Welcome to the Puerto Limon cruise port guide. Costa Rica offers several cruise ports. Most of them (Puntarenas and Puerto Caldera) are located on the Pacific / southern side of the country. Puerto Limon is the exception because it is located on the Caribbean / northern side of Costa Rica.

Puerto Limon, also simply known as Limon, is a large city in the province of Limon. Its population is just over 55.000 inhabitants. The town offers a few places of interest not far from the cruise dock.
Although Puerto Limon is not a renowned cruise destination, it is a place where can get a glimpse of daily life in Costa Rica.

Puerto Limon is not the main reason cruise ships visit this port. It is simply the gateway to Costa Rica from the Caribbean side. From here you get to explore its wonderful capital city San Jose, visit the beautiful coffee plantations and enjoy its immens and diverse ecological wonders in the rain forest.
Create the opportunity to get an encounter with the landscape and nature, because at this point Costa Rica is het “greenest” country in the world.

If you are looking for just an easy day in town you can, but otherwise we recommend you to book a shore excursion or to take a taxi tour. Read all about the location of the Puerto Limon cruise port and your options for shore excursions and taxi prices underneath in the Puerto Limon cruise port guide.

Puerto Limon cruise port – fast facts:

– Cruise ships dock in the regular port of Puerto Limon.
– The centre of Puerto Limon is about 250 meters / yards from the cruise dock.
– Taxis are present at the port and prices are on display. See details underneath.
– US dollars are widely accepted.
– Puerto Limon offers a small cruise terminal with some facilities.