Golfo Dulce: A Sanctuary for Preserving Costa Rica’s Biodiversity

As part of the community of the Central and South Pacific Coast, Epic Adventures is very proud to see that we are evolving to be a better world, country and region. Golfo Dulce is such an important part of our ecosystems, we can’t but celebrate that conservation is thriving in this close by beautiful region.

Scarlet Macaw

This is based on an article by the Tico Times and it is good news!

One of the pillars of Golfo Dulce is the conservation of marine and terrestrial species. At present, the project is working on a number of important tasks, including reintroducing scarlet macaws to their native environment, restoring reefs with the assistance of “coral gardeners,” and ensuring that the waters of the gulf will continue to serve as “hammerhead shark nurseries” until their natural migration to Cocos Island.

The world’s coral reefs are in danger from the effects of global warming and other forms of climate change. Tropical biologist Alejandra Rojas of Golfito explained that the goal of “Coral Gardening” initiatives in Golfo Dulce is to restore these important ecosystems. Tourist activities like snorkeling can be regulated, reef-friendly sunscreens can be promoted, and responsible tourism practices can be advocated for in order to protect marine biodiversity.

The Dolphin Lodge and Zoo Ave Animal Rescue Center-led scarlet macaw reintroduction initiative is also progressing well.

According to Reymar Klochko, General Manager of Dolphin Lodge, the project has been a great success in restoring macaw populations. He shared that over 300 scarlet macaws have been released and reintroduced, and there are now more than 350 on the property.


A sanctuary for abundant flora and fauna, Golfito is situated between Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula and the South Pacific. The tranquil, clear waters of Golfo Dulce are home to a wide variety of marine animals, including humpback whales, hammerhead sharks, and dolphins.

Golfito may be emerging as a popular tourist destination not only for its aquatic attractions but also for a wide range of other activities. Visitors can fully immerse themselves in the breathtaking natural beauty of the region by kayaking, paddle surfing, snorkeling, and whale watching.

Piedras Blancas National Park and Golfito National Wildlife Refuge are two great land-based exploration destinations that provide beautiful hiking trails and the chance to see a variety of birds. William Rodriguez, the Minister of Tourism, emphasized the region’s allure.

The Brunca Region, and the cantons of Golfito and Golfo Dulce in particular, is a magical place to visit because of the abundance of wildlife and fun things to do on land and in the water. He noted that it is a great spot for Easter tourism as well as year-round adventures.



Fernandez, I. (2024, February 27). Golfo Dulce is a Haven for Costa Rica Biodiversity Conservation. The Tico Times | Costa Rica News | Travel | Real Estate.

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