A new 115-berth marina will be a key feature of the planned Crocodile Bay Eco Resort, located in Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. The project developer has announced a partnership with the Sinergo Development Group to oversee the masterplan for what is described as Costa Rica’s first branded residential resort and marina.

The first phase of this major project is anticipated to cost US$85m and it will be called the The Sanctuary at Osa Peninsula. The full-service marina will be included in this phase, along with 50 private branded residences and a 74-room luxury hotel to be managed by one of the world’s top hoteliers.

The marina is said to be one of the most environmentally sensitive in Central America. Of the 115 slips being built, Crocodile Bay Marina will release 50 slips to boaters interested in owning a berth in what will be the closest international full service marina north of the Panama Canal. The marina village will include a yacht chandlery and concierge service centre, as well as a bar and deli. The marina’s facilities will include a 20-tonne lift, boat storage and launching area, laundry and meeting rooms.

In a press statement, Cory Williams, president of Crocodile Bay, said: The Sinergo Development Group is one of most respected developers in Central America. This globally recognised and respected master planner was responsible for developing the first Four Seasons Resort in Central America at Peninsula Papagayo, as well as attracting both the Marriott and Hyatt brands to Costa Rica. We are very pleased to partner with such an experienced and respected developer. Sinergo Development Group also developed the first Hyatt Place outside of the United States and the first Hyatt Andaz Resort in Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo, which is adjacent to the 180-slip Marina Papagayo.”

Crocodile Bay Resort has been operating the largest sport fishing resort in Central America since 1999, catering to elite anglers and nature enthusiasts from all over the world. The resort houses private villas, a 5,000sq ft spa and a conference facility. Crocodile Bay has 42 sportfishing boats, making it the largest privately owned fleet in Central and South America.