Limón Province, Costa Rica
The wild and beautiful costal province of Limón is home to startling Caribbean beaches and turquoise waves as well as prehistoric rainforests. The province stretches the entire Caribbean coastline, bordering Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the south and the provinces of San José, Puntarenas, Cartago and Heredia to the west. Both English Creole and Spanish are spoken widely in the province and is among its Salsa Brava and Cockle’s beaches are among the most popular surfing destinations in the region.
Caribbean North Region
The Caribbean North Region, though shared partially with the Heredia Province, is almost entirely in the coastal Limón province. Compared to other more developed areas it is among the most remote and undiscovered. Dense forestation and prehistoric rainforests cover the area all the way to the coast, where the tepid waters of the Caribbean lap coconut tree-lined white beaches. Off of its beaches lies the sport fisherman’s dream, waters teeming with Atlantic tarpon and other game fish.
Tortuguero National Park
The Tortuguero National Park is a top destination from tourists visiting from all parts of the world. One of the most important nesting regions for the endangered green turtle, the park is 50 miles north of Puerto Limón, the park has over 22 miles of beach, dense forests and a wide plethora of species, including many that are endangered. There are guides that will take tourists out to watch the famous turtles nest at 6pm from March until mid-October. The beach is otherwise off-limits at this time.
Caribbean South Region
The unique Afro-Caribbean culture and white sandy beaches of the Caribbean South Region aren’t the only thing drawing tourists to this beautiful area. It is also home to Puerto Limon, the capital of the Limón region where a mix of English Creole and Spanish are spoken. The unique and flavorful smells of the foods of these two cultures intermingle in the air as well, in a city that opens its arms wide and embraces visitors from all over the planet. The Puerto Viejo de Talamanca and Salsa Brava beaches, popular surfing destinations, are also located here.