Costa Rica is a dazzling country with many welcoming beaches and attractions. Every year, thousands of Americans travel there for vacation while over 300,000 US citizens live there full-time. With this is in mind, it may be unsurprisingly that many people love sailing in this exciting place. For the best sailing to Costa Rica, check out these areas.

Gulf of Nicoya

For one of the most breathtaking areas of Central America that there is, look no further than the gorgeous stretch of water around the Gulf of Nicoya. From there, you can sail to Quepos or to a quieter town or village.

Playas del Coco

With more stunning beaches to leave you speechless, Playas del Coco is another fantastic sailing destination. If you are looking for one of the best ways to enjoy a leisurely sailing experience where you can just sit back and relax with the sunset, this is the place to go. 


To truly experience the Pacific Ocean’s azure waters up close and personal, you must sail over to Tamarindo. There, you will also find amazing marine life such as manta rays, dolphins, and sea turtles. 

With this list in mind, where will you go first? With the right preparations, Costa Rica can be the sailing destination of a lifetime.