The Golfito Wildlife Refuge protects
forested and beach areas surrounding Golfito Costa Rica on the Golfo
Dulce, Pacific Coast.
The Golfito Wildlife Refuge lies in a rugged wilderness area with very
heavy rains, and dense evergreen forest. One of the wettest places
in the world, the region receives an average annual rainfall of 150 -
There are many resident mammals in this refuge, the collared peccary
(javelina) is a highly social animal that lives in herds. The
agouti is a rodent that belongs to the same family as the paca. There
are also raccoons, coati, and frogs and snakes.