The new full-service, five-star Marina Papagayo is now leasing wet slips to the motor yachting, cruising and sport fishing nautical community – just in time for the big-game sport-fishing and cruising season in Pacific Costa Rica.
Peak marlin season runs from January through March off the coast of Marina Papagayo.
Costa Rica is currently experiencing sunny, 80-degree weather – perfect for cruising, fishing and enjoying an exotic, tropical atmosphere.
Marina Papagayo is one of only two full-service marinas on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast, situated on Bahia Culebra in northwestern Costa Rica. Before Marina Papagayo opened in December, 2008 at Peninsula Papagayo resort, there were scant options for yachtsmen desiring full-service marinas in Pacific Costa Rica.
Capt. Pat Rains, author of the book, Cruising Ports: The Central American Route, said yachtsmen and sport fishermen have been waiting for years for a facility like Marina Papagayo to open. Capt. Rains told Brandy Marine in an interview in December that owners of high-end yachts were looking forward to the opening of Marina Papagayo as an alternative to Los Sueños Marina & Resort and to marinas in Mexico that fill up quickly during the fishing and cruising season.
By: Inside Costa Rica (Original here)