Somewhere below the hurricane line, sheltered from Pacific swells, and far from the Atlantic’s tropical tempers, Costa Rica marinas offer not only a safe haven for your yacht or superyacht, but also an idyllic stop-over or picturesque home port. 

The “gateway to the eastern tropical Pacific,” Costa Rica is close to the Panama Canal and an easy jumping-off point to over- and underwater adventures to Isla del Coco, Malpelo Island, Coiba, and even the Galápagos. 

But what brings you here is not just where you can go, but where you are: In Costa Rica, a tropical, lush, outdoor paradise known for its beaches and rainforests, volcanoes and dry forests, rivers and mangroves. But, before you can enjoy all that, you’ll have to dock your vessel. 

Cruising from north to south down Costa Rica’s Pacific coast, these 7 Costa Rica marinas offer a range of amenities and services, from wet and dry docks to filtered fuel and dockside concierges:

Marina Papagayo 


Coordinates: 10° 38′ 29.778″ N / -85° 39′ 19.3998″ W

Phone: (506) 2696-2449


Max Draft: 28 ft.

Max LOA: 250 ft.

Highlights: 180 Wet Slips (plans for 350 total), shops, rental suites & private residences, 12 restaurants

Costa Rica’s northernmost marina – located 640 nautical miles from the Panama Canal, about 30 minutes to Liberia International Airport (LIR), and in a naturally protected harbor – Marina Papagayo serves northern Guanacaste (Nicaragua to Playas del Coco) and offers a year-round yachting safe-haven within the luxurious Peninsula Papagayo resort. 

This full-service, deep-sea port delivers 180 yacht berths for ships up to 250 feet LOA, with single and 3-phase electrical, gray & blackwater disposal, and wireless Internet. The marina’s amenities are many, extending to everything from mooring assistance and dockside concierge services to onsite provisioning and fuel bunkering. The concierge is also on-hand to help arrange car rentals, dining reservations, and activities for captains and crew members. 

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Marina Papagayo benefits from an ultra-wide, custom-designed floating dock system, which can accommodate a variety of boats, yachts, and watercraft – everything from luxe cruisers and sportfishing vessels, up to schooners and superyachts. And, should you care to stay close to your yacht, the marina also offers an oceanside apartment hotel, with studio, 1-, and 2-bedroom suites.

If you choose to make Marina Papagayo your home port, you’ll likely want to make Peninsula Papagayo your home – or, at least, home base. Here, you’ll find everything from a championship Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course and miles of hiking and biking trails, to an incredible Beach Club and 1,400 acres of private reserve. And then, there is the upscale Andaz Costa Rica Resort and the Four Seasons Costa Rica, as well as resort real estate, if you choose to make your stay long-term.

Marina Papagayo also offers bespoke marine management services, for year-round, stress-free yacht ownership. Enjoy your time!

Services & Amenities

✔ 180 fully serviced berths 

✔ Single & 3-phase electrical service

✔ Grey & black water disposal

✔ Mooring assistance

✔ 24/7 monitoring

✔ Yacht assist

✔ On-site provisioning

✔ Dockside concierge

Flamingo Marina

Playa Flamingo

Marina Flamingo Costa Rica

Coordinates: 10° 26′ 18.7542″ N | -85° 47′ 14.229″ W

Phone: (506) 4070-1830


Highlights: 92 slips, onsite resort Beach Club, restaurants, rental suites and villas

A world-class facility in one of Costa Rica’s most popular (and breathtaking) locales, the new Flamingo Marina offers a state-of-the-art marina and Resort Village. The marina serves the North Pacific and Central Guanacaste, from Playa del Coco south through Tamarindo/Hacienda Pinilla and the Nicoya Peninsula. 

As Costa Rica marinas go, Flamingo Marina is the newest – and one of the most upscale. Even better, it can accommodate vessels of all lengths and beams, serving and servicing your yacht with an array of premier services and amenities, including 92 slips (with floating docks), a high-speed fuel dock, and full immigration and customs services onsite. 

