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 explode all the natural adventures
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 Corcovado National Park is one of the few remaining
sizeable areas of lowland tropical rainforest in the
world and features around 2,418 species of plants, 140 of mammals which include the
4 different species of monkeys in Costa Rica, raccoons,
jaguraundies, margay cats, agouties
and coatis., 117
of amphibians and more.
Also, 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.
When talking about Costa Rica Sportfishing, the
species of fish you
can expect to catch are: Sailfish, Blue marlin, Black
marlin, Striped marlin, Yellowfin tuna, Dorado, Wahoo,
Roosterfish and snapper. Golfito is one of the few places where you can expect to catch
three species of Marlin: Black, Blue and Stripped Marlin.
area is famous for its big roosterfish year round.
Marlin: August through December is peak. Sailfish: December to the
end of March is best, then again in August and September. Tuna:
August through March is the best time for the 100 pounders, but fish
of up to 30 lbs are caught year-round. Snook: The rainy season seems
to be best.
There are sails and marlin offshore during peak season, and plenty of exciting
roosters, mackerel, amberjack, wahoo and big snapper closer inshore. Inside Golfo Dulce, small barracuda and snapper, mackerel, sea bass and
the occasional snook can be caught on light tackle. Off Cabo Matapalo in the
Pacific, anglers will encounter sails, marlin, tuna and other blue water
species. This area is generally considered to have the best all-round inshore
sportfishing in Costa Rica, and there are roosters that average over 30
pounds, wahoo, grouper, jack, barracuda and trophy-size Pacific cubera snapper.
and if you're interested on a Sportfishing trip in Golfito with the
Captain holder of more than 200 guinness world records just visit
our Sportfishing page:
How to get to Golfito?
You can get to Golfito Sailing,
its geographical coordinates are 8° 39' 0" North, 83° 9' 0" West,
There are several Marinas in Golfito
us to find out marina rates and amenities
You can get to Golfito driving, from
San Jose to Golfito is about 309 kilometers (192 miles) and about 6
hours. You need to take the Interamerican Highway east out of San
José trough San Pedro and Cartago and continue driving south on that
road, you will arrive to San Isidro de El General here you can
decide if you want to continue on the Intercamerican Highway driving
all the way south or if you want to take a shorcut trough the
Costanera driving to Dominical then down to Palmar Norte where you
meet up again with the Interamerican Highway, when you get to Rio
Claro you'll see a intersection, turn right to go to Golfito then
you will pass in front of a Supermarket called Pali at your left if
you followed correctly the directions continue driving on the main
road and you will achieve getting to Golfito.
If you chosse to drive to Golfito we have some pretty good deals and
discounts on Car Rental so fill out the
Rental form and we will contact you asap.
Other option that you may want to consider is taking a
San José or Liberia to Golfito and then
Rent a Car in Golfito, Car Rentals are now available in Golfito
contact us if you want to inquire about
There are plenty of things to do in
Golfito, you can arrange with
Costa Rica Trip a
Golfito Canopy tour
that offers everyone an exhilarating opportunity to
soar through the
Golfito Rainforest flying from tree to tree through eleven tree top
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
has a takes you to a mountain
trekking to 20 waterfalls of
cold water with accumulation of calcium that prevents people from
slipping they're one of a kind in this area.
can be seen from november to March and from July to September. In
the Whales watching tour you usually can see Humpback and Pilot
Whales. Dolphins are seen all year around.