Provincia de Limón Things to Do

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Provincia de Limón Things to Do

  • Punta Uva

    Puerto Viejo Things to Do

    The walk from PV to Punta Uva is pleasant and a great way to take in the sites. However, the first few kilometres south of town can be very dusty and heavy with traffic. Take the alternative which is the path along the beach. It starts just south of town,and goes all the way to Cocles. Its very well shaded and is cool even on a hot day. The path...

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  • Cahuita National Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Cahuita Things to Do

    This is an easy walk for just about anyone....young or old. The sandy path is flat & there are only a few small roots crossing the path here & there. There is wildlife everywhere! We saw dozens of monkeys...Capuchin (Mono cariblanco) & Howlers (Mono congo) as well as Racoons (Mapache norteno) & Aguotis (Guatusas) that look like giant Guinea pigs....

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  • Birds

    Tortuguero Things to Do

    One of the main types of wildlife one sees in the canals are birds. On the visit to Parismina in 1996 we saw lots of birds including the Yellow Crowned Night Herons, Cattle Egret, Great Egret (Casmerodius albus), Green Heron , Ringed Kingfisher (Ceryle torquata), and Belted Kingfisher (Ceryle alcyon), a Boat-billed Heron. plus anhingas and toucans....

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  • Other hikes

    Chirripó Things to Do

    This is about an hour from the lodge...it's a great view, but at this point you really want to just curl up and whimper yourself to sleep. No, actually, it's a relief to know how close you are. But I didn't name it Monte Sin Fe, so I must have some people who agree with me! A youth group on its way up the mountain never even made it this far. It...

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  • Wildlife

    Parismina Things to Do

    When we were in Costa Rica in 1996, we saw lots of wintering birds which flew down for the winter. In Tortuguero, or on the Caribbean coast is one of the best places for bird watching and bird observation in Costa Rica.we saw mostly herons and egrets and water birds. I got some better photos in 2008 - again in the winter More than 300 species of...

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  • Parque Nacional Cahuita

    Puerto Viejo Things to Do

    Not far north (but you'll need a cab) is Parque Nacional Cahuita, where you can hike along nice trails which run parallel to the beach. The Jungle literally meets the beach here, very beautiful and un-crowded (off-season) full of monkeys and sloths that you can actually see, apparently home to a very poisonous yellow snake too, so you may not want...

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  • Wildlife & Plants

    Cahuita Things to Do

    This was the first time I saw them even though I looked many times. We were luckey to see a few of them directly above us in the park . The people at the park entrance have a pretty good idea where they hang our so you can get some idea before you head out. They are pretty cudly looking and move likein a yoga routine!

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  • Walks - Jungle or Beach

    Tortuguero Things to Do

    Tortuguero Village is sandwiches between the canals and the Caribbean sea- this blacksand beach can be polluted, is full of logs and wood that wash up on the beach and can be infested with black flies (because of the turtle eggs). This is not exactly a place to sun tan and swimming is not recommended due to the rough waters and bad current. But a...

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  • Climb Chirripo

    Chirripó Things to Do

    Chirripo is the highest mountain of Costa Rica. It's on a natural park, in the middle of the country, and hiking to the summit is not difficult at all, except that it takes more than 8 hours go and 8 back. The trip starts after Rivas, and during the climb you pass trough all the different climates of the country: rain forest, dry forest, open...

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  • Beach

    Parismina Things to Do

    The beach is safe to swim, but be careful with the rough tides. Wear tonnes of waterproof sunscreen as the sun is very strong here - I learned it the hard way. The only problem with this beach is the lack of shades. You can walk on the beach from the mouth of Rio Parismina to the next river mouth for about 6km. Picking seashells is another fun...

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  • Beach

    Cahuita Things to Do

    After a walk of about 1,5 kilometres north from Cahuita you'll end up at the special beach Playa Negra; one of the two beaches around the town. The most special thing about this beach is that the sand is very dark, sometimes close to black. The sand gets so dark because of the breakdown of the dark coral just before the coastline. At some parts of...

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  • Reptiles and Amphibians

    Tortuguero Things to Do

    When we were here in the dry season in 1996, we saw caiman and iguanas, and also poison arrow frogs. In 2008 - also in the dry season we saw a couple of Jesus Christ lizards lying on branches, and a different kind of poison arrow frog In 2015 in the wet season we went to see turtles, but it was too muddy for me to go out to the beach. So basically...

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  • Fishing

    Parismina Things to Do

    You can hire a boat for sportfishing. In fact, many tourists come to this area for sportfishing. And this is the village's main source of income. I'm not interested in this activity but I heard that it is quite expensive. You can also fish along the beach with other locals. They use only a fishing line. The best time is early in the morning or...

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  • Cahuita Town

    Cahuita Things to Do

    The nicest thing about Cahuita, if you ask me, is just walking around in the centre of the town and feel the atmosphere that is completely different from the rest of Costa Rica. Around the dirtroads that cross the centre you only see (semi)wooden houses, often with colourfull paintings, the black people hanging around in front of them, chatting in...