You’ll love being here. Flamingo Marina is an oceanfront wonderland of onsite restaurants, marina-view accommodations, an onsite ship store, and a stunning VIP Club outfitted with first-class amenities, including an outdoor pool and bar, for your relaxation and enjoyment. Need something? Head to the Marina Flamingo Village, where you’ll find a range of retail options. 

Services & Amenities

✔ 184 slips with floating docks

✔ High-Speed Marine Fuel dock and sanitary pump outs

✔ Electric

✔ Water

✔ WiFi

✔ VIP Marina Lounge

✔ Exclusive Outdoor Club pool and Bar

✔ On-site restaurants

✔ Onsite Ship Store

✔ 24/7 Security

Los Sueños Resort and Marina

Playa Herradura / Jacó

Coordinates: 9° 39′ 1.7706″ N | -84° 39′ 59.3892″ W

Phone: 011-506-2630-4200


Highlights: 200 wet slips, 116 dry slips, fuel dock, Marriott hotel, 4 restaurants, golf course, fishing tournaments, and full-time staff 

The first of the government-approved Costa Rica marinas, Los Sueños Marina is a long-standing national yachting icon – and modern facility, thanks to the fastidious staff and an emphasis on constant updates. Los Sueños serves the Central Pacific, from the Puntarenas south to Jacó and Playa Hermosa.  

With 200 wet slips and 116 dry slips, Los Sueños Marina is a full-service port for vessels 30-180 feet in length (dry storage up to 35 feet), plus a lift truck with a 10-ton capacity (range: -15 feet for direct water retrieval to +30 feet to place craft into the two-story dry storage). The marina’s attentive staff is always on hand to attend to your yachting needs. 

The onsite, state-of-the-art fuel station delivers 65-gallon-per-minute pumping and all fuel passes through centrifuge cleaning, to ensure the cleanest fuel available in Costa Rica. Los Sueños is also equipped to perform boat maintenance, including oil changes, extractions, and bulk servicing of all lubricants. And they will perform complimentary pump-out services on your yacht’s tanks. 

Services & Amenities

✔ Dockage

✔ Dry Storage

✔ Moorings

✔ Anchorage

✔ Fuel Dock

✔ Water Hookup

✔ Maintenance Facility

Marina Paz Vela

Quepos / Manuel Antonio

Coordinates: 9° 25′ 35.5254″ N | -84° 10′ 3.291″ W

Phone: (506) 2774-9000

Max Draft: 14 ft. 

Max LOA: 200 ft.

Highlights: 195 Wet Slips, Yacht Yard with 200 Ton Travelift, Dry Rack, 6 restaurants, rental villas, and fishing tournaments

One of the most scenic Costa Rica marinas, Marina Paz Vela (named for the region’s impressive sailfish) sits surrounded by rainforest-swathed hillside that cascades down mountainsides to tumble into the aquamarine Pacific Ocean. It’s both striking and strategic, serving the Central Pacific coast, from Manuel Antonio/Quepos south to Golfito.

With at least 195 wet slips and world-class marina facilities, Marina Paz Vela can accommodate and service vessels up to 200 feet. Their state-of-the-art concrete docking system makes dockage a breeze, while the marina’s 14-foot safe operating depth ensures ease of access. Once in dock, the coffer dam-protected basin guarantees both safety and protection while docked. 

Plan to stay awhile? Marina Paz Vela also offers dry dock storage for craft up to 38-feet in length; their dry-rack forklift can safely position boats up to 25,000 pounds. 

Services & Amenities

✔ 195 Wet Slips

✔ Floating Concrete Docks

✔ Custom-designed Coffer Dam System

✔ Fuel Station

✔ Pump Out

✔ Electricity

✔ Garbage & Recycling

✔ 24/7 Security

Banana Bay Marina 


Coordinates: 8° 37′ 23.4906″ N | -83° 9′ 8.3658″ W

Phone: (506) 2775-0255 or (506) 2775-0003


Max Draft: 11 ft.

