Rainforest and Banana Exploration

special offer banner Puerto Limon Rainforest and Banana Plantation Exploration in Costa Rica
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Scenic, Active
Shore Excursion Duration 5 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
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.

Rainforest and Banana Exploration

If you want to leave Costa Rica with incredible pictures and video of nature at its finest, you'll want to be a part of this rainforest and banana plantation tour.

After meeting your guide at the cruise pier, you will travel along scenic roads, passing quaint villages on your way to Cahuita National Park.

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), and 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 the 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 rainforest, 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 the provine of Limon, 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.

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.

4.5 Stars4.7 / 5  |  53 ReviewsReview This Tour
Well worth it!
June 15, 2022
This was an all day long tour. The Rainforest state park was just amazing and beutiful, we walked along the beach in the cover of dense trees and jungle, spotting many local animals. The 2nd part was great as we also spotted lots of neat local animals, baby Cayman alligator, black hawks, sloths, male and female Basilisk lizards, etc. Our guide was exceptional and spoke immaculate English.
Reviewer: BEN BUTLER
5 Stars
Rainforest and Banana Exploration
January 25, 2022
I enjoyed this excursion. It was a small group. The guide knew his material and it was obvious that he knew and had a good relationship with many of the individuals we came in contact with. He was cognizant of the time we needed to return to our ship. I was amazed at his knowledge of the rainforest.
Reviewer: Linda Jones Holloway
5 Stars
Good
February 23, 2020
The rainforest and banana plantation were amazing. Our tour guide, who I beleive was named Renaldo, was excellent and very entertaining. He had a fantastic sense of humour.
Reviewer: Kathy Monsma
5 Stars
Limon Rainforest & Banana Exploration
February 21, 2020
When I booked this excursion it said we would walk through a rainforest. However, the ship didn't dock in time to allow for this so our tour guide (who was great) arranged for us to take a boat ride through the rainforest. Just be aware you need a lot of time to be able to do the walking in the rainforest.
Reviewer: Steven Dukes
4 Stars
Fantastic
February 19, 2020
No actual Banana plantation tour but our terrific tour guide stopped and brought us a “bloom” of baby bananas to see along with a lot of info about the plantations! The best of all was the river boat trip. Our guide was so well informed about the flora and fauna and knew where to see the monkeys and other interesting rainforest creatures. Great trip!
Reviewer: Mrs GARY Beck
5 Stars
Great guide; wonderful scenery
January 31, 2020
Can't say enough about our guide Steve and his knowledge and humor. He had a bag of show and tell stuff that kept everyone interested in his tour rap. Like all tours through this organization, the number of travelers was small (maybe 14), the van was very comfortable, and the overview was excellent. Saw way more sloths than I ever expected, a few rare birds and some hilarious monkeys. This tour is well worth the money and easy on folks with minor mobility limitations.
Reviewer: Susan Richards
5 Stars