Famous for its views and botanical gardens, Golfito is an eclectic pueblo that boasts great sport fishing and the Piedras Blancas National Park.

Golfito, Costa Rica: Where Nature's Beauty Meets Coastal Serenity

Welcome to Golfito, a tranquil coastal haven nestled along the southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Unlike the bustling tourist hubs, Golfito offers a unique blend of natural splendor and serene beaches that allow you to escape the crowds and immerse yourself in the true essence of Pura Vida. As we explore Golfito's hidden treasures, you'll discover why this hidden gem is the perfect destination for those seeking a quieter, more intimate connection with nature and the sea.

Nature's Playground: Uncover Golfito's lush rainforests, pristine beaches, and diverse wildlife as you delve into the heart of Costa Rica's natural beauty.

History and Heritage: Explore the rich history of Golfito, once a bustling banana port, and learn how it has evolved into the peaceful coastal town it is today.

Adventures Await: Embark on thrilling eco-adventures, from jungle hikes and birdwatching to kayaking through mangroves and sportfishing in the azure Pacific.

World-class Sportfishing: Set on the coast of the incredible Golfo Dulce, Golfito is one of the best places in the world for billfishing!

Seaside Serenity: Relax on Golfito's untouched beaches, where the sound of gentle waves provides the soundtrack to your idyllic coastal getaway.

Where to Stay and Savor: Discover Golfito's charming accommodations, ranging from boutique hotels to eco-lodges, and savor the flavors of fresh, locally-inspired cuisine.

As you journey through Golfito's unspoiled landscapes, you'll find a sense of tranquility that invites you to unwind, explore, and reconnect with the natural world. Golfito may not be a bustling tourist hotspot, but it offers a unique opportunity to experience Costa Rica's beauty in its purest form. Join us on this exploration of Golfito, where nature's wonders meet coastal serenity.

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: Most of Golfito was built by the United Fruit Company who utilized the port as their primary center for exports.

Attractions In The Area

Piedras Blancas46 km
Golfito Wildlife Refuge6 km
La Amistad95 km
Marino Ballena98 km
Corcovado100 km


Latitude: N 8° 37' 8.79"
Longitude: W 83° 8' 53.38"

Unsure of what to do? Let us make you a free custom trip plan!