Golfito

GOLFITO, COSTA RICA

3 Days Itinerary

DAY 1

Start your adventure by traveling 1 hour from Golfito to Pavones Beach known for the second longest left wave. Here is a great place to enjoy both surfing and kite surfing. Spend the day enjoying all that the water has to offer with a beautiful view and a beach picnic. Close the day dining on amazing cuisine at La Playa.

DAY 2

Head over to Caño Island where the coral reefs are home to a variety of marina flora and fauna including sea turtles, dolphins, manta rays, whales, and sharks. Spend the day diving or snorkeling and discovering one of the best diving spots in the world.  

DAY 3

Take a full day charter fishing trip to try and hook the next world record sport fish. Take the opportunity to catch Marlin, Sailfish, Dorado, Wahoo, Roosterfish or so much more. Head back to the marina and relax at the beach bar, Paka Paka. 

DAY 1

Begin your adventure by sailing over the forest on a zipline from the top of Puerto Jimenez Mountain. Then do some rappelling down waterfalls. Take a break to eat some lunch then slow it down a little to hike through the rainforest enjoying the nature around you. Finish the day by returning to the marina and having dinner at La Playa.

DAY 2

Take a full day charter fishing trip to try and hook the next world record sport fish. Take the opportunity to catch Marlin, Sailfish, Dorado, Wahoo, Roosterfish or so much more. Head back to the marina and relax at the beach bar, Paka Paka.

DAY 3

Head over to Caño Island where the coral reefs are home to a variety of marina flora and fauna including sea turtles, dolphins, manta rays, whales, and sharks. Spend the day diving or snorkeling and discovering one of the best diving spots in the world.

DAY 4

Visit Corcovado National Park where a tour guide can help you explore this natural reserve that is the home to a large population of endangered species like jaguars, tapirs, ocelots and scarlet macaws.

DAY 5

Spend the day touring the amazing city of Golfito. Learn about the history of how the town started as a huge banana port and see the pre-Colombian spheres and how it has evolved into a beautiful place for tourism.

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

CAÑO ISLAND

Amazing spot for snorkeling and diving, it features amazing visibility where you can view sharks, manta rays, turtles and many other species of fish.

CORCOVADO NATIONAL PARK

Located on the Osa Peninsula, this Park conserves the largest primary forest on the American Pacific Coastline. Here you can see scarlet macaws, squirrel monkeys, and jaguars while hiking through their natural habitats.

PEIDRAS BLANCAS NATIONAL PARK

Created in 1993 to protect the only remaining lowland tropical rainforest in Golfo Dulce, this area offers nature trails, waterfalls, and beaches.

PLAYA PAVONES

Known as a surfer’s haven, this beach that is home to some of the longest left waves in Costa Rica.

LAND TOURS

TRY ONE THE OF THE MANY LAND TOURS
  • Bird Watching Tour
  • Historical Golfito City Tour
  • Zamia Tour and Golfo Dulce Water Bikes
  • Turtle Spawning
  • Medicinal Farm Tour
  • Kite Surf Pavones
  • Indigenous Territory Ngöbe Cultural Tour
  • Waterfall Climbing in Rio Lagarto
  • Canyoning Tour
  • Catarata Meta Ponto Tour
  • Tarzan Swing Adventure with Panoramic View and Adams Hill Hike
  • Chocolate y Coco cultural Tour
  • Turquoise Waterfall Tour
  • Cultural and adventure tour to the Boruca Indigenous Community
  • Tour to the Caverns
  • Adventure between waterfalls (Las Viquillas)
  • Extreme Adventure Corcovado National Park
  • Surf Lessons
  • Lovely walk
  • Piedras Blancas National Park Nature Tour

La Playa – This was our best dining experience, hands down, during a week in the Costa Ballena/Osa Peninsula. The food was great and the service was noticeably above average. The view was awesome, the seating at the tables was comfy for hanging around for a while. I have zero negative things to say!

Trip Advisor Review – August 2021