History Of Pavones
Learn About Pavones
The Gulfo Dulce (Sweet Gulf) is one of three tropical fjords in the world reaching 600-foot depths in the Gulf. Here lies an abundance of aquatic life such as bottlenose dolphins, spinner dolphins, turtles, Humpback Whales, Bryde’s Whales, False Killer Whales, Orca Killer Whales and Pygmy Sperm Whales just to name a few. The abundant wildlife that is observed day in and day out is truly spectacular.
There are many ways to observe marine life, you can observe from the shore or you can take a boat tour around the Golfo Dulce. just pack a rash guard, a vest at most for morning or evening sessions, and a sweatshirt for the chilly nights.
Surfing is king in Pavones, “The Three Minute Left”. This left break, the second longest left break known on the planet will take surfers for a three minute, perfect ride. Picture between April and October. Perfection.
The long summer between January and April is hotter than the moderate summer between May and June.it rains more in the long winter between September to November than in the short winter of July and August. Spring begins in December.
The waves break best and most consistently in the summer—especially in April and May—but Pavones is somewhat unpredictable, seeing overhead waves in every month of the year and sometimes going as long as a month without waves. The waves always break close to shore over a cobblestone bottom, and hold downs, for the most part, are very forgiving. Fish are often seen exploding out of the water, chased by roosterfish, and sharks are rarely seen and never a problem.
The water temperature typically remains between 85-90 degrees and drops only to 82 degrees in winter. Don’t bring a wetsuit; just pack a rash guard, a vest at most for morning or evening sessions, lots of sunscreen and a sweatshirt for the chilly nights. The waves are always glassy in the morning but typically develop a little bump in the afternoon, yet winds haven’t blown over twenty knots in twenty years. On rare occasions, offshore winds blow in the rainy winter, sweeping all the pesky bugs to the beach from the jungle.
Pavones is located on the Osa Peninsula in which National Geographic declared as having one of the most biologically intense places on earth (An often quoted phrase). So in other words, we experience a similar biological atmosphere as our neighbor. This is a nature lover’s paradise. an excellent area for Birders with over 300 species of birds in the region.
There couldn’t be any better place for bird watching than here in the tropics of Pavones, Costa Rica. In 1999, The Scarlet Macaw restoration Project of Tiskita in conjunction with Amigos de Alas released over 30 Scarlet Macaws in the Pavones area.
Today, the Scarlet Macaws have grown in numbers and are an amazing bird to observe. Another common tropical bird that is seen on a daily basis is the Chestnut-Mandible Toucan. We also have over 30 different species of hummingbirds.
Here in Pavones, you can find three different types of monkeys (The Howler Monkey, White Face Monkey, and the Squirrel Monkey). Three-toed Sloths are also another animal that is found in the area but is on the lookout, they’re hard to spot. Pavones boasts numerous species of butterflies including the most spectacular of them all is the Blue Morpho Butterfly, one of the biggest butterflies in the world!
Other animals in Pavones that can be spotted in Pavones are Iguanas, Frogs, Leaf Cutter Ants, Turtles, Lizards, Coati and more!