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Golfito

Golfito is a small port city located in the southern region of Costa Rica, near the border of Panama. The city is situated on the Golfo Dulce, or Sweet Gulf, and is known for its stunning views of the surrounding mountains and rainforest. Golfito was founded in 1853 as a port for the banana trade, and it quickly became a major hub for the country's economy.

Golfito is a popular tourist destination due to its beautiful beaches, lush rainforest, and abundant wildlife. The city is home to a variety of wildlife, including monkeys, toucans, and sloths. It is also a great spot for fishing and boating, as the surrounding waters are teeming with game fish.

Golfito is a great place to explore the rich history and culture of Costa Rica. The city was once home to a thriving indigenous population, and there are still several ancient ruins scattered throughout the area. It is also home to a number of historic churches and buildings, including the Church of San Isidro, the oldest church in the country.

In recent years, Golfito has become a popular destination for eco-tourism. The city is surrounded by a number of nature reserves, including the Corcovado National Park, which is home to a variety of rare species. The city is also a great place to experience traditional Costa Rican culture, as it is home to a number of traditional festivals and celebrations throughout the year.

Golfito is a great place to experience the beauty and culture of Costa Rica. With its stunning views, abundant wildlife, and rich history, Golfito is sure to leave visitors with a lasting impression.

Excursion tips for a day in Golfito

As a tourist in Golfito, Costa Rica, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in a single day. Here are a few ideas:

1. Visit the Golfito National Wildlife Refuge. This protected area is home to a variety of wildlife, including monkeys, sloths, and a variety of birds.

2. Take a boat tour of the Golfo Dulce. This beautiful gulf is home to dolphins, whales, and a variety of other marine life.

3. Explore the beaches of the Golfo Dulce. From white sand beaches to rocky cliffs, there are plenty of spots to relax and take in the views.

4. Visit the local markets. Golfito is known for its fresh seafood, so take the opportunity to sample some of the local delicacies.

5. Check out the local culture. There are plenty of museums and cultural centers in the area, so take the time to learn more about the region.

6. Go on a jungle hike. The nearby Piedras Blancas National Park is home to a variety of animals, plants, and birds, so take the opportunity to explore the rainforest.

7. Take a boat tour of the nearby islands. From the Isla del Cano Wildlife Refuge to the Isla de Chira, there are plenty of islands to explore.

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The climate in Golfito

Golfito in Costa Rica has a tropical climate with hot and humid weather year-round. During the dry season (December to April), temperatures are slightly cooler and the humidity is lower. The wet season (May to November) brings more rain and higher temperatures. Temperatures remain fairly consistent throughout the year, ranging from an average low of 72°F (22°C) to an average high of 84°F (29°C). The climate is generally mild and pleasant, making it an ideal destination for those seeking a tropical getaway.

Cruise weather for Golfito

Our weather forecast for Golfito helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 29.5 °C
min: 23.2 °C
8.6 m/s
10.8 m/s
83.0 %
19.8 m
88.3 %
1,011 hPa
05:22:32
17:55:22
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 28.8 °C
min: 23.3 °C
7.2 m/s
10.1 m/s
93.3 %
20.2 m
89.3 %
1,010 hPa
05:22:43
17:55:15
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 28.0 °C
min: 23 °C
7.6 m/s
8.3 m/s
80.6 %
19.3 m
90.2 %
1,012 hPa
05:22:53
17:55:08
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 28.2 °C
min: 23.4 °C
7.6 m/s
12.2 m/s
93.5 %
22.6 m
89.7 %
1,013 hPa
05:23:03
17:54:59
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 28.3 °C
min: 23.1 °C
9.7 m/s
15.8 m/s
83.4 %
20.9 m
90.1 %
1,013 hPa
05:23:12
17:54:50
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 27.8 °C
min: 23.3 °C
10.4 m/s
15.8 m/s
89.8 %
18.9 m
90.4 %
1,012 hPa
05:23:21
17:54:41
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 28.5 °C
min: 23.3 °C
11.9 m/s
12.6 m/s
89.3 %
17.2 m
89.2 %
1,012 hPa
05:23:30
17:54:30
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 30.9 °C
min: 23.8 °C
7.2 m/s
6.8 m/s
92.7 %
22.2 m
85.5 %
1,010 hPa
05:23:38
17:54:19
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 30.7 °C
min: 23.7 °C
7.9 m/s
7.2 m/s
66.4 %
22.1 m
86.8 %
1,010 hPa
05:23:46
17:54:06
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 30.9 °C
min: 24.3 °C
9.7 m/s
11.5 m/s
75.3 %
24.1 m
83.9 %
1,009 hPa
05:23:54
17:53:54
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 31.5 °C
min: 24.3 °C
10.4 m/s
11.9 m/s
95.5 %
17.7 m
87.7 %
1,009 hPa
05:24:01
17:53:40
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 30.2 °C
min: 22.6 °C
10.4 m/s
14.0 m/s
95.9 %
18.0 m
87.6 %
1,010 hPa
05:24:07
17:53:25

Cruises to Golfito

Would you like to travel to Golfito on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Golfito.

Scheduled ship calls in Golfito, Costa Rica
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Nov. 3rd 2024 Sunday, 3rd of Nov. 2024 Silver Wind Expedition 07:00 am 12:30 pm
Jan. 1st 2025 Wednesday, 1st of Jan. 2025 Star Clipper 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jan. 13th 2025 Monday, 13th of Jan. 2025 Star Clipper 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jan. 27th 2025 Monday, 27th of Jan. 2025 Star Clipper 12:00 am 12:00 am
Feb. 11th 2025 Tuesday, 11th of Feb. 2025 Star Clipper 12:00 am 12:00 am
Feb. 19th 2025 Wednesday, 19th of Feb. 2025 Star Clipper 12:00 am 12:00 am
Mar. 3rd 2025 Monday, 3rd of Mar. 2025 Star Clipper 12:00 am 12:00 am
Mar. 18th 2025 Tuesday, 18th of Mar. 2025 Star Clipper 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 6th 2025 Saturday, 6th of Dec. 2025 Seabourn Sojourn 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 17th 2025 Wednesday, 17th of Dec. 2025 Star Clipper 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 22nd 2025 Monday, 22nd of Dec. 2025 Star Clipper 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 30th 2025 Tuesday, 30th of Dec. 2025 Star Clipper 12:00 am 12:00 am

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