Back into the Magical Golfo Dulce

I still perfectly remember the feeling that I experienced when I first visited this paradise, it was recorded in my memory and as time went by this feeling got even stronger. Then, after 5 years of being away, life brings me back to Golfo Dulce, a unique place where you can really admire the magic of nature through all the senses.

As I was driving from San José along beautiful sceneries and approaching Ciudad Cortez (just before Golfito which is the head town), my memory began to connect the places I passed with beautiful experiences from the past, and as I was driving closer to Golfito my excitement increased and my heart started to beat faster. Golfito appears not to have changed a bit, remains as intact as I remembered, such a picturesque charming town. When I arrive to the new Marina where Playa Cativo´s sales office is, I left my car in a secure parking lot and was quickly ready for the long-awaited beautiful boat trip through this incredible tropical fjord.

Oh… How I missed crossing the Golfo Dulce! The boat ride takes 30 minutes that are enjoyed to the fullest, the mountains with the endless shades of green, the calm and full of life waters and the refreshing breezes, not to mention the unique sunsets. Finally, I arrived at my destination, the beautiful property of Playa Cativo Lodge. A paradise of multicolored gardens and complete peace of mind.

I spent the first afternoon touring the place, admiring the vegetation, the thousands of birds and different types of mammals and reptiles. I shivered when I saw myself again surrounded by dolphins and beautiful marine life, just perfect!

Now begins a new stage in my beloved Golfo Dulce, eager to enjoy its magic and contribute as much as possible in favor of the conservation of this special place.

Felipe Cruza
Operations Manager
Playa Cativo Lodge