Crocodile Bay Lodge

Fly Fishing in Costa Rica

Costa Rican fishing lodge offering the best combination of offshore and inshore sport fishing, and breathtaking Costa Rica eco-tours.


Crocodile Bay Lodge has three distinct fisheries: mangroves and rivers, (the inshore waters of the Golfo Dulce), the nearby sandy beaches and rocky shores, and offshore. The inshore fishery is accessed from flats boats. Prime mangrove and river species are black snook, the largest of the snook family, barracuda, numerous jacks headed by Pacific jack crevelle, mangrove snappers, and various other snappers, corvina (similar to weakfish), and of course roosterfish. Incredibly, several tarpon have recently been caught here, apparently having migrated through the Panama Canal. At Crocodile Bay and for miles north and south of there, the blue water billfish grounds are only a few miles offshore. It is incredibly diverse with sailfish and marlin at the top of the list. The sailfish are plentiful, and some of the largest in the region. The fishing here is complimented by a fleet of 31 boats from 17’ flats skiffs to 33’ Strikes.

“My family and I were blown away by the hospitality!! The entire staff was so polite and wonderful. My wife and children want to move there. The crew of Edgar, William and Francisco were the best “Big Game” crew I have ever fished with. Without their expertise in “teasing” and boat handling, my Blue Marlin could not have been landed on a fly rod. Edgar estimates the Marlin to weigh around 150 to 175. It was by far the strongest fish I have ever battled on a fly. Even big Tarpon cannot match the muscle-power of this magnificent blue water creature. I believe it took between 30 to 40 minutes to land it. Of course, it was released.” T.S. – USA

Experience local Tico flavor

Crocodile Bay Lodge has 34 air-conditioned rooms that are spacious, each having two queen-sized beds and a private deck. Every room is uniquely decorated with the local “Tico” flavor, including hand carved furniture and many have private Jacuzzi baths.

Chef Pablo Montano provides guests with the finest blend of local and American cuisine, preparing a variety of dishes including fresh fish, chicken, or beef.

As the gateway to the Corcovado National Park Wildlife reserve, Crocodile Bay Lodge enjoys some of the finest eco-tours in Central America. Along with a host of eco-tours activities include waterfall rappelling, ocean and mangrove kayaking, snorkeling, mountain biking, gold panning, bird watching and trips to the botanical gardens, making it ideal for families.

Costa Rica’s finest sport fishing location

Crocodile Bay Lodge is Costa Rica’s finest sport fishing and eco-tour resort. The sport fishing resort is located on 44 acres of lush tropical gardens on the Osa Peninsula near the Golfito Bay area in Southern Costa Rica. Crocodile Bay Lodge is a mere one hour flight from San José by twin engine Nature Air internal airline over Costa Rica’s central mountain range. You will have the opportunity to enjoy picturesque views of the Pacific Ocean and the many winding rivers, and experience what the National Geographic describes as “the most ecologically intense place on earth.”

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