Points of interest

A hotel and marina located near Corcovado National Park and Piedras Blancas National Park, Marina Bahia Golfito Lodge is a vibrant gateway to the top attractions and things to do in Golfito, Costa Rica. We are a proudly Costa Rican hotel situated in one of the most pristine areas in Costa Rica, if not the entire world.  

Golfito is known as a "gulf within a gulf," with superb natural conditions teeming with mangrove forests and nationally protected landscapes. The hotel is surrounded by some of the richest biodiversity on the planet, including a hammerhead shark sanctuary and trails winding through the Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre and the neighboring Parque Nacional Piedras Blancas. We also offer easy access to southern gems such as Puerto Jiménez, Corcovado, Isla del Caño, Playa Zancudo, Pavones, Pilón, amongst others.

From its "tropicalised" Victorian architecture to its inspiration as the setting for the acclaimed Costa Rican literary classic "Mamita Yunai," the town of Golfito has a rich history dating back to the 1880s when international banana companies influenced the area's development and character.  

When planning your stay in Golfito, Costa Rica, the smiling staff at Marina Bahia Golfito Hotel is eager to offer recommendations and guidance on the top attractions and things to do in the area.

Corals at Caño Island near Marina Bahia Golfito

Caño Island

Jump on a boat, and head to one of Costa Rica’s best diving and snorkeling spots. Just 12 miles offshore Drake Bay, this biological reserve is a must for eco-adventurers.

Puerto Jiménez near Marina Bahia Golfito

Puerto Jiménez

A folkloric fisherman town where you can get a taste of the local, rural day to day, small-town life. It also has traditional restaurants, services and is centric point to a lot of beaches and eco-adventures.

Two men at Corcovado National Park near Marina Bahia Golfito

Corcovado National Park

Book a tour to Corcovado National Park and discover one of the world’s most vibrant tropical forests, home of breathtaking landscapes and majestic fauna, including endemic species.


Just a quick boat trip away, exists one of the best (and longest) lefts in the wave in Costa Rica: this world-famous surf destination is a beautiful tropical paradise for wave enthusiasts and eco-adventurers.

Fishing rods and reels at Matapalo near Marina Bahia Golfito


Another place where the jungle meets the ocean: if you like hiking in the jungle and/or surfing amazing right-handers, here you have the best of both worlds.

Piedras Blancas National Park near Marina Bahia Golfito

Piedras Blancas National Park

This iconic protected area connects with Corcovado National Park to form and safeguard a very important biological corridor for the region… visit it and you’ll never cease to be amazed.

Drake Bay near Marina Bahia Golfito

Drake Bay

A small jewel of a bay on the Osa Peninsula’s south east coast: it boast a natural beauty that has stand the test of time since it was discovered by Sir Francis Drake in the 16nth century: we recommend you discover it for yourself.

Boat on Sierpe near Marina Bahia Golfito


A must for eco-adventurers, this small town on the Sierpe River water mouth, is the door to the Térraba-Sierpe Humedales, the largest mangrove reserve in Latin America. And hub for countless experiences.

Shark and small fishes in Golfo Dulce near Marina Bahia Golfito

Golfo Dulce

Sitting between the Osa Peninsula and Costa Rica's southern pacific coastline, Golfo Dulce hugs pristine beaches, rivers and the most intense biodiversity on earth. Be amazed by it's sport fishing, world-class waves and countless natural sanctuaries.


Live and enjoy all that Golfito offers!

Overlooking the Bay of Golfito in Puntarenas, Costa Rica, Marina Bahia Golfito hotels is one of the best hotels for experiencing the top attractions, activities, and things to do in Golfito. As our guest, you will be surrounded by and have access to the stunning beauty, rich culture, services and exhilarating activities on land and sea that make this region of Costa Rica a favorite destination for adventurers of all ages and interests.

Local Services:


 Restaurants & Bars 

 Fishing & Boating Outfitters 

 Rent-A-Car Company



 Real Estate 

 Local Tours 


Water experiences:






 Paddle Boarding 

 Tours of Golfo Dulce Bay 

Land experiences:

 Zip Lining 

 Jungle hiking 

 Horseback Riding 


 Bird Watching