Our last port of call before our disembarkation

Trip Start Jan 01, 2014
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Trip End Dec 31, 2014


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Where I stayed
Tahitian Princess

Flag of Costa Rica  , Province of Limon,
Saturday, January 10, 2009

note: I missed posting our visit to San Blas Island.  I will finish that blog sometime later today (feb 23).

Map of Puerto Limon

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Puerto Limon is located 100 miles east of the capital city, San Jose.  The uniqueness of Limon is that the 60,000 residents are made up of descendants from Jamaican and Chinese immigrants.  The Afro-Caribbean influence can be seen in their colorful bungalows, their speech and reggae rhythms.

My roommate and I hired a taxi to see most, if not all, of the interesting sites of Limon including the canopy ride that was offered by the ship as an optional for about $100.  The driver took us to the canopy ride, the beach where I had lunch, boat ride on the river, the banana plantation, and the tour of the town all for $50 each, and those who took all the optionals from the ship paid almost $300. 

LESSON: If you plan to take optionals while in port, try to skip the ship offerings, and find an English speaking taxi driver to take you around.  It's usually much cheaper, and you see much more - in addition to learning some things about the driver - and his family.  It beats getting on and off the bus with 50 others.   If the optional tour for the canopy ride from the ship had 50 guests, it would require a long wait until others completed their strapping on and off of their gear, and waiting while everybody had a chance to rode the wires high above the ground.     Not a good way to spend the day when there are many other activities to be done in LImon. 

PUERTO LIMON


 
  
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