Costa Rica’s Golfo Dulce has been awarded certification as a Whale Heritage Site. It is the only Whale Heritage Site in Latin America and one of only eight fully accredited Whale Heritage Sites worldwide.
The Whale Heritage Site program is an initiative created by World Cetacean Alliance (WCA) and supported by the World Animal Protection that recognizes destinations around the world where coastal communities work together to protect, respect and celebrate cetaceans and their habitats.
Whale Heritage Sites provide a clear marker to help identify and support sustainable practices and create a platform for communities to engage with marine culture, heritage and biodiversity. They also provide a transparent and easy way to select responsible whale and dolphin watching, experiencing these incredible animals in their natural habitat in an authentic and responsible way. Visitors and guests to Marina Bahia Golfito can join the local Golfito community in celebrating this achievement and ongoing efforts for lasting sustainability.
About Marina Bahia Golfito
Located in one of the most vibrant destinations in Costa Rica, Golfito Bay is a “gulf within a gulf”, a pristine landscape framed by the lush mangroves of Corcovado and Piedras Blancas National Parks and home to some of the richest biodiversity in the world. It is here that yachtsmen, big game anglers, eco-adventurers, boaters, surfers, and outdoor lovers of all ages and interests reconnect with nature through an array of exhilarating adventures and activities. This lush spot in the South Pacific offers the necessary amenities, starting with berths of 40 to 350 feet in length. In addition, AMAKA Ocean Living Lodge (an oceanfront hotel), La Playa Restaurant, and the MBG Crew Lounge offer world-class services for those visiting on land and those who arrive by sea. Marina Bahia Golfito is a property of Costa Rican hospitality company Enjoy Group and a part of IGY’s global network.
About Enjoy Group
Since 1973, Enjoy Group has innovated, developed, and managed projects in the hospitality industry of Costa Rica and the Central American region. Deeply dedicated to its guests’ and employees’ experiences, Enjoy Group currently operates more than a dozen properties, including hotels, restaurants, destinations and corporate services, making it a leading company in the tourism sector. Enjoy Group is committed to generating a positive impact through commitment to five strategic pillars: company employees and families, environmental protection and responsibility, social and community outreach, ethics and transparency, and adequate supplier management.