Slow Sales at Marina Papagayo

Papayago Marina has reached 11% occupancy since its launch in December 2008 in Costa Rica.

Monday, April 20, 2009

According to what Roberto Kopper, head of the marina, told, of the 180 spaces available at the marina, 20 were occupied this past Easter week. It is an occupancy rate that Kopper considered good for the month of April.

Sergio Morales, journalist for El Financiero of Costa Rica, wrote: "Kopper said that they are currently using several ways to market the marina and try to gain customers. He added that one of the main issues in their favor is their proximity to Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia and low availability of large marinas on the Pacific coast in Central America."

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The developer of the Golfito Marina Village & Resort project in the southern part of Costa Rica, plans to begin construction in June.

The group Hacienda El Dorado has announced the development of a new residential resort, hotel and marina in the Golfito area, which includes a deep-water marina with 130 moorings for yachts, condominium residences, a luxury hotel and spa.

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Operators of tourist establishments that were set up irregularly in forbidden coastal areas will not be evicted.

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Costa Rica: First Phase of the Papagayo Marina ready in January

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With 180 docks, the Papagayo Marina which is located at Sombrero Beach in Guanacaste is 85% completed.

The first phase of construction started on January 11 2007 at a cost of $15 million, said Roberto Kopper, project director.
The marina will have 180 docks for boats, administration and government offices, restaurants, stores and shops, storage and parking.

Costa Rican tourism grows 17% in 3rd quarter

April 2008

The arrival of tourists to Costa Rica, most of them from the United States, grew by 17 per cent in the first quarter of the year compared with 2007, according to figures from the nation's two international airports.

The total number of tourists was 643,000 between January and March, 92,000 more than the previous year, according to reports from the Juan Santamaría and Daniel Oduber airports.

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