Excellent news for guests interested in luxury yacht charters in Costa Rica: a landmark reform ruled today in favor of allowing charter vessels over 24m (79ft) to remain in the country for up to one year. Combined with world-class yachting facilities already in place, this means that chartering a superyacht in this stunning part of Central America (which spans more than 800 miles of beautiful coastline) will now be easier than ever before.
The marine reform was voted by the Costa Rica Legislative Assembly 47-0 in favor, making this a landslide victory for the charter industry. Following this result, the wheels are now in motion to get the reform signed into law. It is anticipated that the reform will be enforced by September 2021.
Speaking about this reform, Jeff Duchesneau of the Costa Rica Marina Association who campaigned for these charter changes, said:
"The new reform law coupled with the country's tourism prowess and five full-service marinas on the Pacific Coast make Costa Rica the ideal new hotspot for luxury chartering."
A superyacht charter in Costa Rica promises awe-inspiring natural beauty in abundance. Highlights include pearl-white sandy beaches, verdant rainforests and a staggering array of flora and fauna like howling monkeys and sea turtles. Located between Panama and Nicaragua, Costa Rica is also a picture-perfect starting point for yacht charters in the Caribbean.
Interested in a Costa Rica motor yacht charter? Contact your yacht charter broker for personalized advice concerning your vacation.
To find out more about yacht charters in this heavenly region, take a look at our comprehensive Costa Rica yacht charter guide.