Golfito, Costa Rica Cruise Port

Golfito is a small port town on the Southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. The town is located in Puntarenas Province near the Panama border and is regarded as one of the wettest places in the world due to annual rainfall averages. It is about 340 km from San Jose. The town is situated on a narrow strip of land that is sandwiched between Golfito Bay and some steep hills that boast of an abundant rainforest. Golfito literally translates to “little gulf” and the town generally consists of the residential area near the port, and the urbanized shopping area and town proper. To reduce impoverishment and boost trade in the region, the country's government opened a duty-free zone to the North of Golfito. Featured below are some of the experiences and activities that visitors can enjoy after cruising to Golfito, Costa Rica:
 
  • The coastal region is blessed with some beautiful beaches such as the Playa Cacao Beach. It is opposite the Golfito waterfront. The bars and simple homes on the beach provide a cosy atmosphere for relaxation and swimming while enjoying local cuisines from nearby restaurants.
     
  • Nature lovers will be thrilled to know that they are catered for by the hiking and biking trails that lead into the Golfito Wildlife Refuge on the hill extending onto the other side of the bay. It plays host to a rainforest that is 30-45 meters above sea level.
     
  • Fans of sport fishing should pay a visit to the Roy Zancudo Lodge which prides itself of being Costa Rica's leading fishing lodge. This is as a result of holding more than 40 world records at one time or another for sport fishing off the Pacific Coast.
     
  • Adventure fanatics should not miss the opportunity to visit Proyecto Aventura who offer some thrilling tours in the region. One such tour is rappelling down the waterfalls, rock climbing, and cliff jumps into pools of water in the Golfito area.
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