Golfito’s town is set inside a protected area, the Golfito Wildlife Refuge, next to the Piedras Blancas National Park. It was named after the small gulf where it is located, which is part of the Golfo Dulce. The reserve protects more than 2.810 hectares of flora and fauna typical of the very humid tropical forest, with different species of ferns, orchids and tropical trees, like the vaco (“cow tree”). There are many types of birds, such as toucans, macaws and hummingbirds, and mammals like coatis, monkeys and peccaries. There are some trails that will guide you throughout the zone and help you visit even the most hidden places.
The community of Golfito is located in the southwest end of Costa Rica. It is surrounded by a very humid tropical forest and has a duty free deposit that is very popular among Costa Ricans.