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Things to do in Golfito

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Point of Interest
“Playa Cacao is a calm little beach on the Golfo Dulce, and a favorite of locals in the area. Playa Puntarenitas is another similar option in the area. Both beaches are nice for floating and wading (and young children), as there are no big waves and no danger of rip currents here. Go to Golfito and hire a local to take you across the bay to either beach -- you can have lunch at the Mar y Luna or Banana Bay restaurants and ask them to help you organize a water taxi. There are also little local places to grab a cold beer and a bite to eat at each beach. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Lodging
“Overlooking the Golfo Dulce, fresh seafood, delicious cocktails, and great service.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Great seafood, it’s a barefoot kinda place, yes! barefoot in the restaurants! It’s what it was like years ago before ‘rules’ were applied. Juan will pick you up by boat for free, eating at his place is required, there are several choices but Juan’s is our favorite and all the locals too! (Call Juan’s cell at 8628-7252) Puntarenitas is a tip of sand where a handful of fisherman live and hand built small rustic eateries, roofed with hammocks and tables in the sand. Ice cold beer is available from old non-working refrigerators laying on the ground and filled with ice. A generator can be heard in the background for music. It’s really funky and a great way to have some great seafood, a cold beverage and watch the locals enjoying the afternoon! Not to be missed ”
  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature
“On the top of Cerro Adams mountain, you can enjoy the impressive view of the Golfo Dulce bay, surrounding mountains and the Pacific Ocean. It is also an incredible place to enjoy the sunset.”
  • 1 local recommends
Shopping Centre
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Great seafood, it’s a barefoot kinda place, yes! barefoot in the restaurants! It’s what it was like years ago before ‘rules’ were applied. Juan will pick you up by boat for free, eating at his place is required, there are several choices but Juan’s is our favorite and all the locals too! (Call Juan’s cell at 8628-7252) Puntarenitas is a tip of sand where a handful of fisherman live and hand built small rustic eateries, roofed with hammocks and tables in the sand. Ice cold beer is available from old non-working refrigerators laying on the ground and filled with ice. A generator can be heard in the background for music. It’s really funky and a great way to have some great seafood, a cold beverage and watch the locals enjoying the afternoon! Not to be missed ”
  • 1 local recommends

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