Southbounders cruising notes on Costa RicaHoward [ Just Imagine ] 16-Nov-2008
Punta Leona (Anchorage)
Great Place, Great people. We have set up a charter business there. The sailing is great. check us out at www.haikusailingcharters.com Capt. Craig & Janny [ Haiku ] 09-Apr-2009
Excellent place to pull in and stay awhile.
Before the new marina Pez Vela , anchorage was open to the Pacific swell and uncomfortable at times. The new marina is fantastic. Safe , extremely modern with every kind of facility with a travel lift expected by year end 2012.
Short walk from the marina in the town of Quepos. Lots of shopping , bars , restuarants and other diversions for weary crews. Strong tourist police presence in town makes for a safer and pleasant stay.
The National Park of Manuel Antonio is 10 minutes away by cab with high end hotels and restuarants lining the route.
Si Como No is one of the hotels along the way made famous in one of Jimmy Buffets books.
506 8995 9770David Ware [ Stellar Sails and Canvas ] 04-Jun-2012
QueposHoward [ Just Imagine ] 11-Apr-2009
Playa Heradura (Marina)
Los Suenos Marina
PanoramioHoward [ Just Imagine ] 11-Apr-2009
Entirely a Marine Park and is totally uninhabited but for some park rangers and volunteers who reside in one of two stations, a small one here in Chatham Bay, the other larger base half-way around the north side of the island. There are no facilities ashore for tourists, so all must come by sea.
-Howard [ Just Imagine ] 09-Apr-2009
Drake Bay (Anchorage)
Looks as rolly as they say.Howard [ Just Imagine ] 09-Apr-2009
Marina Pez Vela (Marina)
Costa Rica's fantastic new marina. Safe , friendly and wonderfully efficient. Open since Late 2010 . Gradually filling with both Sail and power. Full service. Close to the town of Quepos and easily walkable to shops Restuarants and bars. Short cab ride to the famous Manuel Antonio National Park. Great marina to keep your yacht in transit or permanently.
Stellar Sails and Canvas www.stellarsails.comDavid Ware [ Stellar Sails and Canvas ] 28-Sep-2011
Coming soon.Howard [ Just Imagine ] 11-Apr-2009
Bahia Ballena (Anchorage)
Anchor in western corner off the cement dock.
Dinner at the Bahia Ballena Yacht Club
Swiss restaurant in Tambor, down the road
Horseback riding can be arrangedHoward [ Just Imagine ] 09-Apr-2009
Playa del Coco (Anchorage)
. Fairly touristy town both foreign and Costa Rican. Lots of restuarants , markets and facilities. Recommend leaving someone aboard when away from boat. Place to shop and provision. Best anchorage is Playa Hermosa North of Coco. Beautiful spot. Small hotels and restuarants along lovely beach.
Stellar Sails and Canvas 506 8995 9770 www.stellarsails.comDavid Ware [ Stellar Sails and Canvas ] 28-Sep-2011
Bahia Culebra (Anchorage)
Bahia Potrero (Anchorage)
Puerto Jimenez (Anchorage)
Key Point, Cabo Santa Elena (Anchorage)
Bahia carillo (Anchorage)
Bahia Santa Elena (Anchorage)
Puerto Limon (Town Dock)
Isla del Cano
Manuel Antonio National Park
The Gulf of Nicoya