A big part of being an angler and outdoor lover is an innate craving for adventure and appreciation of the natural world. There are many incredible places in the world and Crocodile Bay is your gateway to one of the true gems. The diversity in the Osa Peninsula is unmatched in Central America and probably the world. This untouched natural splendor goes hand in hand with incredible fishing opportunities and eco-adventures. Crocodile Bay is your ticket to both.
Both the fishing and the animal and plant life will amaze visitors to this special place.
Crocodile Bay is enjoying its 17th season of hosting anglers and eco-adventurers to the wild side of Costa Rica. Easy to get to and offering excellent accommodations, Crocodile Bay has something for everyone.
Of course offshore and inshore fishing are what made Crocodile Bay famous. The resort is located on the Golfo Dulce, home to roosterfish, cubera snapper, bluefin trevally, grouper and more. Just outside the bay are the fertile offshore waters where large pelagics roam.
Pacific sailfish, striped, blue and black marlin, dorado, tuna, and wahoo are waiting to capture your attention and your bait. The 800-foot pier houses the Crocodile Bay fleet of 40 boats, which is the largest private sportfishing fleet in Central and South America. The armada includes Boston Whaler and Strike boats as well as 24 and 27-foot center consoles and their 33 and 35-foot tower boats.
Each boat is outfitted with a very experienced crew and a full complement of top-notch gear including fly tackle to bring your fishing dreams to life.
Imagine yourself, basking in the warm tropical sun in the cockpit of a sportfish while others in higher latitudes are freezing in a gray, dreary winter.
Envision heading out with your friends and family to share a once in a lifetime fishing experience. The boat crews at Crocodile Bay have a sole mission to make sure you have the best fishing experience possible.
Todd Staley, Director of Fishing, expert fisherman, writer, and conservationist said, “Our crews are dedicated to providing education and training to ensure you enjoy the fishing adventure of a lifetime. Offshore, inshore, and now all-new kayak and shore fishing excursions are available, each uniquely challenging and equally rewarding. The upwelling caused by the offshore winds to the north and south moves baitfish into the area and leaves a flat ocean with one of the highest concentrations of sailfish in the world.”
You can chase offshore pelagics in their tower boats and center consoles or choose to fish the inshore waters by center console, kayak or from shore. There are so many options at Crocodile Bay that many guests return again and again without ever feeling like it’s the same trip.
It’s also the friendly, professional service you receive that keeps Crocodile Bay’s clients coming back every chance they get. A very down-home, intimate experience awaits all guests to the lodge and leaves you with nothing to do but relax in between bouts of great excitement. The property is breathtaking and the wildlife comes to you as you enjoy a balcony view or soak in the pool.
The food is yet another reason to stay with Crocodile Bay and fresh is the theme every day. Be it your fresh catch from the sea or the locally grown fruits and vegetables, the chefs will prepare the dish of your choice to your liking. Swap the day’s fishing stories at the bar or talk about your most recent adventures in the jungle with like-minded guests of the lodge.
Enjoy the staff’s charm and hospitality like no other and see why Crocodile Bay keeps guests coming back time after time.
Crocodile Bay is the perfect place to spend time with family and make new friends.
Crocodile Bay is not just about fishing. Adventure comes in many forms and with over 30 eco-tours and activities; each guest can find the adventure and exploration that fits their liking. Surrounded by some of the most diverse biological splendor preserved in Costa Rica’s National Parks, you can explore the jungle and its inhabitants in a wide variety of ways. Here are just a few examples of eco-adventures waiting for you.
Eco-Adventure and Tours
- Corcovado National Park Rainforest
• Osa Peninsula Matapalo Rainforest
• Waterfall Climbing & Rappelling
• Jungle Night Walk
• Primate Tour
• Reptiles & Amphibians Exploration
- Bird Watching
• Finca Kobo Chocolate Farm
• Finca Raices de Osa (sustainable local
Costa Rican family farm)
• Horseback Riding• Miramar Canopy Zip Line
• Osa Palmas Canopy Zip Line
• Butterfly Farm
• Panning for Gold
• Cross-Country Biking
• Puerto Jimenez Area Biking
• 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
- Sunset Ocean Kayak
• Surfing Pavones Beach by Boat
• Surfing Matapalo Beach
The only hard part is picking which adventure to do first!
After all of this adventure, you should take advantage of the full spa facility to immerse yourself in your vacation or work out the kinks after a vigorous day of fighting fish. The spa at Crocodile Bay is a 5,000 square foot modern facility with one goal in mind. Making you feel restored in mind and body with more than 30 customizable therapies which can include locally grown organic fruits and herbs to generate healing properties from Nature’s original designs.
Crocodile Bay takes great care to provide its guests with a first-class fishing and eco-tour adventure. They have a variety of three, four and five-day packages or you can create your own a la carte package from their many options. No matter which you choose, you will experience the charm and expertise of Crocodile Bay and they will leave you wanting for nothing except more!
Visit Crocodile Bay’s website for full details, videos, pictures and more. Pura Vida!