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Port of Entry
09°58.091'N, 084°49.859'W Chart icon.png
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Puntarenas (from "punta arenas" or "sand point") is the capital and largest city in the Puntarenas province of Costa Rica. The city sits on a long, narrow peninsula that juts out into the Nicoya Gulf, only about four blocks at its widest.


See Costa Rica.


See Costa Rica.


See Costa Rica.


Add here VHF channel for the coastguard, harbor masters. etc.

Also see Cruiser's Nets


The approach to the fishing port is full of reefs. Follow the markers.


Puntarenas is a port of entry/exit for Costa Rica. For details see Entrance: Costa Rica.

You clear formalities at the fishing port.


There are mooring buoys in front of the fishing port.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Costa Rica Yacht Club

Costa Rica Yacht Club/wiki/Puntarenas#Costa_Rica_Yacht_Club
Marina icon Costa Rica Yacht Club [[Puntarenas#Costa Rica Yacht Club|Costa Rica Yacht Club]] 09°58.800'N, 084°47.800'W

Provides buoys, water, electricity, toilets, showers, WiFi. Repairs, 20-T travels-lift. Swimming pool, restaurant, car rentals.

[email protected]; Tel: +506 (26) 610 784; Fax: +506 (26) 612 518; VHF channel 06
Address: P.O. Box 151- Zip Code 5400, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Hours: 07:00 - 17:00, except Wednesdays

Puerto Azul Resort & Marina

Puerto Azul Resort & Marina/wiki/Puntarenas#Puerto_Azul_Resort_.26_Marina
Marina icon Puerto Azul Resort & Marina [[Puntarenas#Puerto Azul Resort & Marina|Puerto Azul Resort & Marina]] 09°58.947'N, 084°47.882'W

1.5 miles from the marina to the outlet into the gulf. 90 slips for boats up to 60 feet in length. Min depth 2.5 m. All facilities facilities, laundry service, Wi-Fi, swimming pool, bar and restaurant, accommodation. 24hr security. Some maintenance services. Authorised bonding agent.

[email protected]; Tel: +506 (26) 615 552; Mobile: +506 (40) 807 200; VHF channel 08
Address: El Cocal, Puntarenas, Costa Rica


List anchorages including the ones of nearby islands list under "Islands" above. If there is more then 1-3 paragraphs for a given anchorage, create a dedicated page for it (Port/Stop Template). Remove this section if not applicable.

  • [[large Anchorage1]]
  • [[large Anchorage2]]


Water In both marinas
Electricity In both marinas
Toilets In both marinas
Showers In both marinas
Laundry In Puerto Azul Resort & Marina
Garbage Bins in the marinas and fishing port
Fuel ?
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers ?
Repairs In both marinas
Internet WiFi in both marinas
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals In Puerto Azul Resort & Marina


Give the names and locations of supermarkets, grocery stores, bakeries, etc.

Store name1/wiki/Puntarenas#.3Cspan_style.3D.22color:magenta_.22.3EStore_name1.3C.2Fspan.3EProvisions icon Store name1 [[Puntarenas#Store name1|Store name1]] DD.dddDD.ddd description, location, tel. +XX XXXX XXXXX.

Eating out

  • Restaurants in both marinas


See Costa Rica.



Give a short history of the port.

Places to Visit

List places of interest, tours, etc.


Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)



See Caribbean.


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