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Among its ultra-wide, custom-designed floating dock system, 180 owner and guest slips can accommodate a wide variety of watercraft. From superyachts and luxe cruisers to schooners and sportfishing vessels. Ultimately, 350 slips will fill the marina, making it the largest and most advanced in Costa Rica.

Marina Papagayo Berthing Plan

Where We Are
Marina Papagayo is ideally located to offer sailors, sport-fishermen and other boaters a perfect location from which to explore the full array of Costa Rica’s marine and terrestrial treasures, which include exotic jungles, towering landscapes, crashing surf, deserted beaches, and the deep-water haunts of some of the world’s most sought-after gamefish. It is close to an international airport, and modern amenities and conveniences can be found either on-site or close by. For the travelling adventurer, it is as close to paradise as they will probably ever get.

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.

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.

Marina Services
Marina Papagayo caters to some of the finest yachts in the world, and we offer all our boat owners, captains, crews and seasoned yachtsmen a full menu of marine services including a dedicated concierge who will provide unparalleled yacht assistance. Hand-in-hand with the human side of our program are the benefits of our modern and fully integrated Marina Centre and its facilities.

Vessel Service

Boat Fuel: The dockside fuel station is open from 6am to 5pm daily, and offers high-octane gasoline and low-sulfur diesel. We offer high-speed dispensing capabilities.  Large quantities of bunkering should be arranged as far in advance as possible to guarantee adequate supply.

Electricity: We turn your yacht into your home afloat. Marina Papagayo offers vessels single-phase 30,50 and 100 amps (120 / 240 v) and three-phase 100 amps (208 and 480v). Metered pedestals measure individual boat usage and charges are applied on a consumption basis.

Water: High-pressure potable water is available at every slip and is provided free of charge.

Black water: We offer a state-of-the-art sewer system pump-out at every slip. We are a zero-discharge marina. This service is free of charge.

Foreign trash incineration: Marina Papagayo provides complimentary waste removal from incoming vessels and those already on-site, as well as incineration for foreign trash.

Dock-hand services: Marina Dock-hands are available to serve you from 6 am until 10 pm daily. An integral part of our shore-side crew, they warmly welcome arriving vessels and assist with their lines, and then are able to offer valet service for luggage, transport guests via golf cart, assist with cleaning, servicing, provide for deliveries and help with provisions for your vessel.  All special dockhand requirements can be made through our concierge or via VHF Channels 16 and 23A.

Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi is available at every slip free of charge.

Laundry: Laundry facilities available to crew, condominium owners and guests are found on the first floor of the Marina Centre building to the left, off of the main lobby. The machines are operated on a token system. Coins may be purchased in the Ship’s Store for $2 each. Each machine, washer or dryer, requires only one token to operate a regular load of laundry. Washing supplies, such as detergent and fabric softener, may be purchased in the Ship’s Store.  Dry cleaning services may be arranged on request by the marina concierge

Security: Marina Papagayo provides a highly skilled and friendly security staff that monitors the grounds, and assists with directing visitors. They are available 24 hours, 7 days a week. Additional security for visitors and vessels may be requested via our marina concierge

Parking: Public parking is available on the land side of the Marina Centre building, near the fuel dock, and directly in front of the C and D-Dock’s gangways. Please use extra caution when driving to the parking area at the C & D Dock.

Marina Papagayo provides security to monitor the facilities 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, but cannot assume responsibility for any items taken from vehicles. We encourage you to lock your vehicles and to keep your valuables with you.

Emergency services: Medical services including a bilingual part-time resident doctor and skilled paramedics; fire fighters and other trained personnel are available and located on site. For emergencies, please call +506.2696.2001 or via VHF channels 16 & 23A.

Facilities: Marina Papagayo was designed to give visiting boaters the very best in shore-side service and this is reflected in the high standards and careful design of the facilities on offer. Mostly based in the Marina Centre, visitors are able to enjoy a selection of services, whether they be crew, owners or guests of the boats berthed alongside. Nestled in the Marina Village, the Centre and its amenities have been designed to offer a respite of quality and style for those ashore.

Marina Concierge

Marina Concierge: As part of our experienced shore-side team, our marina concierge represents the very best of the efficiency and courtesy we offer. Available from 8am to 5pm every day, the dedicated concierge is on duty to arrange almost anything you need, be it a helicopter tour, a diving charter, or fresh travel arrangements.

No detail is too difficult or small, and we welcome the opportunity to provide specialized services such as making professional appointments and planning part of your vacation, as well as arranging personal schedules for spas and dining, or provisioning your vessel. The aim of our concierge is to make your visit as pleasant and hassle-free as is possible, and to leave you and your crew with all the time in the world to enjoy your stay with us.

Please do not hesitate to start your vacation before you even arrive, by talking to our concierge directly. Call them at 506.2690.3600 or toll free from the US at 888.863.0301.

Taxis and Car Rental

Taxis can be arranged by the concierge (30 minutes minimum notice)

Local beach towns:

  • Playa Hermosa (closest grocery store, and restaurants, movie theater)
  • Playas del Coco (largest grocery store nearby, banks, pharmacies, restaurants, shops, etc…)
  • Playa Ocotal (restaurants)
  • Liberia International Airport

Rental cars are available for pick-up close to the Daniel Oduber International Airport or may be delivered directly to the marina by making arrangements in advance. Nearly all major international rental companies are represented in the area and can be reserved with the assistance of the concierge.

For more information, questions or to make a request for a taxi or rental car, please contact the marina concierge.