The Go Go’s have a song called “This Town”. The lyrics go, This town is our town, this town so glamorous. Golfito is anything but glamorous, but for some reason we associate this song with Golfito. Dave loves to refer to Golfito as “a dirty little port town” and he means it as a compliment. There is something about Golfito that has captured a part of our hearts, it was not an instant love, but through our various adventures here, it grew on us and we consider it to be “our town” when visiting Costa Rica.
I found this really cool old picture of Golfito from 1976 and one from more recent years, notice it has not changed much at all.
On our last day in town we decided we wanted some sun, fun and good eats, so we took a water taxi across the gulf with three of our newest friends.
We dined on langosta with patacones (fried and smashed plantains) and devoured a Pargo entero (whole fried fish) and both were very tasty and hit the spot. After lunch we all decided to go swimming in the warm water.
After a fun day in the sun, we took naps, showered and went to dinner at Mariscos, a local seafood restaurant. I ordered a shrimp dish and was surprised when the shrimp came with its tentacles and claws still intact.
After dinner we headed to our favorite spot called Latitude 8*. We could not finish out our trip without a final visit to see all our gringo friends. Latitude 8* is a fun place where the local gringos hang out to watch football, listen to 80’s music and tell tall tales. There is always fun times to be had chatting with the owners, Sally and John or other local characters. Sally lets visitors write their name, date and where they are from on the ceiling and it is fun to see where other people visiting have come from. Here is our ceiling shot.
Our last sunset in Golfito did not disappoint. In fact, we had a gorgeous sunset for all 13 nights.
Here is a view of Golfito bay from up on the tower road that overlooks the gulf.
Goodbye, dirty little port town. Until next time.