Golfito, Costa Rica

Golfito 8°38'N 83°11'W

Costa Rica is situated in Central America and bordered by Nicaragua and Panama. It has coastlines on both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, the latter being the most attractive for cruising. The most popular and one of the most pleasant ports to visit in all of Costa Rica is Golfito. It’s situated along the southern part of the Pacific Coast, and it sports several fishing villages and many natural attractions that allow you to experience the tropics with minimal impact.

Discover everything Costa Rica has to offer. Contact DYT Yacht Transport booking offices to organize your boat shipping to Golfito today!

Costa Rica has become synonymous with ecotourism, and it provides vacationers with the opportunity to experience amazingly beautiful landscapes and wildlife. More than 25% of Costa Rica's land is now preserved in national parks, wildlife refuges, forest reserves, wetlands and biosphere reserves. Its national parks and nature reserves boast a rich array of birds, mammals, reptiles and rain-forest plants. The variety of birds, in particular, is astounding: Some 850 species -- more than in the U.S. and Canada combined -- are packed into a relatively small area. Experience all the wildlife and natural beauty Costa Rica has to offer by taking advantage of DYT Yacht Transport yacht shipping to Golfito. Our reliable boat shipping services provide everything you need for a relaxing and enjoyable vacation.

If you’re looking for excitement, Costa Rica provides excellent conditions for a number of adventure sports including surfing, river rafting, hiking and scuba diving. However, for those who prefer a less strenuous vacation, you can choose to view volcanoes, take boat trips down jungle rivers, and float through the treetops in the world's first Rain Forest Aerial Tram.

If you want to enjoy the true beauty of nature, Golfito, Costa Rica, is the place to do it. DYT Yacht Transport boat shipping allows you to enjoy this sub-tropical paradise in the comfort and convenience of your own vessel.

DYT Yacht Transport is proud to offer convenient, reliable and superior yacht delivery service to beautiful locations all over the world. We will get your water vehicle to your destination of choice on-time and without any hassles.

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Internet: www.tourism.co.cr

General Information Costa Rica

Area: 51,100 sq km (19,730 sq miles).
Population: 3,810,179 (2000).
Population density: 75 per sq km.
Capital: San José.
Population capital: 309,672 (2000).
Language: Spanish is the official language.
English is widely spoken. Some French, German and Italian are also spoken.
Religion: Almost entirely Christian, with Roman Catholic majority.
Time: GMT - 6.
Electricity: 110/220 volts AC, 60Hz. Two-pin plugs are standard.
Currency: Costa Rican Colón (c) = 100 céntimos.
Country Code: + 506 ~
IDD Access Code: 00 ~

Weather

In the Central Valley, where the main centres of population are located, the average temperature is 22°C (72°F). In the coastal areas the temperature is much hotter. The rainy season starts in May and finishes in November. The ‘warm’ dry season is December to May, though temperature differences between summer and winter are slight.
The best time to visit Costa Rica is December-May, when it rains least.
January is the best time to go, in terms of weather, but Costa Rica is really a year-round destination. The vegetation looks nicest between June and October and prices are lower, but you can almost be guaranteed a good thunderstorm every day in late afternoon or early evening, though they don't last for long. Except for the rain, the climate is fairly similar year-round.
The inland temperatures are moderate, and a breeze is almost always blowing, but the coastal areas tend to be hot and steamy. The mountains can be quite cool at night.

Marinas

BANANA BAY MARINA
Apartado #159-8201
Golfito
Costa Rica, C.A.
Tel.: + 506 2775 1111
Tel.: + 506 2775 0838
Fax: + 506 2775 0735
E-mail: info@bananabaymarina.com
Website: www.bananabaymarina.com

CASA ROLAND MARINA RESORT
Golfo Dulce in Southern Puntarenas province
Tel: + 506 2775 0180
Fax: + 506 2775 3406
E-mail: kelvin@casarolandgolfito.com
Website: www.casarolandgolfito.com

FISH HOOK MARINA & LODGE
Golfito, Costa Rica
Tel.: + 506 775 16 24
Fax: + 506 775 0520
E-mail: FishHookMarina@gmail.com
Website: http://fish-hook-marina.com

FUERTE AMADOR RESORT & MARINA
Balboa, Panama
Tel.: + 507 314 0932
Fax: + 507 314 0908
E-mail: infor@fuerteamador.com

