Crocodile Bay

Fly Fishing in Costa Rica

Crocodile Bay offers a wonderful combination of offshore and inshore sport fishing, and breathtaking Costa Rica eco-tours.

World Class, customised fishing excursions 

Crocodile Bay has access to three distinct fisheries: mangroves and rivers, (the inshore waters of the Golfo Dulce), the nearby sandy beaches and rocky shores, and offshore. 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 been caught here recently, apparently having migrated through the Panama Canal. The diverse blue water billfish grounds are only a few miles offshore, with sailfish and marlin at the top of the list. Both species are plentiful with some of the largest in the region found here.  Crocodile Bay boasts a large and professional sport fishing team, with in-house captains and mates able to cater to all skill levels.  The fleet comprises 33 foot Strike Tower boats and 24  foot Boston Whaler Outrages.  

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

Luxurious new accommodation 

Guests fishing at Crocodile Bay stay in brand new accommodation at Botanika Resort and enjoy full use of the resort facilities, new lagoon style pool and start of the art gym.  Nestled in the majestic jungle this luxury retreat offers well appointed studio, one, two and three bedroom accommodation options. 

As the gateway to the Corcovado National Park Wildlife reserve, the resort offers some of the finest eco-tours in Central America. Among highlights are expeditions into the rainforest and Osa Peninsula. Other activities include waterfall rappelling, ocean and mangrove kayaking, snorkelling, mountain biking, gold panning, bird watching and trips to the botanical gardens.

Costa Rica’s finest sport fishing location

Crocodile Bay/Botanika Resort sit on the Osa Peninsula near the Golfito Bay area in southern Costa Rica. Botanika Resort is a mere one hour flight from San José, and en-route 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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