Boat owners at Lake Arenal will be able to obtain a navigability certificate starting Tuesday.
Representatives of the Dirección de Navegación y Seguridad del Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes will be in the area through Thursday.
Boats must be well painted, and bear the registration number and the national flag on the hull, the ministry said.
There is a fee for inspection depending on the length of the vessel. The ministry also says that appropriate safety devices need to be installed and that last year’s certificate needs to be presented. More information is available at the Capitanía de Puerto de Los Chiles at 2471-1791 or from the Dirección de Navegación y Seguridad in San José, at 2233-5022.