Crocodile Bay Resort
Crocodile Bay Resort is the finest eco/fishing resort on the planet. Located on the beautiful Golfo Dulce in Pacific Costa Rica's southern shore. The resort is modern, beautiful, luxurious and has all of the creature comfort amenities one could want from a swim up pool with bar, large luxurious rooms or houses with private baths and A/C, European trained chefs, a huge health/beauty spa, a lounge serving imported and local beverages, am on site store selling fishing gear and gifts including local crafts, almost 50 acres of enchanting but manicured grounds that are home to some of the worlds rarest and most beautiful parrots including several macaws, toucans, monkeys, and incredible flora, a large butterfly enclosure and crocodile farm, and a 700 foot private dock.
The fishing at Crocodile Bay is world class both for inshore and offshore species. The fishing fleet is first class, headed by the fabulous Strike 33 yachts. The Captains and mates are all excellent and speak English. Some are Americans and others native Ticos whose fathers and grandfathers are local fishermen. There are far too many species available here but some of my favorites are detailed in my Saltwater's Greatest Gamefish book. Offshore species include sailfish, blue, black, and striped marlin, several tuna species, mahi mahi, and wahoo. Inshore favorites include roosterfish, Pacific tarpon, bluefin trevally, jack crevalle, black snook, snappers, amberjack, sharks, and even the normally open water wahoo.
See the attached description for fly fishing at CBR.
Crocodile Bay's front yard is the 32 mile long Golfo Dulce. This is one of the richest eco-systems in the Pacific with seven rivers feeding the gulf and providing a plethora of varying habitat. There are three types of fishing: wetlands and mangroves, riverine, and the open waters of the gulf. This is a paradise for wildlife. Several species of whales plus whale sharks are commonly seen here, often extremely close to shore. The beaches are home to an incredible variety of marine life including a number of varieties of turtles, crocodiles, dolphins, and pilot whales, and an incredible array of different fish species.
Crocodile Bay's back yard is the Osa Peninsula and Corcovado National Park. Corcovado is the world's largest remaining lowland rain forest. Its biodiversity of flora and fauna are as diverse as anywhere on Earth. Birds, raptors, parrots, monkeys, bats, five varieties of cats, moths, are complemented by truly giant trees, incredible waterfalls, including La Llorona - the Crying Woman, lagoons, mangroves, rivers - some where gold is commonly panned.
The eco activities are unsurpassed. There are about 36 different activities that are available to the guests. This is not counting just walking the grounds and viewing its splendor. Activities go from horseback riding on the beach, to surfing, to kayaking, and zip lining or repelling a waterfall, or riding a bike, etc. There is fishing from shore and at the dock at night. Day trips are available in the National park or Cano National Park for snorkeling or diving.
Crocodile Bay Resort is the perfect reasonably priced destination for a family with varied interests. Your vacation can be customized. In a changing world, Costa Rica remains an extremely safe place to visit with the lowest crime rate i n the western hemisphere. This West Virginia size country borders the pacific and the Caribbean and its central provinces are dominated by mountains. There is much to do on your way to Crocodile Bay Resort or on your return.