Costa Rica
Puerto Limón

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17 travelers at this place:

  • Day10

    Pura vida - die Schweiz Mittelamerikas

    February 11, 2018 in Costa Rica ⋅

    Puerto Limón in Costa Rica bietet nicht die allergrößten Attraktionen aber das Umland bietet Natur pur. Einheimische nennen sich stolz Ticas und Ticos, Spanisch ist Mal wieder Amtssprache und das Land selbst ist mit seiner lang anhaltenden Demokratie ohne Arme so friedlich wie die Schweiz. Was wir auf unsere Tour per Boot und im Nationalpark zu sehen bekommen haben ist atemberaubend. Zentralamerika beeindruckt und immer mehr.Read more

  • Day8

    Limon, Costa Rica

    December 22, 2017 in Costa Rica ⋅ ⛅ 84 °F

    Costa Rica in Spanish mean “rich coast.” Rather than expressing the reality, it may express a hope that has been alive since the Conquistadors, and is still alive today. This nation has more than its share of poverty, but recognizes possibilities for the future. It’s rural areas possess a wondrous, primitive beauty. We saw a sloth on our canal ride and then walked around the little town of Limon. Besides being a tropical paradise, Costa Rica produces much of the world’s sugar, coffee, and chocolate. It has a growing economy and a very large expatriate American community. With ports on both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, Costa Rica is positioned to have a growing economy for the foreseeable future.Read more

  • Day14

    Puerto limon/Costa Rica

    April 8, 2017 in Costa Rica ⋅

    Heute ging es sehr früh los.. 8.ooh Treffen zum Ausflug mit der Seilbahn durch den Regenwald und Bootsfahrt auf einem Fluss..Es war einfach sensationell ..Viele Tiere wie Affen,Faultiere und Tucans gesehen ..Nur die Rückfahrt zum Schiff ergab sich als sehr lang wegen VerkehrsChaos..So dass unsere aida eine Stunde zu spät ablegen konnte..Zum Glück war das ein über aida gebuchter Ausflug drei Busse kamen zu spät..Trotzdem ein schöner Tag..Read more

  • Day36

    Puerto Limon/Costa Rica

    November 19, 2016 in Costa Rica ⋅

    Von heftigem tropischen Regen begrüßt, haben wir unseren Ausflug in den Regenwald abgesagt und stattdessen länger gefrühstückt und anschließend einen Stadtspaziergang unternommen. Dabei haben wir eine muntere und bunte Umgebung angetroffen.

  • Day15

    Hotel Los Angeles-ein Traum wird wahr

    May 20, 2017 in Costa Rica ⋅

    Nun sind wir am Karibischen Meer gelandet. Klingt paradisisch, nicht wahr? Limón ist leider das ganze Gegenteil davon. Das Stadtviertel in dem die Busstation liegt ist düster und etwas unheimlich. Wir schauen dass wir heute noch etwas zum Abendessen im Supermarkt bekommen und dann nichts wie ins Hotel. Wir haben bereits ein günstiges Hotel auskundschaftet und machen uns auf den Weg dahin. Unterwegs fragen wir in einem anderen nach den Preisen und werden auch von dem Rezeptionisten weiter zum Hotel Los Angeles verwiesen, wenn wir etwas günstiges suchen.

    Gleich ums Eck finden wir das Hotel. Die Rezeption befindet sich im Treppenaufgang und besonders einladend ist es wahrlich nicht. Nun wir wollen hauptsächlich nur ein Bett und sauber sollte es sein. Das genügt bereits schon unseren Ansprüchen für heute und hier in Puerto Limón gibt es auch nur eine begrenzte Auswahl an Hotels.

    Also bleiben wir und kochen gleich noch unser Low Budget Abendessen, Nudeln mit Tomatensauce. Wir bleiben für heute lieber in unseren vier Wänden. Die Stadt und auch das Hotel kommen uns bei Nacht etwas unheimlich vor.

    Morgen geht's dann weiter nach Cahuita, ins echte Paradies.
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  • Day28

    En route to Tortuguero

    February 25, 2018 in Costa Rica ⋅

    Luis left us at Cahuita, after making sure we were comfortable getting to our next destination.  Thanks Luis for hanging out with us.  You were a great sounding board for Marty (and viceversa), and the kids loved having you around! 
    After another day at Cahuita, where we hiked out to some quiet water behind the reef, we got ourselves organized onto the public buses and headed out.  Buses here are great.  Comfortable, on time, cheap, and they go all the time.  We ended up with quite a convoluted route (4 different busses, and the mandatory boat ride), but it was great.  We started at 6:30 to avoid the heat and people and it was a great trip.  There was a massive cruise ship docked in Limon, which explained the hoards of crowds that had decended on Cahuita (we had almost decided we didn`t like it), and the we were thrilled when we got to have a double decker bus for 2 hours of our ride. 

    Its a great tour just riding the bus around.  We saw the depot where Delmonte ships all their bananas to and loads them into trucks and then drives them somewhere.  I'm not sure yet how they get to Hazelton, but we have seen them in the processing plants in Rio Frio being packaged into their banana boxes.  Alot or rainforests have been sacrificed for the yellow one, and the reefs at Cahuita are all but smothered by the extra sediment that runs off from the plantations.   LImon is where the gas refineries are, and then there are gas lines, maybe a foot in diameter that run beside the main highway.  The pipes are propped up on clods of dirt, or concrete blocks.  I'm curious about the pipeline safety!  

    I really like riding the bus, just to meet people and talk.  We met one woman who was heading off to school to study english and computers who wants to work in tourism, she has family in Tortuguero (where we were headed) and showed us pictures.   Then when we got off the bus and needed to walk to another bus station, she took us there.   An older gentleman in Cariari came to sit with me and Jorja while Marty and Caleb were off buying Tequila, hand lines, and knives (doesn't take much to make them happy).  We chatted about living where he does, he has never been Tortuguero, where we should visit, and then he bought Jorja a treat when he had to leave.   People have been kind and helpful all over the place.  My spanish is terrible, but I can usually make myself understood, and we have discovered google translate (type what you want to say in english, it spits it out in spanish!)   Caleb`s french teachers may cringe, but seriously it is fun to be able to talk to other people.  We have all used it, and Marty is particularly enamoured with the talk and it translates feature!!

    The last part of the trip to Tortuguero is on a boat for an hour. Its one of the long skinny ones with a roof that holds about 30 people.  The first tributary is small and windy and it has to be dreged (by a backhoe that has tracks AND floats so it can be towed around the river).   I wish the boat part could be longer!   In all it took us 6 hours to get from Cahuita to Tortuguero and cost us about $40 for all of us.  See ya later! Pictures later, its a bit of a process to get the phots from camera to blog, and need good wifi!!
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Limón, Limon, Puerto Limón, Província de Limón, Πουέρτο Λιμόν, Ciudad de Limón, לימון, Լիմոն, LIO, Provinsi Limón, リモン, 리몬, Limonas, Лимон, لیمون, 利蒙

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