Golfito Travel Guide

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Golfito Overview

A busy town on the way to the border with Panama and Costa Rica. A popular stop for people seeking tax free shopping but requires that you either stay in town overnight or purchase price cards. Golfito was a small port town and remnants of its activities are still present today. The town gives off a "shabby" vibe, but it is only part of the town's quaintness and character.

Away from the that the area is slowly expanding as a beautiful Pacific resort area with small cabinas and restaurants. Slightly off the track right now but that will soon be changing in the near future. Golfito can be busier in the dry season and almost barren during the rainy months, when your service options will be thinner during.

The highlight for some, is the "exciting" bus to Pavones & Punta Banco that leaves from the centre of town along one of the bumpiest roads in the world. This road trip is an attraction in itself.

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Punta Banco is a 200 person strong village, south of Pavones. It is accessible by either walking from Pavones (90 minutes) or by driving (30 minutes) along a pothole-ridden and often wet dirt…
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