Tour Guide Costa Rica is your best option if you are looking for excellent Puerto Limon Shore Excursions and Tours. Please take a look at our multiple nature and adventure tours available.

Our tours are exclusive, operated in small groups, with air-conditioned model vehicles, professional transportation drivers, and with certified & professional and ICT Licensed tour guides. If interested in Private tours? Contact us for special rates and private tour services.

Whole Refund Policies if the tour is canceled or the ship misses port.

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5-in-1: Tortuguero Canals, Cahuita Park and Limón Highlights

Type: Adventure, Hike, Nature and Wildlife

Activity Level of Tour*: Easy

Excursion Highlights:

  • Embark on an enchanting exploration of Costa Rica with a thrilling Wildlife Jungle Cruise along the Tortuguero Canals
  • Enjoy a picturesque drive along the Caribbean Coast, Banana Plantations, and charming villages
  • Discover the vibrant rainforest and varied wildlife of Cahuita National Park. Encounter with sloths, monkeys, snakes, toucans, iguanas, and even American crocodiles
  • Visit a Banana Plantation
  • Explore key highlights in Puerto Limon, including the statue of Christopher Columbus
  • Enjoy if time some souvenir stores and shopping

Upon arrival at Limon port, your designated driver is ready to commence your journey with a picturesque drive along the Caribbean Coast, Banana Plantations, and quaint villages, ultimately reaching Cahuita National Park. Embark on an unforgettable adventure, immersing yourself in the captivating realm of mammals during the hike.

This exceptional national park is a habitat for many captivating species, including charming howler monkeys, leisurely sloths, formidable iguanas, inquisitive spectacled caimans, magnificent toucans, elusive snakes, and more. What distinguishes this park is not just its diverse fauna but also its remarkable flora.

The beaches, adorned with lush jungle vegetation, provide a picturesque setting for your exploration. Towering ancient trees, ranging from the expansive swamp forest to the extensive coral reefs along the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, evoke a sense of timelessness and wonder. Remember to take a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters. Immerce yourself …

in sheer bliss. This hiking experience in Cahuita National Park guarantees to be enriching and unforgettable. And we will make a stop at the Banana Plantations.

in sheer bliss. This hiking experience in Cahuita National Park guarantees to be enriching and unforgettable. And we will make a stop at the Banana Plantations.

Following the park visit and a leisurely lunch break, our journey extends to the Tortuguero Canal, earning its moniker as the “Amazon of Costa Rica” due to its verdant rainforest and an intricate network of freshwater channels, lagoons, and navigable canals. The main highlight of Tortuguero is the exploration of its canals by boat.

Guided boat tours provide a mesmerizing voyage through the waterways, offering ample opportunities to witness diverse wildlife and luxuriant vegetation. The region boasts an impressive diversity of wildlife, including monkeys, sloths, caimans, river turtles, and various bird species.

Post the Canal Tour, a short visit to Playa Bonita awaits, offering beautiful panoramic views and some noteworthy highlights in Puerto Limon, such as the statue of Christopher Columbus, and make short stop for shopping, before returning to the Cruise Port in time!

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Price*: $125

Duration:  6.0 hours [from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM]

Includes:  Entrance and License Fees, Transportation*, Private Tour Guide, Fresh Fruits and Bottled Water

Excludes: Food and Beverages

Type: Puerto Limon Costa Rica Cruise Shore Excursions are ‘specially’ designed for Cruise Ship passengers

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5-in-1: Tortuguero Canals, Uvita Island + Christopher Columbus

Type: Adventure, Hike, Nature, Wildlife, Culture and History

Activity Level of Tour*: Easy

Excursion Highlights:

