Marina Papagayo hosted a record number of superyachts in December. In their quest for a luxurious and private experience, these 200′-plus ultra-cruisers find the finest superyacht accommodations available in Central America at Peninsula Papagayo.
“Superyacht owners are seeking a more exploratory experience rather than heading to more established destinations like the Mediterranean and St. Barts,” says Dan Eaffaldano, Operations Director at Marina Papagayo. “They want to go places that are less crowded and less explored, and the Eastern Tropical Seascape certainly fits the bill with Isla del Coco, Coiba, Malpelo Island, and the Galápagos—all within a short cruising distance.”
The coastal waters of Peninsula Papagayo brim with biodiversity, making it a world-class destination for underwater expeditions. Travelers can plunge 1,500 feet below the surface at nearby Isla del Coco—a small UNESCO-listed island ranked as one of the best dive sites in the world—to explore exotic marine life in a custom-built submersible. To the west, the Costa Rica Thermal Dome’s nutrient-rich waters attract a plethora of aquatic species including blue whales who come to feed on the abundant zooplankton and phytoplankton thrust to the surface by a convergence of wind and sea currents. Throughout the coastal waters surrounding the Peninsula, ocean enthusiasts can dive with a wide array of sea life from reef fish and giant manta rays to sea turtles and sharks, or swim with giant dolphin megapods that number in the thousands.