Fifty-five side-to berths for yachts and megayachts to 150 feet (46 meters). A 705-foot-long (215-meter-long) main pier accommodating deep-draft megayachts side-to, and providing shorepower. And, a secured main road entrance, featuring waterfalls and lagoons, that leads to the docks. These are among the first-phase items being completed within the next five months at Golfito Marina Village in Costa Rica.
Golfito Marina Village gets its name from the city where it’s located. It’s situated on the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica, near Panama. Surfers and sportfishing enthusiasts have been attracted to Golfito for years. Just northwest is a nearly 34,600-acre national park, touted for bird watching. The developers, who are also creating residences as part of the 40-acre resort, have pledged to honor the natural appeal of the region.
Set for completion in 2017, Golfito Marina Village will have the biggest berths for megayachts along Central America’s Pacific coast. A number of those berths have already been sold. Slip owners get to use the yacht club, with a lounge, fine dining, a cigar and cocktail room, private meeting/party rooms, and concierge services.
A few slips remain available for sale while phase one continues. By the end of September, Golfito Marina Village will further see promenades and bridges (above) plus shops and restaurants finish construction. A beach area is receiving final touches, as is the fuel dock. Infrastructure-related items like pump-out and water are wrapping up work, too. Because Golfito Marina Village is additionally targeting smaller yachts, it’s creating a dedicated pier for fishing-tournament devotees. That, plus water-taxi dockage and a service yard with a ramp and a 45-ton lift, are all being completed in phase one as well.
Golfito Marina Village is in discussions with yacht-supply and provisioning companies to ensure private and charter yachts can get the services and items they’re accustomed to elsewhere. Of prime importance, the management team is arranging for customs and immigration officials to be on site for arriving yachts.
What comes next? Four more 328-foot (100-meter) finger piers will start construction. That should occur late this year into early next year. Golfito Marina Village’s developer will also begin construction on luxury villas.