Situated on a small gulf surrounded by densely forested hills, Golfito is a tranquil small port city. Along the Golfito Bay backed against steep green hills, this town is a narrow strip surrounded by pristine rainforest. This town offers different types of accommodations, restaurants and also offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy different types of activities and excursions. From Golfito, beautiful beaches like Playa Zancudo and the surfing paradise Pavones can be easily reached by car, bus or boat.
Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge:
It is a sustainable eco-lodge situated on a 165-acre private preserve. Its jungle and sea location offers a unique adventure and nature vacation. Its backyard consists thousands of acres of pristine tropical rainforest and the front yard is a gult right off the Pacific Ocean. This eco-lodge can only be accessed by boat. It is all-inclusive with 3 fresh, delicious meals daily. This lodge features accommodations set in attractive wooden cabins and all the rooms include a seating area and a private entrance. Its restaurants serves a range of South American cuisine and this lodge also has a bar and lounge area with hammocks.
La Purruja Lodge:
This lodge is located in Mona in the Puntarenas region, 8 km from Golfito. It is featured with a seasonal outdoor pool and barbecue. Each of its rooms is fitted with a private bathroom including shower. This lodge also offers free WiFi, free private parking. At the property you will find concierge service. You can also enjoy playing billiards at this lodge.
The Zancudo Lodge:
Encircled by the elegance of Costa Rican wildlife, flourishing tropical foliage and located in beachfront, the Zancudo Lodge features a salt water filtered pool and palapa lounge area. There is also a regulation size bocce ball on its regulation court. At this hotel, you can enjoy a deep tissue massage, practice yoga or pilates. It has 2 open air beachfront lounge areas, organic herb greenhouse, acres of organic fruit gardens and miles of black sand beach bordering Golfo Dulce. In its public space you will find elegant fountain reception area, restaurant, gift shop, bar and multiple indoor outdoor lounge and relaxation areas.
Playa Cativo Lodge:
This lodge is situated 15 km from Golfito. It features an outdoor pool and a private beach area. It has certain room overlooking sea views or garden views. Each room features a private bathroom including a bath or shower with bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries. Certain units of this lodge has a seating area for your convenience. You can enjoy meals at its restaurant. This lodge also offers free WiFi and free private parking on site. You can also have free shuttle service, 24-hour front desk and gift shop at the property.
Call: (+506) 2453-1300/(+506) 2453-130
This lodge is 100% carbon-neutral and featured with 16 rooms, a bar and restaurant and a natural swimming pool and an extensive tropical garden. Its rooms are furnished in wood and featured with fan, seating area, a wardrobe and a private bathroom. This eco-lodge is set in the rainforest just 2 km from La Gamba Village, on the edge of the Piedras Blancas National Park. Its jungle villa also has a kitchen with dining area, a stove, kitchenware and a fridge.
Call: +506 2741 8001
Hotel Casa Roland Golfito Resort:
Situated 500 m from Golfito and 1 km from Golfito Nature Reserve, Hotel Casa Rolando Golfito is featured with a furnished terrace with a swimming pool, sauna, free WiFi, rooms with air-conditioner, minibar, sofa, flat-screen TV, private bathrooms with shower. This resort also has a restaurant that offers International cuisine for the guests. There is also a bar.
Call: +506 2775 0180
Samoa del Sur:
Samoa sel Sur offers pet-friendly accommodations and each of its rooms is featured with air conditioner, flat-screen TV and private bathroom. It also provide a restaurant, an outdoor pool and year-round outdoor pool. You can enjoy your meal at the restaurant and enjoy drinking at the hotel bar. This hotel also provides free private parking on site.
Banana Bay Marina:
This restaurant serves a menu using the area’s finest local seafood, steaks, salads and many more. It specialize in ‘Gringo’ favorites including delicious skillets omelets and awesome char-grilled burgers. From every table at the Bilge Bar and Grill of this restaurant you can enjoy spectacular waterfront views and there you can also enjoy savor the taste American, European and Costa Rican cuisine.
