Marina in Quepos is Ready!
Slideshow of Quepos Marina in construction:
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Gorgeous waters, great weather, beautiful beaches and a state-of-the-art marina are beckoning boaters and anglers to Marina Pez Vela in Quepos, Costa Rica. And with the initial 100 slips opening later this year, the excitement is building!
Located in one of the world’s premier sport fishing destinations, Marina Pez Vela will offer an extraordinary base of operations for fishing and boating along the Pacific coast of Central America –opening thousands of miles of ocean that was previously impossible to fish. Once completed, Marina Pez Vela will be the largest full-service marina in Costa Rica, equipped with 300 wet slips, 120-unit dry storage facility, and a maintenance and repair boat yard with 200-ton Travel-Lift.
Don’t let this opportunity slip away. Limited number of wet slip are still available for sale and limited long-term leasing is also available. For more information call 866-PEZ-VELA
The Docks Are Going In!
Docks are in!
In preparation for Marina Pez Vela’s fall debut, Bellingham Marine (BMI) is currently installing the first 100 concrete slips, including utility and gangway units. BMI’s assembly and installation team is onsite receiving materials, transporting float units from the casting plant located approximately five miles from the job site, and beginning the dock assembly process and water installation.
According to project founder Harold Lovelady, finally putting docks into the water is the result of nine years of preparation and work. “We are moving at full speed and getting ready to welcome our first customers,” states Lovelady. “Our extraordinary project team is building a world-class marina that will be exceptional for those who stay on a permanent, annual or transient basis.”
How big is it really?
Although it is accurate to say Marina Pez Vela is large, it does not quite capture the project’s true breadth and depth. Here are some facts and figures to help convey the real picture. Better yet, come see the site for yourself!
* The marina encompasses 40 acres.
* 25 football fields can fit inside the marina basin.
* The marina stretches approximately one-mile in circumference.
* 270,000 cubic meters of sand were dredged from the marina basin.
* 4,000 concrete dolos were needed for infrastructure.
* 4,800 tons of steel have been used to-date for marina construction.
Sand donations help community.
A long-standing community partner, Marina Pez Vela recently donated sand dredged from the marina basin to help construction begin for a local nursing home, new school and to maintain soccer fields. Because Quepos is below sea level, sand is scarce, but necessary for building.
This is what we call recycling!
New sales center opens.
Located in downtown Quepos, next door to the famed El Gran Escape Resturant. The Marina Pez Vela sales office recently received its own version of “Extreme Makeover” and welcomes visitors to stop by and say hello. The expanded 2,000 square foot facility has been professionally decorated and equipped with new furnishings, projects displays and outdoor signage – you can't miss us! Inviting and comfortable, the sales office offers a lounge area, as well as a private meeting room. When you’re in town, come on by and say hi- you might be tempted to leave with a slip!
Tourism is big in Quepos.
Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park are at the top of the list for Costa Rica’s most popular destinations. Already renowned for exotic sites and scenes, beautiful beaches and luxury accommodations, plans are underway to bring additional services and facilities to the area. To support these efforts, the Chamber of Commerce has improved tourism and organize development programs in this popular Central Pacific destination:
One priority project is capital investment in the Manuel Antonio National Park (located near Marina Pez Vela), which will benefit from $120 million for improving facilities and offer better services to the many tourists who visit the coastal preserve.
And several more initiatives are also underway in the area including a future expansion of the Quepos airport, creation of some area golf courses, and many other businesses, restaurant, hotel and lodging upgrades and expansions. The future is bright!