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Golfito

Escudo of the Province Puntarenas Costa Rica Canton No. 1:  Golfito
Capital:  Golfito
Size:  1 753.96 km2
Founded:  1949
Km from Golfito to San José:  341 km

Districts

Golfito, Canton of Puntarenas Province District 1:  Golfito City
District 2:  Puerto Jiménez
District 3:  Guaycará, Río Claro
District 4:  Pavón

History

Golfito, Canton of Puntarenas Province

The are still descendents of the Brunca Indians living in the area. The Spanish arrived in 1519. Costa Ricans resettled the area in 1874. Development was propelled by the banana plantations and the construction of the Inter-American Highway. The banana companies pulled out in 1984. High unemployment was eased by the opening of a free port and the development of tourism.

General Description

Golfito, Canton of Puntarenas Province

The canton has a palm oil processing plant and produces palm oil, rice, cacao, corn, beans and beef. The canton is drained by the rivers Esquinas, Coto Colorado, Conte, Golfito, Sábalo and Manzanillo which drain into the Dulce Gulf.

Interesting Sites

Golfito, Canton of Puntarenas Province

There are 11 coastal zones that have been declared apt for tourism, including Zancudo Beach, Purto Jim The are still descendents of the Brunca Indians living in the area. The Spanish arrived in 1519. nez, and Punta Agujas. There is also the Golfo Dulce Forest Reserve, the Corcovado Nacional Park, the Guaymi Indian Reservation and the Golfito Nacional Wildlife Preserve.

Climate

Golfito, Canton of Puntarenas Province

Temperatures usually surpass 27 Degrees Celcius.

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