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What’s Shaking @ Marina Pez Vela – April/May/June 2021

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Hard to believe we are already here in April and have just completed our second Semana Santa while dealing with the CoVid crisis and its impact on our community, our beloved Costa Rica and the world at large. While so much of the world has been focused on the countless obstacles and hardships which we have collectively endured, the team and family at Marina Pez Vela is incredibly proud to be a beacon of light, hope and resiliency as we cross over the year anniversary from the closing of our borders in 2020.

This April -and the months ahead- there is a lot to celebrate, highlight and share with our community and including the ongoing tournament series for 2021 and some new additions to our commercial plaza.

Emilio’s Cafe and Faxas Cuban Cigars are both open for business here at Marina Pez Vela!

Anyone who has lived here or visited in the past fews years has already experienced some of the amazing coffee, desserts, pastries and bohemian vibe which have made Emilio’s Cafe one of the areas most popular restaurantes. Emilio has expanded his operations and has opened up a full cafe right here in the plaza. The dangerously great coffee, incredible desserts and light menu are the perfect place to relax, share with friends and family and enjoy the beauty of the Marina. Part of Emilios is also dedicated to the custom designed Costa Rican clothing lines of Jungle Ave and a local swimsuit designer so its a great spot to grab a java and pick up something unique and special for someone you love!

Faxas Cigars has also opened its doors here with a charming boutique shop located just by the entrance to Cuba Libre and Double Hook. For anyone looking for a great gift, a fantastic Cuban cigar for a special occasions or just wanting to learn a bit about the cultura of the habanos, history and something for your collection, this is a must!


The 2021 tournament season here at Marina Pez Vela has had a tremendous positive impact on our community, our commercial tenants and the local economy. With massive turnouts for the Pelagic Rockstar, Dorado Derby, Pescadora, Quepos Billfish Cup and Sailfish Slam, in the past months, the fun and competition continue with two important events in April.

Marina Pez Vela Open, April 9/10
This two day event is an amazing opportunity to fish with some of the teams coming to visit for the Offshore World Championships, which are the following week. Sign up for a few days of fun and experience the electricity of a tournament environment and fish alongside some of the best anglers in the world. Anyone who has fished in our tournament series will attest to the FUN so whether you are looking to take home a trophy or just create some everlasting memories on the water, don’t miss out on a chance to join in the fun.

Offshore World Championships, April 11-16
WE ARE BACK! After having to cancel the 2020 championships due to CoVid, the organizing team has committed to coming back in 2021 for this amazing international event. While the total boat count will likely be reduced given the CoVid crisis, this return to action is a huge statement for the trust in our facilities, our community and the importance of the fishing community for this area. While this is a qualifying event only, we invite the community to support the organization and teams who come to visit this year as their support and love affair with this area are a huge part of our past, present and future in the tourism industry.

Summer Solstice Shootout, June 19
One of our new tournaments on the 2021 lineup. This is a fun, one day, amateur tournament; a great way to experience the adrenaline of fishing while having fun with family and friends. Contact Ifish Quepos at 2774-9006 to get all the information on this and all the fishing tournaments, tours and activities you can do around Quepos.

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