Exploring the Untouched and Lesser Known Areas of Puerto Limon in Costa Rica
Built on an old Amerind village known as Cariari, the city of Puerto Limon is one of Costa Rica’s most important ports and tourist destinations. Many tourists aim to visit Limon for the remarkably pristine beaches and to witness the genuine daily life of the locals, which can offer a surprisingly enriching cultural experience.
Puerto Limon is very close to some of Costa Rica’s most popular destinations, including the Cahuita and Puerto Viejo National Park, as well as some of the city’s beautiful landmarks, which will be accessible as soon as you arrive. These include the impressive Barva Volcano and the Braulio Carrillo National Park, which is one of the most extensive parks in Costa Rica.
One of the more special stories about Puerto Limon is that it might have actually been one of the places where Columbus anchored his ship in 1502. Despite having been discovered for nearly 520 years, however, the Puerto Limon area still remains one of Costa Rica’s least traveled, most pristine and most mysterious locations.