Located on the remote Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica, Crocodile Bay Resort is a 37-room, 4-star eco-adventure resort that is renowned for its rainforest expeditions, expertly crafted eco-tours, world-class sport fishing, and deluxe accommodations. The property’s extensive roster of custom eco-itineraries is guided by a team of experts and supervised by Dennis Atencio, the resort’s full time director of expeditions and rainforest safaris. “Crocodile Bay Resort is a family-owned business with strong local roots. We are passionate about protecting and preserving this magnificent place we are fortunate to call home through responsible, sustainable tourism, and by creating economic opportunities for our local community of Puerto Jimenez,” said Atencio.
Crocodile Bay plays a large hand in community job creation through eco-tourism and is dedicated to a multi-tiered conservation program to preserve the region. In addition to being founding members of the Osa recycling cooperative, the team has devoted efforts to sea turtle conservation since the project’s inception in 2005. Nature enthusiasts and adventure travelers alike can trust the Crocodile Bay team as eco-experts in navigating other world-renowned sites in the Osa Peninsula, including Corcovado National Park and Drake Bay.
Atencio says his most adventurous tour is a full day expedition to Corcovado National Park – home to 2.5% of the world’s biodiversity. He says, “In Corcovado, our guests experience the wonder of primary rainforest, and may glimpse anteaters, sloths, various types of monkeys, the rare Baird’s tapir – even pumas or jaguars!” Other experiences include a sea turtle rescue tour, a chocolate farm tour, kayaking through mangroves, and cross-country biking. Boating, swimming, snorkeling, seasonal humpback whale watching, and surfing at the spot called Pavones – known as one of the longest lefts in the world – are all possible in the adjacent Golfo Dulce, one of the world’s only tropical fjords. It’s possible to spot more than 33 different types of indigenous birds within a one-mile radius, and on the grounds of the resort, the Jungle Night Walk tour is another fascinating way to see red-eyed tree frogs, granular poison dart frogs and other amphibians, exotic insects, night birds, caimans, snakes and other reptiles.
With the possibility of so many distinctive wildlife sightings, the resort offers photography retreats led by expert nature and wildlife photographers. There are still openings for Roman Kurywczak’s workshop this December 2018 to capture the tail end of green season’s magnificent wildlife. Looking into 2019, Jeff Cable is leading his popular 9-day photo adventure next summer; National Geographic photographer Jeff Mauritzen and World Wildlife Fund photographer Steve Morello are co-hosting two separate spring and fall trips; Steve Perry is slated for numerous tours starting in the spring; Mario Moreno’s photo sessions kick off in the fall; and Rick Sammon will end the year with his workshop in December 2019. Click this link for a complete schedule and more details.
Travelers interested in staying at Crocodile Bay Resort to explore Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula during the 2018 green season can book here. Rates start at $145/night + tax (room only, for up to two people), or $169/night + tax (per person, including a room plus meals, non-alcoholic beverages, and wine with dinner). Prices are based on availability and are valid for travel through 12/15/18.
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