Puerto Limón Costa Rica - Puerto Limon

Puerto Limon is a vibrant city located on the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica. With a population of approximately 76,000, the city is home to a diverse variety of cultural groups. Puerto Limon is most famous for its annual week long carnival, which is a cultural celebration.

Puerto Limon is a vibrant city located on the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica. With a population of approximately 76,000, the city is home to a diverse variety of cultural groups. Puerto Limon is most famous for its annual week long carnival, which is a cultural celebration.

This week long cultural carnival, known to locals as "las Dias de las Culturas", takes place during mid-October. Often deemed the 'Mardi Gras' of the Caribbean, the carnival is a truly wild affair. The festivities draw in musicians, street performers, dancers, backpackers, and visitors of all backgrounds. Hotels are commonly booked well in advanced for the carnival, so it is important to plan ahead and ensure a reservation if you are planning to visit Limon during this time of year.

Outside of the carnival time of year, Limon is a working seaport. Life is generally slow during this time period. The strong afro-Caribbean contingent of Limon's population does add a colourful vibrant element to the city. This influence is generally seen in the brightly coloured buildings and houses throughout the city.

Many visitors enjoy visiting the old seawall along the eastern edge of the city. Here one can see some of the original Spanish construction projects in the New World. A visit to the city's main market, Central Mercado, will provide the visitor with a realistic glance into the daily life of Puerto Limon's inhabitants.

Christopher Columbus first dropped anchor off of Puerto Limon in 1502. At that time, the city was originally the ancient Indian fishing village of Cariari, which was close in proximity to Uvita Island. Puerto Limon has subsequently proven to be a very productive deep-sea harbour.

Located just to the south of Puerto Limon on the road to Cahuita, is the town of La Bomba. Guided horseback riding in the surrounding tropical forests is offered out of its town centre. This can be particularly alluring and rewarding for the eco-tourist with an equestrian background.

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