Beautifully situated between the rainforest and Golfito Bay, Golfito has become the gateway to Eco-Lodges, Costa Rica’s newest tourist attraction. While Golfito was a major banana growing region in the mid-1980s, by 2006 sport fishing had become its most important draw. Some of the most attractive beaches in Costa Rica are found around Golfito, like Playa Zancudo with its gentle surf and black-sand beach, and Pavones, a surfer’s paradise where waves can be ridden for over three minutes. Piedras Blancas National Park is the last remaining home of jaguars. It is a large natural reserve and wildlife refuge with an amazing diversity of birds, plants and animals, some of which include howler monkeys, capuchin monkeys, scarlet macaws, toucans, and coatis.