Compared to other Central American countries, Costa Rica has a relatively high standard of living. However, Puerto Limon is an industrial area with a lower standard than the rest of the country. There are a lot of foreigners in this area. The chief industries in Costa Rica are Tourism, Computer Component Manufacturing, Pineapple and Banana exports, and as an alternative route to the Panama Canal. The distance between the Caribbean and Pacific Ocean is about 100 miles, and on any given day you can see literally hundreds of semi-trucks hauling containers between ports, which transfer goods without having to traverse the Panama Canal.
There are a lot of excursions in this port, and you may wish to visit more than once. The excursions are varied and include water activities, rainforest visits, and pineapple and banana plantation visits.
Welcome - Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
Cruise Ship Dock - Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
Tast Testing at the Hacienda Ojo de Agua Pineapple Factory - Costa Rica
Mature Pineapple - Hacienda Ojo de Agua Pineapple Factory - Costa Rica
Turrialba, an active Volcano - Costa Rica
School - Limon, Costa Rica
Boating on the Tortuguero Canal - Costa Rica
Three Toed Sloth on the Tortuguero Canal, Costa Rica
Blue Heron along the Tortuguero Canal - Costa Rica
Green Iguana along the Tortuguero Canal - Costa Rica
Entertainment at the boat landing on the Tortuguero Canal - Costa Rica
Seashore view along the Caribbean Banana Train, Costa Rica
Banana Train - Costa Rica
Howler Monkeys in the Jungle along the Caribbean Banana Train, Costa Rica
Banana packing operation - Beverly, Costa Rica
Christopher Columbus first landed on Isla Uvita in 1502 - Costa Rica
Croaking Costa Rica Toy Frogs
If you ever get to Puerto Limon, be sure to buy these croaking frogs. You can find them at the straw market at the pier.