Pursuing your passion in this breathtaking part of the world offers some added perks — warm days, cool breezes, picturesque sunsets, an endless ocean and sand between your toes.... life is good. This luxury Costa Rica Resort offers the largest professional sport fishing team in Central America. Todd Staley and his crew are dedicated to providing education and training to ensure you enjoy the fishing adventure of a lifetime. Our fleet of 40 private boats is easily accessible from our 880 foot pier. We proudly fish Boston Whaler Outrages, Strike Yachts and other fine boats.
This adventure is uniquely challenging and equally rewarding. Whether you are strapping in for a 300 pound tuna, monster sails or fast paced mahi & rooster fishing you will catch fish. Then, relax at night in air-conditioned lodges while enjoying five-star dining.
No other resort in Costa Rica offers a more extensive range of adventures both on the water and in the rainforest. Dennis Atencio, Director of Expeditions, meets with each group to customize your unforgettable tropical adventure. Dennis is certified within the Osa Peninsula Conservation Area and licensed by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute as an Ecological Guide. He and his full-time staff will safely bring you as close to nature as you’re willing to get. Expeditions have been expertly crafted within four distinct environments with all skill levels in mind. From white-knuckle thrills to awe-inspiring sightseeing, there’s so much to explore. Not sure where to start? With the extreme caliber of the Costa Rican coastline, you owe it to yourself to experience at least one adventure from each environment.
World class bill fishing for Sailfish, Blue, Black and Striped Marlin starts just outside the mouth of the Golfo Dulce, about thirty minutes from our 880 foot pier. The Pacific Sailfish can be caught all year and, during the winter months, it is common to raise 10 to 15 in a day. We practice catch-and-release fishing, using safer circle hooks. Our fishing director and English-speaking captains will work with you to accommodate your style and pace.
Marlin have been taken every month of the year. Large numbers of Blues are taken in November and December. July and August are also great for Marlin fishing with the record largest Black Marlin taken in August. Blues are also taken during the prime Sailfish months.
This area is renowned for numbers and size of sailfish. They are available year round with the greatest numbers taken December through May.
The bigger Tuna are taken during the most productive runs of Dorado, but smaller Tuna (footballs) are to be had all year long.
In addition to the blue water, our smooth water Golfo Dulce (Sweet Gulf) provides anglers exciting inshore action. Home to Roosterfish, Bluefin Trevally, Jacks, Grouper, Cubera & Colorado Snapper and others, you will find plenty of different fishing spots to try in this 30-mile long saltwater gulf.
Also known as Dolphinfish or Mahi Mahi, Dorado are more abundant from May through January when the rivers send floating logs and other debris to the ocean. While Dorado can be caught throughout the year, November, December and January are the best months.
Without a doubt, Roosterfish is the most exciting inshore and surf fish available and the main attraction to inshore fishermen. The 30 mile long Golfo Dulce and the volcanic shoreline structure hold fish all year long. Forty to fifty pounders are common.
The amount of freshwater flowing into the gulf provides both surf and estuary fishing for these difficult to catch fish. Although available year round, your chances of catching a Snook are better May through October.
These fast and explosive fish are found year round in limited numbers. Cubera Snapper - This is the most popular of all the local Snappers, due to its size and sheer strength. Fish over 50 pounds have been caught in the area all year round.
Big Eye Trevally, Bluefin Trevally, Jack Crevalle, Tripletail, Barracuda, Sierra Mackerel, African Pompano, Corvina and Grouper are available throughout the year.
Your Fishing Package includes 3-7 full days of fishing as well as the following:
Not included: Alcoholic beverages at the resort, transfer fees, domestic airline overweight seat and baggage, international airfare, meals in San Jose, Costa Rican sales tax of 13% on room rates, airport departure tax, change fees, gratuities.
If you can only stay for a short time in Costa Rica, Crocodile Bay Resort can show you the beauty that makes this area “one of the most ecologically intense place on earth,” as described by National Geographic. Explore from the hidden waterfalls in the canopied rainforests to the vastness of the tropical Pacific. Enjoy special tours to sheltered coves that can only be reached by boat.
Observe a startling array of rainforest creatures, including 400 species of amphibians and reptiles, 878 species of birds, and 228 species of mammals. Our fleet of 40 boats (Boston Whaler Outrages and Strike Boats), docked at our 880 foot private pier, give access to remote snorkeling and surfing spots, a botanical gardens, wildlife refuge, as well as general sight-seeing explorations of these pristine waters. Sport fishing enthusiasts can seek the thrill of catching marlin, sailfish, tuna, dorado, roosterfish and red snapper, among others. The Spa at Crocodile Bay Resort hosted a grand opening in January, 2006. This new facility is equipped with a full-sized kitchen that can accommodate large parties and receptions. The menu of treatments is comparable to the best spa resorts in America. The dining room and bar, game room, gift shop, spa, pool and conference center (comfortably seating 80 people) are within a short walk of each other. Each ofthe 43 air-conditioned guest roomshas two comfortable queen-sized beds and a deck that overlooks the surrounding gardens. The dining room serves local and international favorites including fresh-caught yellow fin tuna, mahi-mahi and Costa Rican beef. The bar is openall day and the pool features a swim-up bar and elevated hot tub.