The sea wall offers pleasant views of the rocky headland and the mesmerizing waves crashing against the concrete jetty. After dark this is a popular make-out spot. Keep your wits about you here, as muggings have been known to happen in this spot.

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Nearby Puerto Limón attractions

1. Parque Vargas

0.14 MILES

The city’s waterfront centerpiece won't ever win best in show, but its decrepit bandstand, paths and greenery are surprisingly appealing, all shaded by…

2. Cathedral

0.28 MILES

A retro architectural landmark in the center of town.

3. Playa Bonita

2.72 MILES

Located 4km northwest of Limón, Playa Bonita has a pleasant sandy beach and a couple of happening bar-restaurants. .

4. Playa Negra

20.9 MILES

At the northwestern end of Cahuita, Playa Negra is a long, black-sand beach flying the bandera azul ecológica, a flag that indicates that the beach is…

5. Playa Blanca

21.91 MILES

At the entrance to the national park. A good option for swimming.

6. Parque Nacional Cahuita

21.94 MILES

This small but beautiful park – just 10 sq km – is one of the more frequently visited national parks in Costa Rica. The reasons are simple: the nearby…

7. Reserva Biológica Hitoy-Cerere

22.04 MILES

Only the most intrepid of nature enthusiasts will make the journey to Hitoy-Cerere, about 60km south of Puerto Limón and only accessible by 4WD along a…

8. Cacao Trails

26.69 MILES

Halfway between Cahuita and Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in Hone Creek, this botanical garden and chocolate museum has a couple of small exhibits devoted to…