The highly impressive Golfito resort and marina in Costa Rica is now in the construction phase, as announced by David Johnson, the Marina Sales Director for Golfito Marina Village and Resort.
Situated in one of the most ecologically diverse regions in the world, the sheltered marina and luxurious oceanfront residences blend into the natural environment, surrounded by tropical rainforest and peaceful beaches. It will be positioned approximately 343 miles north of the Panama Canal’s western entrance, which will prove to be a unique and advantageous superyacht hub for the coasts of Central and South America.
Commenting on the stage of the building, Johnson said “Whilst it is still early in the construction phase and it doesn’t look like much has been completed so far, there has been $34 million invested into the project, and there is still more terrain to be moved and enhanced.”
“The main pier will be put in place by the first week of February 2016 so we will be able to accommodate four 100m yachts on that pier right away. We’ll have the villas and the resort, the fisherman’s village with the restaurants and bars complete by this time next year, which is all part of phase two. When we met with Costa Rica’s number one bank they said this project is the biggest thing that’s ever happened to them. We are improving the entire town.”
The marina encompasses 138 slips and will accommodate vessels from 30 to 350 ft. There will be a yacht club, fishing facilities, concierge services and a fuel dock. “We have 90,000 gallons of fuel at the dock, so we can fill a 400 ft. Navy vessel with fuel. Not one other marina in the world can do that. Everywhere else you go they have to bring trucks in, so it will be fantastic stopover for transport yachts and it is a busy area for cruising. It really is a substantial project, we are changing a yacht’s ability to cruise up the coast of Costa Rica”, continued Johnson.
Amenities at the marina village and resort include a full service open air spa surrounded by waterfalls and whirlpools, a well-equipped fitness centre, exotic swimming pools, ecotourism, tennis courts, bocce ball, big game fishing, a floating island restaurant and a nightclub.
It is a unique opportunity for ownership of fully furnished beach villas, marina residences or jungle villas, and with a focus on preservation of the surrounding environment, the residences will be the last beachfront villas ever to be built in the area.
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