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Crocodile Bay Lodge is located on the Golfo Dulce on the Osa Peninsula in southwest Costa Rica (Pacific Ocean side).  Itís set on 44 acres of tropical gardens that are simply gorgeous.  As you stroll through the grounds, you are surrounded by beautiful flowers and plants and have the pleasure of seeing and hearing beautiful song birds.  How about the lodge having its own Butterfly Farm and crocodile pond as well?!  The main lodge building houses the restaurant, bar and office/reception area.  Guest rooms are located in outlying buildings with 4 units in each building.  They have great balconies or patios for relaxing after a day of fishing or just for enjoying the setting itself.  In the center of the compound, near the main building, is a beautiful pool and Jacuzzi area.  Boy, the latter comes in handy after a long day offshore!

Each morning at the lodge begins with a great breakfast.  Then guests head out for a full day of fishing (or eco-touring for the non-fishing guests).  Upon returning back to Crocodile Bay Lodge, the center for socializing is the beautiful bar area.  Itís where tales of the day are exchanged with other guests while enjoying cocktails and hors díoeurvres.  Afterwards, dinner is a culinary delight!  During our visit, we enjoyed wonderful seafood, pasta, paella, fresh vegetables Ė all outstanding!  Needless to say, we didnít lose any weight on this trip!  The bar also becomes a post-dinner gathering spot where those earlier tales of the day become even more robust as the size/number of the dayís catch seems to grow!  Oh well, thatís part of the fun!

As we noted earlier, the staff members are outstanding! They are very friendly, capable individuals who do a great job in making sure that you have everything you want and need.   Since they speak English, it was very easy to communicate.  Also, everyone was gracious in assisting Lindy in trying to improve her basic Spanish (still lots to go there!).

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A view of the Crocodile Bay compound
from our balcony

croc1 002.jpg (19662 bytes) A closer look at the pool/jacuzzi area;
the jacuzzi sits atop the elevated stone tower
croc1 003.jpg (18976 bytes) Lindy enjoying the jacuzzi
croc2 005.jpg (20565 bytes) Inside the Butterfly Farm

An Owl Butterfly enjoying a banana

croc2 006.jpg (25082 bytes) Inside the Butterfly Farm

A Helicopter Butterfly 

croc staff 002.jpg (35753 bytes) Our Great Bartenders

Berni (left); Fred (right)

croc staff 003.jpg (48137 bytes) The Outstanding Hostesses

Wilma (Left); Flori (center); Jenny (left)

croc staff 006.jpg (23169 bytes) Chef Marvin

Creates some outstanding cuisine!

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