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.
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