Restaurants in Limón

The province of Limon is situated along Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast. Unlike the rest of Costa Rica, this province has a distinctly Caribbean and Rasta feel to it. While north of the province is protected by a national park and nature reserve, the southern end of Limon is full of life and bustling with activity. Aside from Limon's provincial capital of Puerto Limon, other popular towns in Limon include Puerto Viejo de Talamanca and Cahuita.

Food Included

In the north of Limon, there are no restaurants. The reason for this is that the northern areas of the province are protected habitats. There are only lodges and cabinas in this part of the country, which operate restaurants on their premises. Most of the accommodations here offer all inclusive vacation deals in which breakfast, lunch and dinner, are all included and the food is fresh and locally grown.

Where to Go

To find some great restaurants in Limon, you will either need to head to Puerto Limon, Cahuita or Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. Since this part of the country is mainly influenced by Rastafarian culture, the food here is different from the rest of Costa Rica. Coconut milk and exotic spices are used in seasoning many dishes, even in beans and rice. Full of exciting flavors, the food here is cooked Caribbean style. Garlic potatoes, grilled fish and jerk chicken are popular dishes in Southern Limon, along with barbequed food, curries and many different kinds of fresh fish and seafood.

Beach Side Dining

Most of the restaurants in the south of Limon are found along the beach alongside numerous sodas and food stalls, and the dishes here are cheap and affordable. Asian and Italian cuisine is also very popular in this area.

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