A tour of this historical city will expose you to the remarkable story that contributes to peaceful Puerto Limon. Although Costa Rica's capital is translated into "lemon", it will definitely not leave a sour taste in your mouth with its awesome year-round climate and many species of wildlife.
There were 8 of us for this private tour. Francisco was the guide and Eric the driver. What a wonderful day we had. Francisco obviously loves his country and it showed. We saw a lot of wildlife and of course the ride on the Canals was the highlight. I only wish the tour could have been longer but with the short day in port, this was great. Loved being on a small excursion in a van vs. the huge buses crammed with cruisers.
Our guide Vic took us on a full day tour to the Jaguar Rescue Center, the canal tour, then a gorgeous beach and lunch spot, ending with a scenic view of the city and back to the port for good shopping. We fell in love with the natural beauty and people of Costa Rica! Pura vida!
We booked this tour ourselves online before we cruised. It was $55 pp and Jonathon, our tour guide picked us up right in front of the pier and took us in a van to a roadside fruit market where you could try a variety of local fruits. Then, to a banana plantation where we saw the process of the planting all the way to boxing the bananas for export. Afterwards, we took a boat through the canal and saw many different birds, howler monkeys, sloths, iguanas, and lizards. From there a nice local lunch at a restaurant on the beach, then a short tour of the city and back to the boat.
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