Welcome to Golfito.Biz your official site to Golfito,
in the Southern Costa Rica.
Golfito is the Head of the canton of Golfito, is at 341 km
from San José and 41 km from Ciudad Neily. As its name indicates,
Golfito is a small creek inside the Golfo Dulce, and this
one is formed between the Osa peninsula and Punta Banco, bound
for the Panamanian border.
The port is located on a beautiful scenery of forest hills,
with the setting of the Osa Peninsula visible in the distance.
These hills dorm part of the Golfito National Refuge of Wild
Near the city, Playas de Cacao and Puntarenitas which you
can get to by boat, are frequently visited. On the other side
of Coto Colorado river are the Zancudo and Pavones beaches,
suitable for surfing. Zancudo beach is very long, thin
black sand beach situated 15 km to the south of Golfito, between
the pacific and the mouth of the Colorado River.
Due to its good quality fishing and swimming facilities and
surfing initiation, it is very frequented by foreigners and
locals during the dry season.
There are several Hotels and Restaurants, in the north sector
is the airport and the free port and the large center of stores
full of appliances, electric devices and imported goods.
In 1990 Golfito was declared Free port by the Costa Rica Government.
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can you buy in Golfito?
Electronic devices such as kitchens, irons, refrigerators, washing machines,
air conditioners, dryers, tires ( it’s better to buy them at the border).
If you want to know more details about what you can buy and the buying restrictions
C-Tales sportfishing charter guides use bait & switch techniques by trolling artificial baits. Conventional tackle is provided; however, fly fishermen need to bring their own fly fishing tackle for fly fishing in Costa Rica. We practice catch & release for big game Sailfish & Marlin. The option of bringing home Dorado, Tuna, Snapper, and other sport fish for snacks is up to the fishermen.
The Golfo Dulce Lodge consists of more than 300 hectares (750 acres) and was bought to conserve the existing virgin rainforest, and to set up a small place for nature and animal lovers to experience the magnificent world of an almost untouched environment on an individual basis, far away from tourist crowds.
The Hotel is set on Golfito, a small gulf in Golfo Dulce,in the National Golfito Wildlife Refuge, surrounded by Corcovado National Park, Golfo Dulce Forest Reserve, the Piedras Blancas National Park, Las Cruces Botanic Garden and some important indigenous reserves. The Piedras Blancas National Park, Las Cruces Botanic Garden and some important indigenous reserves.
Located in Golfito it is the southernmost port on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. You can travel here either by car or by plane from San Jose. Sansa Airlines is the domestic airline serving the Golfito area.
Costa Rican sportfishing is world renowned for its variety and quality. The Golfo Dulce and the surrounding waters are the premier fishing grounds in all of Costa Rica. Great offshore fishing is found within a 45 minute cruise. Inshore and river fishing are within a stones throw of our dock.
We have four very modern buildings that house our twenty seven rooms. There is a pool side coffee shop open for breakfast, and a full service bar and restaurant, open from noon until late evening. As you enter the Hotel, you have a fantastic panoramic view of two Islands and the Bay, as well as primary mountainous rain forest. To the rear of the Hotel open pasture abounds with wildlife.
We have a total of twenty seven rooms, half are furnished with A.C, cable TV, and hot showers. The others are more basic. There is little noise from the road and none from town.