Overview of Costa Rica Sport Fishing Resort
Corinna rewrite this was copied from CR website.
Where fishing expeditions and rainforest safaris inspire the ultimate sportsman’s bucket list adventure. Situated on 44 acres of manicured tropical gardens with spacious air-conditioned rooms in Puerto Jimenez on Costa Rica’s South Pacific Coast. Our friendly staff will cater to your individual needs offering as much privacy as you wish, while helping prepare you for the experience of a lifetime. You will be lured into joining the world’s most elite anglers to enjoy a variety of fishing excursions. And to complete your trip here, be sure to add land and water based eco-adventures to your itinerary.
Experience world-class offshore sport fishing at Crocodile Bay Resort with the largest private sport fishing fleet in Central and South America. Anglers can choose from a variety of boats for catch and release bill fishing in the Pacific Ocean for sailfish, striped blue and black marlin, dorado, tuna and wahoo.
Inshore sport fishing in Costa Rica’s Golfo Dulce (Sweet Gulf) for roosterfish, cubera snapper, jack crevalle, bluefin trevally, sierra mackerel, tripletail, and grouper is excellent throughout the year. We provide a variety of options such as; live bait, trolling, casting and Costa Rica fly-fishing. Guided kayak fishing and shore fishing excursions are also available.
Costa Rica’s finest all around fishing! You will be amazed that within 30 minutes from the dock you will be bill fishing! No long rides to the prime fishing areas. The lodge offers all inclusive fishing packages for serious fishermen as well as spa and eco-adventure packages for non-fishermen. Tour guides and captains are English-speaking!
some photos courtesy of Pat Ford
World class catch and release bill fishing in the Pacific Ocean for sailfish, striped, blue and black marlin, dorado, tuna and wahoo. Fishing in Costa Rica’s Golfo Dulce (Sweet Gulf) for roosterfish, cubera snapper, Jack Crevalle, bluefin trevally, sierra mackerel, tripletail and grouper are excellent throughout the year.
Not only is bill fishing sensational in Costa Rica’s cobalt offshore waters, but also the 30 mile long, 15 mile wide Sweet Gulf offers some of the best inshore fishing action in Costa Rica. More than 40 IGFA world records have been established in the area. A variety of fishing options exist, such as live bait, trolling, casting and “Costa Rica” fly fishing inshore and offshore.
There are numerous price points to the fishing packages depending on the number of fishing days, number of people in a room, number of people on a boat and the boat type. All the boats can go out to deep sea fish, but some are more comfortable and spacious. The larger boats cost more.
Our fleet is comprised of 33 and 35 foot Strike Tower boats. We also have 24 and 25 foot Boston Whaler Outrages.
All of boats have the ability to fish either offshore or inshore because of our generally calm sea conditions.
Try your hand at surf fishing and kayak fishing for a new adventure!
The rooms give you the feel of being screened in, open air jungle lodges. All rooms are spacious with AC, purified water dispenser, safe, alarm clock, observation deck and queen sized beds. Often when you walk out onto your deck you will have a Macaw serenading you in the trees.
The resort is situated on 44 acres of lush tropical gardens with 40 air-conditioned rooms in Puerto Jimenez on Costa Rica’s South Pacific Coast. The resort features an all-inclusive daily menu with fresh fish (no shellfish), swimming pool, hot tub, 5,000 sq. foot luxury spa and conference center that accommodates up to 80 people.
All packages include “standard” rooms. Standard rooms include hand carved furniture, 2 queen size beds, and private bath with step-in tub and shower, and 5 gallon water bottles for your comfort. Room upgrades are available for an extra fee. A “deluxe” upgrade is the same as the standard room but has a Jacuzzi tub. “Suites” have larger sleeping areas and a separate sitting area. Deluxe rooms are an extra $75 per person/per night and suites are $100 per person/per night extra.
Swimming Pool & Jacuzzi:
The pool area is a great option for relaxing between your fishing and jungle adventures! Pull up a cool seat at our swim-up bar for an exotic cocktail or enjoy an evening seat in the elevated Jacuzzi for a birds eye view of scarlet macaws and other wildlife in the surrounding jungle trees. The jungle sounds are intense in the evening and provide the ultimate soundtrack for truly enjoying your vacation and forgetting the stress of everyday life. They also offer poolside massages from our spa staff during happy hour.