  • Explore the marvels of Costa Rica with a thrilling Jungle Cruise along the Tortuguero Canals
  • Visit a Banana Plantation
  • Venture to Uvita Island, known as Isla Quiribrí, featuring stunning viewpoints and captivating rock formations
  • Relax, relish fresh fruits, bask on the beach, and take a refreshing dip at Uvita Island’s pristine beaches
  • Uncover the legacy left by Christopher Columbus on Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast during his final voyage in 1502
  • Explore key highlights in Puerto Limon, including the statue of Christopher Columbus
  • Discover more noteworthy highlights in Puerto Limon, and seize the opportunity to purchase souvenirs

Upon arriving at the Limón port in the morning, your dedicated driver awaits to commence your adventure. Travel comfortably in a minivan to the starting point on the Tortuguero Canal, renowned as the “Amazon of Costa Rica” for its lush rainforest, abundant freshwater channels, lagoons, and navigable canals.

One of the main attractions in Tortuguero is exploring its canals by boat. Guided boat tours provide a captivating journey through the waterways, offering opportunities to witness diverse wildlife and luxuriant vegetation.

Board a covered river boat and leisurely cruise through the canals as a knowledgeable guide shares insights into the rainforest ecosystem. Observe native creatures such as crocodiles, howler monkeys, sloths, iguanas, bats, and toucans during this immersive experience.

Following the canal cruise, embark on a short drive to Uvita Island. Our adventure begins with a brief boat ride, treating us to captivating vistas of contrasting landscapes from an uninhabited sanctuary …

to a city bustling with nearly 100,000 residents.

Christopher Columbus left a lasting legacy on Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast during his final voyage 1502. Explore the island’s pristine expanse, recline on its unspoiled shores, and indulge in succulent flavors of pineapple, papaya, and tropical fruits brought along. Our guide narrates the island’s history as we relish its tranquility.

After a leisurely interlude, our journey includes an exploratory trek around the “abandoned rock,” revealing historical sites like the old monastery and the Leporidae bathing area. Breathtaking viewpoints and captivating rock formations anchored on coral reefs sculpted by azure waves grace our route.

Upon completing our island exploration, choose to take a refreshing swim or savor the island’s solitude. Our boat retrieves us, ferrying us back to civilization. Continue the journey with visits to Cultural Highlights, such as the Statue of Christopher Columbus, and buy souvenirs.

After this adventure, return to your cruise ship in the afternoon, having experienced the best of Tortuguero’s and Puerto Limón’s wonders!

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Price*: $125

Duration:  6.0 hours [from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM]

Includes:  Entrance and License Fees, Transportation*, Private Tour Guide, Fresh Fruits and Bottled Water

Excludes: Food and Beverages

Type: Puerto Limon Costa Rica Cruise Shore Excursions are ‘specially’ designed for Cruise Ship passengers

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5-in-1: Cahuita Park: Hiking from Vargas to Cahuita and Limón Highlights

Type: Hike, Active, Nature and Wildlife, Limón Highlights

Activity Level of Tour*: Easy | Average

Excursion Highlights:

  • Enjoy a scenic drive along the picturesque Caribbean Coast, passing Banana Plantations and charming villages
  • Immerse yourself in the lush rainforest of Cahuita National Park and the Vargas side of the Park with utterly different flora, fauna, and wildlife.
  • Prepare for an exhilarating wildlife encounter as you come face to face with a variety of creatures, from playful monkeys and curious raccoons to majestic snakes, toucans, iguanas, and many more.
  • Rest assured, your Park Hike will be a memorable and safe experience with our licensed, experienced, and bi-lingual local tour guides, who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and love for the park.
  • Visit a Banana Plantation
    Explore some critical highlights in Puerto Limon, including the statue of Christopher Columbus
  • Enjoy time at some souvenir stores and shopping if time is enough for a prompt return to Port

Upon your morning arrival at the Limon port, your dedicated driver will eagerly await you to commence your adventure. Embark on a scenic drive along the mesmerizing Caribbean coast, heading towards Cahuita National Park. Here, a remarkable journey unfolds as we delve into the enchanting realm of mammals during the Cahuita National Park Hike.

