Live Golfito – June 2024 | Volume 1, Issue 3

Live Golfito, June 2024, Volume 1, Issue 3

MBG Enthusiasts,
With more water in the Panama Canal and daily transits increasing, come to Marina Bahia Golfito by boat.
Once here, experience whale, dolphin and turtle gazing. Also plan on snorkeling Raising Coral’s coral garden with its eleven restoration beds in the gentle waters where the rainforest meets the sea along the Golfo Dulce.
Experience new additions to the MBG Marina Village, notably the Verano Boutique for fashion to sunscreen, and CR Marine for every nautical need.
We’ve also launched a new interactive real estate site which features a marina fly through, new videos, and an interactive design app to let you take a deeper look at modern, tropical architecture. Try it here: LiveGolfito – Condo Plan Selector.
As ever, if you have a story idea, send it to Amy Halsted ([email protected]). If you’re willing, we’d love to quote you.
Happy Navigating!

MBG Real Estate
Innovative Interactive Real Estate Design Site Launched

Step into a world of luxury and opportunity at Marina Bahia Golfito, where the allure of coastal living meets the promise of unparalleled investment potential. Nestled in the heart of paradise, our first phase unveils a breathtaking array of seventeen waterfront and rainforest condominiums and four luxury waterfront villas designed to enrich your lifestyle decision of experiencing an unencumbered environment rich in biodiversity and conservation.
Navigate our website,, and with our innovative online selectors, explore floor plans tailored to your desires. Whether you seek a cozy retreat or expansive elegance, discover living opportunities that suit every preference. Sophisticated yet simple, Marina Bahia Golfito residences blend contemporary aesthetics with thoughtful functionality, ensuring each space is as unique as it is inviting.
Explore the advantages of “Lock-Off,” strategically planned to maximize rental income by offering flexibility and privacy to residents and guests alike. Transform your investment into a prosperous asset, all while enjoying the benefits of ownership in a thriving community.
This is more than a purchase—it is an invitation to embrace a life of leisure and prosperity. Reach out to our team today with any questions and to schedule a personal tour of your future oasis. Your piece of paradise awaits.
Visit now and embark on a journey of coastal bliss.

MBG Conservation
Raising Coral, the Rainforests of the Sea

Coral reefs are known as the rainforests of the sea for their extraordinary biodiversity.
At some point during their lives, 25 percent of all marine species rely on coral reefs for food, shelter and breeding. Coral reefs are also beneficial to millions of people, as they provide food, medicine, protection from storms, and boost fishing and tourism industries.
Raising Coral’s vision is to reestablish Costa Rican reefs with an holistic approach to sustain the health of the reef ecosystems and the people that depend on them. Restoring reefs naturally brings people into a symbiotic partnership with ocean life, which has sustained us for thousands of years.
Raising Coral Costa Rica has helped restore Golfo Dulce’s coral reefs by means of an underwater nursery, where major coral reef species have been grown and later planted onto nearby reefs. An underwater trail includes eleven information stations (which can be easily read from the surface), the main care that must be taken at these sites, as well as information about the history, importance and biodiversity of the Golfo Dulce reefs.
Costa Rica is a Central American leader in restoring reefs in away that makes the ecosystems and people more resilient to current and future environmental threats. Since 2016, in the Golfo Dulce, here are the numbers.
  • 16 Nurseries
  • 9 Restoration Sites
  • 4k Corals Out-Planted
Supported by Marina Bahia Golfito, the Raising Coral Costa Rica Association leads a collective effort with the Municipality of Golfito, Fundecooperación, the Climate Change Directorate, Ministry of Environment and Energy, the University of Costa Rica, the One Hand Organization, Oceano Divers, the Mar y Luna Restaurant, and the Palma Tica Company. So far, the project has focused its research and reforestation efforts in the southern Pacific with Golfo Dulce’s coral reefs.
For more information, visit Raising

MBG Experiences
Dolphins Leaping While Whales Breach & Fluke

Certified in 2023 by the World Cetacean Alliance as only one of eight Whale Heritage Sites globally, the rich waters of the Golfo Dulce are also home to a vast array of incredible creatures.

In addition to three species of dolphin—spinner, bottlenose and spotted that live here year-round—four species of sea turtle, Pacific Green, Olive Ridley, Hawksbill and Pacific Leatherback, drop by to graze and to lay eggs on the beaches while manta rays soar above the sea bed, and whales rest and give birth in the warm waters as part of their north-south migration between July and October.

Take advantage of Marina Bahia Golfito’s half-day whale and dolphin trip. You’ll board a shade-covered skiff, leaving the shore far behind to head for the deepest waters of the Golfo. With a refreshing ocean breeze in your hair and the warm sun on your face, keep your eyes on the horizon, looking out for any movement like dolphins leaping and whales breaching and fluking at the beginning of their deep dive.

Gaze in awe at these beautiful creatures before slipping into these lush waters to snorkel among the greatest marine life in the world, the experience of a lifetime.

MBG Community
Tropical Essentials from Verano Boutique & CR Marine

From beachwear to barnacle destroyer, Marina Bahia Golfito is dedicated to meet every need for every customer experiencing every kind of joy in this southernmost Costa Rican paradise.

Recent additions to MBG’s Marina Village include the Verano Boutique and the addition of CR Marine Supplies for every boating need.

Verano is a one-stop-shop for all vacation essentials from beach wear and accessories to sunblock and souvenirs. Stop by and prepare for the perfect destination experience.

CR Marine is a leading nautical supply company featuring 5,000 products from 40 nautical brands, including fishing items, cleaning, maintenance and accessories, as well as comprehensive yacht maintenance, consulting and product installation services. Moreover, it’s the only company in Latin America that offers marine paint mixing service—particularly as applies to Awlgrip—capable of creating any color desired.

CR Marine’s new location at Marina Bahia Golfito represents the company’s dedication to providing superlative nautical equipment and supplies throughout Costa Rica.

MBG Access
More Panama Canal Transits Being Added Daily

With El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and its strong influence resulting in a lack of rainfall in Panama easing and La Niña building, 2023’s water shortage and its impact on Panama Canal transits are abating, allowing additional transits to be added daily.
As of June 1, 2024, the Panama Canal features 32 transits per day with minor delays for un-booked boats and yachts. Here are some specifics.
  • For yachts under 125 feet in length, transit cannot be booked. The wait time is only a few days.
  • For Captains looking to book transit slots for yachts 125’+, transits can be booked up to three months in advance.
  • Additional daily transits are expected this summer.
  • Panama offers many activities during the few days awaiting passage.
Marina Bahia Golfito provides concierge and coordination services for its guests coming by sea and canal. Reach out to us today to help coordinate your voyage, the intricacies of your time in Panama, and your journey from the Atlantic to the Pacific.

In The News

Marina Bahia Golfito on the shores of Golfo Dulce—a southern fjord considered one of the most biodiverse places on Earth—offers incomparable yachting, sportfishing and wildlife experiences that epitomize the very essence of Costa Rica.
The new MBG+ Service is designed for maximum enjoyment of the Costa Rica experience for those who come to visit, stay, and live. Whether by land, sea, or air, MBG+ coordinates and manages all visitor needs.