The port town of Golfito (literally 'little gulf') is located in Puntarenas Province on the southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, near the border of Panama. The town lies on a narrow strip of land between the eponymous bay and a hill and consist of two parts, the town proper and shopping area to the south, and a residential area near the port. Still further north are the duty-free zone and an airstrip.
Samoa del Sur is in a very spacious and ventilated area overlooking the entry to Golfito Bay and is a great place for watching vessels as they enter and leave port. The restaurant specializes in seafood dishes and specialty pizzas. They also offer a wide variety of international and national dishes from pasta to pepper steak. Their unique bar, shaped like a sailboat, is located in the center of the restaurant and offers festive tiki bar and traditional drinks. Lunch and Dinner.
La Pista is the the Spanish word for 'runway'. Located at the Airport Landing Strip, this is a great place to pass time waiting for a flight or to watch the activity of Golfito's national and charter flights from the outdoor dining area. Great home-style cooks prepare traditional local plates and bar favorites. As a popular locals 'party spot', weekends can be quite lively-especially during high season. Full service bar. Snacks, Lunch and dinner.
Villas De Oros - DRIVING? If you are driving and don't want to stay in Golfito, Ojochal is on the way from San Jose. Just a short drive from Uvita and about 1 1/2 hours from Golfito, it is a very nice small hotel located right on the highway. Rooms are spacious with a small kitchen and cooking area. Don't want to cook? Several good restaurants close by.
Situated on the water actually overhanging the water at high tide this restaurant has wonderful ambiance. It is a place where you go to dine, not just eat. The menu has a grand array of choices, not just sea food. We chose a platter for two which included a very large portion of several types of sea food as well as some complementary starch and dip dishes.
“Me encanto este alojamiento muy cuidado todo excelentes instalaciones , el desayuno muy bueno y el personal muy amable lo recomiendo con seguridad su ubicación cerca del Deposito Libre lo convierte en una muy buena opción si quieres aprovechar ese viaje de compras y darte una relajadita en un lugar agradable limpio y seguro . Creo que en mis próximos viajes por la zona volvería sin duda es la mejor opción en Golfito”
Restaurante Hong Kong is our longest standing choice for regional specialties and traditional Chinese fare. Family owned and operated since 1983. Favorites include Won Ton Soup, Beef & Broccoli, Stuffed Fish or Chicken, and Sweet & Sour Chicken. Delivery upon request to 'in town' locations for c1,000. Casual atmosphere is "kid friendly". Lunch and Dinner.
Buenos Dias is the perfect meeting place in the center of town. They feature a large variety of international fare including breakfast, lunch, dinner & sweet treats - Consistently well prepared. Hamburgers to pasta and full plate meals. Refreshing snack concoctions include, a Nutella Shake, Chocolate Milano Cappuccino, or their Ginger-Mint-Lemon Smoothie! Bright and modern atmosphere complete with air conditioning.