|Situated along the spectacular coastline of Quepos, Costa Rica and featuring direct access to some of the world’s best sportfishing, development of Costa Rica’s newest world-class destination, Marina Pez Vela, is fully underway. Scheduled to open in late 2008, the marina project is the vision of sportfishing enthusiast Harold Lovelady. Harold and colleague John Kane have teamed up with the world-renowned marina contractor Bellingham Marine to deliver a truly state-of-the-art marina, which is expected to open up thousands of miles of open ocean to anglers and trans-oceanic travelers.
Quepos has long been regarded as a fishing haven but access to the region’s famed grounds has been difficult to impossible, as boating facilities and services in the region are extremely limited. Marina Pez Vela will provide a safe haven for boats as well as a fully-staffed maintenance facility. “We are confident that this project will satisfy the tremendous demand for marina services in the region which have gone largely unmet until now,” said Lovelady.
The 300-slip marina will feature extra-wide modern concrete floating docks to allow easy access via golf cart as well as the safe loading of passengers and equipment and secure moorage. The first phase of construction includes 100 slips accommodating yachts up to 200 feet in length. Slip-side services include telephone, cable television, high-speed Internet service, fresh water and electrical hook-ups. High-speed fuel pumps, septic pump-out and dockside concierge services will also be available on-site. The marina will be built with an emphasis on environmental protection and will meet full American and Costa Rican building codes and standards. Upon completion, the development will include a full-service 300-slip marina, a dry stack area for boats up to 40 feet in length, maintenance facilities with a 200-ton travel lift, an upscale boutique hotel, residential units, restaurants, upscale shopping and a retail center that will include a tackle shop, marine supplies, deli and grocery store.
For more information, please visit www.marinapezvela.com.