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Crocodile Bay Resort

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3.0 of 5
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Airport Road, Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chose Crocodile Bay based upon the recommendation of family and because we wanted to fish. Found out about even more tours and activities once we arrived. And speaking of arriving, from the moment we landed at the Puerto Jimenez airstrip, we were greeted warmly and once we reached the lodge, Olympia greeted us with so much joy and enthusiasm. Todd... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My Wife and I visited Crocodile Bay in March and enjoyed every minute of it; from the jungle flight down to Peurto Jiminez airstrip, to the fabulous fishing. The accommodation was perfect. Our room was comfortable, spacious and most importantly (to me anyway) the air conditioning was very effective. Unlike some fishing lodges, there was a great choice of food... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

After searching for a location to take my son fishing, we settled on Crocodile Bay Resort. In short, travel took longer than we would have hoped - had to spend the night in San Jose the first night and multiple connection on the way back. This said, all of the better fishing and Eco lodges are not a plane flight... More 

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North Augusta, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

From the time we arrived at Puerto Jimenez airport, to the time we left, everybody at Crocodile Bay made us feel welcomed and at ease. A big thank you goes out to Anthony, Johnny and Andre with doing all the hard work for us while we were fishing for sailfish for the first time. We had a great time and... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

What a fantastic experience this place offers. My wife, son and niece went down for 4 days. We had some of the best fishing we have ever experienced. The rooms are not 5 star but that's part of the neat experience. The rooms are clean and the beds are comfortable. The boats and captains are as good as you will... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We have held a fishing tournament the last 3 years at Crocodile Bay. The service is excellent and the staff go out of their way to ensure a fantastic trip for our guests. The rooms are very clean and well appointed. With all the amenities it's hard to believe you are in the jungle. The fishing is the star of... More 

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Crocodile Bay is absolutely beautiful hotel and spa. And a fisherman's dream. It is primarily a fishing resort, with a fleet of tower boats and crews to man them. They go out everyday at 6:30 am and return at 3:00 pm. Breakfast is at 5:30. There are also eco-tours for non 'fishermen' or for those who want to take a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We just left. We were a group of 24. Everything was fabulous. You could go here just to walk on the grounds and animal watch... Macaws, Tucans, iguanas. The captains and mates and fishing = big time fun. Thank you Melvin, Freddie, Johnnie, Will 2, Sharley, Wilbert, Tony, etc etc. The kind friendly staff took care of our every need... More 

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Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Spent 12 days at Crocodile Bay in January. Since it was our eighth visit, you can tell we really love this place, its people, and the whole experience. Getting there is always smooth - due to flight connections, our arrangements always include overnights in San Jose, but efficient English speaking Crocodile Bay staff are there by your side the whole... More 

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We spent six days here over Christmas, I took my two college aged boys here. I can't say enough good things about this resort or its staff. Its not often (r perhaps ever) that you go someplace that you would recommend without reservation and can't find something . . . no matter how little . . . to critique except... More 

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