Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
Puerto Limon is located on the east side of Costa Rica, in Central America.
A trip to Moin, which is around 3 miles away, is where you can hire a boat along the Tortuguero Canals.
Cahuita Coastal National Park, Rain Forest Aerial Tram as well as a two-hour Limon tour and an eight-hour trip to San Jose are some of the other trips on offer from the tourist information stand at the dock. Horse-riding, various watersports and canopy tours are also popular with visitors.
The disabled cruiser visiting Puerto Limon
Where You’re Docked
Cruise ships dock in the busy cargo port at Limon. There is a tourist information stand and taxi information.
The centre of Limon is just a short walk away with a selection of shops, a museum, bank and park. The bus station is around 5 more minutes walk from the museum.
Good to Know
The rain. Sometimes we forget the connection between the rain forest and rain — you really can’t have the former without the latter. Over the year, parts of Costa Rica have as much as 26 feet of rain which is why seasons are described as “rainy” and “not so rainy” on its Pacific coast and “rainy” and “rainier” on its Caribbean side. Chances are you will see some liquid sunshine during your stay — if you don’t want to get your hair wet, pack a hat.
Currency & Best Way to Get Money
Costa Rican currency is based on the Colon but US dollars are widely accepted, while credit cards are taken in the larger shops and most hotels and restaurants. There are no ATMs in the cruise terminal but there are several international banks in the town of Limon — the closest to the port is just 400 yards away, across the road from Parque (Park) Vargas.
The official language is Spanish but many Costa Ricans know some English, and those working at tourist sites usually speak it well.
A bag or two of its super-strength coffee would be the obvious suggestion but this is one place where memories — of the rich diversity of plant, bird, marine, and wildlife — will be the best souvenirs of all.
Souvenirs include locally made ceramics and wood carvings.
Local favorite dishes include ‘casado’ (rice, beans, beef, fried plantain, salad and cabbage), ‘gallo pinto’ (seasoned rice and beans with eggs, sour cream and a soft corn tortilla) and ‘picadillo’ (meat and vegetable stew).
Points of Interest
- Puerto Limon – a seven-
Puerto Limon Accessible Excursions
Whether your cruise ship stops in
Puerto Limon Accessible Guided Tour
This 4 hour accessible