Pavones is located in the south of Costa Rica. The point of entry is usually Golfito which is the most southern port town; it located across from the Osa Peninsula on the Golfo Dulce. Contents [hide] [+]Understand [+]Get in Get around See Do Eat Sleep Get Out Understand
Golfito has long been known to surfers as the gateway to Pavones, just to the south, and to sport fishermen as the year round sport fishing meca. However recently Golfito has become the gateway to Costa Rica’s newest attraction Eco-Lodges, Eco Lodges are all about being a small hotel or lodge that blends into its environment while offering its visitors an opportunity to view its natural surroundings with the least amount of impact to the environment. History The history of Golfito is an interesting one because the conquest of Costa Rica started here in 1519, when the Spaniards arrived from Panama. During colonial times, it was a small, dormant, fishing town few people cared about. Up until 1919, most inhabitants where of Colombian (later Panamanian) origin. The town of Golfito, and surrounding communities, boomed during the banana business years (1935-1985), but it felt victim of its mono-business dependency, when United Brands (formely United Fruit) closed its banana operations, and concentrated only in African oil palm. A major labor strike prompted United Brands to switch completely to palm, which requires subtantially less labor. The city is now slowly recovering partly due to tourism and not bananas. Five years after United Brands’s departure the Costa Rican government opened a Duty Free shopping center in an effort to bring the city back to life. Today Golfito is a popular destination for Tico's (Costa Rican’s) who are looking for a bargain on large appliances and electronics. Get in
By bus Bus to Pavones from Golfito runs once a day leaving Golfito at 11:00 AM every day.
By taxi 4x4 taxis can take you from Golfito to Pavones (surfer's destination), Paso Canoas (Costa Rica-Panama's border), Conte, La Gamba, Punta Banco, among others. Roads are usually non paved, 4x4 taxis are recommended. Driving time from Paso Canoas to from to Golfito takes about 1 hour, price $50. Driving time from Golfito to Pavones is usually 2 hours, price $80. Taxi Golfito provides comfortable and reliable 4x4 taxis with A/C. The posted phone number is (506) 8874-9325 English and Spanish, web page 4 .
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Eco Lodges are Costa Rica’s logical next step in tourism. For many years Costa Rican’s have been preserving and honoring its forests, oceans, and environment; and nature tourism or Eco Lodges are the answer.
Just to the south at Pavones and across the gulf at Cabo Matapalo surfers have long known of amazing waves that roll in. To get to Pavones you can either fly into Golfito Domestic Airport and take the bus or take a 4WD taxi. The road from Golfito to Pavones requires 4 WD.
Taxi Golfito 4X4 provides comfortable and reliable 4x4 taxis with A/C. They take you from Pavones, Zancudo, anywhere around Golfito to San Jose, you can get faster and safer than going by bus, in a private taxi 7 people - capacity with A/C, 4 WD (4x4), they take you straight to the Juan Santamaria airport or at your hotel. The posted phone number is (506) 8874-9325 English and Spanish, web page 1 .