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Province of Limón


The Limón Province on the Caribbean Sea between Nicaragua and Panama has the exclusive white sand beaches in Costa Rica. The Tortuguero and Cahuita National Park and the wildlife nature reserves Manzanillo and Barra del Colorado are among the top ten of the natural wonders of the country. In less than three hours by car to get on the Autopista Braulio Carrillo from the capital San Jose to the Caribbean lowlands and the more south you go the more you approach the paradise.

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Limón is the port city on the Caribbean Sea and Limón-Moín little further north an important commercial port for container ships from around the world. Approximately 90% of Costa Rican exports depend on this way the country. Annual some cruise ships put in the harbor and the tourists visiting the white sandy beaches of Cahuita, Puerto Viejo, Manzanillo, Gandoca and the Tortuguero National Park.

Pococi, Guapiles (Tortuguero)

The Tortuguero National Park comprises a total of 26'156 hectares of land surface and 50'160 hectares of water surface. The national park was established in 1975. Tourism is of great importance for the preservation of the national parks, In addition, the local population will help with the development of tourism to save the sea turtles from extinction.


In the hot and humid lowlands of Siquirres mainly bananas and pineapples are grown. By the ideal conditions for whitewater rafting in the Rio Pacuare and Reventazón a real rafting boom emerged in recent years.

Talamanca, Bratzi (Cahuita, Puerto Viejo, Manzanillo)

The Southern Caribbean coast of Cahuita to Puerto Viejo on Gandoca Manzanillo and to the border to Panama is a fantastic journey into another world! The flair of this region is the unique combination of beautiful beaches of white sand, the overwhelming nature, the Afro-Caribbean culture and the Talamanca region with the reservations of the Indians.


The little-known reserve Forestal Pacuare Matina is an associated partner of the protected areas of La Amistad - Caribbean. This reserve, which is somewhat below Tortuguero in the tropical lowlands and adjacent to the Caribbean Sea has an area of 475 hectares.


In Guacimo is one of the most famous private universities in Costa Rica - EARTH, with students from 25 countries from four continents. The campus covers an area of 3,300 hectares, has its own hotel operations with excellent tour guides. Tip: Do not be confused with La Guacima in Alajuela.

Provinces of Costa Rica

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