Golfito as well as Puerto Jimenez and Golfo Dulce in the southern part of Costa Rica belong to the province of Puntarenas. It was in Golfito that the United Fruit Company had its headquarters until they abandoned the place in the 1980s; most homes in Golfito are built on stilts, this place is also known for its duty free zone. Puerto Jimenez is a fishing destination with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Golfo Dulce is a large bay with lush forests, calm waters along isolated beaches, and the Golfo Dulce Forest Reserve.
Lapa Rios Lodge is situated in a 1,000 acre private nature reserve overlooking Golfo Dulce and the Pacific Ocean. This nature lovers retreat will give you the opportunity to experience the tropical rainforest in a relaxing and peaceful environment.