If you’re looking for a vacation in a place that will offer you a multi-cultural community and an environmental oasis, look no further than Limon province
in Costa Rica. Limon extends along the entire Caribbean coastline of Costa Rica, stretching some 125 miles from the border of Nicaragua all the way down to Panama.
Tourists in this region can experience the unique Afro-Caribbean culture
which offers a fun, laid back atmosphere without the hustle and bustle of some of the busier tourist locations in Costa Rica. When you visit Limon, you can plan to explore lush tropical rainforests
, relax on some of the whitest, most beautiful beaches in the country, and enjoy the vibrant, colorful rhythms and cuisines of the local towns and villages. Your nights can be spent under the stars at a bungalow resort, after you are worn out from a night of reggae dancing!
Why October is a Great Time to Visit Limon?
One of the events that Limon is famous for is its yearly carnival festival. This is a great time to visit the province and experience a wonderful, colorful event that will completely immerse a tourist into a fascinating and spectacular culture. The carnival features a parade, music and live performances, dancing, and food and is suitable for all ages. This also coincides with some of the best weather of the year, while the rest of Costa Rica has the most rain of the year, the Limon Province on the Caribbean coast has the least amount of rain for the year, making it for a great time to visit. The carnival festival is usually planned for October, so if you plan on visiting then, try to book your hotel well in advance to score the best deal.
Limon Hotels Offer Everything You Need
Limon offers a variety of hotels for your stay, no matter if you are a budget traveler or have unlimited funds. You can easily find hotels that are a skip away from white sand beaches and a short distance from national parks that offer a close-up look at the amazing Costa Rica habitat.
If you are looking for an eco-tourism destination, Limon should definitely be a contender. In the beaches and national parks, visitors can hike, canoe, swim, surf, bird watch and even visit reserves where the inhabitants’ lifestyle is still traditional. You can also check out Barra del Colorado National Refuge
, the Cahuita National Park
and the Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge
; some of these parks even offer their own accommodations.
Map of Limon
Many towns on the province offer affordable accommodations. Tortuguero
is a great place to stay, as it offers lodges, Bed & Breakfast's, and all-inclusive resorts. Hotels here are often described as being a remote, peaceful slice of paradise. You can find cheap, shared living for a tight budget, or you can pay $100 or more a night to have your own private room. Don’t forget to visit the Tortuguero National Park
and look for accommodations next to the park that put you right where you want to be for exploring all the animals and forests.
You can head to the southern region of Limon to visit towns that offer the natural beauty of Costa Rica but aren’t too overrun with tourists. Vist Puerto Viejo
to find inexpensive hotels and resorts, or find the perfect getaway in Manzanillo