Crocodile Bay is the perfect destination for people who want to pair their exhilarating adventures with creature comforts. Our all-inclusive approach means all you have to think about is which expeditions you want to try. We have over 30 expeditions, from offshore fishing to jungle tours to ziplining. With the largest professional sport fishing team in Central America, we are a premier destination for fishing. Between adventures, enjoy our beautiful rooms, luxury spa and fun pool with a swim up bar. If you are traveling with a group with varied interests, then Crocodile Bay is perfect - we have something for everyone.
My wife and I came to fish for three days. It was fantastic. It was the first time we caught dorado and sailfish. Manuel, our captain and the first mate Kevin were great. Hope to return next season to fish with these guys again. The lodging was very nice. Not having any TV helps you unwind and relax. The food was wonderful. All of the staff are top notch. Next time we will add a couple more days to enjoy some of the eco tours.
Amazing Resort for Eco Tours and Fishing!
(Stanwood, United States)
I've taken a number of fishing trips in Alaska and Vancouver Island, but this stay at Crocodile Bay Resort has them all beat. The staff is incredibly friendly, rooms spacious and clean, and the resort grounds beautiful. The food was exceptional with an extensive menu selection that is unusual for a fishing destination resort. We had two days of inshore fishing and one day of offshore. We took a rainforest tour and a half day snorkeling tour. We also took advantage of the spa for a massage - I highly recommend the "Angler's Massage" (fabulous). Pool and hot tub was very nice.
Top notch service in paradise!
I recently had the opportunity to spend time at Crocodile Bay Resort. The resort itself is beautiful and very clean while embracing the stunning natural surroundings of the Osa Peninsula. The resort is incredibly located, next to the airport and walking distance to everything in town. The staff is absolutely fantastic… top notch hospitality skills and they genuinely make you feel welcome. For those that do not speak Spanish, the staff speaks great English!
I decided to explore the Golfo Dulce by taking one of Crocodile Bay’s many tours. They offer such a variety of activities, but I decided to do the snorkeling tour. I am fortunate to say that I have had the opportunity to snorkel in many locations around the world. However, I can honestly say that this snorkeling tour completely exceeded any expectations. The guide, Diego, has been taking groups on snorkeling tours in the area for over 8 years. He definitely knows his stuff! He is passionate about nature and wildlife, which I found utterly contagious! He was able to point out many different types of fish, rays and even moray eels! At one point we heard the calls of dolphins under the water. Our boat’s captain, Walter, called us aboard and he whisked us off to find a giant pod of dolphins. It was a blended pod consisting of bottlenose and spotted dolphins. They said there could have been at least 100 dolphins! They were everywhere! It was a truly magical experience!
After the tour, I went to the spa where I had a 50-minute Swedish massage. The masseuse, Monica, was superb! I often like to get massages when traveling... Monica really raised the bar. She was very aware and made sure she was applying the perfect amount of pressure. I have never had 50 minutes pass so quickly! I could have easily stayed there for another hour! They offer a large menu of spa services – different massages, facials, etc. Highly recommended!
At the end of my time at Crocodile Bay, I was given a ride by one of their drivers, Jorge. He was incredibly helpful and professional. We had the chance to have a great conversation about conservation and nature! His English was impeccable. Keep up the great job!
I can’t wait to return to Crocodile Bay! Thanks for everything!
The Spa is the “Reel”Deal at this fishing resort!!
(State College, Pennsylvania)
I traveled with my husband to Costa Rica for a fishing vacation for him and some relaxation for me. I saw they had a spa but really expected a small room with a table. I was wrong! This place is legit and could rival my high-end spa in the USA. We booked a couples massage and the therapists were accommodating in pressure strength. It was so good I went back for a chocolate wrap and facial and another Swedish massage! Gloriana was courteous and professional. I think I melted into the table- it was so relaxing! So, while your husband heads to the water, head to the spa. Better yet, go fishing with him, then book a massage to relieve those aching muscles from all the fish you catch!!
I should begin this review by stating at the outset that my husband, kids, and i are NOT a fishing family in the least. We visited crocodile bay with my sister and her extended family, who are avid fishermen, and figured that even without being there just to fish, we would have a chance to get out of the NYC cold over the holidays and spend some time with our family. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined the trip we would have.
We visited for Christmas and New Years with our three year old boy (who is nuts) and six year old girl. My sister had her 5 and 9 year old boys with her, and the other family who joined us had 8 and 11 year old girls. Six kids in all- ranting in age from 3 to 11- only one of whom had ever been fishing before or really had an interest in it at all- and not one kid or adult spent even one second bored or unhappy.
My husband did decide to go out fishing one day and caught a beautiful mahi, which the kitchen prepared to perfection. He also caught a tuna and enjoyed the sashimi on the boat. Incredible experience for a first time out! The next day they caught 16 rooster fish and several others, which my brother in law (an experienced deep sea fisherman) describes aa the best fishing day of his life.
The only problem we had with the excursions was that we didn’t have enough time to do them all! We- even with the little 3 year old in tow- were able to do the monkey tour, the zip line (he went with a guide and then with me), the Christmas Day cruise with swimming in the bay, the chocolate farm tour, horseback riding through the jungle up to a secluded waterfall, two days at the beach, fishing off the pier (our little guy caught a snapper big enough to feed us all for dinner!), and the most amazing fireworks display/bonfire/resort party on the beach you could ever imagine. They also drive us 1.5 hours away to go to scuba dive at drakes bay, another highly recommended experience.
Honestly, I was super nervous before this trip. We and our kids had no idea what to expect and being in the rainforest with small children made us a bit anxious. But the staff was absolutely incredible- every single person, despite how nuts or kids were, how loud our group of 14 was, what specific requests we had- they all treated us with nothing but patience and kindness. And accommodated every need.
The rooms are clean and comfortable. The grounds are beautifully maintained. We saw dozens of monkeys, a sloth, a crocodile, a sea turtle, macaws, iguanas, and countless birds that were nothing short of stunning. The spa is calming and the massages hit the spot.
Before we even arrived I asked some rather odd questions that I figured would go unanswered but beau wrote incredibly thorough and thoughtful responses to put our minds at ease about traveling with little ones.
We knew the whole staff by name by the time we left. never could i have imagined the experience we would have Our kids cried the whole way back to nyc. It was the trip of a lifetime.
The day before we left they took us out for more swimming and fun on the boat, and we were joined by a pod of dolphins who followed us along, while a double rainbow appeared across the bay. Couldn’t have imagined a more perfect way to end a most perfect trip.