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  • Turtles

    Tortuguero Things to Do

    As with all exciting destinations, there are few things you DON'T WANT TO MISS if you come to Tortuguero; Here is a list of the most popular attractions: Turtle Tour Canal Tour Walk through the National Park Hike Tortuguero Hill Turtle Museum at the Caribbean Conservation Corporation (CCC) Walk or tour through the village Take a dip in the...

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  • Turtle

    Parismina Things to Do

    Depending on the season, it is possible to see the leatherback, hawksbill or green turtles coming ashore to lay eggs. Unfortunately, all of which are endangered. Although mother turtles can lay about 100 eggs at a time, only 1 in 1000 baby turtles will survive through adulthood. I was in Parismina early in the leatherback season. So I only walked...

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  • Coral Reef

    4 out of 5 stars

    Cahuita Things to Do

    A great way to spend half a day in Cahuita is to book a snorkelling trip onto the reef. As it is a protected area all snorkelling must be done with a guide, the advantage of this is that you get taken on a boat out onto the reef and shown where all the best spots are. I saw hundreds of fish as well as a nurse shark. Cost: $20 US dollars, 10,000...

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  • Boat trips

    Tortuguero Things to Do

    Our tour provided wildlife tours with guides in small boats. These went out onto the canals of Tortuguero. The guides were excellent and we saw a lot of these Green Iguanas which are orange in the mating season. We also saw many Howler Monkeys, Green and Ringed Kingfishers and much much more. The tours lasted about 2.5 hours.

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  • Aviarios del Caribe Sloth Sanctuary

    Cahuita Things to Do

    The sloth Sanctuary is a great way to get up close and personal with these really cute animals, they have adults and babys, some of which they will let you touch. There is a video and then a guided tour of the sanctuary and an introduction to the babys. There is also the resident "pet" sloth named Buttercup who was the first sloth treated by the...

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  • Village

    Tortuguero Things to Do

    We were scheduled to go to the village by boat and walk back. But our guide failed to procure a boat and it was too muddy for me to go by scooter on the walk. And also because my travel agent had failed to provide the information that I need to be able to get to our room on a scooter, we had to change rooms at the same time as the village walk So I...

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  • Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center

    Cahuita Things to Do

    Tree of Life Wildlife Rescue Center & Botanical Gardens is a piece of paradise in Cahuita. The owners take care of many different (displaced) animals as if they were their own children. All animals have plenty of space, so they created a real cozy park for them to recover. They are socially involved, as they teach lessons to school classes. In...

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  • Monkeys and other Mammals

    Tortuguero Things to Do

    On the trip in 1996, we saw all three kinds of monkeys - white-faced, spider and howler monkeys and also a two toed sloth. In 2008, we saw a sloth and howler monkeys This time, we saw a lot of howler monkeys and a couple of bats and that was all. There was an amusing incident - one of the monkeys decided to hang upside down and eat fruit that...

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  • Insects

    Tortuguero Things to Do

    In 1996 we saw mostly mosquitoes - and it was the dry season. In 2015 in the rainy season we saw almost no mosquitoes, but we were not out after dark. The lodge had a butterfly enclosure where they were breeding butterflies - particularly the blue morpho butterflies. These butterflies only show the brilliant blue back of their wings when they are...

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  • Tour Guide

    Tortuguero Things to Do

    There are usually two people in a boat for a Tortuguero trip. One person to run the boat and one person to tell you what you are seeing. For non-Spanish speaking people (which we are) it is important that the guide be fluent in English. The boat captain is important too because they know the area and can point out things to the guide. We had...

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  • Fishing

    Tortuguero Things to Do

    We really wanted to go Tarpon fishing in the Caribean sea but only got informations from fishing charters in big expensive lodge. A three-four days fishing trip in Tortuguero would have cost us around 2-3000$ per person, the cost of our entire 2 weeks trip in Costa Rica. We couldn't afford it and we were very disapointed about it. We decided to...

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  • Night Tour

    Tortuguero Things to Do

    And then you can visit at night (only on the Tortuguero Rio, not the park's canals), getting a different perspective on the wildlife of the area. Some are sleeping, some are feeding and some are blooming. An Intriguing tour! We hired Rubens again, from Rubens Viajes Bananero, with his silencious little motor. 30$ per person.

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  • Parismina - Place to Go In Limon...

    On our first trip to Costa Rica, we went to Parismina in the canal section of Limon Province. We stayed in a cabin at what was called a "fish camp" and had tours by boat of the canals around Tortuguero and also walks along the beach and in the rain forest.The area was then and still is a place where one of the main activities is tarpon fishing

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  • Puerto Limon - Place to go in Limon...

    Puerto Limon - aka Limon is the city which is the capitol and largest port in the province. It is where cruise ships in the Caribbean dock so that the passengers can see something of Costa RIca. We were on a ship which docked here in 2008

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  • Tortuguero - Place to go in Province...

    Tortuguero is in the northern part of the province and is only accessible by boat on a series of canals and the river, or by flying in. It is a renown area for viewing turtle nesting, and wildlife of the Caribbean rain forest. The area has several species of monkeys, sloths, lizards, snakes, and many many kinds of bird.

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