Due to declining market conditions, increase in taxes and a banana blight, the United Fruit Company pulled out of Golfito in 1985, and eventually an economic depression ensued throughout the area. The United Fruit Company eventually turned over all their real estate holdings to the Costa Rican government. The following year, the Golfito Reserve, or Refugio National de Vida Silvestre was established as a National Park and Wildlife Refuge Area. In 1990, a duty-free shopping zone was opened in Golfito attracting Costa Ricans from all over the country. That, combined with a thriving Eco-tourism industry developing around Goflito has revived the town and boosted the local economy
Golfito Today Today, Golfito is once again a bustling community that has an established port economy for the exportation of Palm Oil, as well as an ever-growing tourism industry. Tourists are treated to a variety of activities including world class sport fishing (both inshore and offshore), whale watching in Golfo Dulce, kayaking through the tranquil waters of Golfito Bay and nearby rivers, as well as a myriad of other eco-tourism activities that abound in the region. In Golfito you will find many good restaurants and shops with all the necessary household items. There is a duty-free zone where household items are imported without taxes. Close by is the local airport with daily flights to and from San Jose, that have a duration of 50 minutes. Recently the Golfito Marina Village finished its 1st phase and can receive up to 50 luxury yachts. The commercial center is open and offers a variety of shops too. The community also boasts a variety of hotels and resorts, restaurants, bars, markets, and retail outlets allowing you access to services and goods. Medical facilities include a hospital in Golfito, as well as a future 224 room critical care hospital near Palmar Sur, which is planned as part of the new international airport.
This interesting property is about 1.1 Ha, with part of the property with Ocean View. There are two interesting terraces and just 10 minutes from the marina of Golfito. The electrical connection will be connected soon. There is a part of the property with primary forest. They are perfect for building your dream home with beautiful ocean views and surrounded with peacefulness. The ocean and jungle views offer amazing sunsets and lots of wildlife. This is a place where you can completely relax being away from the noisy city life.