Located in the beautiful Golfo Dulce in Southern Puntarenas province
, the former bustling banana port of Golfito
sits in a majestic bay area surrounded by lush tropical wildlife, gorgeous flora and fauna
, and some of the most stunning oceans vistas in the entire country. If you happen to be in the region during November to January, take a whale watching trip off the coast.
Aside from this, Golfito also has some superb sport fishing
as well as excellent sea kayaking and sailing opportunities. Additionally, many people use Golfito as a stopover and base camp when touring the region because the amazing beaches of Zancudo
are near by. Pavones beach has excellent surf breaks and it is said it has the longest left in the world. Within easy reach of the Golfito National Park and the La Amistad International Park, this town makes for a fantastic getaway for those who enjoy a more adventurous vacation.
Map of the Area
The best way to get to Golfito is by plane, as the roads leading to this southern Costa Rican town near the Panama border are mostly dirt paved and can get quite bumpy. With a flying time of 50 minutes to under an hour, arrive here by either SANSA or Nature Air’s to have an unforgettable holiday.
The Golfito Airport sits amid a green field with a paved landing strip, while the airport services here are basic at best, with a small concrete building for a terminal. Once you get here, there should be no problem getting around as there are plenty of taxis outside the airport, who will drop you off into town for under a dollar.