5,000 square foot, newly-constructed luxury spa offers guest 6 private massage rooms, locker room and shower area, and a spacious relaxation room for enjoying a glass of wine, raw juice or mineral water while you wait. Once you walk in the front door you will be greeted by gentle aroma therapy and sounds of the rainforest coming from our high-end audio system. Choose from over 25 Spa treatments or mini-day spa packages for guests that prefer not to fish or take part in eco-tours.
As the day ends, you’ll long for the welcoming comfort of your villa: a charming retreat solidly handcrafted in local Costa Rican authenticity. The real luxury is revealed when you step onto your balcony and into nature amid an active tree canopy where Scarlet Macaws soar and wildlife thrives. The peaceful sounds of the rainforest will create a soothing nighttime soundtrack before you awake to the privilege of doing it all over again.
Length of Stay / Itinerary
Most trips are 3 – 7 nights. Each itinerary is customized for your interests.
Day 1: Arrive San Jose where you will be greeted by a lodge representative and transferred to a luxury hotel for the evening.
Day 2: Your greeter will transfer you back to the airport for your short prop plane flight to the Osa Peninsula where you will again be greeted for your short road transfer to the lodge. You should arrive in time for an afternoon activity.
Day 2 – ?: Enjoy the numerous eco activities and fishing.
Departure day: The lodge staff will transfer you back to the airport for your short flight back to San Jose and onward to home.
Travel Details & Location
You will fly in and out of San Jose, Costa Rica. The resort is located on the Osa Peninsula near the city of Puerto Jimenez.
While fishing is one of the main activities at the resort, numerous other eco activities are offered. You will simply pick an “eco adventure” or “spa” package plan. Children 12 and under are half price with two paying adults! Keep in mind that there is not a beach in front of the lodge for your use. If you wish to spend time on the beach you will take a shuttle to Precious Beach. This is a secluded, unspoiled beach perfect for bodysurfing, swimming, and catching some sun. There is a nearby outdoor bar which offers access to showers, restrooms, lounge chairs, and a juice bar.
Here is the list of available activities: (2 person minimum required-see website for activity descriptions)
- Explore the Osa Rainforest
- Corcovado National Park
- Finco Kobo Chocolate Farm
- Bosque las Tilapias
- Miramar Canopy Zip-line
- Night Canopy Zip-line
- Waterfall Climbing/ Rappelling
- Mangrove Kayak
- Sunset Ocean Kayak
- Puerto Jimenez Biking
- Cross Country Biking
- Half-day Horseback
- Full-day Horseback
- Bird Watching – Intro
- Osa-Wildlife Sanctuary
- 2 ½ Bird watching In-depth
- Guaymi Indigenous Reservation
- Golfo Dulce Excursion by Boat
- Snorkeling the Golfo Dulce
- Surfing Pavanoes Beach
- Surfing Matapalo Beach
- Jungle Night Watch
- Gold Panning
- Butterfly Farm and Crocodile Lagoon
- Playa Precious (Precious Beach)
- The Monkey Tour
- Osa Palmas Canopy Zip Line
- Luxury Spa
- Game room
- Surf fishing
- Guided Kayak fishing
- Sea turtle rescue
Internet & Communications
Internet access in the lobby and there are phones in the rooms. Cell service is spotty.
Packages begin at $1,985 pp
Call for more details
Trip Insurance & Cancellation Info
“Trip insurance is highly recommended to protect your investment on this trip. We will assist you with trip insurance upon booking. See links at the bottom of this page for the two providers we suggest for our clients.
Antlers & Anglers Worldwide, LLC confirmation and refund policy:
If your trip is more than 90 days out from date of departure, a 50% non-refundable deposit confirms your reservation and must be received within 10 days of booking to confirm your dates. All trips must be paid in full at least 90 days prior to the departure date. If your trip date is within 90 days, FULL payment for the trip is required. All payments to Antlers & Anglers Worldwide, LLC are non-refundable. Should you need to reschedule or cancel your trip, we will do everything in our power to assist you in finding a suitable substitute or transferring your dates per the lodge/providers/government requirements. Trip insurance protects your investment!”