We would like to make you aware of some important legal information related to boating and fishing in Costa Rica to make your stay with us as easy and enjoyable as possible. Following you will find important information concerning your entrance into Costa Rican waters and Los Sueños Marina.
Please read it thoroughly and contact the Marina Office: Tel. 011-506-2630-4200 or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. We would be happy to help you.
Initial Entry into Costa Rica
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 email@example.com
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.
Additional Named Insured
(1) El Sueño Resort, a Delaware Limited Liability Company Los Sueños Resort and Marina Corporate Office, Marina Village Bahia Herradura, Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Attention: Earl W. Warren, Senior Vice President and General Counsel
(2) Guapizul, Ltda., a Sociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada under the laws of Costa Rica Los Sueños Resort and Marina Marina Los Sueños, Marina Village, Bahia Herradura, Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Attention: William G. Kirby, Director of Marina Operations
(3) Marina de Herradura, S.A., a Sociedad Anonima under the laws of Costa Rica
Post Office Box 5684 · Calle 40, Avenidas 7-9 San Jose, Costa Rica
* Copy of the Vessel’s Certificate of Documentation or Registration.
* Copy of the Owner’s and Captain’s Passport.
* Copy of the Crew List.
* Clearance into Costa Rica must be done in one of the following official ports of entry: Golfito, Caldera, Puntarenas, Playa del Coco or Punta Morales. As a government-sanctioned Marina, Los Sueños Marina is also considered an official port of entry. However, you must contact an agent in advance in order to coordinate an official visit by the corresponding government authorities.