Limon (aka Puerto Limon)
Hotels and Places to Stay
Viejo Limon Hotels, Costa
Brief History and Historical
The City of Limon (aka Puerto
Limon) was built on the site of Cariari (an Indian Village) in 1871.
Christopher Columbus first
visited this village in 1502 on his fourth and final transatlantic voyage
to the new world.
About the City of Limon
The City of Limon is the
Capital City of Limon Province. Although
Puerto Limon is not necessarily considered a tourist attraction, it is
a major destination and port for imports/exports and international cruiseships.
Puerto Limon (town/cityofLimon itself) has about
60,000 residents. Limon is populated mostly by descendants of West Indians
and Jamaicans who were brought here at the turn of the century to build
the narrow-guage railroad to the Central Valley.
Pacific Coast: To drive from
the Caribbean coast to the pacific coast (across country) is approximately
Province (Costa Rica's Capital - City
of San Jose) is inland about 100 miles.
City of Limon - Small Attractions
a small park setting where you can relax. Parque Vargasis the city's
central park, a lush garden with huge palm trees.
sandy beaches and picnic areas.
a wall along the coast where you can see the Isla Uvita.
Isla Uvita - a famous island
that can been seen from the Caribbean Coast
The Historic town of Limon is where
Christopher Columbus first touched this verdant shore (Utiva Island is
where Columbus anchored during his fourth dicovery voyage). It takes about
20 minutes to reach the Island by boat.
Central Market: A small market
where produce, crafts and sundries are sold.
Museo Etno Historico de Limon:
local culture and history museum.
is the oldest part of the city. Cocoa and banana plantations.
Banana Plantations: Limon Costa
Rica is also the home of the Dole Banana processing facility.
Along The Caribbean
the City of Limon
The port of Moin is about 12 miles north of Puerto Limon. Moin is approx
80 miles from the Nicaraguan border.
On the Northern
end of the Limon Province freshwater
lagoons extend to the Tortuguero and the
the City of Limon
Cahuita: Cahuita, Cahuita
beach and Cahuita National Park. Located on the Caribbean shoreline in
the south of Limon Province. It is about 1 hour south of Limon City.
The reefs offer nice views of fish and crustaceans. The National park is
located just inland from the beach.
Puerto Viejo: 1/2 hour south
of Cahuita, 1 1/2 hours south of Puerta Limon (Limon City)
End of the Coast
On the South
end of the Limon Province is the Talamanca Region
Talamanca Region: A mountainous
region that offers hiking and camping, and has several Indian Reservations.
Reserve Indigena Talamanca Bribri
The Talamanca region offers hiking