Back To destinations
4 Activities | 4 Hotels
Opposite Puerto Jiménez, and across the Dulce Gulf, is the small town of Golfito, Costa Rica's only city situated within a declared protection area. Originally a banana port, 90% of the country’s banana exports came from Golfito during the 1950’s. Since then however, operations have shut down, dramatically affecting the local economy. In turn, the town has turned to the Duty-Free Shopping Center (Déposito Libre Comercial de Golfito) as its economic strength. The center sits at the north end of town and draws bargain shoppers from all over the country. Golfito is now a quiet port better known for being a gateway to the surrounding destinations, rather than a destination in and of itself.