THE QUINTESSENTIAL FISHING DESTINATION
For nearly two decades, Crocodile Bay Resort defined the very best sport fishing experiences in the country. And now, that legendary sport fishing program continues at Botánika Osa Peninsula, part of Curio Collection by Hilton™ and Where the World Comes to FishⓇ. The Golfo Dulce is one of only four tropical fjords in the world and has one of the highest concentrations of sailfish, and there is no stronger attraction to or greater symbolism of the Osa Peninsula and Golfo Dulce than our epic sport fishing. It’s no wonder this is where avid anglers from all around the world come to fish, including Oscar-winning actors, sitcom stars, musicians, and World Series and Superbowl winners.
HOOK, LINE And SINKER
Crocodile Bay Resort boasts the largest professional sport fishing team in Central America with in-house captains and mates catering to all skill levels. The crew provides education and training to ensure you enjoy the fishing adventure of a lifetime. Crocodile Bay Resort fishing includes all fishing licenses, lunch, beverages (beer and soft drinks), high-end gear, live bait, and a bilingual crew with a vast knowledge of the area. Our fleet comprises 33 and 35-foot Strike Tower boats as well as 24 and 25-foot Boston Whaler Outrages. Our boats are outfitted with Penn International 50s and 30s, and both Penn spinning and conventional gear in 20 and 30-pound outfits. We use Temple Fork Fly Fishing gear on-site but we welcome anglers to bring their own gear if they prefer.
Diego Torian revisits Crocodile Bay
Join Diego Torian in his latest episode of Pescando en Los Cayos as he excitedly looks forward to revisiting Crocodile Bay and exploring the new Botánika Osa Peninsula, part of Curio Collection by Hilton™ in Costa Rica after three long years. With Todd Staley, Captain Sharley, and Alex by his side, they embarked on their first day of fishing. This unforgettable experience unfolded into a bilingual fishing escapade, a testament to making the most out of every situation–much like crafting lemonade from Costa Rican fish.
CATCH OF THE DAY
INSHORE FISHING
Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula is one of the most exciting destinations in the world for inshore fishing. After a short 45-minute trip to the mouth of this picturesque gulf, you will be ready to chase an amazing variety of inshore species in the comfort of a Boston Whaler or Strike Yacht. Hook a 25 to 50-pound Roosterfish, a dozen different kinds of Snapper including Cubera, Broomtail Grouper and Goliath Grouper, Barracuda, several types of Jacks, Snook, Bonito, Mackerel, African Pompano, Bluefin Trevally, Rainbow Runners, shark, and many more.
OFFSHORE FISHING
Travel further out into our cobalt waters and find Blue Marlin year round, Black Marlin especially in July and August, Striped Marlin, Sailfish (with increasing numbers from November to May), Dorado especially from January through May and November to December, 100-pound yellowfin tuna, and the occasional wahoo. Fishing at Crocodile Bay Resort in Costa Rica is world-class with catch and release bill fishing in the Pacific Ocean.
THE DISCOVERY CONTINUES
MARINA
Crocodile Bay Marina is the perfect place to take in the sights and sounds that only a seaside village could provide. Get ready for an epic day out on the water.
LOCAL EXPLORATION
Botánika embodies a rare confluence of rainforest and rustic luxury that lives in harmony with the area’s unique character and community.
THE STORY
From Crocodile Bay Resort to Botánika Osa Peninsula, part of Curio Collection by Hilton™, meet the team that is helping to take a family legacy into its next chapter.