New 130-slip “superyacht” marina, resort set for June groundbreaking

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Developers say the Golfito Marina Village & Resort’s deep-water marina will accommodate “gigayachts” up to 350 feet. (Developer rendering)

April 10th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) The developers of the Golfito Marina Village & Resort say they are set to break ground on the project, which they describe as a “world-class superyacht destination and resort,” in June.

 

Hacienda el Dorado, the developers behind the venture, say they plan to breathe new life into the strategically located town of Golfito, whose economy has lagged since the Chiquita Banana Company closed is Costa Rica-based operations in 1985.

 

The project will provide hundreds of well-paying jobs in construction, service, and hospitality, the company said.

 

The company said together with local government authorities, it has begun development and renovation work on the town’s main boulevard as part of a multiphase project which will include construction of a renovated road connecting the Golfito Airport to the town, a central plaza, a Golfito History Museum, a tourist information center, a local artists’ arts and crafts village, a new boardwalk with eateries, souvenir shops, coffee shops, bicycle trails, water taxis to neighboring beaches and attractions, and a community recreation park.

 

The first phase of the deep-water marina will include 50 out of 130 total slips, featuring private and secure dockage designated for “gigayachts” up to 350 feet.

 

The resort will offer beachfront residential villas; three unique private floating islands will villas, a “Honeymoon Beach Villa,” a luxury hotel and deluxe accommodations for yacht captains and crew, according to the developers.

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  • El Torito

    “The company said together with local government authorities, it has begun development and renovation work on the town’s main boulevard as part of a multiphase project” Really? We were in Golfito just the other day and we didn’t see anything out of the ordinary going on. I’ll believe this one when I see it, along with the International Airport near Palmar Norte…and while we’re at it, has anyone found the key to unlock the gate at the San Vito airport yet? (Apparently when Johnny Araya arrived to campaign here, he had to climb the fence in order to get out.)

  • expatin paradise

    Another strike against the environment in the allegedly greenest country. Golfo dulce is a fragile ecosystem, home to many endangered marine species. Marina construction and increased boat traffic is a step in a very dangerous direction. When Costa Rica looks like coastal south Florida, the “other side” of economic development will be painfully clear.

  • Ben

    Good Project will buy a Boston Whaler soon.

  • NorthendFool

    WEve been hearing this same story for years. I find it interesting that the project is for sale. It wont happen.