Golfo Dulce is a scenic and diverse refuge in Costa Rica’s Southern Pacific region. Surrounded by the Corcovado National Park, this region attracts sport fishing enthusiasts, hikers, surfers and photographers.

The Golfo Dulce Forest Reserve was established in 1979 to protect lowland forested areas around the Golfo Dulce. The reserve serves as a biological corridor connecting several national parks in the area. Hiking and swimming are the most popular activities amongst visitors. With the expansive bird population in the area, birdwatching is another common activity.

This area has several small eco-luxury resorts outside of the refuge. They are all inclusive, allowing visitors to enjoy their stay and not have to worry about small details.

There are no facilities or entrance fees at the Golfo Dulce Forest Reserve.

Weather and packing list

The South Pacific is a region of vast contrasts in weather. Temperatures remain the same nearly year round with average day time highs in the upper 80s to low 90s and night time lows in the upper 70s. Precipitation varies by month with the months of December through April being the driest.

Visitors should pack a bathing suit, towel, shorts, tee shirts, appropriate shoes, rain gear, sun block, and insect repellent.

Fun Fact: The Golfo Dulce Forest Reserve connects the forests of the Osa Peninsula (including Corcovado) to Piedras Blancas National Park.

Nearby Destinations

Drake Bay104 km
Puerto Jimenez80 km
Sierpe151 km
Uvita210 km
Golfito146 km

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