It’s Not Always About the Fish (Article by Todd Staley from Sol de Osa) One of the most exciting days of fishing I ever had was in a lagoon in Nicaragua accessible only by passing through myriad rivers and creeks on the Caribbean side of  Costa Rica. That day, Mike Holiday and I hooked more than 60 tarpon on casting plugs. We tired of tarpon and went to the beach to cast for snook. The tarpon wouldn’t leave us alone. We were hooking them from shore. I watched as Holiday played and eventually landed a...

Winner of Annual Costa Rica Fishing Trip Catches 70lb Roosterfish

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There is a misconception out there that nobody ever really wins these “Enter to Win” on-line free trip promotions. Rest assured at Crocodile Bay Resort, that is not the case. Jeri Heiser and Paul Hartman from Bismark, North Dakota recently won our 2014-2015 VIP contest and just returned from their fishing and eco vacation at Crocodile Bay Resort which included three full days fishing on a 33′ Strike Yacht an exciting Ecotour in one of the world’s most bioligically diverse regions and deluxe treatment in our  luxury spa. Here’s what Jeri had to say about...