Golfito is a peaceful and tropical paradise located on the south pacific of Costa Rica, surrounded by the tall evergreen and leafy rainforest and the calm waters of the Golfo Dulce Bay.
On the past the main economic activity of Golfito was the importation of bananas with The United Fruit Company but after the company leaved the town The duty free zone “Deposito Libre de Golfito” helped the town to subsist, the duty free is still working nowadays but this amazing tropical dream is starting to be known around the world as a dream vacation destination.
People from Golfito have discovered that Golfito itself is a rough diamond with a lot of hidden wonders and a magnificent ecological beauty so they are starting to exploit all the natural resources that Golfito has to offer to the world.
It’s also home of more than 146 species of birds so you can expect to see scarlet macaws, brown pelicans, Riverside Wren, Yellow-billed Cotinga, Orange-collared Manakin, Golden-naped Woodpecker, and Baird’s Trogon, ibis herons, parrots, and owls.
The Golfo Dulce bay is one of only four tropical fiords in the world, has 5% of the mangroves in Costa Rica and many different maritime species, at least 3 species of cetaceous are seen in its waters such as the bottlenose dolphin, the spotted dolphin and the humpback whale.
What to do in Golfito?
There are plenty of things to do in Golfito you can take a Golfito Canopy Tour that offers everyone an exhilarating opportunity to soar through the Golfito Rainforest flying from tree to tree through ten tree top platform stations, learn about and enjoy our amazing wildlife and vegetation, including monkeys, tucans, morpho butterflies, two and three-toed sloths, flowers and other animals and trees.
There are also plenty of mountain trekking tours through the mountain where you can expect to watch squirrel monkeys, white-faced monkeys, racoons, white nosed coatis, big morpho butterflies and even sloths!, most of the trekking tours that Costa Rica Trip offers you ends at exotic and refreshing waterfalls, one of the tours takes you to a property with 20 waterfalls of cold water with accumulation of calcium that prevents people from slipping, this waterfalls are one of a kind in this area.
Whales can be seen from november to March and from July to September, usually you can also spot Humpback and Pilot Whales. Dolphins are seen all year around.