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Top Choice Caribbean in Puerto Limón

Soda El Patty

This beloved nine-table Caribbean eatery, with football memorabilia on the walls, serves up delicious patí (flaky beef turnovers stuffed with onion, spices and Panamanian peppers), along with sweet plantain tarts an…
Live Music in Puerto Limón

Tsunami Sushi

You can't miss this bar, with its big, yellow tsunami sign and Hokusai's Great Wave painted on the side of the building. Probably the hippest spot in town, it gets busy on Saturday night, when reggae artists and DJs…
Cultural in Puerto Limón

Día de la Raza

When the city can afford it, Puerto Limón celebrates Día de la Raza with a boisterous week of Carnaval festivities, including live music, dancing and a big Saturday parade. During this time, book hotels in advance.
Caribbean in Puerto Limón

Mirador Da Domenico Red Snapper

Head honchos for Limón's new port project often lunch at this scenic half-Italian, half-Caribbean restaurant perched on a mountainside overlooking the city and coastline. The open-air dining room has a bunch of TVs …
Caribbean in Puerto Limón

Caribbean Kalisi Coffee Shop

Belly up to the cafeteria-style counter at this friendly family spot and cobble together a plate of coconut rice, red beans and whatever Caribbean meat and veggie dishes are cooking today. Also recommended in the mo…
Cultural in Puerto Limón

Festival Flores de la Diáspora Africana

While this celebration of Afro-Caribbean culture centers on Puerto Limón, the festival sponsors events throughout the province and in San José.
Vegetarian in Puerto Limón

Macrobiótica Bionatura

This macrobiotic grocery store sells healthy vegetarian foods, vitamins and some things made of soy.
Beach in Puerto Limón

Playa Bonita

Located 4km northwest of Limón, Playa Bonita has a pleasant sandy beach.
Landmark in Puerto Limón

Sea Wall

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 bee…
Juice Bar in Puerto Limón

Fruit and Veggies Land

This simple lunch spot squeezes fresh fruit and blends it into smoothies of every color and flavor. It also serves less healthy antojeria (little bites) like tacos, hot dogs, burritos, empanadas and fried chicken.