Details for Marina Pez Vela

Marina Pez Vela

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Average rating 3.6 stars from 5 reviews

Address PO Box 426-6350

Phone866-739-8352/+506 2777 4141 / 2774 - 9004

After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - YES
Repair - YES
Municipal - NO
Other - YES
Other info: The fuel dock is open from 6 am to 6 pm, 7 days a week.

VHF channel

69 / 16


Email contact;

Owner, manager

PIMSA / Jeff Duchesneau


Carter Takacs; Andrea Vargas


Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Credit cards, cash, international wire and National checks per pre-approved accounts accepted.

Payment discounts

Rate structures for annual, monthly and transient dockage. Multiple slip and annual or quarterly pre-payment discounts available.

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info: Marina Pez Vela is open 365 days a year; dockage, fuel as well as client services.






Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - YES
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 200
Beam max: 31

Other info: 13 berths over 100 feet. Maximum draft 13 feet.


Transient: Unknown
Total: 300
Transient price: $2.75/ft (2014-03-07)

Other price info: Price incliudes water and power. $2.75 is the rate for up to 50 feet. $3.00 for 51 up to 80 feet.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: No transient moorings.

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - YES

Additional info: Also three phase power up to 480V.

Pricing info: Included the slip fees.

Cable TV (and pricing)

No - Complimentary WiFi available at all slips.

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Yes - Potable water at all slips.

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info



Fuel brand: RECOPE refined

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: Inquire for current fuel pricing:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: Inquire for current fuel pricing:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Pets must be leashed. Health Department protocols apply for International entry. Please inquire:

Disability access

Yes - Marina Pez Vela is designed for Special Needs Access.

Launch service

Pump out







Yes - Very nice, but a long way away from the docks. Air conditioned bath and shower facility.




Yes - Send it out for $4 per kilo.


Yes - Besides several smaller tiendas there are a few supermarkets in town, all within walking distance. A cab ride from town to the marina is about Colon 1500 ($3.00) in 2014. Yacht Provisioning and specialty items provided on site


Yes - There is a reasonably stocked marine store on site. In town you can find a couple of well stocked hardware stores. Some of them carry limited marine supplies.


Yes - There are two restaurants next to the marina. The town offers a large number of restaurants.


Yes - There are two next to the marina.

Hotels or motels

Yes - There are hotels nearby including a Best Western.

Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities

Yes - 200 metric ton travel-lift in operation July 2014. 12 metric ton forklift to arrive August 2014. Dry racks for vessels to 38 feet. For information contact

Storage facilities

Yes - Dry racks for vessels to 38 feet. For information:, copy

Fishing supplies

Yes - Available in the marine store.

Chartering capabilities

Yes - There are lots of fishing charters. Contact for up to date information, fishing reports, etc.

Internet access

Yes - High speed Internet.

Boat ramp availability

No - Ramp not available.


Yes - Both ground and air transportation available. Contact for assistance and coordination.

Other services

Consierge Services available to Marina guests through and


Manuel Antonio National Park is 7 km away. Catch the bus at the Quepos terminal, in the town center. Additional area activities include white water rafting, zip lining, horse and atv / 4x4 tours, SCUBA diving, jet ski guided tours, sailing sunsets and center console boat rental. Contact for assistance and coordination.

Reviews for Marina Pez Vela
Do not use the boat yard!, 2015-05-26
Captain: , Palm Beach Gardens, FL (20)

it's such a shame because the boat yard has a great look to it, and even has some state of the art equipment, but that is where the praise stops. They can not get anything done right or on time. The yard manager will "yes" you to death and tell you that he can can get it done, but the reality is that he doesn't have a clue. They think that they are ready to handle large vessels (we being 100 ft.) but with all the mishaps we had and saw while we were there I can't steer you clear enough.

We had to make our own cooling tower out of a tank and running water for our a/c chillers because the yard could not provide. Even though they said they would/could and had over 2 weeks to prepare, they still failed. We had to leave a hose running for 7 strait days wasting fresh water because of this, when had I have known I would have just bought a pump ahead of time to use ocean water (DUH) to cool the chillers. After the week was over they had the balls to try and charge me for all the fresh water they waisted.

The yard will nickel and dime you for everything so watch the fine print.

We also saw them blow a tire on their travel lift while lifting a boat that was too big (110ft). They got lucky that no one was seriously hurt or killed.

I would NEVER recommend this yard to any large vessels. They are simply not ready and charge more than a South Florida boat yard.

Nice marina, 2014-03-07
Captain: , Newport, RI (10275)

We pulled into Pez Vella so that we could tour Manuel Antonio park and we spent 2 nights here. The biggest issue was that they now seem to be insisting that sailboats back into their slips so that anchors don't hit the dock boxes. This is despite having specifically requested a bow-in starboard side slip. They eventually let us go in bow-first, but wouldn't let other boats do the same.

The facilties are nice, but not first class. Considering that the marina is just 4 years old and the rates that they charge, I was suprised that it wasn't better constructed.

Speaking of construction, there's lots of construction going on here with the associated noise and dust.

Both restaurants at the marina are good and the bar has happy hour from 5-7.

Town is just a short walk away. Lots of little stores to check out.

Manuel Antonio is either a $10 taxi ride or you can take the bus for $285 colones. Having done a lot of inland travel via car and lots of nature hikes, I was unimpressed by MA. Lots of people and vehicles driving on the road through the park and very little wildlife. If you're looking to see CR wildlife, go to Monteverde.

The marina charges $4/kilo for laundry, but if you find JC on m/v Top Knotch, he'll arrange to get your laundry into town for $2.40/kilo. He speaks good English and is looking for work on days that the sports fish that he maintains isn't going out. We can recommend him.

Finest Marina in Costa Rica, 2013-10-25
Captain: , Swansboro (674)

Convenient to downtown Quepos and Manuel Antonio.

Walking distance to MANY great restaurants....including the world famous El Gran Escape.

Also home to many charter fishing companies.

For those interested in some sailfish/marlin fishing....I hightly recommend Good Day Team Costa Rica (their office just behind El Gran Escape).

Expensive but good, 2013-03-30
Captain: , London (709)

Great security and a nice facility. The town is good and the national park is excellent.
Paying three dollars a Ft is the downside

Pez Vela Marina, 2012-04-30
Captain: , Puntarenas Costa Rica (296)

nice and very well design marina facilities , its on first stage of construction , 100 + slips avaliable , need reservation , fuel dock with clean fuel , groseries store , and need to conmute to town (quepos ) for suplies , nice and well organized area for travelers and tourism , lot to see , nice beaches around and gourgeous national park , manuel antonio . cost high .

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