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CommentsThis Caribbean town is the perfect place to visit if you're in need of rest and relaxation. The residents are open and friendly and the town itself lends itself to exploration
Limon boasts a population of some 85.000 people, most of which are of Afro-Caribbean heritage. The town has increased in size steadily since the 1970's and has proven to be a good place for Costa Ricans to settle down. The climate is warm and tropical, the surroundings are beautiful and a recent influx of tour operators has brought a new focus of the town.
Limon was founded in 1870 as a port for exporting bananas and grains. Today it continues this tradition although it is now complimented by the arrival of cruise ships that stop off for a few hours of shore leave.
The number of parks in the immediate area make Limon a great base point for travel up and down the coast. The hotels vary in price, as well as in size, but all offer excellent service and hospitality. Some are perched on seaside cliffs and provide excellent views.
Visit the town's central market found downtown. The neatly organized stalls offer everything from fruits and vegetables to clothing and shoes. If you're low on supplies or want to purchase a few handcrafted items, you'll find it all here. Sodas are plentiful and make excellent blended fruit drinks of papaya, mango, blackberry and pineapple. You can accompany it with an empanada, a cheese or meat filled pastry that is fried and served hot.
Ensure that you make Limon a stop on your itinerary when you visit the Caribbean coast. Limon - CostaRica