Provincia de Limón Local Customs

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Provincia de Limón Local Customs

  • Passports

    Cahuita Local Customs

    When heading to or from the southern caribbean all traffic must pass through the Tuba Creek Checkpoint. Generally the officers do not stop traffic heading to Cahuita & Puerto Viejo but when leaving almost everyone will be stopped. Make sure you have your passports ready as they will be asked for. The police at the checkpoint are friendly & if you...

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  • Turtle Nesting

    Tortuguero Local Customs

    We were unable to see any turtle nesting as first we were there in February, which is about the only time that no nesting takes place, and by the time I was able to get back there, I was not capable of doing the walking necessary to see the nesting. You have to pay extra for the turtle tours. When you sign up you are given a time - either 8 or 10...

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  • Children

    Tortuguero Local Customs

    One interesting aspect of Costa Rica is the use of gates, bars and barbed wire to keep intruders out of almost every kind of building. almost every home that I saw in Costa Rica had bars across the windows, doors, verandas, gardens, proches etc. Some buildings went to another level and strung barbed wire or razor wire over the bars. I understand...

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  • Music

    Tortuguero Local Customs

    While we were stopped at the boat departure point, they had a little band there that played music for dancing. I suspect that the band was there specifically for the cruise ship tours and might not be there all the time.

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  • Dogs

    Tortuguero Local Customs

    What more does a boy need? I never had my own dog as a kid, but I sought out all the neighbor dogs and asked them to play. Where I grew up, most dogs were off leash and free to roam the neighborhood during the day--just like at Tortuguero. Funny to go so far away to be reminded of my own childhood days.

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  • No Traffic

    Tortuguero Local Customs

    There are no cars in Tortuguero at all. The only way to get around is by boat or foot. Some days it is as busy as a freeway & other days like a country road. At night there is a fair bit of "traffic" as residents go up & down the canal visiting.

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  • Church

    Tortuguero Local Customs

    One of the surprises that I came across in my wonderings around town. I was startled to come upon this brightly colored little chapel, just as pretty as can be under the swaying palms and surrounded by lush vegetation. Looks simple and functional.

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  • Mural

    Tortuguero Local Customs

    I guess Canadians are not the only ones with an affinity for adorning the sides of their buildings with murals (see my Moosejaw page). How many species can you identify? Let's see: there's the trogon, the red-lored parrot, the lovely cotinga, the scarlet-rumped tanager.....

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  • Police Station

    Tortuguero Local Customs

    Every police station in Costa Rica is painted shades of blue and they have the shield of crossed guns over the door or on the side of the building. Costa Rica does not have a standing army, but armed police are everywhere. Some of them are heavily armed, so I understand. The police provide the dual function of investigating criminal activity and...

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