Continued from https://www.bdoutdoors.com/crocodile-bay-resort-family-vacation/ Took the family to Crocodile Bay Resort for the holidays. 6 days at the resort then 3 days hanging with @ZZZZZ Brad in Dominical and a day in San Jose. Fishing, wildlife, crazy driving, rain, jungle tours, beaches and hardly any relaxing we were so busy. I'm writing up a full report but here's a ton of photos that pretty much explain themselves. Crocodile Bay Resort was everything we had heard it was and more. The service is top notch and it was a perfect blend of fishing, ecotours, eating and if we would have taken the time, relaxing. The fishing offshore was really good for 120-200lb yellowfin, sailfish, dorado and marlin. I was inshore fishing with kids trying to catch snapper and roosterfish. The boats and captains are top notch. Perfect english around the whole resort. Food on par with a higher end restaurant. I felt like an idiot wearing tee shirts and trunks to dinner every night as they made the place fancy. They didn't care though "pura vida". Driving in Costa Rica is just like driving in Los Angeles. We were only going to drive 3 hours north then another hour to Quepos to fly back to San Jose but a storm came in, an airplane went down killing 12 making it probably best that our flight was cancelled. Ended up taking 7 hours to get to San Jose from Quepos instead of the normal 3. Rain, mud slides, rocks in the road and holiday traffic. There is no such thing as merging in Costa Rica, no one lets anyone in, have to force it. I'm used to doing that with a big truck anyway so it became fun. Costa Rica isn't cheap. It's American prices on everything. I dumped around $12K on this trip ($5K was air fare using points). Don’t let what I spent scare you from doing a trip, a lot of the money was due to time of the year and last minute booking. I later found out that a lot of people purchase the trip packages through Sierra Club for around $1500-$2000 for the lodging package. It can be done a lot cheaper than what I spent. I was also there during the busiest time of the year. Next time the kids are getting pulled out of school and I could get the trip down to half of what I paid, maybe more.