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About Golfo Dulce

Far less visited than Peninsula de Osa, the relatively untouched Golfo Dulce port is visited by just a few ships sailing Costa Rica and Panama Canal itineraries each year. However, for passengers who do disembark in this relatively quiet region, it often becomes a favorite stop -- especially for those seeking an experience in the rainforest.

Parque Nacional Piedras Blancas, a jaw-dropping portion of rainforest, is located on the peninsula as are tribes and villages that are home to some of Costa Rica's few remaining indigenous populations. You'll find thick mangroves and quiet golden beaches, and there's a range of activities for cruise passengers to indulge in during the six- to eight-hour stop.

Cruise ship shore excursions vary, with many visiting the Piedras Blancas National Park for yoga and paddleboarding on pristine Paradise Beach; kayaking through the canals and verdant mangroves; or simply boating around the region to spot dolphins. It's the Costa Rica that many overlook in lieu of bigger beaches and larger towns.


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  • 8 Night
    Cruise to Golfo Dulce

    Leaving:
    Puntarenas
    Visiting:
    Corcovado, Golfo Dulce ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Lindblad Expeditions
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    8 Night Cruise to Golfo Dulce Route (Lindblad Expeditions)
    • Day 1
      Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
    • Day 2
      Corcovado
    • Day 3
      Golfo Dulce
    • Day 4
      Golfo Dulce
    • Day 5
      Coiba National Park
    • Day 6
      Panama Canal
    • Day 7
      Panama Canal
    • Day 8
      Panama City
    Ship Details

    National Geographic Quest - Lindblad Expeditions

    Pros

    Industry-leading enrichment and expedition shore excursion programs, expertly delivered

    Cons

    Onboard activities and amenities may not suit traditional cruisers

    Bottom Line

    It's all about the destination and experience; ship and staff excel in this regard

    Reviews

    National Geographic Quest Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins3.5
    Dining4.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

    If you've never traveled aboard an expedition ship before, Lindblad's National Geographic Quest...

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    Linda Starmer
    Sail Date Jul 2019
    Amazing Family Adventure
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    A3prasad
    Sail Date Jun 2019
    Another excellent Lindblad/ NatGeo expedition
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  • 11 Night
    Cruise to Golfo Dulce

    Leaving:
    Puntarenas
    Visiting:
    Monteverde, Corcovado ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Lindblad Expeditions
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    11 Night Cruise to Golfo Dulce Route (Lindblad Expeditions)
    • Day 1
      Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
    • Day 2
      Monteverde
    • Day 3
      Monteverde
    • Day 4
      Monteverde
    • Day 5
      Corcovado
    • Day 6
      Osa Peninsula
    • Day 7
      Golfo Dulce
    • Day 8
      Coiba National Park
    • Day 9
      Panama Canal
    • Day 10
      Panama Canal
    • Day 11
      Panama City
    Ship Details

    National Geographic Quest - Lindblad Expeditions

    Pros

    Industry-leading enrichment and expedition shore excursion programs, expertly delivered

    Cons

    Onboard activities and amenities may not suit traditional cruisers

    Bottom Line

    It's all about the destination and experience; ship and staff excel in this regard

    Reviews

    National Geographic Quest Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins3.5
    Dining4.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

    If you've never traveled aboard an expedition ship before, Lindblad's National Geographic Quest...

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    A3prasad
    Sail Date Jun 2019
    Another excellent Lindblad/ NatGeo expedition
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    devaughan
    Sail Date Jun 2019
    Magnificence
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  • 15 Night
    Cruise to Golfo Dulce

    Leaving:
    Panama City
    Visiting:
    Panama Canal, Coiba National Park ... see more
    Cruise Line:
    Lindblad Expeditions
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    15 Night Cruise to Golfo Dulce Route (Lindblad Expeditions)
    • Day 1
      Panama City
    • Day 2
      Panama Canal
    • Day 3
      Cruising
    • Day 4
      Coiba National Park
    • Day 5
      Golfo Dulce
    • Day 6
      Osa Peninsula
    • Day 7
      Corcovado
    • Day 8
      Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
    • Day 9
      Monteverde
    • Day 10
      Monteverde
    • Day 11
      Tortuguero
    • Day 12
      Tortuguero
    • Day 13
      Tortuguero
    • Day 14
      Tortuguero
    • Day 15
      Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)
    Ship Details

    National Geographic Quest - Lindblad Expeditions

    Pros

    Industry-leading enrichment and expedition shore excursion programs, expertly delivered

    Cons

    Onboard activities and amenities may not suit traditional cruisers

    Bottom Line

    It's all about the destination and experience; ship and staff excel in this regard

    Reviews

    National Geographic Quest Reviews

    Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
    Overall
    4.0/5
    Cabins3.5
    Dining4.0
    Service4.0
    Value4.0

    If you've never traveled aboard an expedition ship before, Lindblad's National Geographic Quest...

    Cruise Critic Member Ratings
    Latrasha
    Sail Date Jun 2019
    Great Time in Alaska with Lindblad
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    dake
    Sail Date Jan 2019
    A Fabulous Panama Canal Transit with Lindblad
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More about Golfo Dulce

Why go to Golfo Dulce?

Pros: Packed with biodiversity, unique species of flora and fauna and breathtaking rainforest landscapes.

Cons: The port lacks shopping, restaurants and bars.

Bottom Line: It's worth a visit, if only to explore the stunning forests and enjoy the serene and peaceful beaches.

Currency & Best Way to Get Money

Although Costa Rica does boast its own currency, the colon, U.S. dollars are widely accepted (and encouraged). Check www.xe.com for current exchange rates if you're using the local currency. There are a few banks and ATMS in the town of Puerto Jimenez. However, depending on the tour you decide to take from your boat, you may not stop in the town, so it's advised to bring enough cash with you before you depart your cruise ship.

Language

As a part of Costa Rica, the main language of Golfo Dulce is Spanish. English is also widely spoken and understood. However, it's advised to learn a few key words and phrases in the off chance you are separated from your group or are traveling alone.


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