The full-day hike at Cahuita National Park, a truly unique experience, commences at the Puerto Vargas site, approximately 5 miles around Cahuita Point. This picturesque route offers a comprehensive exploration of the park’s biodiversity. Along the way, we pause at key points to unwind and indulge in a rejuvenating sea dip.

The initial segment guides us through an ancient rainforest with colossal trees draped in epiphytes. Walking along an elevated trail, you may spot blue morph butterflies fluttering through the air in this swampy forest. The park, rich in captivating species, unveils charismatic howler monkeys, raccoons, coatis, leisurely sloths, formidable iguanas, inquisitive, …

Spectacled caimans, magnificent toucans, and elusive snakes like the famous yellow viper. What sets this park apart is not only its diverse fauna but also its remarkable flora. The beaches, embraced by lush jungle vegetation, serve as a picturesque backdrop to your adventure. Towering ancient trees, ranging from the expansive swamp forest to the extensive coral reefs along the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, evoke a sense of timelessness and wonder.

An example is the Beach Almond tree, a vital species nourishing various animals and sustaining soil-dwelling creatures. As you traverse the lush jungle, encounter medicinal plants such as the bark of the “Naked Indian tree” (Indio Denude) and the Noni tree.
Remember to relish a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters, immersing yourself in sheer bliss. This hiking experience in Cahuita National Park promises to be enriching and unforgettable.

After concluding the Cahuita Park Hike, we will explore some highlights in Puerto Limon, including the statue of Christopher Columbus, before returning to the Cruise Port. And if time allows, we make a short stop for souvenir shopping.

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Price*: $125

Duration:  6.0 hours [from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM]

Includes:  Entrance and License Fees, Transportation*, Private Tour Guide, Fresh Fruits and Bottled Water

Excludes: Food and Beverages

Type: Puerto Limon Costa Rica Cruise Shore Excursions are ‘specially’ designed for Cruise Ship passengers

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5-in-1: Bananito Jungle and ‘Farm’ Tour and Limón Highlights

Type: Adventure, Hiking, Swimming, Nature and Wildlife

Activity Level of Tour*: Average [Fit People]

Excursion Highlights:

  • Embark on a scenic drive along the captivating Caribbean Coast, passing through Banana Plantations and quaint villages.
  • Immerse yourself in the lush rainforest, experiencing the diverse flora and fauna of the Bananito Jungle.
  • Unwind and savor a local Costa Rican Lunch, and indulge in pure Chocolate made from 100% organic cacao!
  • Take a refreshing dip or swim in the Bananito River
  • Explore the ecological jungle farm, showcasing a variety of fruits and medicinal plants
  • Discover one of the ‘hidden gems,’ a private waterfall nestled deep within the primary rainforest
  • Visit a Banana Plantation
  • Explore key highlights in Puerto Limon, including the statue of Christopher Columbus and, if time, some souvenir stores and shopping.

Upon your morning arrival at the Limón port, your dedicated driver will eagerly await you to embark on a scenic drive along the captivating Caribbean coast, heading towards the Jungle of Bananito. Prepare for a remarkable journey that unfolds as we cross the Banaga River and enter this secret garden—an enchanting realm of rainforest, flora, and fauna, revealed during the Jungle and Farm Tour.

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey through the verdant rainforests of Costa Rica in Bananito, nestled between Cahuita and Puerto Limón in the Province of Limon. Immerse yourself in the vibrant wildlife and pristine nature, with the Bananito River meandering gracefully along our borders and a secluded waterfall nestled deep within the heart of the forest.

When you join our guided tour, you’ll get a warm welcome at our nature-integrated ranchos, where an introduction to the premises awaits you. These lands hold historical significance, likely inhabited by indigenous people for centuries, yielding captivating …

archaeological discoveries. Embark on a trail leading from the secondary to the primary rainforest, where the ancient canopy envelops you, revealing an array of tropical plant and animal species. Discover a hidden waterfall, allowing the serenity of nature to wash over you.

