However, the rich diversity of the tropical landscapes between these shorelines is legendary. It includes everything from spider monkeys to crocodiles, butterflies, iguanas and toucans, all of it set against the dramatic backdrop of big surf beaches and active volcanoes.
With its famous commitment to ecological sustainability, Costa Rica is a wonderfully wild yacht charter destination. While the Caribbean coastline is very serene, the extra scale, variety and sophistication of Costa Rica’s Pacific coast makes it one of Central America’s most generous and versatile charter yacht venues. From Isla Tortuga to beautiful Drake Bay, sport fishing here is superb, with yellowfin tuna, blue marlin and sailfish routinely on the hooks of the charter fleets. The surfing is also a major draw for tourists, and despite a big seasonal tourist influx, it’s always possible to find a deserted yacht-friendly cove to anchor up and relax. Activities include everything from horse riding to white water rafting, and if you’re after a dynamic slice of Costa Rican nightlife, the surf town of Joca and the capital, San Jose, are well up to the task.