Outdoor Activities in Limón
Limón's growing crop of tour operators serves cruise-ship passengers almost exclusively.
Mambo Tour. These folks can take you on three- to eight-hour excursions around the region, and even on an all-day trip to the Rain Forest Aerial Tram or San José. Terminal de Cruceros, Limón, 70101. 8997–4198. www.mambotour.com.
Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure. Limón's hottest attraction is a 4,000-acre nature theme park, about 30 minutes west of the city. It's popular with cruise-ship passengers in port for the day and is well worth a stop if you're in the area. Veragua's great strength is its small army of enthusiastic, super-informed guides who take you through a network of nature trails and exhibits of hummingbirds, snakes, frogs, butterflies, and other insects. A gondola ride overlooks the complex and transports you through the rain-forest canopy. A branch of the Original Canopy Tour, with nine platforms rising 46 meters (150 feet) above the forest floor, is here. The zip-line tour is not included in the basic admission to the park but is priced as an add-on. Packages including transportation (a minimum of two people) can be arranged from San José or Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. Veragua de Liverpool, 15 km (9 miles) west of Limón, Limón, 70501. 2296–5056 in San José. www.veraguarainforest.com. Full-day tour $66; full-day tour with canopy tour $99; full-day tour with transportation (does not include canopy tour) from San José $149 from Puerto Viejo de Talamanca $99. Tues.–Sun. 8–3.
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