Located in the middle of Central America, Costa Rica stretches from the crystal-clear shores of the Caribbean to the gentle Pacific, and has a bewildering diversity of landscapes, flora and fauna. There are rainforests, tropical and dry temperate forests, volcanoes, Caribbean and Pacific beaches, high mountains and swampy plains. You will discover a rare and fragile ecosystem that you will not find anywhere else on earth. The country ranks third in the world and first in the Americas in the 2010 Environmental Performance Index. With its geography making it an ideal yachting destination, come and relax in this paradise on earth between November and April to enjoy a winter in the sun.
Even if you don’t necessarily come to Costa Rica to stay in the cities, a visit to San Jose is mandatory. It is a capital with the airs of a small green village. Here you can meet the locals and immerse yourself in the culture of the country. You will be able to admire the different buildings, heritage of the colonial past of San Jose and visit the different museums. You can also go shopping at the Mercado Central.
Corcovado National Park
Like Manuel Antonio Park, Corcovado is preserved from tourists and accessible only by 4×4, come and discover Corcovado National Park. Located on the Pacific Ocean, you can also approach this place aboard one of our luxury yachts. Here you can admire the dance of biodiversity and turquoise waters like you’ve never seen before. Here you return to the roots and find yourself alone in front of the most preserved nature.
Manuel Antonio National Park
Also located on the Pacific Ocean, this park contains the most beautiful species of animals in the world. It is a luxury to be able to be in such wonderful places, in the calm and the nature. If you’re a sports enthusiast you’ll find paths and trails out of the sun where you can meet monkeys, sloths and even parrots. Beware of these sneaky little animals that will not hesitate to steal your bags. Afterwards, you can relax on the wonderful beaches of the park, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The Irazù volcano
If you are looking for a volcanic country with craters as far as the eye can see, Costa Rica is the ideal place to come and see these lava giants up close. Each volcano has its own characteristics and peculiarities. And one of the most famous in the country is the Irazù volcano, which from the top of its 3432 meters offers lunar landscapes and a view of lagoons with beautiful blue-green water. If you decide to walk to the volcano, leave in the morning, you will be able to enjoy these magnificent landscapes longer. Here you will return to the real nature and get lost in these volcanic expanses.
The beaches of Guanacaste
In the midst of this lush fauna and omnipresent nature, charter a luxury yacht to come berth on the shores of Guanacaste. These magnificent beaches, like the lost beaches of Robinson Crusoe, will allow you to clear your head and relax.
The hardest part will be choosing which beach to put your towels on. Playa hermosa, Playa Samara, Playa Santa Theresa, which one will you choose to bask under the hot Costa Rican sun? Lovers of nautical activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving will enjoy the rich marine fauna and rare species that populate the waters. What is certain is that visiting this country aboard a luxury yacht is the best way to see the land in a different way and enjoy a relaxing vacation.
When to go
November - April
December - January
The residents of Costa Rica are very friendly and generous people who appreciate their beautiful country and the fact it hosts a one-of-a-kind culture. There is much to do here. From Cocos Islands National Park, which is a World Heritage Site located off the Pacific side and was once a haven for pirates and privateers and renowned for its natural wonders to the capital of San Jose, which lies in a valley, guarded by rolling hills and fierce volcanoes, where you will find luxurious hotels and magnificent restaurants filled with European influences. A six-hour drive separates the two coasts ensuring both are accessible regardless of where you are docked during your charter.