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.
Everything from the beginning was fantastic. Leya picked us up at the airport in Puerto Jimenez and was super sweet and helpful. She gave us the full tour of the property in great detail and made us feel so welcome. We arrived later in the day, so we just decided to hang around the resort and relax at the bar. The bartenders are amazing. Stephanie was on duty on our first night and she was fantastic, she had only been a bartender for a few months but you couldn't tell. Friendly, attentive and super sweet!
Husband and son went fishing the next day and myself and myself and my sons girlfriend had the day to explore. I started with a walk around the property which included seeing several scarlett macaws and spider monkeys literally steps from the door.
Tony took my husband and son out fishing and they had a BLAST! Caught several tuna that we had for dinner and their bucket list fish THE ROOSTER!
We talked with Leya about going into town and we used the bikes that were on property. Biked around the small village, had lunch a Mericelles and went to 2 of the cutest local shops for souvenirs.
We zip lined at night with Moses, Nicki and Michael. I was slightly terrified but Moses
was amazing and reassuring and made it fun.
Fished again with Manuel and Saul on the bigger boat and my husband caught a sailfish.
We did several tours with Alberto and i must say he is AMAZING. So passionate about the area and his knowledge was just top notch. I actually would take tours of any kind just to learn from this man. With him, we did the 1/2 Rainforest Tour, Chocolate Farm and Slouth Tour (All separate, but all in my opinion, are MUST DO!)
We actually went on this trip for my husbands 50th birthday and Marie in Dining made it super special by bringing out a brownie with all the works and a candle and singing.
Diego (Fishing Coordinator) was super helpful and so friendly when talking to us each
evening at dinner.
The service at meal time was stellar. Marianne, Stephanie, Marie, Cathyley (SP?) were all so sweet and took the time to get to know each of us. I felt so at home here and would love to go back soon!
Photography Trip of a Lifetime
Lisa from Lynch Creek Travel put together the most amazing trip. She was so wonderful to work. Our photography/eco tour guide that Lisa arranged for us was Rayner Araya and I can't say enough great things about him. Professional, courteous and so knowledgeable. And with the eyes of a hawk. We saw so much wildlife.
Lisa made it happen and Rayner made it perfect. I can't thank both of them enough.
This was my 9th time to crocodile bay it was great to see Floury, Maria and Olympia again. We had a great time caught 2 blue marlin and 4 sailfish along with a nice roster fish and various bottom fish. Will return again.
The Trip of a Lifetime!
My boyfriend and I had an amazing time at Crocodile Bay! Lisa from Lynch Creek Travel was extremely helpful and a lot of fun to work with while setting everything up. She and Carlos (in San Jose) and Yousa (at Crocodile Bay) were absolute lifesavers when bad weather made our trip in a bit of a nightmare - we were re-routed because of a storm. Time of day didn't matter to them as long as we got to where we needed to be safely. That security was GREATLY appreciated, especially after what turned into a long 24+ hours of travel. Once we were finally able to get to the resort, Lea and the entire staff were so welcoming. We arrived right before lunch, so we got to experience the delicious food and excellent service right away. The staff was very accommodating to dietary restrictions. We enjoyed two days of fishing with Capt. German and Saul. Nothing beats sushi/sashimi from tuna caught fresh that morning, and Capt. German put us on plenty of them! We also learned to surf with Jose and went zip lining with Diego. Both were amazing experiences and we would highly recommend. We finished our trip with Alberto and a visit to Rancho Raices farm to make chocolate. He was extremely knowledgeable about the plants and animals in the area and we learned a lot. The family who owns/runs the farm is extremely kind and very welcoming. We couldn't have asked for a better trip with nicer people. We are very active so we didn't spend much time by the pool, but if you're looking for a location that provides both activities and downtime, Crocodile Bay has the perfect mix.
Lisa - Lynch Creek Travel -
I wanted to thank you and give you a little feedback from our trip to Crocodile Bay:
This was a FANTASTIC journey. Everything that you set up for us was flawless and perfect- not one tiny snag end to end, which in my world has never happened....especially with so many little pieces like transportation/transfers etc. Next time I will book my air travel nonstop from SJO to our final US airport but other than that there is nothing else I would change for the travel package. I will alter a few things we take next time but this was the dry run to figure things out. I would like to return toward the end of FEB w my wife.
I could write a full review of the the entire trip but I am sure you have heard all that before....the great staff at croc bay etc - they are so terrific at making you feel like you are the only and most important guest.
The aquatic wildlife both inshore and offshore to me was the most amazing piece but the rain forest was awesome as well. The terrifying zip line I was dreading wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be - but my daughter loved it and that was what it was all about. We have a thousand or so photos to go through- monkeys, sloths, butterflies, fish, whales, dolphins birds, cliffs, trees, huge surf etc
The second most amazing thing was how few bug bites I got - 3 in a week! I get more than that in an evening in my own backyard. Considering we did the zip line and the all day forest tour (in shorts) I was pleasantly surprised. I did however stand on a small ant hill while taking a picture of my my daughter so I don’t count those 3 - that was my fault.
Sailfish and roosters were fun, but seeing a 500 pound Marlin explode out of the water and take our gear to Panama was a site to behold. Catching countless little mahis was fun and putting 29 tuna on the board was pretty amazing too. The coolest thing was that we worked areas offshore that were so full of life - no less than 200 dolphins and game fish herding bait into balls and then feeding and jumping along with hundreds of sea birds - sights you only see on a Nat Geo program.
The story of stories is that my daughter and I both battled an enormous tuna estimated to push 150# for over an hour. Each of us having to take breaks while the other jumped in and tried our best to whip what we named the Diablo Tuna. However in an effort to keep us positioned the captain accidentally ran over our line and cut off the fish that was still showing no signs of tiring after countless blistering runs. Disappointing - but also the most amazing fish I have ever encountered.
Getting long winded here but thank you once again for making this a very smooth professionally arranged amazing journey. We even got stuck in Charlotte NC for an overnight and had an great time exploring downtown and found some spots to revisit someday.
Hats off to everyone involved that made this trip so easy and very memorable.
Look forward to our return in 9 months.