Nestled in Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula the Crocodile Bay and Botánika Resort, witnessed an exceptional month of fishing adventures in November.
As the holiday season takes hold, the thriving angling community at Crocodile Bay has had a month that exceeded expectations.
Traditionally dominated by dorado in October, November surprised anglers with double-digit catches nearly every day. The swift and elusive Dorado, also known as Mahi-Mahi, provided not only the thrill of the catch but also the promise of a delectable dinner – a true win-win for fishing enthusiasts.
While December typically heralds the arrival of sailfish in abundance, November saw a surprising influx of Pacific Sails. These fast swimmers added an adrenaline rush to the fishing experience, resembling an intricate dance when hooked. Guests were treated to the spectacle of sails darting into the spread and eagerly seizing bait, initiating a thrilling dance as the anglers locked their drags.
The highlight of November’s fishing exploits was the marlin action. Guests experienced the rare delight of landing blue marlin, black marlin, and a few striped marlins. The acrobatic displays of these majestic creatures added a mesmerizing touch to the angling experience, inviting others to join in the pursuit of landing one.
As Costa Rica transitions from the rainy to the dry season in November, the conditions for fishing were optimal. Anglers enjoyed numerous opportunities for both inshore and offshore adventures. Emphasizing responsible fishing practices, Crocodile Bay employs circle hooks to ensure the health of the fish upon release. Costa Rican regulations mandate the use of circle hooks for all types of bait, a practice diligently followed by the English-speaking crews ready to assist those unfamiliar with this technique.
In a special November event, Crocodile Bay had the privilege of hosting corporate guests from the US Lumber and Trex Decking company. The guests reveled in the excitement of reeling in dorado, sailfish, yellowfin tuna, blue marlin, and even roosterfish. To cap off their unforgettable trip, they experienced a night of Costa Rican-style rodeo, adding a unique and memorable touch to their fishing adventure.
Crocodile Bay Eco-Resort
Originally a modest family-owned fishing lodge catering to elite anglers worldwide, Crocodile Bay Resort is undergoing a transformative journey into a comprehensive international marina and seaside village.
In 1993, Beau and Cory Williams discovered Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula with their father and grandfather, captivated by the pristine waters of the Pacific Ocean and Golfo Dulce, envisioning it as a premier sport fishing destination. By 1999, they inaugurated Crocodile Bay Resort, establishing a legacy that would eventually include the largest professional sport fishing team in Central America. Today, Botánika Osa Peninsula, affiliated with Curio Collection by Hilton™, perpetuates this cherished tradition.
Both Botánika and Curio share a common ethos—to authentically represent the Osa Peninsula and provide attentive service to owners and guests. Notably, Curio – A Collection by Hilton serves as the ideal partner for Botánika, offering a haven where intrepid explorers seeking unique experiences and travelers desiring unpretentious luxuries can discover their quintessential paradise.
As a paradigm of responsible development and sustainable tourism, the Botánika resort promises natural splendor that honors the surrounding land and sea—rustic yet refined, welcoming and warm. It stands as a serene, upscale retreat for the most discerning and inquisitive traveler.
The Osa Peninsula, Corcovado National Park, and Puerto Jimenez is a lively community comprised of
Renowned as one of the most biologically diverse spots on the planet, Osa boasts over 10,000 species of plant life, 850 types of birds, 205 varieties of mammals, and hosts the largest population of scarlet macaws north of the equator.
Embark on an exploration of two of Costa Rica’s environmental treasures: Corcovado National Park and the Golfo Dulce, a tropical fjord teeming with sea turtles, whale sharks, dolphins, and migrating humpback whales. In this realm where wildlife roams freely, the awe-inspiring wonders never cease.
Puerto Jimenez artists, fishermen, and families. With amenities such as grocery stores, banks, restaurants, a government-operated medical clinic, and even a gourmet organic ice cream parlor, it stands as a secure, small town where life unfolds effortlessly. A short walk or bike ride from the resort unveils Costa Rica’s pura vida lifestyle, allowing you to engage with local residents over ceviche and savor an authentic taste of the culture.
Meanwhile, Corcovado National Park is one of the most magical places in Costa Rica. It boasts the last extensive expanse of primary tropical rainforest on the Pacific Coast of Central America. Here, 13 different ecosystems come alive ranging from lowland rainforest and highland cloud forest to jolillio palm forests, mangrove estuaries, and coastal and marine habitats.
A perfect vacation awaits!
With calm weather and exceptional fishing conditions, now is the perfect time to embark on a fishing expedition to Costa Rica. Whether you are an avid angler or a novice enthusiast, Crocodile Bay beckons you to experience world-class fishing against the stunning backdrop of the Osa Peninsula.
Enjoy Costa Rica’s one-of-a-kind nature and a hotel that will allow you to recharge and reconnect!