With the new change in Costa Rica’s charter laws, superyachts can now showcase a new type of vacation to guests in Golfo Dulce.
Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica – November 3, 2021 – Marina Bahia Golfito, an IGY destination, is happy to announce it can now offer berthing to superyachts in a unique region previously unavailable to charter guests. Effective September 2021 is the Costa Rica Legislative Assembly’s newest reform giving vessels 79’ (24m) and larger the opportunity to legally charter and remain in Costa Rica for up to 1 year and possibly, 2 years at a time.
“Marina Bahia Golfito has developed the infrastructure to handle the largest yachts travelling through this region,” states Tom Mukamal, CEO of IGY Marinas, “it is the ideal spot to charter because of the proximity to so many incredible activities.”
Located in Costa Rica, Golfito is a southern port town surrounded by 2,5% of the world´s biodiversity and where guests can experience paradisiacal destinations like Caño Island featuring one-of-a-kind diving adventures in amazing coral reefs; Pavones, known for its long waves to surf, or head offshore to sport fish some of the largest sailfish and marlin in the world. With these legislative changes, guests are able to enjoy the sport fishing for up to six (6) months. The inclusion of the exceptional standards of the IGY Marina network and Marina Bahia Golfito’s service and location, makes it the place to experience eco-tourism unlike anywhere else in the world.
Marina Bahia Golfito is a 45-slip marina that can accommodate some of the largest vessels in the region, capable of accepting megayachts and superyachts up to 350’ (107m) with maximum drafts up to 29’ (9m). This state-of-the-art marina boasts the fastest fuel dock in Central America dispensing up to 200 gallons per minute, Seaflex technology mooring, a protected basin, and many other amenities.
Owned and developed by Enjoy Group, the leading hospitality company in Costa Rica, Marina Bahia Golfito is part of a breathtaking resort property that hosts La Playa Restaurant, Paka Paka beach bar and a mixed-use development with future hotel and residential components. It also features event and corporate space with a rainforest backdrop.
“We are excited for the opportunity to offer captains, crew, and charter guests an experience unlike any other in the world,” says Pedro Abdalla, Managing Director of Marina Bahia Golfito, “With the team’s knowledge and training combined with the unrivaled service expected at an IGY Marina destination, we expect that guests will want to extend their stay in Costa Rica indefinitely.”
About IGY Marinas
IGY Marinas is the world’s only international superyacht marina network, with 22 marinas operating in 13 countries, including the United States, The Bahamas, Mexico, Panama, Colombia, Costa Rica, Turks & Caicos, St. Maarten, St. Lucia, United Kingdom, France, Italy and Spain. IGY has approximately 4,000 total berths under management welcoming the world’s largest superyachts annually to its marinas.
About Enjoy Group
Enjoy Group is the leading hospitality company in Costa Rica and Central America, with over 45 years of experience in the development and management of hotels, restaurants and real estate projects. Its current portfolio includes 6 hotels (El Mangroove, Fiesta Resort, Hilton Garden Inn Liberia, Villa Lapas, Punta Islita and Amaka Ocean Living Lodge), 3 restaurants (P.F. Chang´s Central America, Bacchus and L´Ile de France) and the Marina Bahía Golfito. To learn more please visit www.enjoygroup.net.
Kay Mellinger, IGY Marinas
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