GOLFITO VILLAGE

GOLFITO VILLAGE

To the north of Golfo Dulce. Located on the west coast of the Golfo Dulce, is an area that is protected by islands and peninsulas that form a perfect port in the Gulf. In 1938, the United Fruit Company saw great potential in Golfito and built a cargo port.  In 1955 more than 90% of banana exportation from Costa Rica was placed on the “Great White Float” that departed from this port. After several strikes and conflicts with the workers, the United Fruit Company decided to shut down and leave Golfito in 1985.

The deposit is a duty free area, where you can find televisions, fridges, stereos and electrical appliances 40% cheaper than in San Jose. You will need to spend 24 hours in the village.