The gulf of Golfo Dulce is definitely the place to go snorkeling in Costa Rica, with its warm, clear water and abundant marine life.
Snorkeling in Costa Rica at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge.
Article by Shannon Farley
Thanks to nutrient-rich waters, snorkeling in Costa Rica in the Pacific gulf of Golfo Dulce can be an awe-inspiring experience of wildlife encounters.
One of only four tropical fjords in the world, the Golfo Dulce’s warm and clear waters, protected from the open Pacific Ocean by the Osa Peninsula, are an extraordinary habitat for marine life. Besides being a crucial birthing spot for migrating humpback whales, Golfo Dulce is home to several kinds of dolphins, sea turtles, rays, numerous tropical fish, and big, friendly whale sharks. It’s an excellent place for swimming and snorkeling in Costa Rica.
The Costa Rica rainforest is full of wonders and wildlife – you just need to know how to look. The thrill of seeing a wild animal in its natural habitat, even if only for a moment, is unparalleled.
Costa Rica hosts more than 5% of the world’s biodiversity: 208 species of mammals, 870 kinds of birds, 1,250 kinds of butterflies and 8,000 different moths, 160 species of amphibians, 220 species of reptiles, and 34,000 types of insects. You’re certain to see something! Follow these tips to increase your chances of seeing wildlife in Costa Rica.