crocodile_bayLately, the weather in my neck of the woods has been rainy and cloudy, which always gets me thinking of brighter and warmer destinations elsewhere in the world. I know that I can’t be the only one dreaming of exotic fishing locations and comfortable accommodations this time of year, so for those of you who share my pain, weather-wise, this month’s Getaways will highlight a popular destination for traveling anglers: Crocodile Bay.

Nestled in the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica, Crocodile Bay Resort hosts exciting Pacific Ocean action that allows its guests to target a myriad of species, ranging from sailfish to mackerel and almost everything in between, though the resort is renowned for its roosterfish action, for which was voted #1 by Saltwater Sportsman Magazine. They offer several different types of fishing as well, including live bait, trolling, casting, and fly fishing.

Crocodile Bay Resort is home to a fleet of 40 boats, ranging from 24’ center console crafts to 33’ tower boats, all of which are easily accessible from the 850’ private pier. All packages include licenses, gear, able crew, lodging, meals, local spirits, daily buffet, internet access, and round-trip ground transportation. Packages range in price, varying based on which boat and amenities you desire during your stay, with the least expensive starting at $1395 per person and the most expensive costing nearly $10,000. To some, that may seem exorbitant, but when you consider that the packages include lodging, fishing, meals, alcohol, licenses, etc., it’s really a steal. Think about it: a week of fishing with everything taken care of by the resort. How can you go wrong?

Furthermore, if at the end of a long day, all you want to do is relax in style, the resort is also home to a world-class spa where guests can unwind with several types of massage and even an aloe vera wrap, which comes highly recommended. The resort is also home to an excellent restaurant, which offers an eclectic menu from which guests can choose refreshing salads, fresh seafood prepared in a variety of styles, delicious beef and pork dishes, and an impressive and decadent dessert menu, all of which are included in the package of your choosing.

On top of the excellent fishing opportunities, accommodations, and dining options at your disposal, Crocodile Bay is also home to some of the most breathtaking Eco and Adventure Tours available today. The tours enable guests to experience Osa Peninsula’s diverse plant and animal life in a natural habitat. With options such as kayaking, rainforest canopy tours, snorkeling, animal sanctuaries, surfing, bird watching, and whale watching at your disposal, you can expect to get your money’s worth out of your stay.

With the temperatures in the Midwest walking a fine line between a gray, chilly spring and a humid summer, it’s hard to resist picturing myself in a tropical location, casting my line into crystal clear waters, and I know I’m not alone. Anyone looking for that one last hoorah before the summer sets in would definitely do well for themselves by checking out Crocodile Bay Resort. With all-inclusive packages and a resort that offers everything you may want or need in a vacation, it’s no wonder Crocodile Bay has received numerous awards—“World’s Foremost Destination,” “Top World Fishing Destination,” “Fishing Lodge of the Year”—from companies including Cabelas, Gander Mountain, and Sporting Classics. I urge anyone looking to truly getaway to call the resort and experience it firsthand.

For more information on Crocodile Bay Resort, including packages and rates, visit, or call the resort directly at 800-733-1115. 

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