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Discover the true meaning of “Pura Vida” when you cruise by incredible landscapes, explore unique coastal towns, and unearth the wild and untamed wonders of Costa Rica during a luxury yacht charter.

Embark on an exhilarating journey through Costa Rica’s tropical rainforests by zip lining, bask in the sun on the country’s unique black-sand beaches, and engage in the thrilling pursuit of deep sea fishing for the catch of a lifetime. All this is wrapped in the unparalleled luxury that comes with chartering a yacht in this breathtaking Central American paradise.

Costa Rica: A Premier Yachting Destination

Nestled between the mighty Pacific Ocean and the serene Caribbean Sea, Costa Rica has evolved from a hidden gem known primarily among surfing and fishing aficionados to a premier yachting destination. The country’s natural wonders, pristine cruising grounds, spectacular beaches, and the warm hospitality of its people make it an irresistible choice for those seeking an unforgettable yachting experience.

Adventure Awaits in Every Corner

The adventurous spirit will find its haven in Costa Rica, with its active volcanoes like Arenal and Rincon de la Vieja, offering not just sightseeing but also hiking opportunities. The lush rainforests teem with diverse wildlife, while the spectacular beaches along the Central Pacific Coast, North Pacific Coast, and the Caribbean Coast provide endless opportunities for relaxation and outdoor activities.

Exclusive Experiences on a Luxury Yacht

A luxury yacht charter in Costa Rica opens up a world of exclusive experiences, thanks to the country’s strategic location flanked by two oceans. Despite being a small country, its rich tapestry of landscapes means that extraordinary sights like Corcovado National Park, Manuel Antonio National Park, and the Curu National Wildlife Refuge are just a day trip away from the coast. The yacht’s experienced crew is on hand to recommend the best local dining spots, organize shore-side outings, and curate charter itineraries that can include everything from zip-lining through the canopy to ATV tours through the countryside, not to mention scuba diving adventures to explore coral reefs teeming with tropical fish and marine life.

Tranquility and Beauty at Sea

For those seeking tranquility during their Costa Rican yacht charter, there’s nothing quite like cruising along the Pacific or Caribbean coasts, taking in the awe-inspiring views. Drop anchor in secluded bays to make the most of your luxury yacht’s water toys, dive into the crystal-clear waters to witness the incredible marine life, or simply unwind on pristine beaches that make Costa Rica a slice of paradise on earth. Whether it’s the active volcanoes, eagle rays in the Pacific Ocean, or the lush rainforests and hot springs that draw you, a yacht charter in Costa Rica promises an unparalleled blend of adventure, relaxation, and luxury.

Get in touch with a Costa Rica yacht charter broker

If you want to experience the thrill of a yacht charter in Costa Rica, Northrop & Johnson can help. As a leading yacht brokerage, our Costa Rica brokers can connect you with your ideal luxury boat rental and craft an incredible charter itinerary that is bespoke to you. We have access to the best crewed yachts for charter in Costa Rica, from 30-meters plus, and boast real-time intelligence on availability and cruising itineraries. Our Costa Rica boat rentals start at US$50,000 per week and offer a once-in-a-lifetime vacation. Contact our team today or browse our luxury yachts for charter, including luxurious motor yachts, sailing yachts, catamarans, fishing yachts, sports yachts, and expedition vessels, including those built by the world’s leading shipyards.

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Charter Highlights Costa Rica

  • Visit Arenal Volcano National Park: Located in the north of the country, this park is home to the active Arenal Volcano, hot springs, and lush rainforests
  • Try your hand at surfing at Tamarindo beach. This town on the Pacific Coast is one of the most popular surfing destinations in Costa Rica and offers a range of breaks for surfers of all levels
  • Lookout for diverse wildlife at Corcovado National Park. Located on the Osa Peninsula in southern Costa Rica, this park is one of the most biodiverse places on the planet and features stunning beaches, rainforests, and wildlife such as jaguars, monkeys, and scarlet macaws
  • Go snorkeling and diving at the Catalina Islands and Isla del Caño
  • Visit Playa Conchal, a stunning beach on the Pacific Coast made up of millions of crushed seashells, giving it a unique pink and white appearance

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Luxury Yacht Charter Costa Rica: FAQs

How much is a luxury yacht charter in Costa Rica?

A Costa Rica luxury yacht charter with Northrop & Johnson starts at US$50,000 per week and rises to over 1 million for the world’s most luxurious superyachts. We have access to the best yachts for charter from 30-meters, including ultra-luxurious motor yachts, sailing yachts, and catamarans built by the world’s leading shipyards, including Trinity Yachts, Westport, Sanlorenzo, Feadship, Oceanco, Azimut, Benetti, Lurssen, and Amels. Contact Northrop & Johnson’s Costa Rica yacht charter brokers and let our team connect you with your ideal vessel.

What types of yachts can I charter in Costa Rica?

As a growing superyacht destination, you can choose from a superb selection of luxury yachts for charter, especially when you book with a leading yacht brokerage like Northrop & Johnson. We have access to:

  • Motor yachts
  • Sailing yachts
  • Catamarans, both sail and motor cats
  • Sport yachts
  • Fishing yachts
  • Expedition vessels
  • Superyachts and mega yachts

No matter what type of luxury yacht you want to hire in Costa Rica, we can connect you with your ideal boat. Contact the Costa Rica yacht brokers at Northrop & Johnson if you want to enjoy a premier yacht charter experience in Central America.

What are some of the best things to see and do during a Costa Rica boat rental?

