Thanks to the variety of things to do in Golfito, Costa Rica, visitors to Golfito have the benefit of being able to do so many different things in a single visit!
You want to go sport fishing, and then spend the rest of the vacation relaxing in a waterfall? We can plan that!
A Dolphin Tour, then a Zip Line adventure for you and the kids? Done!
With so many things to do in Golfito, I’ll assure you will love our Top Ten.
1 - Dolphin Tour in the Golfo Dulce Bay
A safe experience for the entire family with wild dolphins that you will treasure forever.
Encounter and watch dolphins in their natural habitat, Pods of hundreds and even thousands of several species of dolphins enjoy the warm, productive, tropical waters of the Golfo Dulce Bay, It is truly one of the best places to experience dolphins and whales as we have so many different species throughout the year.
We have large resident pods of dolphins all year round and you can see dolphins at any time, year round. We most commonly see Spotted Dolphins, Bottlenose Dolphins, Spinner Dolphins, Common Dolphins and Roughtooth Dolphins. Other species of dolphins also make an appearance from time to time.
For more information about the Golfito Dolphin Tour click here
2- Whale Watching in the Golfo Dulce Bay
There is no place like Golfito for whale watching. Costa Rica has the longest humpback whale season in the world. So if you are looking for an encounter with the ocean’s gentle giants, your odds are pretty good here.
The endangered humpback whale is the must-see species among whale watchers. There are three species of humpback whales that frequent the shores of Costa Rica: California Humpback Whales, Antarctic Humpback Whales, and North Atlantic St Lawrence Humpback Whales.
Golfito waters are the best for sportfishing in Central America, there are so many different varieties such as Big Snappers, Roosterfish, Amberjacks, Mackerel, Runners, Jacks and Marlin.
There is no other area in Costa Rica or in the world that encompasses Golfito and Puerto Jiménez inside the Golfo Dulce, south towards the Panama border, and north along the coast to Drake Bay, with the incredible offshore/inshore saltwater sportfishing species combination found off the South Pacific coast.
Anglers who come for a Golfito sportfishing adventure can catch every offshore and inshore species that you will find in Costa Rican waters.
Rappelling tours are a fun, safe and exciting way to experience some of Costa Rica’s most magnificent landscapes. The sport, also known as canyoning, involves a controlled descent down a rock face using a secured rope. Oftentimes this descent is within boundaries of a waterfall, making it a memorable – and yes, moist – activity that even the most advanced thrill-seekers will enjoy.
In Golfito this activity is held on a waterfall located only ten minutes away from the town center. Perfect for everyone at any age. Yes, a real adventure challenging enough for those looking for two hours of physical activity.
More information about the Golfito Canyoneering tour here
5- Horseback Riding
Enjoy a ride through the little village of La Gamba, in Golfito, which is a small, agricultural village surrounded by the Piedras Blancas National Park.
Discover trails in the rainforest, crossing rivers and enjoying all the views of the Piedras Blancas surroundings while riding to “El Chorro” Waterfall, under which you can swim in a deep, crystal clear pool.