Hello Mike...Matt again. No, the only port of entry on the Atlantic side of CR is Limon, and my experience there has been one of graft, theft, and corruption. Many items were stolen out of my boat when I did a roll on roll off from Cape Canaveral, and the items were stolen by the customs
officials in Limon. They work fast and won't let you get your boat until they have privately gone through it. They cut the locks and pilfered what they wanted prior to me being able to get it out of customs
. They are supposed to wait for you to be there for the inspection
, but they are crooks. Many people bypass CR on that side and just go straight to Panama
for this reason. As far as checking in from sea it would be different, but would require passports, documentation
, and most likely a crew of some type to be able to remain on the boat while the captain
did the required paperwork. LOT of theft in this area... And they plan to keep it this way.