Bay- Pre-trip Information
PLEASE READ THIS INFORMATION CAREFULLY - WELL IN ADVANCE
OF YOUR TRIP!
Crocodile Bay, Costa Rica - A Fisherman's Paradise
You are about to experience one of the most unique fishing and adventure
lodges in the world. To make your trip more enjoyable please be aware of
A current passport valid for at least 6 months after entry is required
for identification purposes.
Never pack keys or medications in your luggage in case they are misplaced
or delayed. Bring enough medication to last for the trip. Take all important
items in your carry-on.
Sun hat & sunscreen at 45 SPF or higher! Costa Rica is only 8 degrees
above the equator!
Lightweight clothing that dries quickly is recommended. At C.B.L., shorts
and t-shirts are sufficient. A light rain jacket is advisable incase of
a rain shower. A pair of long pants and a long-sleeved shirt is recommended
for San Jose.Laundry service is available at the lodge for a small fee
(i.e. $0.30 - $ 1.00 per item)
Pack light as possible! There is a 30 lb. per person baggage weight limit
on the plane from San Jose to the lodge. The airline will charge you $0.55
per lb. for all baggage over this weight limit! Excess baggage may have
to be put on a later flight or driven by courier. This is for your own
safety. NatureAir also has available free lockers for storage for CBL guest
for up to three weeks.
Tackle is provided. If you bring your own, please consolidate rods in a
3 to 5 ft tube.
VISA & Master Card are accepted in Costa Rica.
ATM machines are located in San Jose, however are not available in Puerto
High speed internet access is available 24 hours at Crocodile Bay Lodge.
For current vaccination information, please visit the C.D.C.'s website
Travel Insurance is strongly recommended.Visit our website.www.crocodilebay.com/faq.html
Upon arrival in San Jose, CR you will go through immigration
and customs. Upon exiting the terminal, watch for our CBL Transfer employees,
who speak fluent English and will be holding a Crocodile Bay Lodge sign
with the last name of your party. It is possible to change US dollars to
colones at The Hotel Herradura, the international airport, or any bank
. The exchange rate is approximately 499 colones to the US dollar.
Important phone numbers:
If calling Costa Rica from the U.S. you must dial 011 first. Once in Costa
Rica, it is not necessary to dial 011 or 506.
Please keep these with you during travel.
Crocodile Bay Lodge 506-735-5631, 506-735-5632 (2ND line), 506-735-5633
FAX 2) Carlos Zuniga, San Jose - CBL Transfer - Cellular Phone# 506-389-0543
or 506-831-2088 (2nd cell)
Martino Hotel 506-433-8382
Herradura Hotel 506-239-0033
Del Rey Hotel 506-221-7272
Holiday Inn Aurola 506-222-2424
U.S. Embassy 506-220-3939, after hours/emergencies: 506-220-3127
We are often asked about tipping and what is a fair or good tip. Most
fishing enthusiasts know that tipping fishing crews and hotel staff is
customary, but not mandatory.
If you wish to leave a tip either for the staff or a specific individual,
tip sheets and envelopes are available at the front desk and you may deposit
the envelopes in the tip slot at the front desk. Also, you may use your
credit card. We would appreciate it if you would sign the tip sheet and
include your room number. We appreciate our staff and hope they serve you
well and make your trip more enjoyable.
Fishing captains usually receive tips directly from their clients and share
with their mates if one is on board that day. It is customary to tip the
crew $25.00 to $50.00 per day per angler.
Eco-tour guides usually receive tips directly from their clients; it is
customary to tip them $10.00 to $15.00 per person per tour.
The hotel staff pools their tips and divides them equally; we suggest around
$15.00 per day per guest.
Drivers - If you use one of the lodge's drivers or guides for local transportation
or guiding services, please tip separately at your discretion.
A TRIP TO CROCODILE BAY
To book a Crocodile Bay
fishing adventure, contact us, Toll-free, at:
Paul Reiss at (866) 832-2987
E-Mail Paul Reiss, or:
Garry Reiss at (866) 431-1668
E-Mail Garry Reiss.
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