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Luckiest guy in the world
I was a little disappointed, Everything seemed a little dated and we didn’t catch any sailfish or marlin restaurant didn’t get lunch order right for three days and pretty much made ordering meals a challenge that it was a mystery what they were gonna bring out I do have to say the fillet was pretty good everything else was just kinda ok
Awesome Fishing Time
Andrea B (Nuremberg, Germany)
The people at this place go the extra mile to make you feel home and comfortable. The food is amazing! It’s a very nice fishing place And the captains and mates are really great! I will come back! The only wish I have new mattresses! That’s why only four stars instead of five!
Think twice before going!!!
FishingFamilyFun (Idaho Falls, Idaho)
This was our first time to Costa Rica and my wife and I traved there with friends. We had a outstanding time! The staff that takes care of you are so kind! The food is amazing and they are so kind to help with any special requests. We brought some fish back with us that we had caught on a couple of the days and they cooked them up just the way that we wanted! Amazing chef!!! We came here to catch rooster fish and my friend and I caught 3 in two days of fishing. I had expected a lot more, but I fish enough to know that you don't always catch a lot of fish. We did catch a few snapper on those days also. The big surprise is that we decided to go offshore fishing one day, and we ended up catching 1 dorado and 9 sailfish! That was a lot of fun and more sails than we were expecting. The guides were very nice and fun to fish with. At the end of each fishing day, they wanted you to fill out a form that said what you caught and if you have any suggestions. I thought that I would just talk to the main fishing guy about a suggestion that I had, and I guess he didn't really want any feed back, because he snapped at me for making any suggestion.(maybe he was just having a bad day) The pool was wonderful to get into after a day of fishing and swim over to the swim up bar for a drink! We did the zip line tour, the ladies went to the botanical gardens and animal preserve, and they enjoyed the spa. All of our guides were great. The reason I say to think twice is because you are going to gain weight from all of the wonderful food, you will wonder why you came back home to the snow and you and your wife are going to wonder who is going to cook for you at home. Thanks Crocodile Bay for a great trip!
Great Time at Crocodile Bay
My wife and I and another couple recently spent a week at Crocodile Bay Resort in Costa Rica. We had an outstanding time. Can't say enough good things about the staff and accomodations; fishing staff; and, the eco tour options and guides. Of course we have to mention Olympia who is the Resort "mother". She is wonderful. All four of us definitely plan to return for more fishing and eco touring. Won't come too soon. Thanks Crocodile Bay for a wonderful time.
Hannah J (Portland, Oregon)
There isn't anything I could say that would be a real negative! My friend and I visited with her parents. Her dad was there for the fishing and had an amazing time! Her mom ended up being sick the whole Vacation and the staff was so amazing to her. They, mainly Olimpia, kept on checking on her and making sure she had access to get medicine, a doctor, or even just hot tea. They were amazing. We were there for relaxation and exploration. The resort was very clean and well laid out. I loved that there was so much wildlife on the property, it was an ideal eco lodging. There was even a sloth!!! There was ac in the rooms, which made the humidity easier to deal with. There are no TV's or internet in the rooms, only in the main Lodge. That was a nice break. The pool is small, but it is very empty during the day when everyone is either fishing or on eco tours. As I said, my friends dad went fishing and had a blast! He loved everything about it. He is hard of hearing and with any accent he has more trouble understanding, but the fishermen we're so good to him and helped every step of the way. The tours we went on, chocolate farm, monkey and bird tour, were so fun! I think what I loved most is that the guides were very knowledgeable. They not only pointed out the different animals or plants, but they talked a lot about nature and the different things about it in Costa Rica. Like...the termite homes on the trees or what all the leaf cutter ants are for. Every single guide was amazing...even the ones that we didn't go on, the guides still came around at dinner time and talked. It's definitely a family atmosphere there. The spa was amazing!! There is a bunch of services offered, no Mani or pedis. The herbal massage was heavenly. The other staff was phenomenal too. Everyone was so nice and accommodating! I cannot express how wonderful the people were. Too many people to list, but all of them were my favorite. Now the important part...the food. OMG!! Soooo delicious! We had fresh fish every day! There was a bunch of options....mainly the same menu, but lots of choices. I had a beef tenderloin one night and it was perfect! There's options for practically everyone. The drinks were amazing too. A couple of tips and notes: Alcoholic drinks are not part of the "all-inclusive" price. They are about $4-8 on average. You can tip as you go, or you can tip at the end when you check out. You can tip specific people and do group tips. We listed our specific tour guides and then did a big group tip for the rest of the staff. So it was nice not to have to carry around my wallet on the resort. Do the tours! They are usually around $85-150, depending on length. I liked the half day excursions. Bring bug spray. We went in the dryer season so there wasn't very many bugs, but even sitting outside at night I got mosquito bites. But it wasn't overwhelming...just sneaky little suckers. I never once felt unsafe. We even went in to town and everyone was so nice. The town is small, so you can't get lost. They accept US currency. In town they may not know the exchange rate, so know that before you go and make sure you don't cut it close, give an extra dollar...no biggie. Everyone on staff can speak English, maybe to different degrees, but enough. I'm sad to say that I only know a few Spanish words, but got by without any problems. Do not bring your own towel...they have them. Bring an actual Camera. My brand new phone just didn't cut it. One guide brought a scope, so we took pictures through that. But my friends dads cheap camera was perfect when you zoomed....phones just don't have that capability yet. Overall, I would definitely come back. It was an amazing trip!!! Amazing place and so gorgeous!