After this enchanting excursion, return to the Rancho to savor a wood stove lunch and indulge in tropical fruit juices. Explore the idyllic surroundings, take a refreshing swim in the river, or unwind in a hammock amidst the mesmerizing ambiance.
Following a well-deserved rest, engage in the organic farming experience. Encounter numerous cacao, lemon, avocado, and other tropical fruit trees, and explore the medicinal herbs flourishing throughout the farm.

Before bidding farewell and returning to the cruise port, treat yourself to delightful homemade chocolate crafted from pure organic cacao and bring some to extend the memories of your visit. If time allows, some key Puerto Limon highlights and a stop for some souvenir shopping will be visited.

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Price*: $125

Duration:  6.0 hours [from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM]

Includes:  Entrance and License Fees, Transportation*, Private Tour Guide, Fresh Fruits, Bottled Water and a Costa Rica lunch!

Excludes: Beverages

Type: Puerto Limon Costa Rica Cruise Shore Excursions are ‘specially’ designed for ‘Fit’ Cruise Ship passengers and Cruise Staff and Crew

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3-in-1: Cruise Ship Crew Tour – Jungle and Farm + Waterfall

Type: Adventure, Hiking, Swimming, Nature and Wildlife

Activity Level of Tour*: Average [Fit People]

Excursion Highlights:

  • Embark on a scenic drive along the captivating Caribbean Coast, passing through Banana Plantations and quaint villages
  • Immerse yourself in the lush rainforest, experiencing the diverse flora and fauna of the Bananito Jungle
  • Unwind and savor a local Costa Rican Lunch, and indulge in pure Chocolate made from 100% organic cacao
  • Take a refreshing dip or swim in the Bananito River
  • Explore the ecological jungle farm, showcasing a variety of fruits and medicinal plants,
  • Discover one of the ‘hidden gems,’ a private waterfall nestled deep within the primary rainforest
  • Visit a Banana Plantation

Upon your morning arrival at the Limón port, your dedicated driver will eagerly await you to embark on a scenic drive along the captivating Caribbean coast, heading towards the Jungle of Bananito.

Prepare for a remarkable journey that unfolds as we cross the Banaga River and enter this secret garden—an enchanting realm of rainforest, flora, and fauna, revealed during the Jungle and Farm Tour.

This unforgettable adventure takes you through the lush rainforests of Costa Rica in Bananito, located between Cahuita and Puerto Limón in the Province of Limon. Immerse yourself in the thriving wildlife and unspoiled nature, with the Bananito River gracefully winding along our borders and a hidden waterfall deep within the forest’s heart.

When you join our guided tour, you’ll get a warm welcome at our nature-integrated ranchos, where an introduction to the premises awaits you. These lands hold historical significance, likely inhabited by indigenous people for centuries, yielding captivating, …

archaeological discoveries.

Embark on a trail leading from the secondary to the primary rainforest, where the ancient canopy envelops you, revealing an array of tropical plant and animal species. Discover a hidden waterfall, allowing the serenity of nature to wash over you.

After this enchanting excursion, return to the Rancho to savor a wood stove lunch and indulge in tropical fruit juices. Explore the idyllic surroundings, take a refreshing swim in the river, or unwind in a hammock amidst the mesmerizing ambiance.

Following a well-deserved rest, engage in the organic farming experience. Encounter numerous cacao, lemon, avocado, and other tropical fruit trees, and explore the medicinal herbs flourishing throughout the farm.

Before bidding farewell, and returning to cruise port, treat yourself to delightful homemade chocolate crafted from pure organic cacao and bring some to extend the memories of your visit.

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Price*: $95

Duration:  5 hours [from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM]

Includes:  Entrance and License Fees, Transportation*, Private Tour Guide, Fresh Fruits, Bottled Water, and a Costa Rica lunch.

Excludes: Beverages

Type: This tour is specially designed for cruise ship crew and staff members.

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Private Tours only “upon Request and Group Size”

Private Request only “Upon Request and Groups Size.”

