Limon

Mapa de Limon

Provincia de Limon

 

Limon is a province of Costa Rica, at the eastern end of the country. It limits the north with the Republic of Nicaragua, on the northeast by the Caribbean Sea, west with Heredia, Cartago and San José, Puntarenas and southwest to southeast with Panama.

Limon is marked by great cultural diversity with a predominantly ethnic  "the Afro-Caribbean" , white and Chinese, each group gives the area its own style. The area where cultures converge more than any other side of the Costa Rican territory.

Christopher Columbus arrived in this province, specifically Uvita Island, on September 18, 1502.

Tortuguero National Park, located in this area, contains the largest sample of protected tropical rainforest and here you can explore its canals and rivers, observe the flora and fauna, appreciate the marine turtle nesting and have the opportunity to observe over 300 species of birds among which is the macaw, the peacock and toucans. In this area are conducted important scientific research and has become a special point to scientific and ecological tourism.

Also the place is famous for the wide diversity of marine ecosystems, such as Cahuita, Puerto Viejo, Manzanillo, Isla Uvita, Punta Uva, Cocles and Manzanillo Gandoca.

Limon Province is divided into six counties and 27 districts (Click for Wikipedia Information)

  1. Limón (Puerto Limón)
  2. Pococí (Guápiles)
  3. Siquirres (Siquirres)
  4. Talamanca (Bribri)
  5. Matina (Matina)
  6. Guácimo (Guácimo)

 

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