Max LOA: 120 ft.

Highlights: 20 wet slips, hotel, restaurant

The first (alphabetical order) of three Costa Rica marinas we’ll highlight in Golfito, Banana Bay Marina unfolds at the edge of tropical rainforest, in a natural, deep draft gulf that promises superb natural protection from the Pacific’s swells (and Mother Nature’s temper). The marina serves the Southern Pacific coast of the country, for yacht crews based from Sierpe south to Panama. 

Situated within the picturesque Golfo Dulce (Sweet Golf) and the pristine Golfito Bay, Banana Bay Marina is Costa Rica’s southernmost government-licensed marina, meaning it can both offer cruising permits and serve as your official point of entry/exit to Costa Rica – an advantage, when arriving from points south. Customer procedures, inclusive!

Rooted in high standards and personalized service, Banana Bay is one of the smaller marinas to make our list: The marina delivers 20 wet slips, dry slips, and monthly docking, as well as a full-service sportfishing center, boat repair, onsite hotel, and a restaurant, among other services and amenities.

Services & Amenities

✔ Dockage 

✔ Dry Dockage

✔ Mooring Buoy

✔ Anchor Out

✔ Boat Repair

✔ Customs Procedures

✔ Extended Cruising Permits

Fish Hook Marina


Coordinates: 8° 37′ 19.0878″ N | -83° 9′ 5.925″ W

Phone: (506) 2775-1624

Highlights: 22 slips, extra-wide docks, onsite dockmaster, lodge, restaurant

Ensconced within a natural, deep-draft gulf, Fish Hook Marina offers a safe haven for your extended visit. One of the smaller Costa Rica marinas on the Pacific coast, Fish Hook serves southwestern Costa Rica, from Sierpe south to Panama. 

Offering 22 yacht and sailboat slips and long-term dockage, the marina is home to 200+ International Game Fishing Association World Records, this marina is an excellent choice for captains who plan to spend a lot of their land time… well, out on the water! Here, you can land black marlin, sailfish, and blue marlin in a single day.  

Additionally, if you’re looking to something more than provisions but less than a whole new boat, the town of Golfito is Costa Rica’s premier duty-free zone, offering the lowest prices in the country on big-ticket items to outfit your yacht. Here, you’ll also find banking, restaurants, a small hospital, and a local airport.

Services & Amenities

✔ 22 Slips

✔ Boats up to 180 feet

✔ Extra-wide docks

✔ Dockmaster onsite

✔ Daily & monthly rates

✔ Long-term dockage

✔ 24-hour security

✔ Boat maintenance

✔ Provisions

Marina Bahía Golfito


Coordinates: 8° 38′ 16.7058″ N | -83° 10′ 11.6724″ W

Phone: (506) 4080-6090

Max Draft: 30 ft.

Max LOA: 350 ft.

Highlights: 45 Wet Slips, hotel, 2 restaurants 

The final of three Costa Rica marinas located at Golfito, the “gulf within a gulf,” Marina Bahía Golfito is framed by backdrops of lush mangroves and the sparkling Pacific Ocean, Piedras Blancas and Corcovado National Parks. As marina locations go, this is one of the more pastoral – and off the beaten path. But in the best way possible! Marina Bahía Golfito serves Costa Rica’s South Pacific, from Sierpe south to Panama. 

This state-of-the-art marina welcomes vessels from 40 to 350 feet, with 45 slips that promise protection from Pacific swells (and Atlantic hurricanes). Among other services and amenities, Marina Bahía Golfito offers the fastest bunkering fuel pump in Central America, dispensing up to 210 gallons per minute. 

Attentive, onsite staff include a Dock Master, fuel attendants, and trained dockhands, as well as front desk staff and a concierge, who helps captains and crew with everything from daily needs to wildest dreams for Costa Rican adventure.

Services & Amenities

✔ Shore Power

✔ Free WiFi

✔ Pressurized Potable Water

✔ Cable TV

✔ Garbage & Battery Disposal

✔ Black & Gray Water Disposal

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