Vargas Park
Vargas Park
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Duane and Julie Retired
Olive Hill, KY57 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
If you are close by the port walking along the seawall you will run into this park. Few nice pieces of art in the park which was clean when we were there. Some local vendors. Once walk thru the park will come to a wide road with more art work and plenty of shopping along the road and down the alleys, road is closed to traffic. Christmas tree is up. Best and safest place to walk in limon in my opinion. Lots of fresh shrimp for sale.
Written 5 December 2023
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Adrian H
Shrewsbury, MA234 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Tall palm trees and other tropical foliage. Pleasant walk down to the sea front.
There are sloths (which the locals call monkeys) in the trees. For $2 the locals will point out where the sloths are to you. I highly recommend this approach as I don't think I'd have seen the sloths without help.
The park is right across the road from the cruise terminal and takes a steady 10 minute walk; there is a free shuttle bus from the cruise ship pier to the cruise terminal.
Written 28 December 2014
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Darcy Spady
Calgary, Canada1,208 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is a very nice park with some great views, a nice gazebo, and a commemorative statue. We stood for awhile and were able to see some sloths lounging about in the trees.
Written 30 March 2020
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ut_jd
Ohio533 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Couples
Parque Vargas is in the downtown area of Puerto Limon. Not many people visit Limon due to its reputation and the fact there is very little to do there. However, this is a nice, albeit beat up downtown park. There are tall trees, areas to sit, and statues throughout. Limon is not the safest place in the world, so just try to keep your wits about you and you will be fine.
Written 27 October 2014
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Felicia B
Fort Pierce, FL846 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
There are sidewalks, There are HUGE palms. There are statues and art work and nearby crafts. And a seaside view. And....the best part? Locals will point out sloths and owls that live in the palms!
Rest on benches. Eat local handheld food. Enjoy the sun and walks.
The park is not large but it holds delightful things for those who care to stop and see.
Written 30 December 2019
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Jack F
San Francisco, CA48 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
Walked around the park, a few murals, nice stone statue or native couple and a centerpiece of life sized multi-cultural people sitting up on the tracks. Typical zocalo.
Written 7 March 2019
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Lynda and Mark B
Cardiff, UK175 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
We decided to go straight to the park confident of seeing our first wild sloths after reading trip advisor reviews. Armed with some loose dollars in our pocket we did not have to wait long for a local boy to ask if we wanted to see a mother and baby sloth in a tree. After this he took us to see some owls in a different tree, not bad for a couple of dollars. The park itself although quite small has some nice statues and ornamentation in it and well set out paths. There are a lot of tall palms and other trees in the park and Mark saw some heart shaped seed casings which he was about to pick up when a local taxi driver lady told him no, they are from the Africa tree and make you itch. A timely warning as this may have ruined the day. The driver was called Katisha and we ended up paying for a fantastic half day trip with her.
Written 7 March 2019
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Peggy D
Centerville, MA71 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018
We didn't plan any excursions in Limon so we just walked a little bit around town, not much to see but we saw the park and decided to check it out. It is located at the end of town near the ocean. The trees are lovely but the walkways and benches needed some TLC. There were some local boys showing tourists the birds and sloths up in the trees, you give them a couple of bucks and they were happy. I'm glad we visited the park.
Written 25 February 2018
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Mickey
Del Mar, CA1,563 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Couples
We went out of the cruise terminal to explore Puerto Limon on a Sunday and found that everything was closed and there was really nothing to see. On the way back we ran into a fellow traveler who told us about this park and the sloths. So we went to the park and we were greeted by a young girl who said she would show us where the sloths were in the trees for a dollar. She did and it was well worth the investment. To get there from the cruise terminal it's a right turn out the gate to the park, you can miss it. All in all a little interesting excursion off the cruise ship to see the sloths and worth the time if would have nothing better to do. Also since you have to go through the cruise terminal to get to the park there are many vendors selling interesting tourist items from Costa Rica, try the coffee it's great.
Written 4 February 2015
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BigSlimJim
Hamilton884 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Well laid out park right beside the Limon cruise port. A local lad showed us some wild sloths which were well hidden high up in the trees. Without the help of the local lad we would have had no chance in seeing them. We gave him $3 dollars and he was really happy with this.
The park is right on the coast and as we were taking photos and wandering around the local tourist police introduced themselves to us and offered us great advice about Limon. The pointed out places to go to and places to avoid and reassured us that they would be patrolling the area and keeping the cruise passengers safe. Very nice officers who spoke good English, thank-you.
The town of Limon is quite interesting with a good number of shops, restaurants and cafe bars. We had a beer in called the Washington Bar which provide free WiFi if you had a drink.
Written 1 November 2018
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