Ideal for Winter Season
A picture-perfect paradise, the scenic landscapes, beautiful national parks and amazing wildlife that make up Costa Rica create an unforgettable yacht charter experience. Situated in central America with coastlines on the Caribbean and the Pacific, Costa Rica is best known for its spectacular beaches, volcanoes and its rich biodiversity. With roughly a quarter of its area made up of protected jungle, this yacht charter itinerary encompasses some of the very best Costa Rica has to offer, both at sea and on land.
- Day 1
Arrive in paradise Following on from a relaxed flight to Liberia International airport, take a private transfer to Marina Papagayo where your adventure begins.
Following on from a relaxed flight to Liberia International airport, take a private transfer to Marina Papagayo where your adventure begins.
Climb aboard your luxury charter yacht and meet the crew who will be taking you on the vacation of a lifetime here in Costa Rica. Get settled onboard and enjoy a freshly prepared lunch as you cruise on over to Bahia Culebra, the first anchorage of your trip. Soak in the surrounding vistas and the warm sunshine before getting ready for a relaxed alfresco dinner under the stars.
- Day 2
Explore your blissful surroundings
On the first full day of your luxury yacht rental escapade, anchor down at Playa Huevo and listen to the sound of the howler monkeys.
Surrounded by lush green forest and soft white sands, this anchorage is the perfect place to start your day. Guests can make the most of the motor yacht’s toy box collection and enjoy jet skiing, snorkeling and kayaking on these tranquil waters. In the early morning, whilst the tide is high, we highly recommend taking a jet ski tour to the mangrove palmares. Located between 30 m tall trees with huge roots and surrounded by immense natural scenery, these narrow water channels provide endless hours of fun.
If you’re a lover of surfing, you must visit witches rock, one of the best places to catch waves in Costa Rica. If you’re looking for something a little more relaxed, the golf and VIP spa at the Four Seasons resort is just a short tender ride away. Round off a fantastic first day with dinner at Prieta restaurant, easily reached by tender and a short drive from Four Seasons beach or marina.
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- Day 3
Discover the magical underwater world
Enjoy a leisurely early morning cruise over to Playa Conchal (19nm – 1 ½ hrs) and you'll arrive at the perfect time for a stunning champagne breakfast onboard.
Depending on wind and swell direction, visit Playa Conchal or Playa Zapotal, one of these wonderful bays will have peaceful conditions and plenty of activities that you and your charter will enjoy close by. These include possible humpback whale sightings on a private tour, inshore fishing for mahi mahi or roosterfish, or advanced scuba diving at the Cataline islands or Punta Gorda. We recommend that beginners start their underwater exploration at Punta Gorda and the more advanced enjoy the underwater wonders around the miraculous Cataline islands.
After a long day exploring, climb back on board for a five-star dinner prepared pristinely by your personal chef before embarking on an overnight cruise to Tortuga island (93nm - 7hrs)
- Day 4
A day of nature reserves and impeccable sunsets
Wake up on Tortuga Island and immerse yourself in the most scenic anchorage on the central pacific coast of Costa Rica.
Spend the rest of your morning at the divine private natural reserve Curu. Here, you can take on an easy hike with a naturalist guide through the primeval forest and observe the abundance of wildlife that live here. You will most likely get to enjoy encounters with birds, monkeys and coatis during your time at the nature reserve but we recommend early mornings or late afternoons to get the best chance of sightings.
Spend the rest of your day soaking up the sunshine on board and enjoying all the luxurious amenities onboard your superyacht charter. The afternoon sunsets from Tortuga Island are particularly pleasant, especially during the dry season.
- Day 5
Discover unique landscapes and wildlife
Following on from an overnight cruise (96nm – 7 ½ hrs) to Drake Bay, guests can enjoy a day exploring one of the most biologically diverse places on earth.
Renowned for its profound beauty and picturesque landscapes, Drake bay is a world heritage site located at the edge of the Corcovado National Park. During the late morning whilst the tide is high, take a sea kayak tour up Rio Aguija, an uncontaminated clear water river that comes from the heart of the rainforest. For the adventurously inclined, fly over the top of the rainforest by zip-line, guaranteed to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
If that doesn’t appeal to you, why not enjoy something a little more laid-back? Many charterers enjoy a mangrove river tour at Rio Sepre, the biggest mangrove area in Central America. A labyrinth of wide and narrow water channels full of life, where the naturalist guide will help you understand all the secrets of this unique ecosystem from the rainforest and crocodiles to iguanas and tropical birds.
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Drake Bay (Bahía Drake)
Corcovado National Park
- Drake Bay (Bahía Drake)
- Day 6
Immerse yourself in one of the greatest National Parks
Enjoy a relaxed cruise (13nm - 1hr) over to Isla Del Cano on Cano Island, a beautiful national park area that promises lots of beauty and adventure.
For the adventurous among your charter party, spend the day hiking around the picturesque national park. There is a lot for you to discover here on land and on the water. For those wanting to stick around the water, swim, snorkel and kayak around the area and see what you can find.
Enjoy a divine dinner onboard and settle down for a cozy movie night as you cruise onwards during an overnight cruise to Golfo Dulce (70nm – 5 ½ hrs)
- Day 7
Botanical gardens and immense scenery
Wake up at a small bay close to Rincon Golfe Dulce - a spectacular anchorage inside the only tropical fiord in America.
Surrounded by high dense green jungle mountains and little islands, this anchorage is perfect for swimming, snorkeling and kayaking. If you wish, you can take a tender with a nature guide to visit the picture-perfect botanical garden. Described as a tropical paradise with all species of local fauna and a spectacular selection of trees, this botanical garden is not to be missed.
Once back onboard, enjoy your surroundings and settle for your final overnight cruise to Playa Herradura (119nm – 9 ¼ hrs)
- Day 8
Los Sueños, Playa Herr
Time to head home
Expect a morning arrival at Playa Herradura, Los Sueños where you will say goodbye to your crew and head onwards to the airport.
If time permits, enjoy one last swim before your departure at Departure to San Jose International Airport – 1 ½ hrs by road or 25 min by helicopter. To reach the helicopter landing area a short ride by tender to the marina and 5 min by road to the landing zone. The latest permitted departure by helicopter is 16:45 hrs.
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*All distances are approximate