LOS SUENOS RESORT & MARINA
Corporate and Sales Office
P.O. Box 662-1007, San José
Costa Rica
Tel.: + 506 643 3886
Fax: + 506 643 3895
E-mail: info@lossuenosresort.com
Website: www.lossuenosresort.com

MARINA PAPAGAYO
P.O. Box 339-5000
Liberia, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Tel. (506) 2696.2126
Fax: (506) 2696-2189
E-mail: concierge@peninsulapapagayo.com
Website: www.marinapapagayo.com

Airport

Basic contact information for airports to get in Golfito:

COSTA RICA
Country Code: + 506 ~
IDD Access Code: 00 ~
Time Zone: GMT - 6 ~
Business Language: Spanish

International flights arrive at San José's Juan Santamaria international airport. There are good connections to US and Canadian cities and several Latin and South American countries.

SANSA flys daily ex San Jose to Golfito
www.flysansa.com

America West (www.americawest.com)
Tel.: 800 235 9292
American (www.americanair.com)
Tel.: 800 433 7300
Continental (www.continental.com)
Tel.: 800 231 0856
Delta (www.delta-air.com)
Tel.: 800 221 1212
United (www.ual.com)
Tel.: 800 241 6522

Places to stay:

Hotel San Jose Int. Airport
Hampton
Tel.: + 506 433 0043
Fax: + 506 442 9532
E-mail: hiagerencia@grupomarta.com

Golfito:

Hotel Sierra
Tel.: + 506 775 0666 / 775 0336
Fax: + 506 775 0506
E-mail: hotelsierra@racsa.co.cr

Banana Bay
Tel.: + 506 775 0838
Fax: + 506 775 0735
E-mail: bbmarina@racsa.co.cr
Internet: www.bananabaymarina.com

King + Bartlett
Tel.: + 506 775 16 24
Fax: + 506 775 16 06
E-mail: kingandbartlettsi@yahoo.com
Internet: www.kingandbartlettsportfishing.com

Additional Information

INBOUND CHECKLIST:

DYT Contact:
DYT USA
1535 SE 17th Street, Suite 200
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
Tel: +1 954 525 8707
Fax: +1 954 525 8711
dyt.usa@yacht-transport.com

Meeting Point:
Hotel Samoa del Sur
Main street, 1 block north of town dock, Golfito
Phone: +506 2775 0233
Fax: +506 2775 0573
http://www.frommers.com/destinations/golfito/H46191.html

Customs Agent:
Owen Babb
Messrs Representaciones B y B, S.A.
P.O. Box Y Griega 1011
San Jose, Costa Rica
Tel: +506 2240 0210
Fax:+506 2241 1755
Cell:+506 8815 5274
byasacr@racsa.co.cr

IMPORTANT:
Make sure you contact our customs agent for proper protocol on customs guidelines, required paperwork and port access. Please be advised that independent customs fees may apply.

You must be present 24 hours prior to unloading to clear your yacht.

ATTENTION RIDERS:
US Ports - Final destination or in transit: Non-US or non-Canadian riders must have a US Visa BI-II. NO OTHER VISAS ARE ACCEPTED.

OUTBOUND CHECKLIST:

DYT Contact:
DYT USA
1535 SE 17th Street, Suite 200
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 USA
Tel: +1 954 525 8707
Fax: +1 954 525 8711
dyt.usa@yacht-transport.com

Meeting Point:
Hotel Samoa del Sur
Main street, 1 block north of town dock, Golfito
Phone: +506 2775 0233
Fax: +506 2775 0573
http://www.frommers.com/destinations/golfito/H46191.html

Customs Agent:
Owen Babb
Messrs Representaciones B y B, S.A.
P.O. Box Y Griega 1011
San Jose, Costa Rica
Tel: +506 2240 0210
Fax:+506 2241 1755
Cell:+506 8815 5274
byasacr@racsa.co.cr

IMPORTANT:
Make sure you contact our customs agent for proper protocol on customs guidelines, required paperwork and port access. Please be advised that independent customs fees may apply.

You must be present 24 hours prior to unloading to clear your yacht.

Loading Onboard DYT Carrier:
Notify our Loading Master upon your arrival on Channel 17 and wait for instructions.

Once loaded, check in with DYT Rep and bring:

  • Original yacht registry
  • Keys of the yacht clearly marked
  • If approved, bring riders with prospective passports

ATTENTION RIDERS:
US Ports - Final destination or in transit: Non-US or non-Canadian riders must have a US Visa BI-II. NO OTHER VISAS ARE ACCEPTED.