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DOCUMENTATION COSTA RICA
Passport Valid for length of stay; requires one blank page
Boat Documentation Coast Guard Doc (Original)
Proof of Insurance Liability Insurance may be required by marinas
Crewlist Required at checkin/out
Zarpe Required at checkin/out
OFFICIAL PROCEDURES  
Official Country Visa None if stay is less than 90 days
Immigration Visa Good for 90 days; must leave the country for 72 hours to renew
Required Permits Temporary Import Certificate (good for 3 months)
Upon Arrival Visit: Immigration; Customs; Port Authority; Agricultural Inspection
Upon Departure Visit: Immigration; Customs; Port Captain
Entry & Exit Fees: Free to $70
Notes:  
   
OTHER  
Required Vaccinations None
Pets APHIS Form 7001; Vaccinations Certificate
   
Currency: Colon(es)  

 

Crime Index Safety Index Corruption Index Corruption Score GDP Pop (M) Life Ex. Cost of Living Groc. Rest. $ Loc.Purch.P.
55.94 44.06 41 58% 11,749 4.9 79.6 62.22 63.32 48.38 44.69

Country Contact Alejandro Filloy

COSTA RICA
506 2519 2000
Calle 98 Via 104, Pavas
San Jose, Costa Rico

 

 

 

 

WEATHER

SWELL

TIDES

On the Pacific side the average tidal range for consecutive tides is about 12.5 feet so be sure to bring your dinghy way up to the beach and lock or or anchor it out - remove all valuables

COSTA RICA PILOT CHARTS

Costa Rica Pilot Charts depict averages in prevailing winds and currents, air and sea temperatures, wave heights,  visibility, barometric pressure, and weather conditions at different times of the year. The information used to compile these averages was obtained from oceanographic and meteorologic observations over many decades during the late 18th and 19th centuries.The charts are intended to aid the navigator in selecting the fastest and safest routes with regards to the expected weather and ocean conditions. For an explanation of historic Costa Rica Climatology and how to read Wind-roses follow this link.

COSTA RICA CHARTS

COSTA RICA - AIDS TO NAVIGATION

Good Nautical has all the vetted anchorages and approaches for this route – participants get a free one season membership to Good Nautical

COSTA RICA GoodNautical

 

ALERTS

 

Additional Safety Info and know high crime areas to avoid

Central neighborhood in Limon

Violent crime, such as armed robbery and assault, is common. Local police lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents.

Liberia city

Violent crime, such as armed robbery and assault, is common. Local police lack the resources to respond effectively to serious criminal incidents.

Desamparados neighborhood San Rafael

Violent crime, such as homicide and assault, is common. Police presence is limited.

Pavas and Hospital neighborhoods in San Jose

Criminal assault and homicides have been reported in these areas. Gang activity, such as territorial disputes and narcotics trafficking, has been reported in Pavas in the vicinity of the U.S. Embassy.

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