Explore Limon
Explore Limon
4.5
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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At Explore Limon, we are your local experts in all things Puerto Limon! Nestled on the breathtaking Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, our team is dedicated to curating unforgettable experiences for both regular tourists and cruise passengers. With a passion for showcasing the natural beauty, rich culture, and thrilling adventures that this tropical paradise has to offer, we invite you to join us on an exploration like no other.
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Nancy O
United States50 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
My husband and I visited Limón, Costa Rica on Dec 2019, as part of a two week cruise visit. This was one of the cruise stops. Unfortunately the least favorite stop. The weather was humid, and hot and to be expected. People are very humble and nice! Make sure to drink plenty of fluids while in town. We took a local tour bus which we paid $39.99 per person, a total of 3 hours, with drinks, fruits, and tour guide included. Part of the tour was ride by bus ( land), train and ( water) boat. We were super excited to meet all 3 choices in one tour, but wasn’t what we had in mind... maybe because it wasn’t much to see... We first took a long bus tour with good AC. We first passed by a plantain farm. where we received what we all thought too much info about plantains 🤔 Then we ride by the oldest train in the area (about a 15 min ride) and it was cool 👌 We were able to spot a few wildlife animals. Then we stopped at a local shop, and enjoyed of juice and fruits which was included as part of the tour. In our way we passed by the beach, and coast. It reminded me of what my parents told me life was used to be in the 40-50’s. The boat ride lasted less than 10 min. By then all people were tired and disappointed of the tour. Didn’t feel safe as it was getting dark (5:15 PM), and the river was dark brown. Overall it was an ok experience. I can say I have been there done that! I do not recommend visiting Limón, but perhaps another area of Costa Rica! Good luck.
Written 3 May 2020
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Cam N
Los Angeles, CA210 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Linda Limon (lovely Limon) is a bit dusty, dingy and disheveled small port on the West coast of Costa Rica but nonetheless lovely. Palm trees swaying in the gentle breezes, waves breaking on the rugged shore and coconut vendors pedaling there sweet treats around the town are all trade marks.
The local green space park (parque) is the focal point of the area, it has a gazebo at its center, various commemorative statues, sport- like cement risers colorfully painted in red and green and a huge LIMON sign as popular in many towns now.
There are many department stores as well as souvenier stalls, pet stores and cafes..
Written 22 November 2021
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Venture44538097998
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
Nice to meet Sergio just a few steps from the pier where our ship docked. Sergio is a great resource and is a wealth of knowledge on the area having lived here for many years. It was nice to hear about his family and learn about the history of Limon. Thank you for being our guide today.
Written 3 February 2022
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pinchy_79
Port Elgin, Ontario154 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
Sergio gave us a fantastic tour of Limon and explained the history of the area and his country. He is passionate and enthusiastic about his country. We would recommend his tour to anyone heading to Limon.
Written 18 February 2019
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Laura19456
Massachusetts109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Solo
This was an extremely insightful and wonderful walking tour of Limon. Sergio is an exceptional tour guide, he's very informed on all the fascinating history of Limon and passionate about having visitors get a different perspective on this city. I do not understand how Explore Limon doesn't have all 5 star reviews!! I think some of the other reviewers did not actually go on a tour with Sergio, if you wander around Limon alone you will miss learning a lot. But Sergio's tour manages to pack centuries of history and a new insight into the Caribbean culture of Limon in only 2 hours. If you'll be spending a day in Limon you should 100% contact Sergio and go for a tour. Also, if you'll be passing through Limon on route to Puerto Viejo or other more "touristy" attractions, you should consider stopping in Limon and spending 2 hours learning about the incredibly rich history and culture of this city. Can't recommend enough!!
Written 9 October 2017
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Jeff Y
43 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Solo
Okay, Puerto Limon isn't the most beautful city in Costa Rica - maybe one of the least - but it's a working port, filled with working people and an interesting history, well worth at least a short visit. Don't let others scare you off-- go during the day, keep an eye on you belongings, and enjoy the colorful street life. The public market is small and the real thing, not a tourist trap. They drop off passnegers from the cruise ships for a short time near the market -- look where those cruise shippers go, then go in the oppoiste direction. Just chill out and enjoy it for what it is.
Written 25 March 2017
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Darcy Spady
Calgary, Canada1,208 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This was an amazing walking tour. Our guide, Sergio, met us at the Pavillion in the Vargas Park. We had an amazing tour for the next 3 hours. Our party of four had one slow walking member with a cane, which was not a problem at all. Sergio narrated with excellence, and we saw the main boulevard, the market, and the highlight was the Catedral Sagrado Corazon de Jesus. Sergio was simply amazing. We also saw several sloths in Vargas Park. I would highly recommend Explore Limon Walking Tour. You don't need a bus, you can learn everything with a casual walk and a good guide. We were totally comfortable. (Apparently the tours are temporarily shut down as Sergio is away, but keep an eye out for a future re-incarnation).
Written 30 March 2020
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Monica G
Minneapolis, MN5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
My boyfriend and I stayed in LImon for 4 days and visited downtown. We went multiple times at various time of the day and it was always safe. There is many restaurants and a lot of shops to see.
Written 17 January 2020
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Renee S
Venice, FL66 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We booked this tour based on reviews here and trust that reviewers are honest. Unfortunately Sergio is no longer leading the tour. The woman who is now offering the tour was quite pleasant, but the tour lasted about 50 minutes and we were the only couple on the tour. Some of the planned stops were not open, so we just skipped by them. There is not much in Puerto Limon if you are on your own, so we were relying on this tour to really get a feel for the city, unfortunately that did not happen. Really wish I could recommend this tour, but at this point I would suggest booking another tour to gain better insight into the area.
Written 10 November 2019
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Dear Renee, You are right, I am not leading the tour anymore because I had to move from Limon due to a new opportunity to grow and develop my profession. I am truly sorry that you had a bad experience with Shurraine, the new tour guide, she has been trying her best to give a walking tour that keeps the same concept I developt through these years. We are constantly working on improving what we do and this comment will definitely help us in having an idea about what aspects we need to work on and what key points should be reinforced. Much appreciated, Sergio
Written 17 November 2019
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anoushka90
Venice, FL123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
Having "Port Limon / Costa Rica" as a port of call on our cruise, we neither wanted to buy some over priced shore excursions on board our cruise ship, nor did we want to just walk around the Town. So, in advance, we made a reservation for the "Story behind Port Limon" walking tour. When we learned that our ship would be delayed, we sent an email to inform and we were very happy that almost immediately we got the answer, that they will wait for us. The meeting point is very conveniently located just a few steps from the Port exit. Here we met Sergio, our very friendly and knowledgeable, perfect American-English speaking Guide. He led us through the streets of Port Limon, showed us very interesting buildings and places, the market and gave deeper insights into this town.
So, if you are on a cruise and want to spend the day in Port Limon, TAKE THIS WALKING TOUR !
Written 23 February 2018
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