Limón: Costa Rica’s Caribbean charm

Located on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, the province of Limón is a mosaic of cultures, landscapes and histories. It stretches across a vast expanse of land, bordered by golden beaches, lush tropical forests and majestic mountains.




A unique cultural mix

Limón reflects a rich cultural heritage. The province is home to a diverse ethnic mix, with a strong Afro-Caribbean influence. Descendants of Jamaican, Chinese and Italian immigrants have also left their mark on the local culture. This cultural fusion is particularly evident in the region’s music, dance and cuisine. The lively rhythms of calypso and reggae echo through the streets, while the spicy, exotic flavours of local dishes delight visitors’ palates.


Breathtaking scenery



Limón’s natural beauty is undeniable. Pristine beaches such as Cahuita and Puerto Vargas invite you to relax, while coral reefs offer exceptional diving sites. But it is the Tortuguero National Park that stands out as a jewel of biodiversity. This sanctuary is famous for the sea turtles that come here to lay their eggs. Tortuguero’s winding canals also offer a unique opportunity to observe wildlife in its natural habitat, from howler monkeys to caimans and a variety of exotic birds.


A historic past

Limón has played a crucial role in the history of Costa Rica. It was a major point of entry for immigrants and a nerve centre for trade, thanks in particular to its port. The town of Limón itself is a living testimony to this era, with its colonial buildings, bustling markets and streets alive with local musicians and artists.




What to do in Limon?

For travellers, Limón offers a plethora of activities. Whether you’re interested in a historic walk through the city, a hike through the rainforest, or a dip in the crystal clear waters of the Caribe, Limón has something for everyone. Beaches such as Playa Bonita and Playa Negra are must-sees for sunbathers and surfers. For those seeking cultural immersion, local festivals, museums and craft markets offer a deep dive into Limón’s soul.


Crédit : Etienne Delorieux

Credit: Etienne Delorieux

Limón is a melody of cultures, a dance of natural landscapes and a symphony of unforgettable experiences. Every street corner tells a story, every beach whispers the secrets of the ocean, and every encounter with the locals is a lesson in authenticity and human warmth. When you leave Limón, you take with you not only memories of Costa Rica, but also a part of its Caribbean soul, a constant reminder that beauty lies in simplicity and diversity.


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