Welcome to Marina Papagayo
Costa Rica’s first and only luxury marina – the jewel of the Pacific American Coastline.
With a world-class marina and yacht club, authentic waterfront village and luxury residences, Marina Papagayo presents a rarified world that fulfills the ultimate in yachting aspirations as the most Exclusive seafaring destination in the Pacific Americas.
Situated on Costa Rica’s northern Pacific coast, Marina Papagayo offers the ocean traveler a breathtaking blend of natural beauty and modern excellence. Created from a environmentally-conscious blueprint, this fully operational deep-water marina lies surrounded by emerald-clear waters and has a stunning selection of amenities for travelling yachts, including slips to accommodate super-yachts up to 220′ in length, a Four Seasons resort with 153 rooms, and a superb Arnold Palmer-designed 18-hole golf course.
Whether you are a seasoned yachtsman, an adventurous angler or a group looking for the ultimate vacation, you’ll find Marina Papagayo offers voyagers the ultimate gateway to the fabulous fishing and raw jungle beauty of this jewel of a country.
The marina itself is located approximately 640 nautical miles northwest of the Panama Canal on the Peninsula Papagayo in the Bahia Culebra, an inner body of water in the broad swath of the Gulf of Papagayo. For vessels travelling southwards to the marina, the journey from Cabo San Lucas is approximately 1610 nautical miles. The Bahia Culebra is one of the largest and most sheltered bodies of water in the province of Guanacaste, on the north Pacific coast of Costa Rica. This stunning ecological area is governed from the colonial-style city of Liberia, just 30 minutes away, where an international airport offers several direct flights to many major U.S. Cities. View the marina chart for Bahia de Culebra and approaches including bathymetry, headings and coordinates.
Our harbour-staff monitors VHF channels 16 and 23A. After entering Bahia Culebra your destination lies at 10,38,21.5 N and 85,39,20.3 W , and Marina Papagayo is located approximately 4 nautical miles from the entrance of Bahia Culebra in the northwest corner of the bay. We recommend vessels maintain a course through the center line of the bay as they approach the marina entrance – on this line there are 10 fathoms of water with no obstructions. Regular red and green (lighted) channel markers clearly identify the entrance to the marina. Marina Papagayo is a deep-water marina with an average depth of 20 feet.
Please contact the Harbormaster prior to entering the marina basin.
Visiting Costa Rica should be a memorable experience, and if you choose to stay in Marina Papagayo we can assure that you will have started out in the best way possible. Our experienced harbor staff will arrange everything necessary for you and your vessel, including organizing a clearing agent to coordinate visits from the customs and immigrations authorities located in Playa del Coco. We also offer a complete list of documentation needed for clearance into Costa Rica –click here to download the list.
Until your vessel is cleared by authorities, it is best to put your boat under standard quarantine procedures, and we do urge you at all times to adhere to Costa Rica’s maritime customs and immigration policies. Boats clearing into Costa Rica are normally provided with a 90-day cruising permit. Vessels that wish to stay longer can apply for a duty-exemption status for up to 2 years, providing they maintain a dockage contract with the marina.
Please contact the Harbor Master directly at +506-2690-3600 for more information related to long-term dockage, documentation and other requirements for entering Costa Rica with your vessel.