Surrounding Golfito, Costa Rica
Corcovado National Park
The Corcovado National Park (54,500 ha.) is located near the port of “Puerto Jimenez”, across the Golfo Dulce Bay from Golfito. It offers 4 ranger stations which handle several services on account of the park’s remoteness. Park stations can assist with tent sites, food, helicopter services in emergencies and information. It is important to note that frequently one or another station will be closed.
There are several travelling routes through the jungle. All are long and take many hours to travel, but offer treks through the most deserted and pristine rainforest wilderness with spectacular displays of nature. Here there are 400 bird species from Scarlet Macaws to toucans to hummingbirds. The shores and estuaries offer the interesting chance of seeing hammerhead sharks, alligators and crocodiles.
There are daily connecting boat services from Golfito to Puerto Jimenez.
The beautiful mountain village of San Vito is approximately 980 meters up and offers a rest from the tropical heat of the lowlands. San Vito was founded by Italian immigrants in the early 1950’s.
There are various small hotels in town. The most popular area activity is to enjoy an Italian meal at this destination.
Moreover, San Vito is a good point in route for a visit to the Wilson Botanical Garden and the international park “La Amistad”.
Bus connections are from Golfito to Villa Neilly and then on to San Vito.