Did You Know Quespos has a Marina Now?

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Sailfishing in Quepos, Costa Rica-catch and release

Sailfishing in Quepos, Costa Rica-catch and release

Did You Know Quespos has a Marina Now?

Yes, Quepos, Costa Rica has a marina now.  Being one of the most popular  sport fishing destinations in Costa Rica, this is very good news!  The marina comprises  forty acres and 97 docking slips and is  located just north of the old United Fruit Company pier in downtown Quepos.  It is privately owned and built by Harold Lovelady who came to Quepos eleven years ago to retire after a career in telecommunications in Texas.   Boats from Russia, Brazil, USA,  South Africa, and other countries in Europe have have floated into Pez Vela, the name given to the dock.  They come to fill their tanks with fuel and also to spend a few days in the beautiful tropical paradise with is sandy white beaches and Pacific blue waters.  Lovelady states that some of the boats hold thousands of gallons of fuel.   For example a yacht could hold 10,000 to 50,000 gallons of diesel fuel.   Jobs have been created for the locals to work on the  docks as well as hope for increased tourism to Manuel Antonio National Park and the surrounding area.

Quepos is famous worldwide for it’s great sport fishing.   Many different kinds of fish can be caught,  from  sailfish, which are catch and release, to  large tuna, ,marlin,  dorado, snapper, and snook.   And the fishing is good year round.

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