Puerto Limon, Costa Rica Cruise Port
The neo-tropical climate, plethora of national parks with exotic monkeys, reptiles and butterflies, sprawling banana plantations and dense rainforests where you feel the mist from tumbling waterfalls make the cruise port of Puerto Limon, Costa Rica feel like a specially created biosphere exclusively for eco-tourism. Cruising to Puerto Limon will unveil a multi-cultural community influenced by Afro-Caribbean culture full of lilting speeches, reggae rhythms and annual carnival celebrations. With about 8,000 species of plants, 859 species of birds and a tenth of the world’s butterflies, this naturally diverse eco-system will lead you into a world of adventure. Swim in the clear Caribbean seas in some of Puerto Limon’s pristine beaches, take an aerial tram ride through the lush canopy of its dense forests and check out the colorful bungalows lining the small fishing villages.
Book one or more of these shore excursions on your cruise to Puerto Limon, Costa Rica:
Enjoy a day of discovery in the 3,400-acre Veragua Rainforest Park; the crème de la crème of all rainforests nestled in the foothills of the Talamanca Mountains. Hike to a spectacular cascading waterfall, enjoy a canopy zip line ride from the treetops to marvel at the breathtaking views, journey through the diverse walking trails to admire wild flora and fauna, and glide through the rainforest on aerial trams for splendid sights of reptile, sloths, pretty butterflies and exotic monkeys.
At the Tortuguero Canals, take a boat ride down the canals with knowledgeable and professional guides who would almost make you feel like you belong there. In the beautiful setting of this national park created 40 years ago, you will come across different types of birds, green turtle, rich flora and sloths hanging from trees. Take a bite of fresh pineapples while you enjoy the luxuriant surroundings.
Seize the moment with an ecosystem on the edge of extinction at Cahuita National Park. After an earthquake lifted a portion of the coral in this natural reserve in 1992, the reefs have continued to struggle for survival. Go snorkeling with the stunning reefs or hike up the trail from the Kelly Creek for more wonderful sights every nature lover can appreciate.