Highlights of Limon

Puerto Limon Highlights City Tour and Coastal Drive in Costa Rica
Price: $125.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Scenic, Active
Shore Excursion Duration 6 Hours
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing long pants, comfortable clothing, and closed-toe, sensible walking shoes. Insect repellent, sunglasses, and sunscreen are also suggested.
Restrictions Guests must be able to walk over packed dirt and grass terrain with inclines.

Highlights of Limon City

You won't want to miss this unforgettable tour of Costa Rica. On these Puerto Limon coast excursions, you will learn the most important aspects of the Afro-Caribbean Culture of Costa Rica and see the rich wildlife of this fascinating region. As you travel to each location on your tour, you will be able to enjoy the beautiful Puerto Limon coastline on the scenic coastal roads.

Your tour begins with a short city tour. History records that in 1502, Christopher Columbus landed in Costa Rica at the place known as Puerto Limon. Admire the architecture in the city's old quarter, the city's beautiful parks, and charming open air market.

Stretch your legs on a 45 minute nature walk at Cahuita National Park. Cahuita, whose name comes from the indigenous words "kawe" (mahogany) and "ta" (point), was created in 1970 to protect the country's largest coral reef. One hundred twenty-three species of fish have been listed here, along with a variety of corals and other invertebrates. The park also protects an example of tropical moist forest, along with swamps forest and marshland. Cahuita is a perfect place for those who want to enjoy a beautiful tropical beach, the rain forest, and abundant wildlife. Walk down a flat and shady trail that runs along the shoreline, and enjoy the rich biodiversity of the area. Monkeys, sloths, iguanas, toucans, colorful frogs, and many other species are very common to see during this tour. This is a very easy walk for all, from kids to seniors.

After your nature walk, you will visit a banana plantation, where you will hear many interesting facts about this amazing fruit and its harvesting, processing, packing, and exportation. Costa Rica is the second-largest banana producer in the world; 80% of the plantations are located in Limon province, making it one of the most important economic activities in the region. All in all, it's a truly interesting cultural experience that you can't miss.

Your tour continues with a boat ride on the Tortuguero Canals. Board your covered boat for a 60-minute leisurely cruise through the jungle canals. Learn about the rainforest ecosystem from your knowledgeable guide, who will point out interesting sights along the way. Keep an eye out for local wildlife, including howler monkeys, sloths, toucans, aquatic birds, bats, and crocodiles, as well as exotic flora.

During your Limon City Highlights tour, you will enjoy browsing through different souvenir stores. The Caribbean enjoys a wondrous diversity of cultures: Afro-Costa Rican, Bribri and Cabecar, Asian, Italian, and Central American, among others. Besides food, the region features a collection of cultural activities and traditions which make it unique from the rest of the country.

Please Note: The packing house and working areas at the banana plantation are restricted areas, and will not be visited on the tour. This tour takes place in a rainforest. During the rainy season (usually from September to November), please bring a raincoat. This tour operates rain or shine.

5 Stars4.9 / 5  |  47 ReviewsReview This Tour
Lots of Wildlife
January 27, 2020
This tour met at the entrance to the port, and we had no difficulty finding our driver. We had a small group, and this tour was the best of our Panama Canal trip. Our guide was excellent and very informative. We saw lots of wildlife, both on the Tortuguera Canals and the Cahuita National Park.
Reviewer: Diane Remick
5 Stars
Highlights of Limon
January 02, 2020
We had a group of 16 and this was one of the best excursions we had on our panama canal cruise. Our guide was awesome and very informative.
Reviewer: c stevens
5 Stars
Best Shore Excursion EVER!
December 26, 2019
First of all, our tour guide, Gerardo, was excellent! His English was perfect and he just plain knew all about his beautiful country. I'm only allowed 1000 characters here, so I have to be brief. We were unable to tour the rainforest because of rain - a storm coming from the Pacific. It was pouring down rain, and even after we stopped to buy ponchos, we all decided the rain was too heavy. Further to the north, it wasn't raining, so we totally enjoyed the banana plantation, sampling Costa Rican coffee (better than Columbian) and the jungle cruise. We saw howler monkeys, sloths, many, many different types of birds and lizards. Bottom line, this was a great shore excursion, worth every cent, and made me want to return to Costa Rica to see more of the amazing country!
Reviewer: Pat Lee
5 Stars
Highlights of Limon
December 07, 2019
This excursion gave a taste of all of the best parts of Limon. Finding the excursion as we left the ship was easy as the courteous staff were clearly positioned. I particularly enjoyed the nature walk and boat ride to see wildlife.
Reviewer: Elizabeth Barker
5 Stars
again please
November 17, 2019
Best excursion of our trip. Guide was really informative, and knowledgeable, Large bus not over crowded, Stops and sights were not to long but nice. The boat ride was nice and the rain forest was very nice, Would do this one again.
Reviewer: Larry Panther
5 Stars
Wonderful
March 28, 2019
This was a great tour! Roberto the tour guide was amazing and we saw so much! We even had an unexpected event happen and he handled with professionalism and always had our safety in mind. This tour company should be so proud of this tour guide!! Would take this tour again if in the area!
Reviewer: Kathy
5 Stars