Sailing Holidays in Costa Rica
Explore Costa Rica‘s exotic wildlife and environmental treasures onboard!
Adventure awaits those who visit Costa Rica, a superyacht charter destination well and truly on the up. Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Costa Rica is home to some of the most unique and extraordinary anchorages in the world and provides guests with an unforgettable charter full of excitement. Deep-sea diving, dazzling water, white sand and palm tree-lined beaches are just a few of the things visitors should expect from a charter in this Central American paradise. There is no better way to experience the magic of Costa Rica than by superyacht. From exotic islands to areas of the ocean overflowing with vibrant marine life, a yacht allows guests to truly immerse themselves in everything that Costa Rica has to offer.
Begin your Costa Rica yachting adventure in the heavenly Bahía Culebra. This bay is situated in the Gulf of Papagayo and is home to white sand beaches and placid blue-green waters. A lot of sailors recommend Culebra Bay for its “excellent water quality which supports valuable ecosystems. It has several beaches ideal for water sports or just chilling on the sand. Those interested in archaeology will be drawn there as there are many examples of pre-Columbian settlement.” In the evening, watch the sky change to different hues of amber over the majestic Rincon de la Vieja Volcano from your yacht.
The country is the proud home of the most diverse wildlife on the planet. Anastasia Legrand explains, “Costa Rica is host to over 130 species of fish, 220 species of reptiles and 1000 different types of butterflies. Costa Rica is also famous for its sloths and turtles, which can be seen in protected habitats and beaches. But if you’re more of a monkey, lizard, or exotic bird lover, Costa Rica will be your favorite place!”
Costa Rica places an emphasis on eco-consciousness and was the first country in the Americas to ban recreational hunting. A passionate pioneer for sustainable tourism, the country welcomes visitors to explore a bounty of fun-filled activities designed with this in mind. From horseback riding through jungles to visiting some of the best wildlife refuge centers the world has to offer, eco-oriented travelers find their playground in Costa Rica.
Explore the diversity of the exotic Tortuga Island, home to Curú Wildlife Reserve. This privately owned nature reserve is home to an abundance of animals, from lively monkeys to jet-black pumas, serene sea turtles and over 200 species of bird. Be truly at one with nature by taking an unforgettable forest hike in this tropical paradise whilst observing these vibrant species thrive in their natural habitat. Curú Wildlife Reserve takes pride in its eco-conscious mission and has great facilities, making it the perfect place to visit for any eco-conscious traveler! One of the best snorkeling and scuba diving spots in Costa Rica, Cano Island has a protected marine park, home to a wide variety of marine life, from sea turtles to colorful schools of fish, and eagle rays. A lot of divers recommend Cano Island for its undersea attractions. The dreamy experience is only made better by the island’s clear blue water, which makes for excellent snorkeling and scuba diving conditions. Expect warmth from Costa Rican locals, renowned for making visitors feel welcome. In fact, their friendliness is no surprise, as Costa Rica has been voted one of the happiest countries in the world. This is no doubt a result of the country’s famous Pura Vida culture. Directly translated as a pure, or simple, way of life, Pura Vida is part of the fabric of Costa Rica. “Costa Ricans (Ticos) use this term to say hello, to say goodbye, to say everything’s great, to say everything’s cool. However, it is not the words that reflect the true meaning of ¡Pura Vida!. Pura Vida is the way Ticos live.” Pura Vida is felt in the laid-back essence of the place, highlighted by Legrand “Ticos have a very relaxed, simple way of looking at life. No worries, no fuss, no stress; Pura Vida to them means being thankful for what they have and not dwelling on the negative.”