Golfito is the only city in the country found inside a protected area. Golfito rests on a long strip set in a small cove in the Golfo Dulce. The place is characterized by the architectural style of the houses originally built by the Banana Company. The town features commercial and tourism services, a hospital, airfield, wharf and other government services. Among the city’s main attractions is the Depósito Libre ,, where a variety of items can be bought duty-free. Golfito is the perfect departure point for visits to other coastal communities such Tiskita and Punta Banco, Zancudo and the Golfo Dulce.
The Monteverde Cloud Forest in the Tilaran Mountains of northwest Costa Rica is one of the world’s premiere destinations for naturalists. A cloud forest is an especially beautiful and rare type of rain forest created by frequent mists from low-lying clouds. This cool and moist environment is characterized by massive trees covered by thick “carpets” of small plants. Much of the resident wildlife is endemic to these habitats. In addition to forest hikes, visitors can enjoy many other area attractions including horseback riding; dining in numerous restaurants; live frog and butterfly exhibits; bird watching; crafts and gift shopping; “zip line” tours and bridge walks in forest canopies; a visit to a native orchid garden and more.