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Welcome to Golfito.Biz your official site to Golfito, in the Southern Costa Rica.
Golfito is the Head of the canton of Golfito, is at 341 km from San Josť and 41 km from Ciudad Neily. As its name indicates, Golfito is a small creek inside the Golfo Dulce, and this one is formed between the Osa peninsula and Punta Banco, bound for the Panamanian border. The port is located on a beautiful scenery of forest hills, with the setting of the Osa Peninsula visible in the distance. These hills dorm part of the Golfito National Refuge of Wild Fauna.
Near the city, Playas de Cacao and Puntarenitas which you can get to by boat, are frequently visited. On the other side of Coto Colorado river are the Zancudo and Pavones beaches, suitable for surfing. Zancudo beach is very  long, thin black sand beach situated 15 km to the south of Golfito, between the pacific and the mouth of the Colorado River. Due to its good quality fishing and swimming facilities and surfing initiation, it is very frequented by foreigners and locals during the dry season.
There are several Hotels and Restaurants, in the north sector is the airport and the free port and the large center of stores full of appliances, electric devices and imported goods.
In 1990 Golfito was declared Free port by the Costa Rica Government.

La Purruja lodge PDF Print E-mail

La Purruja lodge

This asmall family-run hotel owned by a Swiss/ Tica couple.

All rooms are very spacious with double or single beds, ceiling fans and tiled bathrooms. The large porch that runs in front of the rooms has tables and chairs for relaxing.


One testimonial tells abaut saw 282 species, 114 at la Purruja Lodge and surrounds with makes this area the best birdwatching area I found in all of Costa Rica. The placement of the Lodge with a western view over rainforest and a small valley of rural land gives the birdwatcher an excellent early morning view with the sun from behind. Many birds can be seen perched on the top branches of the tallest trees catching the first rays of the sun. The Lodge gardens and immediate surrounds contain many native and introduced fruiting and flowering trees and shrubs.

It is not difficult to see 20-30 species while sitting enjoying an early morning cup of the famous Costa Rican coffee, my kind of birdwatching!


Tel: 775 10 54(CountryCode 00506) or by E-Mail

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How to get there:

By Bus: there are two direct buses from San Jose to Golfito. (07.00 am / 03.00 pm) Duration approx. 7 hours. (taxi from Busterminal to La Purruja Lodge (approx. $2.-)

By Plane: daily three fligths from San JosŤ to Golfito by Sansa. Take a taxi from the airport to the Purruja Lodge. (aprox. $ 2-3.-)

By Car: On the Interamericana turn right by Rio Claro, direction Golfito. After 15km you see the Sign of La Purruja Lodge




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