"Puerto Limón" Puerto Limón by seagoingJLW

Puerto Limón Travel Guide: 6 reviews and 52 photos

Port of Costa Rica

Puerto Limón is Costa Rica's most important port. Columbus landed here in 1502 on his last voyage in the Indian town of Cariari which was located right here.

It is the best port of the Caribbean coast.
In the late 19th century the first shipments of bananas went to North America from here.

What the city lacks in beauty it makes up for in convenience.

There was a large flea market right near the pier.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Very busy port. Gateway to other areas and the rainforest
  • Cons:Nothing specifically here in town
  • In a nutshell:Go inland on tours from this locale.
  • Last visit to Puerto Limón: Dec 1999
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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