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Location

This popular town lies in the centre of Costa Rica's Pacific coast. It is an attractive resort with excellent beaches and good facilities for visiting yachts.

Position 9°25.5′N, 84°9.4′W.

Clearance

See Costa Rica Fomalities for full details on clearing into and out of Costa Rica.

Quepos is now a port of entry. Clearance is available at the Marina Pez Vela but the officials are not based at the port and have to travel from Puntarenas at additional cost.

To enable the marina to arrange clearance a number of documents need to be sent in advance. See http://www.marinapezvela.com/en/clearing-information/ for full details.

Last updated September 2016.

Docking

The marina is not cheap, so many cruisers choose to anchor long term here. They go to Playa Biesanz, just SE of the marina. Take care as there are a number of rocks visible at low tide.

A steep path from shore will take you up to the road where you can catch a taxi in to town. Call from the beach (or ask one of the vendors to do so for you) and the taxi will be waiting for you at the top.

There is good snorkeling around the reef here.

Last updated September 2016.

Marina Pez Vela
Quepos , Costa Rica
Tel:011 866.739.8352 / 011-506-2774-9000 ,VHF Channel 69, 16 - call on arrival
Location: 9°25’35”N | 84°10’22”W
This is a huge marina with good clean facilities and security and helpful staff. Facilities include power, water, fuel, WiFi, small chandlery, Customs and Immigration, pumpout at each berth. Rates are high.
Modern boatyard with 200 ton travel lift (up to 28’6’’ wide), all repairs. Small shop, but only 10 mins walk south from main town which offers shops, restaurants and stores.
Port Captain
Quepos
Tel:011 506 2777-1885

Carson Myers
Carson Myers says:
Sep 02, 2018 07:35 PM

According to RAN sailing in 2018, Quepos wanted to charge them US$3 / foot / day to stay in the marina, and US$500 each for check in and for check out

SailSirena
SailSirena says:
Sep 07, 2016 12:05 AM

Quepos is a wonderful little town with most everything you need right there. The marina Pez vela is the only good place to haul out if necessary. Ultra modern facilities and capable, skilled workers. The town is immediately adjacent to the marina and hosts several good provisioning shops, restaurants and a good laundry by the Banco National. Need parts? Visit Norma at the cigar shop across from the soccer field. Her husband works in the AC business, and she speaks fluent English and can set you up with anything and everything you might need.if you wish to anchor out instead of staying at the marina (which is pricey) go to Playa Biesanz, just SE of the marina. if you arrive at high tide keep a watch out until you have been through low tide due to rocks not mentioned in online and print guides that are visible at low tide. A steep trail from shore will take you up to the road where you can catch a taxi to town. Call from the beach (or ask one of the vendors to do so for you) and the taxi will be waiting for you at the top. Good snorkeling around the reef here with lots of fish but variable visibility. We stayed at anchor for a month and enjoyed it very much.

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