The ideal boating season in Costa Rica is between December and April. During this time, you are likely to experience perfect nautical conditions for your sailing vacation. This is an excellent time to enjoy Costa Rican activities and explore the country from your boat. Costa Rica has it all—volcanoes, forests, beaches, and lots of wildlife. With an affordable Costa Rico yacht charter, there is really no shortage of things to do. Fishing, scuba diving (or snorkeling) and surfing are some of the most popular activities on the water.
Costa Rica also offers a wide variety of marinas where you can start your voyage. These marinas provide basic sailing facilities and sometimes even have useful amenities such as free Wi-Fi, showers, decks, and satellite TV. An affordable yacht charter is a perfect way to experience all that Costa Rica has to offer. Please keep in mind, though, it is also important for you and your guests to follow some basic boating tips while enjoying your vacation.
Whether you are hoping to land roosterfish or blue marlin, fishing is one of the most popular Costa Rica activities and it is easy to find fishing charter companies with Boatsetter that will provide fishing rods and bait for you to use on your sailing vacation. Places like Los Suenos Marina, Marina Papagayo, and Marina Pez Vela are some of the most popular fishing destinations in the country.
No sailing vacation is complete without an opportunity to scuba dive or snorkel. Luckily, Costa Rica offers ideal conditions for both activities. Head out to the rugged shoreline of Isla del Coco, one of the most spectacular dive sites in the country, featuring sea turtles, manta rays, several species of sharks, and pelagic fish. If you are already sailing in the Caribbean, be sure to visit Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge and Cahuita National Park for ideal scuba diving and snorkeling.
If you love surfing, you will be happy to hear that Costa Rica is a well-known surf destination in Central America. You will find dozens of surf shops along the coast and there are many beaches where you can surf. Famous for their world-class breaks, Witch’s Rock at Tamarindo is probably the most famous destinations for surfers in the region. Keep in mind that the Caribbean coast is only for experienced surfers, while the Pacific is suitable for beginners thanks to its variety of breaks. There are even surf schools for beginners in the Guanacaste region and in the popular town of Jaco. Nosara and Samara also offer excellent surfing conditions.