Puerto Limon

Costa Rica

Cruises To Puerto Limon

Puerto Limón is known for its multi-cultural community and a festive annual carnaval celebration. In recent years the area has become even better known as must-see stop for eco-tourists. The region's unique geography and neo-tropical climate combined with abundant rainforests make for one of the most naturally diverse "biospheres" in the world. And you can take advantage of national parks and reserves in all directions from Limón. Pay close attention when you dock as many guests have reported seeing peaceful sloths lumbering in the trees right in port!

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Limon Port
    Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    CST (Central Standard Time)
    UTC/GMT -5 hours
  • Language
    The local language is Spanish. Say "good afternoon" in Spanish "buenas tardes."
  • Currency & Shopping
    Costa Rican Colon (CRC)
    Coffee, souvenirs, local crafts and oxcarts.
    • Best Way to Get Around
      Taxi ride to anything around town is very affordable; yet, organised shore excursions are probably the best option!
    • Famous For
      One of Puerto Limon's most intriguing inhabitants was Marcus Mosiah Garvey, a champion of African-American causes in this region having founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Surround yourself in the natural beauty of the 3,400-acre Veragua Rainforest mountain reserve, which National Geographic Traveller called "The Cream of the Cream of the Rainforest."
    • Fun Fact #2
      Puerto Limon was founded in 1870 as a port city to export bananas and grains from Costa Rica to various parts of the globe.

Puerto Limon TOP EXCURSIONS

A Variety of Choices

We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience. We offer you a variety of excursions to choose from, in every port you'll visit.

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Aerial Tram & Rainforest Adventure

Relax and enjoy your two hour drive to the rainforest and discover this private reserve that is connected to the 2nd lar...

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Tortuguero National Park & Chocolate Experience

Head out to Tortuguero National Park for a cruise into the heartland of the rainforest through an intricate network of b...

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Chocolate Experience in Pura Vida Country

Cacao has deep roots in the history of the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Visit a gourmet bean-to-bar chocolate factory ...

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Jaguar Rescue Center

Experience Costa Rica’s #1 animal attraction for an unforgettable journey through the Jaguar Rescue Center. Discover and...

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Featured Puerto Limon CRUISE ITINERARIES

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Stroll through the famous promenade - The Malecón in Havana

13-Day Cuba, Caribbean & Panama Canal from Miami

Caribbean's Leading Cruise Line in 2017 - World Travel Awards.
SHIP Norwegian Sun
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Miami (Florida);
Havana (Cuba); Harvest Caye (Belize); Roatan (Bay Islands); Puerto Limon (Costa Rica); Colon (Panama); Cartagena (Colombia); Santa Marta (Colombia); Oranjestad (Aruba);
DISEMBARK Miami (Florida);
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Make new memories on a Panama Canal Cruise

14-Day Panama Canal Round-trip from Tampa (Variation)

SHIP Norwegian Pearl
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Tampa (Florida);
George Town (Grand Cayman); Falmouth (Jamaica); Santa Marta (Colombia); Cartagena (Colombia); Panama Canal/Gatun Lake (Panama); Colon (Panama); Puerto Limon (Costa Rica); Santo Tomas de Castilla (Guatemala); Harvest Caye (Belize); Costa Maya (Mexico);
DISEMBARK Tampa (Florida);
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Stroll along Playa Blanca’s turquoise waters.

14-Day Panama Canal Round-trip from Tampa

Take "The World's Greatest Shortcut" – the Panama Canal. | Experience Norwegian Pearl, which was refurbished in 2017.
SHIP Norwegian Pearl
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Tampa (Florida);
George Town (Grand Cayman); Ocho Rios (Jamaica); Santa Marta (Colombia); Cartagena (Colombia); Panama Canal/Gatun Lake (Panama); Colon (Panama); Puerto Limon (Costa Rica); Santo Tomas de Castilla (Guatemala); Harvest Caye (Belize); Costa Maya (Mexico);
DISEMBARK Tampa (Florida);
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