Golfito is a port town that is steeped with history, as it was once United Fruit Company’s main Pacific banana port. Now, Golfito has a handful of small marinas, a few laid-back beaches that are accessible only by boat, and is the main access point for lodges on the Golfo Dulce. Golfito is far from ‘touristy’, and has a local, authentic vibe.
Mar y Luna in Golfito offers a variety of boat tours and water-based activities, including scuba diving, snorkeling, whale watching and deep-sea fishing. It’s also a nice little hotel with a delicious and lively full-service restaurant right on the water. Soak in some local flavor!
Where to Stay
Hostal del Mar is Golfito’s only hostel, and it’s right on the water. This peaceful spot is a great place to hang your hat for a few days on a budget.
Tierra Mar Land Sea Services has a great collection of private homes that are well kept and cozy.
Saladero Eco Lodge is a mellow spot on the Golfo Dulce that is perfect for kayakers, birdwatchers, and wildlife enthusiasts looking to get away from it all.