  • Sloth Sanctuary
  • Jaguar Rescue Center
  • Ara Manzanillo [Macaw]
  • Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge
  • Bribri Indigenous Tour to the “Catato Family”
  • 3 Waterfall Visits
  • Other proposals on request

 

For these Private Tours, it’s crucial to plan ahead. Depending on the group size and request time, we can arrange these exclusive experiences. However, we need to ensure we can get you back to Puerto Limon Port on time. Remember, these requests can only be accommodated if they are made in a timely manner!

Puerto Limon Shore Tours | Costa Rica Excursions

Our tours are exclusive, operated in small groups, with air-conditioned model vehicles, and guided by certified professionals. We offer the best Puerto Limon Shore Excursions.

Book your preferred Costa Rica Shore Excursions safely with a professional tour company and enjoy:

 

  • Expert Tour Guides with firsthand knowledge
  • Prices are lower than booking through the cruise line
  • Excellent reviews on TripAdvisor
  • No hidden fees
  • Certifications
  • Insurance
  • Small group experiences
  • Authentic travel experiences
  • Sustainable and responsible travel
  • Transportation service
  • Top venues and tours
  • Full refund policies if the tour is canceled or the ship misses the port
  • Prompt return to the ship before departure

Pricing and What is Included

Pricing is in US Dollars, excluding 13%, Sales IVA Tax
Pricing includes all Transportation during the Excursion
Pricing includes Pick-Up from Port Limon and Return to Cruise Ship
Pricing includes all License and Entrance fees [except voluntary donations]
Pricing includes Fresh Fruits and Bottled Water
Pricing includes a licensed, experienced Private Tour Guide
Food and beverages* are excluded unless otherwise stated [as this differs per type of Shore Excursion]

Activity Level of Tour

Physical Activity | Easy
This tour is appropriate for individuals of all ages and fitness levels; it involves moderate physical activity and is tailored for those who appreciate outdoor exercise. Participants should be capable of walking on uneven terrain, including packed dirt and grass, with inclines.

Physical Activity | Average
Much walking is necessary; participants may encounter staircases and navigate uneven terrain. This tour is not recommended for individuals with physical disabilities.

Physical Activity | High
This tour is designed for individuals who are active, healthy, and physically fit, considering the inherent physical demands of the activities involved.

Refund Policies and Notes

Banana Plantations

On some tours, we visit the plantations. The packing houses are private properties, and we cannot get in. Our guide will explain the activity from the side road.

In Case a cruise ship missed Port

  • You get a Full Refund of you Money.
  • In the case of “NO SHOW” the service will be charged according to our regular fees.

If a tour is Canceled

If a tour is canceled, which can be due to different situations, you have the options:

  • A] to opt for one of the other tours
  • B] a Full Refund of your Money.

This can happen if  for example if the water level of the Bananito River is too high to cross the River and enter the jungle. Usually, this particular tour will be changed to the Cahuita National Park tour, based upon on the client’s preference.

Meeting Point

The meeting point is at the Main Entrance of the cruise pier [on the main street]. It is about one block from your ship dock and a 5-minute walk. You will see our staff holding a sign with a billboard of Tour Guide Costa Rica [green and orange colors].

Meeting Time

30 Minutes After Ship Arrival (Earliest Tour 8:00 AM). Please be on time!

What to bring with You

We recommend opting for long pants, comfortable clothing, and sensible closed-toe walking shoes. It’s advisable to use insect repellent, wear sunglasses, a hat, and apply sunscreen. Carrying a backpack is recommended to store cameras and other personal items. If the tour includes swimming opportunities, bring your swimsuit, towel, and an extra shirt with you.

Costa Rica Tour Guides

Our guides are genuinely local, experienced and bilingual tour experts. They possess a deep and authentic passion for nature and wildlife, hold a profound respect for Costa Rican culture, are meticulously prepared, and are licensed by the ICT (Costa Rican Tourism Institute).

We take great pride in introducing you to the abundant wildlife and nature conservation on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica. We think ‘Global’, but act ‘Local’

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