I decided not to take that chance. Although the crew undertook a covert mission to get some fresh vegetables at the market, slinking their way through the alleyways of Golfito as illegal aliens.
For a tourist-based economy, Costa Rica is not a yacht friendly country.
We are now sailing overnight to Isla Parida, a pretty little island off the coast of Panama about 75 nm away. We'll arrive in the morning, get some R&R and stay overnight at anchor.
No clearing in required.