We stayed in Marina Papagyo and Marina Quepos in April of this year.. We also took a mooring
in Golfito. These marina were very nice, but only had about 20% occupancy.
Costa Rica is an interesting place and yes very expensive, especially when comparing it to Mexico
, El Salvador or NIcaragua
rates run between $2.25 to $2.75 per foot, electricty not included.
Also stock up on oil, because 15/40 deisel oil will run you $35-40 per gallon
When you arrive at Marina Papagyo they will require you to use an agent to check into country. The issue I had was the agent did not charge a set fee. Some boats paid as little as $150 and some paid as high as $300 service
charges to the agent. Although the marina makes it sound like the $300 rate is firm, do not hessitate to negotiate with the Agent.
In Golfito, Land & Sea Services was the best deal at $8 per day for moorings. Fish
Hook Marina came a close second with a special deal of $25 dollars per day for a dock
up to 50 feet, not including electricty.
Unfortunately, this is the rainny season and there is a lot os Flotsdam and the anchorages
are very muddly.
With that said Costa Rica is an interesting country with some beuatiful jungles... Take you time and look around.