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Sportfishers might check out the rooms offered at either Banana Bay Marina (www.bananabaymarinagolfito.com; tel. 2775-0838) or Fish Hook Marina (www.fish-hook-marina.com; tel. 800/353-0678 in the U.S. and Canada, or 2775-1624 in Costa Rica).

Along the Shores of the Golfo Dulce

The lodges listed here are on the shores of the Golfo Dulce. This area has no roads, so you must get to the lodges by boat. I recommend that you have firm reservations when visiting this area, so your transportation should be arranged. If worse comes to worst, you can hire a boat taxi at the muellecito (little dock), on the water just beyond the gas station, or at La Bomba, in Golfito, for between $50 and $100, depending on your destination. If driving a rental vehicle, arrange for secure parking.

En Route to Wilson Botanical Gardens

The Wilson Botanical Gardens offer the best accommodations in or around the tiny town of San Vito.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.