Mar y Luna Golfito Restaurant:
This restaurant serves delicious dishes which are prepared with great effort. You can enjoy delicious cocktails which are prepared with fresh fruits. Fresh seafood is the specialty of the restaurant. At the time of taking your food, you can enjoy watching the multicolored sunsets off our terrace that faces the Golfito Bay.
Call: (506) 2775-0192
Disco Los Comales:
In the evening, after nine o clock you can visit to enjoy some fun time at night in this area. DJ Fernando sets music and then the guests start enjoying dance. You can enjoy cold drinks at the long bar. If we visit this disco on weekend, you will find the place crowded by young dancers. Around midnight, you will enjoy Karaoke.
La Pista Bar & Restaurant:
This bar and restaurant is situated close to the runway at the Golfito Airport. At this place you can enjoy the assortment o appetizers called ‘Bocas’. At this bar you will meet friendly staff who take care of the customers according to their wishes. You can also enjoy the amazing moonlight seating in the garden tables.
Call: 2775 9015
Park and Reserve:
Surrounding Golfito, with 1300 hectares area of forest area, Golfito reserve was established to protect the watersheds around the community. This reserve is home to virtually all the tropical animal species of the Osa region except tapir. Collared peccary is one of the most common animals on the reserve. Many other animals like herons, Curassows, mountain goats, jaguars, monkeys, raccoons and coatis also live in this place. Beyond the main park office, a short, well-marked, self-guided trail starts. There are also other trails within the reserve that you can find with the help of a local guide. The rich vegetation of this area attract a numerous birds like parakeets, red lored parrot, woodpeckers, chestnut-mandibled toucan, falcons, tanagers, trogons and hummingbirds. You can also see many mammals like peccaries, raccoons, squirrels, pakas, monkeys and coati.
Piedras Blancas National Park:
With its 34,595 acres, Piedras Blancas National Park is situated just outside of Golfito along the southern Pacific Coast of the Golfo Dulce. This park was originally privately owned and was deforested for logging and hunting. Central America’s largest remaining Pacific Coast rainforest is protected by this park protects . This park has mountains, numerous waterfalls, tropical forests and amazing beaches. You can enjoy kayaking and boating as well as spot wildlife of the area.
Lies opposite from the Golfito waterfront, this beach can be reached by a 10 minute boat ride across the bay. You can also use a gravel road and by a 4×4 car you can also reach the beach in the dryer season. You will enjoy a cozy and pleasant environment around the beach and you will find homes, huts and bars where you can enjoy cold drink.
This beach is actually for the locals. This beach is opposite of the small Gulf and is equipped with everything you need for a day trip. You can enjoy food in the small rustic restaurant in reasonable price. This beach also ideal for enjoying parties.
Lies to the south of Golfito, Zancudo Beach can be reached by boat, bus or car. This place is good for swimming with a long sandy beach, to relax and walk. There you will also find many small restaurants and bars and various places to stay.
This beach is a surfing paradise south of Golfito on the ‘Bahia de Pavon’ of the Golfo Dulce. If you visit this place from April to October, you will find best surf break. In this area you will find a variety of lodges and small cabins.
Pavones Yoga Center:
At this center you will enjoy non-competitive, non-authoritarian and inspiring yoga classes. Students of all levels and from any traditions can join the public classes offered by this center. It also offers private yoga classes and yoga teacher training programs.
Shooting Star yoga studio:
This yoga center is located on Pavones beach. It offers different yoga classes and retreats for surfers. Set in the tropics of Gulfo Dulce on the pacific side of southern Costa Rica, this yoga studio has a yoga deck nestled 30 meters from the beach. While practicing your workouts on this deck, you will enjoy watching amazing view of the surf break
Call: Studio 011.506.2776.2107 • Cell: 011.506.8829.2409