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Limon Travel Guide, Costa Rica

  Puerto Limon is amongst the seven provinces located at the Caribbean side of Costa Rica. The place represents images of coconut-fringed Caribbean coastlines. The province is defined from the north via the mouth of San Juan River and stretches to the Panamanian border till the beginning of the Sixaola River. Limon is defined in southern border by a huge area of mountain ranges that stretch up the Costa Rica’s highest peak, which is Mt. Chirripó.  Mt. Chirripó can be found in the Talamanca Cordillera.

Limon’s provincial boundaries climb up to as high as 2,000 meters. And on the northeastern region of Limon the flank of Turrialba Volcano can be found. Limon’s elevation from sea level is at 3,820 meters.

The Province of Limon covers an area of 9,189 km². It is consisted of a population of 339,295 (2000).

Limon is subdivided into six cantons and about fifty percent of Limón's residents are mostly of Jamaican descent.  Languages spoken are English Creole and Spanish. The town of Puerto Viejo de Limón is a popular surfing destination among residents and tourists. Some of the most scenic surf spots in Limon are Salsa Brava and Cockle’s Beach.

The weather in Limon is nice and warm with moist air being brought in from the Caribbean side. The climate has no dry season. The lowland remains humid and warm year-round. The higher portions are wetter and cooler.

Puerto Limon is a perfect stopping point to see one of the most diverse areas in Central America. With the warm beaches as its main feature, the south is bordered with mountains while the north is riddled with swamps.

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