Welcome to Puerto Limón

A general lack of political and financial support from the federal government means Limón has not aged gracefully: it's an unlovely grid of dilapidated buildings, overgrown parks, and sidewalks choked with street vendors. Crime is more common here than in other Caribbean towns. However, despite its shortcomings, Limón can be a good base for adventurous urban explorers.

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$109 Cultural & Theme Tours

6-in-1 Combo Tour: Puerto Limon Highlights

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Greenway Nature Day Tours, Puerto Limon, Province of LimonOur agency Greenway Tours start the tour from Limon City, right in front of the pierStop At: Cahuita National Park, Cahuita, Province of LimonLovely national park located south of Limon CityDuration: 1 hour

$55 Shore Excursions

Puerto Limon: Tortuguero Canals, Playa Bonita, Plantation Tour

You'll start this 3-to-4 hours shore excursion by meeting your local excursion guide just outside Puerto Limon's cruise ship terminal. Hop into a comfortable, air conditioned vehicle and get ready to go. Along the trip, your guide will give you interesting bits of information about Costa Rica's Caribbean province.City Tour and Scenic ViewGet a magnificent view of Puerto Limon’s town from a panoramic viewpoint. This is a great opportunity to take a picture of the city and the ship docks.Tortuguero Canals boat rideDiscover the Tortuguero Canals in a covered boat during a one-hour ride. Your tour guide will point you to the different plants and animals in the area, and you'll learn about its biodiversity.Fruit StandLearn more about tropical plants and their fruits. You'll be able to see the actual plants and trees, and also taste some of these delicious fruits at a rustic fruit stand on the way to Cahuita.Banana PlantationBananas are a big part of Costa Rican economy, with Limon being central to this activity. You will stop beside a banana plantation and learn about the process of cultivating, harvesting and shipping the fruit (please keep in mind that, due to regulations, we are not allowed to enter the processing plant).Playa BonitaYou'll visit Playa Bonita, or "beautiful beach". Enjoy Bonita's beach unique scenery, and if the weather's nice, you'll be able to take a dip in the sea. If you want to, you can just relax in a chair or purchase some local dishes at the nearby restaurants.SupermarketOnce you are back in town, you will have the opportunity to take a look at the products at the market in the city of Limon and purchase some Costa Rican coffee and other local goods.

$65 Shore Excursions

Caribbean Highlights Shore Excursion from Limon

The tour starts at 8am when you leave the pier and head to a fruit stand. Afterwards, you will go to at the very heart of the rain forest with a naturalist tour guide who will teach you about the zoology and botany of the tropical forest’s ecosystem. There, you will be able to spot poisonous colorful frogs, amazing blue butterflies and fantastic rainbow-colored birds.Visit a banana plantation where many interesting facts about this fruit will be explained including harvesting, processing, packing, and exportation. You will also get to visit a banana packing house.At round 11am, you will head to the Tortuguero Canals where you can spot dozens of aquatic birds and hopefully monkeys and other mammals.You will end the day at Playa Bonita where we can enjoy some of the warm Caribbean waters followed by a city tour of Limon.

$115 Shore Excursions

Puerto Limon Eco Adventure Combo Tour

Known as Costa Rica's Amazon because of its surrounding rain forest, the Tortuguero Canal region is rich with exotic flora and fauna. Board your covered boat for a leisurely cruise through the jungle canals. Your guide will explain the rain forest eco-system and points out sights of interest. Keep an eye out for wildlife including howler monkeys, sloths, toucans, bats, aquatic birds, iguanas and crocodiles as well as exotic flora. At the end of your cruise, board your waiting transportation for the short transfer to Jungle Breezes Biological Reserve, where the adventure awaits for you. Enjoy the marvelous experience of taking the tour that will give you the opportunity of crossing the “jungle” like a monkey in its habitat. You will cross the forest from tree to tree with first class equipment.If you want an adrenaline rush then this is the tour for you! Glide through the treetops with this exhilarating adventure: 11 cables and 12 platforms stretched across the length of the rain forest. The longest cable is 270m long and you will experience heights up to 80 meters. Here you can enjoy the gripping thrill of the wind in your face as you soar through the rain forest witnessing some of the most spectacular views.The platforms are arranged at different heights and levels of excitement. Up to platform 5, all cables are of similar length, however after this platform, the cables become even more thrilling. Here those people who would like to give up and return to the lodge may do so. This opportunity is also offered at platform 7. For those of you who enjoy the thrill, it is go, go, go, all the way to platform 12.All tour guides are expertly trained in first aid, and carry special packs to assist them in the event of an emergency to administer the required attention. The zipline tour begins with an orientation chat where the rules and regulations for safety and security are explained thoroughly. The orientation chat is very important and it is imperative that all advice is adhered to throughout the tour.

$79 Shore Excursions

Limon: Tortuguero Canal Cruise and Plantation Shore Excursion

The tour begins at Limon Pier where you hop on a luxury air-conditioned motor coach for a 20 minutes drive along scenic roads, passing quaint villages on your way to the famous Tortuguero Canals. Board your covered boat for a 60 minutes leisurely cruise through the jungle canals. Your guide explains the rain forest eco-system and points out sights of interest. Keep an eye out for wildlife including howler monkeys, many sloths, toucans, aquatic birds, bats and crocodiles as well as exotic flora.After the boat ride, enjoy a snack of fresh tropical fruits before to board your mini bus again for the journey to the next destination. A Del Monte Banana Plantation where many interesting facts about this amazing fruit will be explained. 

$90 Shore Excursions

Private Limon Shore Excursion: Tortuguero Canals Tour

The tour will start in the early morning depending on your arrival time, we will pick you up and drive you to a smaller port named Moin, and here you will board a boat with rooftop and comfortable seats. That will lead you through the living jungle that stretches over the narrow canals, formed by the rivers born in the high mountains, making their way to the sea.Common sightings here are monkeys, crocodiles, iguanas and sloths. The canals are also considered a bird watcher’s paradise, so keep your eyes open! The canals of Tortuguero are without a doubt one of the main attractions in Costa Rica, and this is a unique opportunity to experience this natural wonder. You will pass through some of the country’s most fertile areas and learn about Costa Rica’s main agricultural products. Along the way, you will see cocoa plantations and ornamental flowers.The boat ride will take about 1 hour, after this we will be taking you for a city tour that will show you our entire Caribbean coast, from the Chiquita Banana plantation to a stop in our central market to buy some of the best coffee in the world.Visit a Banana plantation for outside, our guide will provide you many interesting facts about this amazing fruit will be explained, including the crop, harvesting, processing, packing and exportation. Costa Rica is the second largest banana producer in the world, with more than 106,000 acres of plantations devoted exclusively to banana production, and 80% of the plantations are located in Limon province, which has become one of the most important economic activities in the region. This is a very interesting cultural experience that you can’t miss.After all this adventure, our guide will give you two options, you can eat in a restaurant with a panoramic view of Limon or a restaurant on the beach, (lunch not included).