Puerto Limon Maps and Orientation

(Puerto Limon, Limon, Costa Rica)

Puerto Limon, usually known as just Limon, is located on Costa Rica's Caribbean coastline, mostly in the lowland area. The northern border of the province abuts Nicaragua, its south-western side is mountainous, and its southern boundary is with Panama.

The provincial capital city, Puerto Limon lies on the coastal plains towards the southern border, backed by the foothills of the Cordillera de Talamanca mountains. Around the city, the countryside is given over to agriculture, with various fruits being the main crop and exported in large quantities through the port.

Maps and Orientation of the City

The city has two port terminals, Moin and Puerto Limon, with beaches spreading out to either side. It is divided into four main districts which in turn contain a number of neighbourhoods, suburbs and villages, and includes the older colonial part of town, the original settlement. Back from the coast is an easily negotiated grid of streets lined with dilapidated buildings and parks.

Urban renewal projects are underway, at present involving the main pedestrianised thoroughfare, the Puerto Limon Boulevard, which leads down to the harbour. City maps can be obtained from resorts and hotels, or downloaded at the Internet cafe located in the Terminal Caribeno bus station.

Map of Costa Rica

Costa Rica map

Map of Puerto Limon

Puerto Limon map