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U.S. journal recognizes Costa Rican Caribbean culture

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Published on Tuesday, May 9, 2023
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff and wire services

A report by the Florida, U.S.A.-headquartered journal, Miami Herald recognized Limón Province as the ultimate tropical paradise of white-sand beaches.

According to the article, Limón is one of the most diverse regions in the country. From tropical wetlands to towering mountains, Limón has it all. Somewhat of a hidden gem, Limón is one of the least traveled regions in Costa Rica. 

"Remaining relatively untouched has allowed the area to preserve its prehistoric rainforests and unmatched beauty compared to the rest of the country," reads the report. "Being undisturbed has allowed Limón to promote a sustainable lifestyle throughout the area city to protect the ecosystem."

Also known as Puerto Limón, the area city is the capital city and serves as its central hub for government and business. As the largest city with a population of 98,000, Limón is a melting pot of cultures, but the region’s Creole and African history connect this Caribbean community.


The Afro-Costa Rican community celebrates its colorful history with some noteworthy events on the island. In August, the annual Limón Roots Afrocultural Festival takes place. In October, the Limón Carnival is a week-long celebration that showcases the community’s vibrant colors, delicious foods, and musical entertainment.

The daily offerings of Limón include a wide variety of native and inspired cuisine. "Central American, Caribbean, and local Costa Rican foods are available to tantalize the taste buds of any foodie," they said.  

Also, the article highlights some of the nature parks located in the province, such as the Veragua Rainforest Park, which is described as “The Cream of the Cream of Rainforests.” The park is attached to La Amistad International Park, the largest nature reserve in Central America.

More places recommended are the Chocolate Forest and the Gandoca Manzanillo wildlife refuge, among many others. 

Recently, the Washington, D.C.-headquartered magazine, National Geographic, recognized Costa Rica as the best Latin American destination.  The renowned magazine awarded Costa Rica in its Travel Readers' Choice Awards that took place in Spain.

To boost tourism in Limón, recently, a plan for the construction of a new marina tourist complex for cruise ships was announced by the Board of Port Administration and Economic Development of the Atlantic Coast .

This week, the Institute of Tourism inaugurated an access ramp for people with disabilities in Piuta Beach, in Limón.


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