Cruising Opportunities in Costa Rica

CostaRica_0158With over 680 miles of coastline and scenery that is both varied and exciting cruising the Pacific coast of Costa Rica and specifically the Papaygayo Peninsular is a hugely rewarding experience.

From dramatic cliffs plunging into the sea, to rocky islands inhabited by nesting sea birds, there is a wealth of diversity to discover. Anchor off and explore pristine tropical beaches by day, dock at Marina Papagayo by night, and explore the 5 star resorts of Four Seasons and Andaz have to offer has to offer.

The marina is the perfect base from which to explore nearby lush rainforests, national parks and beaches.

Monkey Head Rock - La Mono CabezaWe particularly enjoyed seeing Monkeys Head Rock a strangely shaped islet that rises from the sea that from certain angles does indeed look like the head of a giant monkey who could be imagined to be swimming in the beautiful blue waters of the pacific.

The west coast typically has light winds and the Central Pacific coast is often flat and calm.

Captains of superyachts visiting the area are advised to contact Cristiano Paoli of Seamasters to organise all matters appertaining to cruising locally.  He can organise everything from the moment the yacht enters the Panama Canal until it leaves the Galapagos