Puerto Limon Best of Puerto Limon Excursion Reviews

There's endless site to see in Puerto Limon. Some popular attractions include the city, the Tortuguero Canals, the rainforest, and the Wildlife Rescue Center.
Awesome experience!
Awesome experience! Banana plantation, fruit stand, sail in canal to see Monkeys, sloths, lizards and aligators, city view stop.
Awesome experience! Banana plantation, fruit stand, sail in canal to see Monkeys, sloths, lizards and aligators, city view stop. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Did a tour with Gio Tours here and it was great.
Did a tour with Gio Tours here and it was great. The only issue was their people were outside the fenced off little shopping area took a but to find them. The tour was great though. We toured the area and a did a tour on a boat in ... Read More
Did a tour with Gio Tours here and it was great. The only issue was their people were outside the fenced off little shopping area took a but to find them. The tour was great though. We toured the area and a did a tour on a boat in the rain forest and ended with a stop at a banana plantation. The guide was excellent at pointing out wildlife and at one time screamed stop to the driver. He saw a tree sloth and we all got out and got to see and photograph it. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
We did the HIGHLIGHTS, RAINFOREST, CITY, RIVER CRUISE, BANANA PLANTATION AND SHOPPING EXCURSION.
We did the HIGHLIGHTS, RAINFOREST, CITY, RIVER CRUISE, BANANA PLANTATION AND SHOPPING EXCURSION. The rainforest part of this excursion was awesome. The wild monkeys were all over the place and we got some awesome pictures. Our guide was ... Read More
We did the HIGHLIGHTS, RAINFOREST, CITY, RIVER CRUISE, BANANA PLANTATION AND SHOPPING EXCURSION. The rainforest part of this excursion was awesome. The wild monkeys were all over the place and we got some awesome pictures. Our guide was the best. Pictures: http://s218.photobucket.com/user/GaryMelillo/library/Cruise%202016%20-%20Panama%20Canal%20-%20NCL/5%20-%20Puerto%20Limon%20Costa%20Rica?sort=4&page=1 Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Tour rainforest by boat; walked through the jungle; stopped by a local home and experienced their ...
Tour rainforest by boat; walked through the jungle; stopped by a local home and experienced their home and fruit business. Was taken on a tour of city and shopping before going back to the ship.
Tour rainforest by boat; walked through the jungle; stopped by a local home and experienced their home and fruit business. Was taken on a tour of city and shopping before going back to the ship. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We got this tour from on the pier.
We got this tour from on the pier. This was an ok tour. There was swimming and we got to see the countryside and we even got to see a sloth up close. They went to someones house that had one with a baby.
We got this tour from on the pier. This was an ok tour. There was swimming and we got to see the countryside and we even got to see a sloth up close. They went to someones house that had one with a baby. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
I believe that an excursion with the title of "best of" shouldn't show the "worst of".
I believe that an excursion with the title of "best of" shouldn't show the "worst of". We saw only the run down sections of Puerto Limon. The plantation was interesting and was appreciated. The boat ride was ... Read More
I believe that an excursion with the title of "best of" shouldn't show the "worst of". We saw only the run down sections of Puerto Limon. The plantation was interesting and was appreciated. The boat ride was supposed to be an Eco-tour but was a bust. The train ride through the rain forest was not at all interesting. I guess we have seen to many Caribbean third world countries to appreciate this Central American one. Read Less
Sail Date January 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Booked a day with Eduardo Humphreys-6 in 1 tour.
Booked a day with Eduardo Humphreys-6 in 1 tour. For the most part the tour was really fascinating.We started with a brief stp at a fruit stand. Tasted some great local fruit. stopped at the dole banana plantation, being sunday it was ... Read More
Booked a day with Eduardo Humphreys-6 in 1 tour. For the most part the tour was really fascinating.We started with a brief stp at a fruit stand. Tasted some great local fruit. stopped at the dole banana plantation, being sunday it was closed but still had an interesting visit. Nextwas the jungle boat ride where we saw a great number of sloths and a few howler monkeys in there natural habitat and a great selection of local birds. Also caught sight of a Cayman. the highlight for me was the visit to the wildlife rescue center which unfortunately is being forced to relocate or shut down. We were able to hold a young sloth and to see several more as well as monkeys and a few other native birds and animals. We finished the tour with a stop at a hilltop bar and then a quick stop at a local market. These last 2 stops I could have done without, Must be family owned. Read Less
Sail Date February 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
This is advertised as a five hour tour, but plan on six hours.
