Things to do in
Puerto Limón

Our most recommended things to do in Puerto Limón

Puerto Limon: City Highlights and Cahuita National Park Tour

1. Puerto Limon: City Highlights and Cahuita National Park Tour

Start off your tour in comfort in an air-conditioned vehicle. Listen to your local guide share interesting facts about Costa Rica's Caribbean province. Take the scenic road and see the city of Puerto Limon from a viewpoint. Snap some pictures of the capital city and the ship docks. Explore the Tortuguero Canals on a 1.5-hour boat ride. Under the shade of the boat’s ceiling, your tour guide will point you to the different plants and animals in the area, and you'll learn about its biodiversity. Learn 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. Stop outside a banana plantation and get to know the process of cultivating, harvesting, and shipping the fruit. Understand how bananas are a big part of Costa Rican economy, with Limon being central to this activity. Enjoy a 1.5-hour walk across the beautiful Cahuita National Park where you'll get to see even more animals and exotic plants. If the weather is nice, you can also take a dip in the sea. You will also have a stop to take a look at local products at the supermarket. Choose to take some Costa Rican coffee or other local goods home to remember your trip by.

Puerto Limon: Half-Day Tortuguero Canals & Playa Bonita Tour

2. Puerto Limon: Half-Day Tortuguero Canals & Playa Bonita Tour

Enjoy a half-day tour around the Puerto Limon and visit some of its most famous attractions as you learn more about the region from your professional guide. Spot the local wildlife on a 1-hour boat ride on the Tortuguero Canals and feel the sand under your feet at Playa Bonita. Taste fresh fruits from a local fruit stand. As you travel to your first stop in an air-conditioned vehicle, learn from your local guide interesting facts about Costa Rica's Caribbean province. Start off with exploring the Tortuguero Canals on a 1-hour covered boat trip, a fantastic chance to appreciate the rich wildlife of Costa Rica's Caribbean coast. With some luck, you'll be able to see animals such as monkeys, sloths, iguanas, and basilisks, as well as many sorts of birds. Next, head to Playa Bonita, a nice small beach. If the weather is nice and after your guide makes sure you're good to go, feel free to enjoy the waters. Alternatively, sit down and relax or head over to one of the nearby restaurants to enjoy a local dish or a Costa Rican beer (at your own expense). Then, visit a scenic viewpoint where you have a panoramic view of most of Puerto Limon's small city and even the coastline and ship docks. This is a great place for a photo-op. After the breathtaking views, it is time to visit the Fruit Stand to learn about different tropical plants and trees, but also to taste their fresh fruits. As the tour is coming to an end, you can optionally visit a supermarket where you can purchase goods such as top quality coffee at fair local prices. After, you are dropped back in Puerto Limon.

Puerto Limon: Veragua Rainforest & Tortuguero Canal Cruise

3. Puerto Limon: Veragua Rainforest & Tortuguero Canal Cruise

Start your tour with a convenient pickup and enjoy the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle. Be transported to the Veragua Rainforest and experience its many wildlife attractions. See the butterfly garden, frog exhibition, insectarium, biological research station, and more. After a morning full of nature, next, come the Tortuguero Canals. Hop on a covered boat for a 1-hour ride and the opportunity to see and take pictures of monkeys, iguanas, sloths, birds, and many other elements of the plentiful local biodiversity. On your way back to town, you can take a panoramic look at most of Puerto Limon's town from a scenic viewpoint, while your guide shares some history and culture of Costa Rica's Caribbean province. If there's time left, you will also be taken to the supermarket where you can purchase some Costa Rican coffee or any other goods at fair prices. Choose to take some Costa Rican coffee or other local goods home to remember your trip.

Tortuguero canals boat trip & Maratopia tropical garden Tour

4. Tortuguero canals boat trip & Maratopia tropical garden Tour

We will pick you up directly in front of the Puerto Limón port with a microbus or car and take you to two of the most popular excursion destinations in Puerto Limón. First, we will visit Maratopia, the tropical garden with hundreds of giant blue butterflies and tropical plants. Often, in the adjacent fruit plantation, you can also spot sloths, iguanas, owls, toucans, and more. On the Tortuguero Canal, you will experience the free and wild nature of Costa Rica during a one-hour boat ride. With a bit of luck, you might see various types of animals that Costa Rica has to offer, including crocodiles, monkeys, sloths, birds, and more. Keep your camera ready to capture many unique moments. if you arrive by cruise ship, don't worry about the starting time. your tour will start as soon your ship arrives and you are getting off the ship. your driver will keep an eye on the time to ensure you return to the ship on time. So, welcome to our colorful and wildlife-rich tour in a relaxed environment.

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Cahuita national Park & Maratopia tropical garden

6. Cahuita national Park & Maratopia tropical garden

we pick you up at the cruise ship port of limon and bring you to the beautiful destination of Cahuita national park and the maratopia tropical garden. you will be having to see the beauty of costa rica nature and wildlife. with a little bit of luck such as sloth, monkeys, butterflies, birds, iguana, and much more. its a very comfortable way to explore the Caribbean coast without any hurry. we will make sure to bring you back to the cruise ship in time. so you don't have to worry about anything and just enjoy your stay in Costa Rica while having a good and pleasant time. make sure to get your camera gear set up for this adventure full of unique moments.

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What people are saying about Puerto Limón

Overall rating

4.8
(39 reviews)

Oscar gave a wonderful tour filled with butterflies, frogs and various wildlife and vegetation. I really enjoyed the fruit tasting as well, the fruit is so fresh and natural. Cesar and Alex were also hospitable during the tour. I was able to take home some bracelets, a necklace and stickers. I definitely recommend :)

Amazing Natalie and Frederick the expert driver were great. Natalie explained clearly in English and is funny. The driver stopped when he spotted the sloths which was the highlight of our trip. Communication was clear right from booking to the actual tour. Great deals too! Thank you! Shakila

We had a fantastic guide. He really got involved with the group and we learned a lot about the country and the people. Super organized and exciting until the end with a lot of fun.

The enthusiasm of our guide and driver, Rupert and Gary, to show us the natural attractions of their country.

we were very satisfied with the tour and the guide. Everything worked out great. I recommend it