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The Swiss owned and operated Golfo Dulce Lodge is surrounded by the undisturbed primary lowland rainforest of the Piedras Blancas National Park, an extension of the Corcovado National Park, and the clear waters of the Golfo Dulce. The remote lodge at Playa San Josecito is only accessible by a minute boat ride from either Golfito or Puerto Jimenez.

   

The lodge is listed as one of the Top Ten Costa Rican Hotels by the German Travel Guide Book Polyglott / APA Guide.

The Golfo Dulce Lodge consists of more than 300 hectares (750 acres) and was acquired as an effort to protect and preserve the existing virgin rainforest. This is the place for nature and animal lovers to personally experience the magnificent world of an almost untouched environment far away from crowds of tourists.

   

The little complex of buildings is informally grouped together as a tiny village in a large landscaped garden right on the edge of the tropical rainforest and is less than 300 yards (250m) away from the rocky beach.

The lodge has 5 detached, spacious wooden Bungalows, comfortably furnished (including fan) each with their own private shower/toilet (warm water until sunset), as well as a large, private veranda with a hammock and a rocking chair.

   

Each room comes with a lockable safe for securing guests’ valuables. All bungalows and rooms are named after their individually crafted or painted wildlife motives on the wooden doors.

Besides the 5 Deluxe Bungalows they also have 3 standard rooms at slightly lower rates.

   

“Restaurante Tropical” with bamboo ceiling, serves delicious meals with local flavor and ingredients and hosts a cozy jungle bar and chairs for leisure. The large, covered rooftop observation deck of the Restaurant, furnished with comfortable bamboo sofas and decorated with lush tropical plants, is the perfect place for bird watching while sipping a refreshingly cold tropical libation.

   
ACTIVITIES:
  • Horseback-tour on the neighboring property to a waterfall
  • Free use of sea-kayaks
  • Light tackle fishing
  • Snorkeling
  • Safe swimming at the Lodge beach or in the chlorine-free pool.
 

For interested parties, there is a library and a selection of nature videos as well as an Info-Ranchito with hangouts about the tropical flora and fauna, traditions and history.

 

The Golfo Dulce Lodge offers boat excursions within the Golfo Dulce and to the Esquinas River as well as guided hikes in small groups through the pristine rainforest. A local, English speaking Naturalist or German/English speaking Biology Students guide all boat tours and hikes. Boat excursions depend on tide and weather conditions and not all tours are available daily.

 

Golfo Dulce Lodge has been rated with 3 green leaves within the 'Certification of Sustainable Tourism - CST', a product of the Costa Rican Tourism Institue (ICT) consisting of a scale of 5 levels for sustainable tourism achievement. This program was designed to differentiate tourism sector businesses based on the degree to which they comply with a sustainable model of natural, cultural and social resource management.

The sustainable awareness and the conservation efforts of the lodge have been acknowledged also by the New York based Rainforest Alliance Organisation which included the Golfo Dulce Lodge in their valuable "Certified Products in the Americas: An Exciting and Responsible Travel Choice!".

 

RATES 2014 - 2015

High Season: November 1, 2013 to April 30, 2014
and November 1, 2014 to april 30, 2015
Daily Rates - (minimum 2 persons / 2 nights)
incl. accommodation and 3 meals
Deluxe Category (5 Bungalows) Standard Category (3 Rooms)
$120.00 person / night double occupancy $100.00 person / night double occupancy
$95.00 person / night triple occupancy Triple occupancy in Standard not available
$147 person / night single occupancy $126.00 person / night single occupancy
 
Package Jungle Feeling: 4 Days / 3 Nights (min. 2 persons)
incl. 3 nights accommodation, meals (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners),
guided rainforest hike of 2 ½ hours
Deluxe Category (5 Bungalows) Standard Category (3 Rooms)
$375.00 person / double occupancy $315.00 person / double occupancy
$300.00 person / triple occupancy Triple occupancy in Standard not available
$460.00 person / single occupancy $400.00 person / single occupancy
Green Season: May 01, 2014 to October 31, 2014
and May 1, 2015 to October 31, 2015

Daily Rates - (minimum 2 persons / 2 nights)
incl. accommodation and 3 meals

Deluxe Category (5 Bungalows) Standard Category (3 Rooms)
$100.00 person / night double occupancy $90.00 person / night double occupancy
$75.00 person / night triple occupancy Triple occupancy in Standard not available
$126.00 person / night single occupancy $115.00 person / night single occupancy
 
Package Jungle Feeling: 4 Days / 3 Nights (min. 2 persons)
incl. 3 nights accommodation, meals (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners),
guided rainforest hike of 2 ½ hours
Deluxe Category (5 Bungalows) Standard Category (3 Rooms)
$315.00 person / double occupancy $285.00 person / double occupancy
$240.00 person / triple occupancy Triple occupancy in Standard not available
$400.00 person / single occupancy $365.00 person / single occupancy

NOTES:

  • The lodge recommends leaving rental cars at the secured and guarded parking lot of the Restaurant Samoa del Sur in Golfito at a daily rate of US$5 - to be paid directly at the Restaurant.
  • For the boat transfer the luggage is limited to 12 kilos / 25 lbs. For those arriving with a rented car excess luggage can be left in the car or in a storage room of the Restaurant Samoa del Sur in Golfito at no additional cost.
  • To guarantee a dry and comfortable boat transfer we prefer to pick up clients before noon in Golfito at the landing stage of the Restaurant Samoa del Sur or at the public pier of Puerto Jimenez. Exact time for boat transfer will be advised.
  • Seasonal Surcharge for special gourmet meals of US $18.00 per person per day on the following dates; December 24th, December 25th, December, December 31st, and January 1st.
  • Rates for Children: $55 - per child 8 to 12 years old plus transfer if sharing the same room with the parents, children older than 12 years pay the full adult rate. For safety reasons a stay with children younger than 8 years is not recommended.
  • Price Adjustments: We reserve the right to adjust the rates in case of tax and fuel increases as well as cost increases of other services without prior notice.
Lodge closed for maintenance: May 01 to June 30 and the month of October
 
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