This is advertised as a five hour tour, but plan on six hours. This is not a problem, since the ship doesn’t sail until early evening, and you’ll be back by around 2:30pm.You meet your tour guide by walking into the port building, ... Read More
This is advertised as a five hour tour, but plan on six hours. This is not a problem, since the ship doesn’t sail until early evening, and you’ll be back by around 2:30pm.You meet your tour guide by walking into the port building, where there are a large number of stalls selling souvenirs, clothing and arts & crafts. Walk all the way through and out the other end, into an air conditioned area and then through the exit and walk to the street. You’ll see the guides waiting for you there, along the fence, with a sign with your name on it.There were 13 of us in a 14-passenger Toyota van, so Ray, our guide, sat on the cooler that contained our bottled water. Robert, our driver did a great job with the narrow and rutted roads. There had been heavy rainfall the night before so there was minor flooding on many of the streets. Thus, a good driver was essential. We enjoyed having Ray as our guide. He was friendly and knowledgeable. One of the really nice things he did was to memorize all of our names. That’s 13 people, and he never made a mistake the entire 6 plus hours of our tour.There was a second van with six people in it, who were on the same tour as us, but it left a little later. Four of the six passengers on that tour were from the Crystal Serenity, which was also in port that day.There was also a third tour that substituted a zip line ride over the rain forest for the visit to the animal rescue center. We saw the other two groups at some of the same stops. It was fun seeing people we knew from the ship and the fact that the two groups merged at certain stops did not in any way detract from our enjoyment.The first part of the tour was driving through the city of Puerto Limon, while Ray told us all about the history of the city as well as Costa Rica. Then we stopped at a fruit stand where we sampled pineapple and baby bananas. Ray did a great job demonstrating and explaining different plants to us. The next stop was at the Del Monte Banana Plantation and packing house. The plantation is closed on Sundays, but this was on a Thursday so production was in full swing. We found it fascinating to see how the bananas were grown, harvested, washed, sorted, packed and shipped. Del Monte is not an organic grower, and Ray was very honest in explaining that chemicals are used on the bananas during the growing process (no different than Chiquita or Dole, by the way).The fourth stop was a one hour boat tour through the Tortuguero Canals. Two of the tours combined to share a 24-passenger boat that had a roof, molded plastic seats, and was open on all four sides. Gerson was our guide, and he did a great job pointing out birds and animals, including birds, sloths, a crocodile, and a few monkeys. He would have the boat pilot maneuver closer to shore to get a better look at the wildlife. We returned to the dock where we re-boarded our van for a ride to our fifth stop, the Wildlife Rescue Center, which is located within a rain forest. Maria, who runs the Rescue Center, was our guide. A baby sloth who was blind and missing an ear was her almost constant companion during the tour, and she did a great job talking about the animals they have rescued, the outreach work she does in the schools, and pointing out the mammals, birds, and flora throughout the center. We all got to hold one of the grown sloths and take pictures. We then were given a slice of papya, pineapple and watermelon, along with fresh fruit juice, before paying a quick visit to the gift center.The last stop was at the Red Snapper Restaurant, which has outdoor seating and a gorgeous view of the harbor, high above Puerto Limon. We all had something to drink (Imperial Beer, which is local, is really good) while Eduardo Humphreys, the owner of Your Lucky Tour visited with us. Then we were driven back to the dock.We really enjoyed the tour. We loved the intimacy of being just 13 people in a van rather than on a large 40 passenger bus. It was a friendly group, the weather cooperated, we had an entertaining and knowledgeable guide, and we enjoyed the itinerary. We definitely recommend this tour company to anyone cruising into Puerto Limon. Read Less
Sail Date November 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises