Puerto Limon, commonly known as Limón is the capital city and main hub of Limón province, as well as of the cantón of Limon in Costa Rica.
In the surreal world of the Costa Rican rainforest, the tropical hothouse environment pushes life into a constant state of fast forward. Holly species change sex. Plants live on air, not soil. Orchids instruct insects where to land. Puerto Limon, on the Caribbean coast is a gateway to all that bio-fantasia. There are national parks, refuges, and reserves in all directions, from the coast to the jungled mountains to the volcanic parks on the road to San Jose. Closer to town, highlights for cruise visitors include Playa Bonita beach, a couple miles from downtown, and a panga-boat ride along the Tortuguero Canal, which encompasses more than 100 miles of waterways along the coast.