Botanika Resort
Botanika Resort



Botánika® will offer guests a truly immersive coastal rainforest experience with a host of guided eco-adventures on land and sea. A primeval paradise of deserted beaches and wondrous jungles, the Osa Peninsula is Costa Rica at its most pure and quintessential. Explore the Golfo Dulce on a boat by morning, embark on an exhilarating afternoon of ziplining through the rainforest, and recount your new memories at night as you enjoy an evening of leisure, unparalleled service and luxurious amenities at our eco-luxe resort. No matter your age or interests, each day at Botánika holds the promise of something new, something extraordinary.
Your gateway to the rainforest


The Rainforest
Journey into the enchanted tropical lowland rainforest, the most species-rich land-based ecosystem on Earth. Heighten your senses by exploring the jungle and catch sight of monkeys, ocelots, jaguars, pumas, anteaters, plants, insects, and more.
Sport Fishing
Sport Fishing
In keeping with Botánika’s acclaim as a long sought-after global sport fishing destination, Crocodile Bay Marina will carry on the tradition of world-class sport fishing excursions with local experts and best-in-class equipment, from Penn rods and reels to Boston Whaler and Strike yacht tower boats.
Canopy Zip-line
Soar above forests and renewable plantations of trees, taking in breathtaking views and vibrant wildlife at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour 140 feet above the ground. State-of-the-art equipment provides utmost safety, and guides are highly trained and knowledgeable about technique, safety, and the natural wonders encountered in this exciting ride through the heights of the rainforest.
Bird Watching
Bird Watching
Traverse lower mountain habitats, coastal primary and secondary rainforests, forest edges, tropical orchards, pastureland, mangrove estuaries, Pacific shorelines, and streamlined gallery forests to observe Costa Rica’s 921 species of birds. The avifauna here is as vibrant as the land itself.
Monkey Tour
Discover the mystique of four species of monkeys—the Spider Monkey, the Mantled Howler Monkey, the White-Throated Capuchin Monkey, and the Central American Squirrel Monkey—in the only area of Costa Rica where all four live in harmony.
Golfo Dulce excursion
Embark on an ocean safari as you explore the calm waters of Golfo Dulce by boat and spot humpback whales, whale sharks and super pods of dolphins. As one of only four tropical fjords in the world, Golfo Dulce’s bed is rich with volcanic reefs, crevices and caves that boast a staggering variety of marine life.

Our curated selection of guided activities continues:

  • Encounter critters on the Reptile and Amphibian Tour
  • Tour a local family-owned Chocolate Farm and experience how chocolate is made; then taste the results
  • Document the region’s rich biodiversity with your camera on our Wildlife Photography Tour
  • Kayak through an exotic river mangrove estuary
  • Paddle among marine and wildlife during Sunset Ocean Kayaking
  • Snorkel the Golfo Dulce and its reefs by boat
  • Interact with friendly creatures at Osa Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Surf Matapalo Beach and Pavones Beach, which has the second longest left-hand break in the world
  • Explore isolated mountain paths and jungle trails on horseback
  • Mountain bike past fruit farms and rivers, through rolling hills and flatlands
  • Be transformed at a Butterfly Conservatory
  • Pan for gold in Dos Brazos de Rio Tigre
  • Take part in meaningful voluntourism including endangered sea turtle conservation


From its humble roots as a family owned fishing lodge catering to elite anglers from around the world, Crocodile Bay Resort is evolving into a full-service international marina. The new Crocodile Bay Marina at Botánika will encompass 150 boat slips for yachts up to 250 feet in length, plus full-service amenities including a yacht club, over-water tiki bar, and a seaside village with multiple restaurants and shops. Nestled along the Golfo Dulce, Crocodile Bay Marina will respect its environment of lush mountainous rainforest and mangrove wetlands.


Corcovado National Park
Corcovado National Park, the largest park in Costa Rica encompassing a remarkably biodiverse rainforest teeming with tropical flora and fauna
Playa Preciosa
Playa Preciosa, a beach just 10 minutes down the road ideal for swimming and kids
Puerto Jimenez Village
Puerto Jiménez Village, a nearby town offering authentic restaurants, grocery stores, shops, and local nightlife