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Southbounders cruising notes on Costa Rica

Howard [ Just Imagine ] 16-Nov-2008

Punta Arenas

Punta Leona (Anchorage)

Golfito (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

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.com
David Ware [ Stellar Sails and Canvas ] 28-Sep-2011
Coming soon.
Howard [ Just Imagine ] 11-Apr-2009

Drake Bay (Anchorage)

Looks as rolly as they say.
Howard [ Just Imagine ] 09-Apr-2009


Howard [ Just Imagine ] 11-Apr-2009

Bahia Potrero (Anchorage)

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.com
David Ware [ Stellar Sails and Canvas ] 28-Sep-2011

Bahia Culebra (Anchorage)

Bahia Ballena (Anchorage)

Well protected.
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 arranged
Howard [ Just Imagine ] 09-Apr-2009

Playa Heradura (Marina)

Los Suenos Marina
Playa Herradura
Tel:(506) 290-3311


Howard [ Just Imagine ] 11-Apr-2009

Cocos Island

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


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.
Stellar Sails
506 8995 9770
David Ware [ Stellar Sails and Canvas ] 04-Jun-2012

Key Point, Cabo Santa Elena (Anchorage)

The Gulf of Nicoya

Isla del Cano

Manuel Antonio National Park

Bahia Santa Elena (Anchorage)

Puerto Limon (Town Dock)

Puerto Jimenez (Anchorage)

Bahia carillo (Anchorage)

Playa Tamarindo