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Puerto Limón

Getting there & away

Puerto Limón is the transportation hub of the Caribbean coast.




Buses to and from San José, Moín, Guápiles and Siquirres arrive at Terminal Caribeño (Av 2 btwn Calles 7 & 8) on the west side, walking distance from all the hotels. Buses to points south all depart from Autotransportes Mepe (Mepe; Av 4 btwn Calles 2 & 4).

Bribrí & Sixaola (Mepe) US$3, three hours, depart at 5am, 7am, 8am, 10am, noon, 1pm, 4pm and 6pm.

Cahuita (Mepe) US$1, 1½ hours, depart at 5am, 6am, 8am, 10am, 1pm, 2:30pm, 4pm and 6pm.

Guápiles via Siquirres & Guácimo (Empresarios Guápileños; Terminal Caribeño) US$2, two hours, depart hourly 6am to 6pm.

Manzanillo (Mepe) US$2, 2½ hours, depart at 6am, 10:30am, 3pm and 6pm.

Moín, for boats to Tortuguero (Tracasa; Terminal Caribeño) US$0.25, 20 minutes, depart hourly 5:30am to 6:30pm.

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca (Mepe) US$1.75, 2½ hours, depart at 5am, 8am, 10am, 1pm, 4pm and 6pm.

San José (Autotransportes Caribeños; Terminal Caribeño) US$3.50, three hours, depart hourly 5am to 8pm.


There is only one gas station on the coast south of Limón, at the crossroads just north of Cahuita.

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Cruise ships occasionally dock in Limón, but most boats providing transportation use the major port at Moín, about 7km west of Limón.

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The airstrip is about 4km south of town. There are no regularly scheduled flights, but you can charter a flight to Puerto Jiménez (US$1450) or Golfito (US$1320) through Alfa Romeo Aero Taxi.

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