Central Caribbean Coast
Commonly referred to as the Port of Limón (Puerto Limón), this bustling Caribbean city is a major port of call for cruise ships and an important hub for international imports and exports commerce.
Plans to revamp the cruise ship terminal are in the works in addition to upgrades in the Limon Airport and construction of a tourism-oriented shopping village for visitors.
Apart from cruise ship passenger traffic, tourism is scarce in Limón as most visitors continue on to the South Caribbean beach meccas of Puerto Viejo and Cahuita or north to Tortuguero.
The region is renowned for its unique culture derived from the blend of Afro-Caribbean and Latino residents. Both English and Spanish are spoken, as well as a Limonense-Patois dialect characteristic of the Caribbean islands. Visitors delight in the region’s unique laidback charm, cool reggaeton music, and the spicy, savory Creole cuisine originating largely from the population’s Jamaican roots.