22 days in Province of Limon Itinerary

22 days in Province of Limon Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Province of Limon tour planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to San Jose, Bus to Tortuguero
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Tortuguero
— 4 nights
Drive
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Puerto Limon
— 6 nights
Drive
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Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
— 11 nights
Shuttle to San Jose, Fly to Minneapolis

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Tortuguero

— 4 nights

Costa Rica's Amazon

One of Costa Rica's least accessible destinations, Tortuguero sits within an eponymous national park and remains accessible only by plane or boat.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tortuguero: La Danta Salvaje (in Guapiles) and Caribbean Botanical Garden (in Guacimo). Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Tortuguero National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Sea Turtle Conservancy and take an exotic tour of Jungle Tom Safaris Day Tours.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tortuguero trip builder.

Minneapolis, USA to Tortuguero is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. Traveling from Minneapolis in February, things will get much warmer in Tortuguero: highs are around 84°F and lows about 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Puerto Limon.

Things to do in Tortuguero

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Puerto Limon

— 6 nights
Puerto Limon is known for parks, adventure, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Veragua Rainforest Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Buttercup Center, admire the landmark architecture of Explore Limon, and look for gifts at Mercado Municipal.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Puerto Limon trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Tortuguero to Puerto Limon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Puerto Limon are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Things to do in Puerto Limon

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

— 11 nights

Walaba

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca offers a wealth of entertainment by the sea, attracting a lively international crowd of revelers while maintaining a bright and breezy coastal charm with a local feel.
You've now added Caribe Horse Riding Club to your itinerary. When in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, make a side trip to see Alma Verde - Cahuita Healing Garden in Cahuita, approximately Cahuita away. Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Cahuita National Park. Spend the 12th (Fri) exploring nature at La Amistad International Park. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Uva Beach, stop by Caribeans Coffee & Chocolate, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica, and admire the natural beauty at Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center and Botanical Gardens.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Viejo de Talamanca trip planner.

You can drive from Puerto Limon to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Province of Limon travel guide

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National Parks · Nature & Wildlife Tours · Beaches
Puerto Limón, commonly known as Limón, is the capital city and main hub of Limón province, as well as of the cantón of Limón in Costa Rica. It is the sixth-largest city in Costa Rica, with a population of over 55,000, and is home of a multicultural community. Part of the community traces its roots to Italian, Jamaican and Chinese laborers who worked on a late nineteenth-century railroad project that connected San José to Puerto Limón. Until 1948, the Costa Rican government did not recognize Afro-Caribbean people as citizens and restricted their movement outside Limón province. As a result of this "travel ban", this Afro-Caribbean population became firmly established in the region, which influenced the decision to not move even after it was legally permitted. Nowadays, there is an important outflow of Limón natives who move to the country's Central Valley in search for better employment and education. The Afro-Caribbean community speaks Spanish and Limonese Creole, a creole of English.Puerto Limón contains two port terminals, Limón and Moín, which permit the shipment of Costa Rican exports as well as the anchoring of cruise ships. In 2016, the government pledged ₡93 million for a new cruise ship terminal for Puerto Limón.Health care is provided for the city by Hospital Dr. Tony Facio Castro. Two small islands, Uvita Island and Isla de Pájaros, are just offshore.HistoryColonizationChristopher Columbus first dropped anchor in Costa Rica in 1502 at Isla Uvita, just off the coast of Puerto Limón. The Atlantic coast, however, was left largely unexplored by Spanish settlers until the 19th century.

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