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Golfo Dulce Forest Costa Rica

Golfo Dulce Costa Rica

Nestled between the Osa Peninsula and Costa Rica’s south Pacific Coast is Golfo Dulce (Sweet Gulf), a large bay ringed by rivers, secluded beaches, and the Golfo Dulce Forest Reserve.

Most of the lowlands surrounding the Golfo Dulce are characterized by tall evergreen forest. The area near Golfito includes some of the highest-storied (100 - 140 ft) forests in Central America. One of the wettest places in the world, the region receives an average annual rainfall of 150 - 200 inches.

Park Attractions

The Golfo Dulce Forest Reserve protects forested lowland areas surrounding the Golfo Dulce Costa Rica and the Osa Peninsula, Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. These are fragmented, dense evergreen forests which provide a biological corridor, connecting multiple wildlife refuges and national parks surrounding the Golfo Dulce Costa Rica. The calm waters along the beaches and bays of the Golfo Dulce Costa Rica have great attraction to tourists seeking peaceful swimming, wildlife, nature and birdwatching.

Area   149,593 acres

  Puntarenas Province

Date of Creation   27 June 1979

Park Facilities and Hours

There are no public facilities, but visitors are welcome. Other nearby Costa Rica parks are numerous, and include:

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