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Golfo Dulce Lodge

Golfo Dulce, Costa RicaIf you are looking for comfort in the jungle, Golfo Dulce Lodge is the right place for you. Surrounded by the quite unknown Piedras Blancas National Park, the lodge is located right on the Golfo Dulce. The large property includes a stony beach, beautiful gardens, secondary and primary forest, trails and a lookout platform in the jungle. There is a nearby bird rehabilitation project that releases illegally captured scarlet macaws back into the wild. Thanks to this exemplary work, you can observe (and hear!!) lots of these colorful parrots as they frequently fly over and visit the grounds of the lodge. Of course, there are also many other species of birds like toucans and hummingbirds. Monkeys, coatis and even wild cats can sometimes be observed. It is a beautiful spot to observe animals and enjoy pure nature. 5 large and comfortable wooden bungalows with private bathroom, ceiling fan, terrace and hammocks are located in the tropical gardens. Another 3 rooms with private bathroom, 2 of them located at the forest edge and 1 room close to the main building and right net to the fresh water swimming pool. A cozy restaurant with bar on the ground floor, and a lookout terrace on the second floor are part of the main building. The lodge offers guided hikes through the jungle, horseback riding, boat excursions to Río Esquinas mangrove swamps, snorkeling or visits to the nearby botanical garden.

This tour includes one jungle hike excursion, other excursions can be booked and paid for at the lodge:

Golfo Dulce cabin

Day 1:

We will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the airport of San José. During the 50 minutes flight to Golfito airstrip you will enjoy spectacular views across the pacific coast. A representative of the lodge will meet you upon arrival and take you to the port, where you'll take a boat. A 30 minute boat ride along the green coast will take you to Golfo Dulce Lodge. After lunch you can relax in a hammock in front of your room, enjoy a refreshing swim in the small fresh-water pool or book an optional tour.
Included meals: lunch, dinner

Day 2:

After breakfast, you will enjoy a guided hike in the nearby jungle. Following a little brook into the secondary forest you will reach the virgin rainforest with its huge trees. Besides the interesting flora, you might be lucky and be able to observe monkeys and other mammals in this area. On your way back, you can rest at a lookout point and observe birds. The afternoon is at your leisure. Dinner and overnight.
Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3:

The whole day is at your leisure and you can book one of the optional excursions offered by Golfo Dulce Lodge.
Included meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4:

You will return to Golfito by boat after breakfast, where you will be transferred to the airstrip. After the 50-minutes flight back to San José you will be met and transferred back to your hotel in San José.
Included meals: breakfast

RATES PER PERSON IN 2016/2017

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Minimum number of participants: 2

Extra nights can be booked if desired.

Prices include domestic flights and are thus subject to change due to changes in flight costs or fuels surcharges. Please note that your luggage for this excursion is limited to 12kg including hand luggage.

During the Christmas and New Year holiday period Gourmet Dinners are served at a surcharge of US$15 per person per day. [24/25.DEC, 31.DEC, 01.JAN]

The lodge is CLOSED in May, June and October

NOTE: All our Costa Rica adventures can be combined to form individualized packages. Please ask if you need help creating your own itinerary. We also offer self-drive packages and some short mountain biking and white water rafting tours that are not mentioned in the index. Please ask.

For booking inquiries and further information please contact Sacred Earth.

Options & Combinations

Option 1)
You can also choose a boat transfer to Puerto Jiménez instead of Golfito at an extra charge.
Option 2) with Esquinas Rainforest Lodge
Instead of flying back to San José on the last day, you will be picked up in Golfito by Esquinas Rainforest Lodge.