Limon, the Caribbean province of Costa Rica is a beach loverís paradise. Covering an area of approximately 9,188 sq km, the province is covered in thick jungles, coconut trees, golden beaches, swampy lagoons and small towns and villages.
Including the Caribbean shoreline of the country, the province of Limon reaches from the north to Nicaragua, up south to the Talamanca Mountain range, merging with the coast and then going far inland to the Braulio Carrillo National Park. The province is a top eco-tourism and scientific research spot.
Visit the scenic jungle canals in the north of Limon or enjoy turtle watch at the Tortuguero National Park. A popular eco-tourist destination, Limon offers gorgeous secluded beaches and verdant coastal forests for a variety of eco-adventures. Its national parks and wildlife reserves provide critical habitats to several endangered plants and animals.
Eco-tourism and sustainability is best exemplified by the eco -lodges and hotels of Costa Rica. Having gained international recognition for low impact tourism and the effects of conservation, these eco -hotels are using renewable resources and offering a chance of continued survival to the endangered flora and fauna of the planet.
Areas like Puerto Limon, Siquirres, Guaplies, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca and the Barra del Colorado Refuge offer plenty of eco-lodges and hotels that suit all kind of budget needs. Or you can head to the Tortuguero National Park for all-inclusive eco -lodges. The Selva Bananito Lodge in the Talamanca Mountain range to the south of Limon is an outstanding eco -lodge that offers a direct access to the lowland rainforests, Caribbean beaches and hike trails to jungle waterfalls.
Home to the Barra del Colorado National Wildlife Refuge, the La Amistad International Park and the Chirripo National Park, Limon stands as the most geographically diverse regions of Costa Rica. There is so much that you can do in this Caribbean region, like sun-bathing, bird watching, horseback riding, fishing and enjoy a host of water activities like kayaking, diving, white water rafting, surfing, canoeing and snorkeling.
The province of Limon does not have any pronounced dry season, although the weather tends to get slightly drier in March, April, September and October. The rainy season is from June to August and through November to December. The lowland regions are warmer and humid the whole year through while the higher areas are wetter and colder.
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