5 of the Best Boating Spots in Costa Rica

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Well-known for its sandy beaches and tropical weather, Costa Rica is a perfect holiday destination for outdoor enthusiasts. One of the most enjoyable ways of exploring this fabulous Central American country is by a Costa Rica boat rental. You can snorkel, swim, hike along the jungle trails, and search for exotic mammals and birds. Or perhaps you can even discover some hidden beaches or go whale watching while on vacation in your Costa Rica boat rental.

Knowing about the Weather and Climate

The dry season from December to April is the best time to visit Costa Rica. It’s an ideal time for a boating adventure because there is plenty of sunshine during this period. The rainy season runs from May to November. Luckily, even in the rainy season, days are often warm with slight drizzle in the evenings.

Some of the Best Boating Areas and other Places to Visit

The quaint seaside villages of Jaco, Tamarindo, Playa Hermosa, Quepos & Playa Flamingo/Las Catalinas are definitely some of the best places to visit during your Costa Rica boat rental. All of these villages offer the following types of activities:

  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling / Scuba Diving
  • Sunbathing
  • Whale-Watching
  • Hiking
  • Golfing
  • Bird-Watching

Manuel Antonio National Park

Famous for its wildlife and tropical beaches, Manuel Antonio National Park should definitely be included on the list of places to sail to during your Costa Rica boat rental. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country and offers guided walks through nature, where you might see exotic animals like howler monkeys, sloths, and all kinds of colorful birds. Some tour guides even carry tripods which can be great for professional photographers.

Tortuguero National Park

Tortuguero National Park on the Caribbean Coast is a tropical wetland that can only be reached by plane or boat. Travelers with a Costa Rica boat rental come to see sloths, green turtles and lots of monkeys. The park offers some challenging hiking trails as well as a wide array of appealing beaches. 


Dominical is a surfer’s paradise that features stunning beaches with shady trees, reasonably priced accommodation, and several open-air restaurants with spectacular ocean views. To find a quieter beach, take a short walk just beyond the outskirts of town. Thanks to its southern location, Dominical offers year-round perfect weather and lush vegetation.

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