I recently took myself on a solo vacation to Costa Rica. I found myself in Playas del Coco where I discovered the Marlin Sailing Tour. I'm sure glad I did. This beautiful 65' foot catamaran is brand new and it shows. Immaculate and spacious. Easily could have held 80 or so passengers. The crew was really exceptional, some of the best customer service I've experienced while traveling. I have worked in the hospitality business for over 20 years & was blown away. I was traveling alone but the fun atmosphere that the crew creates made it easy to make quick friends with other passengers. The crew is very attentive and helpful with informing everyone about the area and what we were seeing on our tour.
There is an open bar that does not disappoint. Leo and Bret (crew) made us some delicious tropical drinks (I recommend the appropriately named 'Marlin'- a fun twist on a mojito)
We motored to the perfect spot for some snorkeling. Full gear is included and is in great condition. We had clear water, saw many colorful fish near the coastline. We were in a beautiful cove with a long stretch of beach for exploring through some caves. All of this activity really worked up an appetite. The lunch that is served was just the right combination for a day on the water...fresh local fruits, well seasoned chicken and some of the best guacamole I've had (made by Marco from the crew) ~ can't forget the cookies, they were great.
Now it was time to sail on back- Marco and Leo hoisted the sail and Jose guided us home. We had a perfect soundtrack to lead us to our sunset return. (see photos)
It was a beautiful day with a perfect ending. I couldn't snap enough photos and didn't want to get off the boat...like I said earlier I loved it so much I ended up taking the tour again 3 days later.
I went on several different tours during my stay in Costa Rica & the fondest memories I have were my days on the Marlin!
Can't wait to return.
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.