The Golfo Dulce Forest Reserve is located on the Osa Peninsula near Corcovado National Park. Covering 149,593 acre, nowhere else in Costa Rica will you find such intense and diverse tropical flora and fauna. This reserve, like others in southern Costa Rica, is considered one of the wettest places in the world. Rainfall can reach up to 200 inches per year, providing the necessary setting for one of the most bio-diverse areas and forests in the world.
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.
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.
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