World Class Saltwater Sportfishing At Crocodile Bay Lodge

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World class bill shing for Sailfish, Blue, Black and Striped Marlin starts just outside the mouth of the Golfo Dulce, about thirty minutes from our 880 foot pier. The Pacific Sailfish can be caught all year and, during the winter months, it is common to raise 10 to 15 in a day. We practice catch-and-release fishing, using safer circle hooks. Our fishing director and English-speaking captains will work with you to accommodate your style, in offshore, inshore, fly-fishing and light tackle fishing.

In addition to the blue water, our smooth water Golfo Dulce (Sweet Gulf) provides anglers exciting inshore action. Home to Roosterfish, Blue n Trevally, Jacks, Grouper, Cubera & Colorado Snapper and others, you will and plenty of different fishing spots to try in this 30-mile long saltwater gulf.


Species of Fish Commonly Found:

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Dorado: Also known as Dolphinfish or Mahi Mahi, Dorado are more abundant from May through January when the rivers send floating logs and other debris to the ocean. While Dorado can be caught throughout the year, November, December and January are the best months.

Marlin: Marlin have been taken every month of the year. Large numbers of Blues are taken in November and December. July and August are also great for Marlin fishing with the record largest Black Marlin taken in August. Blues are also taken during the prime Sailfish months.

Roosterfish: Without a doubt, Roosterfish is the most exciting inshore and surf fish available and the main attraction to inshore fishermen. The 30 mile long Golfo Dulce and the volcanic shoreline structure hold fish all year long. Forty to fifty pounders are common.

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Sailfish: This area is renown for numbers and size of sailfish. They are available year round with the greatest numbers taken December through May.

Snook: The amount of freshwater flowing into the gulf provides both surf and estuary fishing for these diffcult to catch fish. Although available year round, your chances of catching a Snook are better May through October.

Tuna: The bigger Tuna are taken during the most productive runs of Dorado, but smaller Tuna (footballs) are to be had all year long.

Wahoo These fast and explosive fish are found year round in limited numbers.

Cubera Snapper This is the most popular of all the local Snappers, due to its size and sheer strength. Fish over 50 pounds have been caught in the area all year round.

Other: Big Eye Trevally, Bluefin Trevally, Jack Crevalle, Tripletail, Barracuda, Sierra Mackerel, African Pompano, Corvina and Grouper are available throughout the year.

Local Records:

  • Marlin (856 lbs.)
  • Sailfish (151 lbs.)
  • Rooster sh (81 lbs.)
  • Dorado (79 lbs.)
  • Tuna (298 lbs.)
  • Wahoo (84 lbs.)
  • Snook (49 lbs.)
  • Cubera Snapper (Pargo) (57 lbs.)
  • Broomtail Grouper (76 lbs.)

croc bay 10The Four Star Crocodile Bay Resort:

Crocodile Bay Resort is situated on 44 acres of tropical gardens on the Golfo Dulce (Sweet Gulf) of Costa Rica's South Pacific Coast. The Resort features 45 air-conditioned rooms (Jacuzzi suites available), a swimming pool with swim-up bar, elevated hot tub, 5,000 square foot luxury spa and conference center that seats up to 80 people. Each guest room has two comfortable queen-size beds and a deck that overlooks the surrounding gardens. Our well-stocked bar is open all day. Crocodile Bay Resort packages include all domestic liquor, beer and meals featuring local and international cuisine. Crocodile Bay also o ers guests over 20 exciting eco and adventure tours to choose from!


How To Get Here:

Fly to San José, Costa Rica. An overnight stay in San José is usually required. After a relaxing night in a rst class hotel, you are transferred to the airport the next morning for a short scenic ight to Puerto Jiménez, about 45 minutes south of San José. Our staff will meet you at the airport in Puerto Jiménez, and you can be touring, relaxing by the pool or shing that morning. Our package includes the hotel ( rst and last nights) in San José, transfers and the domestic ights to and from our resort. International airfare to Costa Rica is not included.

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