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Tortuguero Canals Including Playa Bonita And Puerto Limon Highlights


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The Costa Rican province of Puerto Limon is known for its rich biodiversity, local food culture, and sandy Caribbean beaches. Experience Puerto Limon?s highlights in just a few hours during this shore excursion, which allows you to easily tour the city and see top attractions such as the Tortuguero Canals, a Banana Plantation, and Playa Bonita. Along the way, your guide provides helpful commentary.


  • See Puerto Limon highlights in just a few hours
  • Hassle-free transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • Small-group tour for a personalized experience
  • Enjoy helpful commentary from your guide

What You Can Expect

You’ll start this 3-to-4 hours shore excursion by meeting your local excursion guide just outside Puerto Limon’s cruise ship terminal. Hop into a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and get ready to go. Along the trip, your guide will give you interesting bits of information about Costa Rica’s Caribbean province.

City Tour and Scenic View

Get a magnificent view of Puerto Limon?s town from a panoramic viewpoint. This is a great opportunity to take a picture of the city and the ship docks.

Tortuguero Canals boat ride

Discover the Tortuguero Canals in a covered boat during a one-hour ride. Your tour guide will point you to the different plants and animals in the area, and you’ll learn about its biodiversity.

Fruit Stand

Learn more about tropical plants and their fruits. You’ll be able to see the actual plants and trees, and also taste some of these delicious fruits at a rustic fruit stand on the way to Cahuita.

Banana Plantation

Bananas are a big part of the Costa Rican economy, with Limon being central to this activity. You will stop beside a banana plantation and learn about the process of cultivating, harvesting and shipping the fruit (please keep in mind that, due to regulations, we are not allowed to enter the processing plant).

Playa Bonita

You’ll visit Playa Bonita, or “beautiful beach”. Enjoy Bonita’s beach unique scenery, and if the weather’s nice, you’ll be able to take a dip in the sea. If you want to, you can just relax in a chair or purchase some local dishes at the nearby restaurants.


Once you are back in town, you will have the opportunity to take a look at the products at the market in the city of Limon and purchase some Costa Rican coffee and other local goods.


  • Bottled water & juice
  • Sightseeing cruise
  • Small-group tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Fruit tasting
  • Port pickup and drop-off


  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Departure Point

Pickup from Cruise Ship Terminal Entrance, Puerto Limon


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Departure Time

The departure time is usually? 30 minutes after your cruise ship arrives in Puerto Limon and you’re clear to disembark. Keep in mind that your cruise ship could arrive before or after the scheduled time, but we will be waiting for you at the cruise ship entrance before it has arrived, so please try to be early at the tour departure location.

If you’d like a specific departure time, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your schedule if possible.

PLEASE NOTE: ?We will also send you a notification through Viator’s messaging platform to confirm the departure time for the tour. Please be aware that hours are managed in? Costa Rica Local Time (UTC -6, Central Standard Time).

Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port

Return Details

Return to the original departure point (Cruise Ship Terminal entrance).

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A maximum of 16 people per booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Be prepared for uneven surfaces at the sites visited which may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Dress code is smart casual: we recommend light, comfortable clothing. You can also have rain-wear, as the weather is varies

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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