Costa Rica offers something for everyone, from thrillseekers to nature lovers and ocean dreamers. Some of the best things to see and do during a Costa Rica boat rental include:

  • Hike the Arenal volcano, one of the world’s most spectacular dormant volcanoes, surrounded by lush tropical rainforests. Explore the region’s rich bio-diversity, including incredible wildlife such as sloths, monkeys, and toucans. Costa Rica is home to over 500,000 species. A local naturalist guide can help make the most of your visit. Make sure you leave time to enjoy one of the many spas that surround the volcano and enjoy a soak in the natural hot springs.
  • Make the most of your private yacht’s water toys on Costa Rica’s azure waters. Luxury charter yachts often boast a myriad of water toys, including jet skis, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and inflatables, ideal for maximizing quality time on the water.
  • Drop anchor and sink beneath the waves and explore Costa Rica’s coral reefs teeming with vibrant tropical fish. Top spots for amazing marine life include Cocos Island and the Catalina Islands.
  • Enjoy a mangrove river tour along the Rio Sierpe, located in one of the most remote parts of Costa Rica. The river is home to Latin America’s largest mangroves and the variety of wildlife is incredible.
  • Soak up the sun on Costa Rica’s spectacular beaches, such as the popular Playa Flamingo. On the Caribbean side, you’ll find wonderfully calm waters, while on the Pacific coastline, you’ll find superb waves ideal for surfing.
  • Zip line through the cloud forest for a thrilling experience. Monteverde is home to Costa Rica’s original canopy tour, offering an unforgettable adventure.
  • Explore Manuel Antonio National Park, a wonderful biological reserve and environmental education center. The park is also considered to be home to one of the worlds’ most beautiful beaches.
  • Enjoy an incredible angling experience – fishing in Costa Rica is unmatched, offering shallow reefs, bays, and deep sea fishing experiences.

If you want to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime vacation experience in Costa Rica aboard a motor yacht, sailing yacht or catamaran, Northrop & Johson can help. We have access to the best crewed private boats and our charter itineraries are tailored to meet each chaterers unique needs. Contact our Costa Rica charter experts today.

Where can I berth my motor yacht in Costa Rica?

Over the past few years, Costa Rica has invested heavily in its superyacht infrastructure and boasts some excellent marinas. Some of the best include:

  • Marina Bahia Golfito, Golfito Bay
  • Marina Papagayo, Culebra Bay, Peninsula Papagayo
  • Marina Paz Vela, Quepos
  • Banana Bay Marina, in the Golfo Dulce

What are some of the best diving destinations in Costa Rica?

Costa Rica boasts superb scuba diving and snorkeling destinations where you can witness vibrant marine life and healthy coral reefs, thanks to its nutrient-rich waters and excellent visibility. Some of the best spots include:

  • Cocos Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and National Park in the Pacific Ocean, where you can scuba dive with hammerhead sharks
  • The Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast, where you’ll find superb coral reefs, ideal for both scuba diving and snorkeling
  • The Cahuita National Park, along the southern Caribbean coast, is home to superb snorkeling spots, with wonderful coral reefs teeming with marine life
  • Cueva del Tiburon, or Shark Cave, on Isla del Cano, a biological reserve that is home to several white-tip sharks. The site, on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast, boasts multiple underwater rock formations and hard corals – divers frequently see large rays and sea turtles here
  • The Catalina Islands on Costa Rica’s Pacific coastline is a superb diving spot with spectacular underwater volcanic rock formations that are home to a varied selection of marine life, including eagle rays, octopuses, seahorses, and white tip reef sharks.

Is Costa Rica good for fishing charters?

Costa Rica boasts some of the best angling opportunities in the world on both its Pacific and Caribbean coastlines, largely due to robust regulations that protect its waters from outside boats. Anglers can explore shallow bays, reefs, and enjoy deep sea fishing. Big-game fish that you can reel in during a luxury fishing charter include marlin, yellowfin tuna, sailfish, mahi mahi, roosterfish, and wahoo. Northrop & Johnson boasts a superb selection of luxury crewed fishing yachts primed for angling, including deep sea fishing. If you want to visit Costa Rica aboard a luxury yacht, contact our team today.

When is the best time of year for motor yacht charters in Costa Rica?

The best time to rent a luxury yacht in Costa Rica is from late November to April, which is Costa Rica’s dry season when you can expect sun-soaked days and little rainfall.

What about whale watching in Costa Rica?

Costa Rica is an excellent destination for a whale-watching experience, with one of the longest whale-watching seasons in the world. Magnificent humpback whales can be seen roaming the waters of the Pacific Coast from August to October and December to April. Other gentle giants you can see off the coast of Costa Rica include sperm whales, pilot whales, and killer whales. Key whale-watching spots include Drake Bay and Osa Peninsula, the Marino Ballena National Park, and Golfe Dulce. If you want to watch one of nature’s greatest spectacles and witness these magnificent creatures breach the waters of the Pacific Ocean, then contact Northrop & Johnson. Our charter yacht brokers will connect you with your ideal boat with a knowledgeable crew on the best whale-watching destinations.

Can I see sea turtles in Costa Rica?

Yes, Costa Rica is a superb destination for seeing sea turtles, including watching hatchlings emerge from their eggs and race to the sea. The best spot to witness this incredible spectacle is in the Tortuguero National Park, which is lapped by the Caribbean Sea. Green sea turtles, leatherback sea turtles, and hawksbill sea turtles all lay their eggs here.

What airports can I fly into?

Costa Rica boasts several international airports that accommodate both commercial airlines and private jets. These include:

  • Juan Santamaria International Airport, San Jose
  • Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport, Liberia
  • Quepos Managua Airport, Quepos
  • Palmar Sur Airport, Palmar Sur

When you book a luxury motor yacht or sailing boat charter with Northrop & Johnson, we will help with travel arrangements to and from your charter vessel. Contact our team today.

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