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Old 18-11-2009, 07:42   #1
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Place to Leave a Boat in Panama / Costa Rica

Does anyone have a recommendation for place on Pacific coast of Panama and Costa Rica where I can leave boat for few weeks/months between delivery legs (and places to avoid)? I would consider marina or anchor.
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first choice would be Panama last choice Costa Rica

Leaving your boat for a few weeks in Costa Rica is expensive. Gulfito is a place where many boats are looked after by "Land and Sea"
You can leave her on a buoy. There is also 2 marinas that charge a whopping 350 per foot.
I spent 3 weeks getting repairs there and hate the place. It rains every night and is very humid we had black mold on the decks after 10 days.
Checking in and out is a huge hassel ( one of the worst we found on the whole Pacific Coast.
Panama is a far better choice. It is easy for crew to arrive and an excellent place to provision and buy boat parts at really good prices.
What you spend in moorage you will save in time.
If you are going up the Coast Further
Pusta del Sol Marina in Nicaragua is the best Marina in Central America (easy to check in)
cheaper than Costa Rica and very safe.
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