This guide provides detailed drawings of all anchorages and marina facilities on the western coast of Costa Rica. The introduction discusses topics such as climate, entry procedures, money, pets, provisions and worthwhile shore trips. The appendices include chart lists, common menu items (Spanish-English), surfing spots, useful telephone numbers and an illustrated guide to turtle identification. The recently opened full facility Marina Papagayo in Bahia Culebra (Papagayo) has created a first-rate moorage for cruising vessels. Entry procedures to Costa Rica can be completed and the modern marina can accommodate mega yachts.