Puerto Limón

Na­ture’s Best

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Bordered by Panama and Nicaragua, Costa Rica is a nat­u­ral­ist’s de­light, with an ex­ten­sive ecosys­tem show­cas­ing hun­dreds of species of an­i­mals and plants.

Jun­gle treks, moun­tain hik­ing and wa­ter sports such as surf­ing, snor­kel­ing and div­ing are just a few of the ex­cit­ing eco-ad­ven­tures you can ex­pe­ri­ence in Costa Rica.

Puerto Limón is Costa Rica’s main Caribbean port, a col­or­ful city dat­ing back to 1502. For a small coun­try, Costa Rica boasts 5 per­cent of the world’s bio­di­ver­sity with 850 recorded bird species, 1,400 tree species and a va­ri­ety of mon­keys, sloths, ar­madil­los, jaguars and tapirs. Na­tional parks cover al­most 12 per­cent of the coun­try. The Parque Na­cional Rincón de la Vieja is a won­der­land of vol­canic cones, craters, la­goons, boil­ing mud pools and sul­fur springs.

Bird watch­ers can go to the rain­forests at Parque Na­cional Ta­pantí; tur­tle watch­ers can check out Parque Na­cional Tor­tuguero. Other parks are home to sloths, igua­nas and rare squir­rel mon­keys.

Bird watch­ers can go to the rain­forests at Parque Na­cional Ta­panti; tur­tle watch­ers can check out Parque Na­cional Tor­tuguero.

Taste of Puerto Limón

The na­tional dish of Costa Rica is gallo pinto, a vari­ant of the Caribbean sta­ple of rice and beans, of­ten served with eggs for break­fast or with chicken or sh for evening meals.

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