Golfo Dulce is a top Costa Rica wildlife spot

Now is the time to see migrating humpback whales on whale watching tours at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in Golfo Dulce – a top Costa Rica wildlife spot.  

Humpback whale in Golfo Dulce Costa Rica

Migrating humpback whales come to Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica between July and October.

You can see an abundance of Costa Rica wildlife at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge. The remote Osa Peninsula region is special because it holds 2.5% of the biodiversity of the entire planet in less than a thousandth of a percent of its total surface area. Now is the time to see Pacific humpback whales as they arrive in the southern gulf of Golfo Dulce, by the Osa Peninsula, on their annual migration from July to October. Continue reading

Southern Costa Rica to host National Festival of the Arts

Golfito by Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge in southern Costa Rica will host the National Festival of the Arts 2016 in August, featuring more than 600 artists of all types.

National Festival of Arts Costa Rica 2016

Costa Rica National Festival of Arts 2016

Golfito and other towns in the southern region of Costa Rica by Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge will host one of the country’s largest festivals of the arts over 10 days in August.

Usually held in the capital city of San Jose, the 26th annual Costa Rica National Festival of the Arts 2016 (FNA16) will take place August 5 to 14 in Golfito and Ciudad Neily, along with eight other communities in southern Costa Rica. With over 250 events and activities featuring more than 600 artists of all kinds, it is the largest annual arts festival in Costa Rica, and one of the largest in Central America.

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Fun kayaking tours & vacations in Golfo Dulce Costa Rica

Kayaking on Golfo Dulce by Playa Nicuesa Lodge

At Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, there are plenty of opportunities for kayaking in Golfo Dulce.

Kayaking in Costa Rica in the “sweet gulf” of Golfo Dulce by the Osa Peninsula – one of only four tropical fjords in the world – it is like paddling across a giant mirror to the sky. Close to shore, the clear water’s blues and grays turn to liquid jade, reflecting endless shades of green palm trees and jungle that crowd the water’s edge. Look down and you’ll probably see colorful fish swimming below your kayak. Dense green rainforest and mountains fill the horizon.
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Whale watching in Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica starts in August!

Humpback Whale in Golfo Dulce, photo by Lenin Oviedo of CEIC

Whale watching season has returned to the Golfo Dulce in Costa Rica and Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge!

Starting this month in August, the tranquil blue waters of this Pacific gulf, between the Piedras Blancas National Park and the Osa Peninsula in southern Costa Rica, will receive the astounding phenomenon of the thousands-of-miles-long migration of Pacific humpback whales.
Humpback Whale mother & baby in Golfo Dulce
As southern winter turns the seas to ice in Antarctica, southern humpback whales swim north to the Great Barrier Reef of Australia and as far as Costa Rica to its warm tropical waters to breed and give birth. Golfo Dulce is an important habitat for the endangered whales and is vital to the species’ survival, according to the Center for Cetacean Research of Costa Rica (CEIC).

A real-life encounter with humpback whales in Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica is an unforgettable experience for anyone. You can see the whales on whale watching tours in Golfo Dulce from August to October.

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Bottled Nose Dolphins

It was 6:15am and we were all in the boat on our way to Río Esquinas and a group of eight Bottled Nosed Dolphins were playing and jumping off the water.
These dolphins are the most common ones in the Golfo Dulce and they are very smart mammals, they hunt in groups surrounding their prey from the bottom to the surface and leaving them no option but jump off the water.

These dolphins can swim as fast as 35 km/h (21 knots) and they need to come out to the surface so they can breathe.