Marina Los Suenos
Los Sueños Resort & Marina Costa Rica

Los Suenos Marina is the only Government marina operating in Costa Rica. The Marina has 200 wet slips, 100 dry slips and fuel dock, 96 mini self storage units, Sportfishing charter and Marina supply store, public bathroom with shower facilities. The wet slips accommodate vessels from 30 to 180 feet, and the dry storage vessels under 35 feet. The fuel dock also handles oil changes, pump out services for sanitary tanks and extractions and bulk servicing of lubricants.

Requirements for entrance into Costa Rican waters

INITIAL ENTRY
Upon your initial entry into the country, you will receive a Temporary Permit for your boat, called the Certificado de Importación Temporal from the Ministry of Finance and Customs (in Spanish, Ministerio de Hacienda y Aduana). This permit is valid for up to three months and can not be renewed. Once the permit has expired, you will need to leave the country, as Customs will not make any exceptions for renewal.

If you are planning to keep your boat in Costa Rica for more than three months, the vessel must apply for an extended cruising permit from the Department of Transportation Maritime Division MOPT (in Spanish, Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes MOPT). Further details can be provided by contacting the Marina office. As the first a government-sanctioned Marina, a slip use agreement with Los Sueños Marina will allow you to apply for an extended cruising permit.

If you are just arriving to our Country, it is important for you to know as a government-sanctioned Marina; Los Sueños Marina is also considered an official port of entry; however you must contact an agent in advance (24 hours min) in order to coordinate an official visit by the corresponding government authorities. Our suggested agent is Ernesto Andrade. Ernesto can be reached by email at eandrade@ice.co.cr or by telephone at (506) 2661-0948 office, or (506) 8811-7290 cell. Local law prohibits non-Costa Rican flagged boats from operating as commercial charters. Please be aware that government authorities are very strict in this regard, and officials make regular inspections of Los Sueños Marina.Foreign vessels found chartering could be impounded.

LOS SUEÑOS MARINA ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

All NON-COMMERCIAL users must have comprehensive, all-risk general liability insurance in the amount of not less than $300,000 ($100,000 Dry Storage Vessels) from an insurer with no less than a Best “A” rating. Please provide the marina office with the insurance information prior to the vessel’s arrival at the marina.

All COMMERCIAL users must provide the following proof of insurance: Vessels carrying 6 or fewer passengers require comprehensive “all risk” general liability insurance for commercial marine activities engaged in by User in a combined single limit of not less than U.S. Three Hundred Thousand Dollars ($300,000) and an annual aggregate limitation of not less than U.S. Three Hundred Thousand dollars ($300,000) from an insurer with not less than a Best “A” Rating.

Vessels carrying 7 to up to 14 passengers require comprehensive “all risk” general liability insurance for commercial marine activities engaged in by User in a combined single limit of not less than U.S Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000) and an annual aggregate limitation of not less than U.S One Million dollars (1,000,000) from an insurer with not less than a Best “A” Rating.

Vessels carrying over 14 passengers require comprehensive “all risk” general liability insurance for commercial marine activities engaged in by User in a combined single limit of not less than U.S One Million Dollars ($1,000,000) and an annual aggregate of not less than U.S Five Million dollars ($5,000,000) from an insurer with not less than Best “A” Rating. Vessels carrying over 14 passengers are also required to pay a fee of $10.00 for every passenger aboard the vessel. Please contact our Marina Office for further information.

Price for the slips : http://www.lsrm.com/pdf_lsrm/2009-2010-Anual.pdf

Fishing in Costa Rica:

All boats are required by law to obtain a Costa Rican fishing license for sport fishing. A non-Costa Rican flagged vessel is prohibited from fishing for commercial purposes. The documentation required by INCOPESCA (the Fishing Commission) is as follows:
Customs temporary permit (original and copy).
Certificate of Documentation/Registration of the boat (original and copy).
If the owner of the boat is a corporation, a notarized document stating that the legal representative of the boat is the person whose name appears on the temporary permit. Passport (original and copy).
The originals are only presented to INCOPESCA so that they may verify their authenticity and are returned to the boater at the time of presentation.
Any person on your boat who intends to fish must purchase an individual fishing license. Your captain and crew must each have an individual license as well. Fishing Licenses are available at the INCOPESCA office located by the charters dock.


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