Puerto Limón

Een typische Caribische haven in Costa Rica
Vlinders, kikkers, luiaards en koraalriffen
Houten huizen op palen

Zoek en Boek Caribbean en Franse Antillen Cruises

Puerto Limón

Te midden van mangroves en witte stranden

Tijdens uw Caribische cruise kunt u een langzame boot naar het noorden nemen vanuit Puerto Limón - een van de ‘zwarte’ kuststeden van Midden-Amerika, zoals Bluefields in Nicaragua en Lívingston in Guatemala, een typische Caribische haven - langs het Tortuguero-kanaal om de weelderige beplanting en kleurrijke houten huisjes op palen te bewonderen.


Een andere interessante excursie die u kunt maken is naar het Veragua regenwoud: een fascinerend ‘onderzoeks- en avonturenpark’ dat een weerspiegeling is van de rijke biodiversiteit van de regio. Veragua is het eigendom en in het beheer van Costa Ricanen en houdt een aantal interessante dierententoonstellingen - waaronder een die de nachtelijke habitat van kikkers nabootst - en heeft een kabelbaan, een tokkelbaan en een verhoogd pad door het regenwoud dat leidt naar een waterval.

Het hoogtepunt van deze vakantiebestemming is echter de onderzoeksfaciliteit, waar u kunt praten met de onderzoekers en meer informatie kunt krijgen over het lopende onderzoek naar de prachtige collectie vlinders van het park. Het Parque Nacional Cahuita beslaat een wigvormig stuk land dat het gebied omvat tussen Punta Cahuita en de hoofdsnelweg en vooral het koraalrif (arrecife) rond 500 meter in de open zee. Aan land beschermt Cahuita het regenwoud aan de kust, een laagland habitat van semimangroven met een dak van hoge bomen die langzaam heen en weer wiegen op de witte zandstranden van Playa Vargas naar het zuiden en Playa Cahuita naar het noorden.

Het kleine luiaardreservaat bevindt zich op een klein eilandje aan de mond van de Río Estrella. Het reservaat functioneert als een belangrijk revalidatie- en onderzoekscentrum voor gewonde en verweesde luiaards en het is, niet geheel onverwacht, de beste plek in Costa Rica om ze van dichtbij te zien. Verschillende wandelpaden doorkruisen het terrein en er is een observatieplatform voor vogelspotten. U kunt er ook kapucijn-, brul- en slingerapen zien. Tijdens de anderhalf uur durende kanotocht door de delta kunt u een glimp opvangen van kaaimannen, rivierotters en allerlei soorten vogels.

Must sees in Puerto Limon

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Gidsen in een andere taal dan in het Engels zijn beperkt beschikbaar. Indien de gekozen taal niet beschikbaar is, dan zal de tour gegeven worden in het Engels.
  • VERAGUA RAINFOREST AERIAL TRAM

      • Duur
        5:75 u

      • Vanafprijs volwassenen115Prijs per persoon

      • Vanafprijs kinderen82Prijs per persoon

      PLI32

      Tucked away in the dense jungle and yet within easy reach of port Limón by coach lies one of Costa Rica’s best-kept secrets: the sprawling Veragua Rainforest Research & Adventure Park. During your air-conditioned coach journey to the park, your guide will share information about the area’s biodiversity and history. Once at the park, you’ll get to soar through the tree canopy on an aerial tramway, walk to a beautiful waterfall, rub shoulders with myriad butterflies, including the incredible blue morpho, and see typical rainforest residents in a natural setting. Specialised habitats include one for reptiles, one for frogs and one for butterflies. After visiting the park’s laboratories, you’ll board the aerial tram for a breathtaking ride in the sky. Do take some photos of the stunning views and keep watch for sloths, toucans or howler monkeys in the trees. Back on terra firma again, you’ll then walk the Trail of the Giants , with the trees being the giants in question, or hike to the gushing Puma Waterfall. The aerial tram will return you to the visitors’ centre for a light snack of sandwiches, fresh fruit and juices at the Rainforest Cafeteria. You’ll also have time to visit the gift shop before you re-board the coach for the return ride to your ship. Please note: guests are recommended to wear comfortable closed walking shoes, light clothing, high-factor sunscreen and a hat/sun visor as well as to bring a camera and rainwear. The tour is considered to be unsuitable for pregnant women. Some portions of road encountered on the tour may be bumpy and unpaved. Reaching the Puma Waterfall involves using a total of 350 steps (both ways) and walking on an uneven dirt track. This portion of the tour is considered to be unsuitable for guests with mobility problems. The Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure is suitable for guests using a walker, manual wheelchair or a collapsible lightweight electric scooter (100 lbs/45 kg or less). Guests using such mobility aids must be capable of navigating a few steps to get on and off the coach. Wheelchairs or electric scooters will be stowed in the coach’s luggage compartments and retrieved at the park for guests to use.
    • MONSTER BUS & RAINFOREST EXPEDITION

      ACTIEF & AVONTUUR
      • Snack inbegrepen

      • Beperkt aantal plaatsen

      • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie een aantal trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of momenten van wachten voorkomen.

        Moeilijkheidsgraad
        Makkelijk

      • Duur
        4 u

      • Vanafprijs volwassenen75Prijs per persoon

      • Vanafprijs kinderen52Prijs per persoon

      PLI40

      All aboard the Monster bus a 6 x 6, all-terrain, air-conditioned vehicle with panoramic windows to explore the natural beauty of Costa Rica’s landscape. You’ll be heading west, passing through small towns and travelling down a winding road near the Banano River, with wonderful views to savour from various vantage points. Weather permitting, you’ll stop at the riverbank for a Costa Rican-style picnic lunch featuring seasonal fruit, drinks and snacks, after which you’ll move on again for a gentle stroll through the local rainforest. A knowledgeable guide will point out interesting flora and fauna, such as poison dart frogs, monkeys and birdlife. Another scenic drive that takes you past small creeks then follows to reach a banana plantation tucked away in a small valley. After a chance to learn how bananas are grown, you’ll make your way back to the ship with coastal views to enjoy on the way. Please note: guests are recommended to wear light clothing, comfortable walking shoes, a hat or visor, insect repellent and high-factor sunscreen as well as to bring rainwear in case of inclement weather. Guests will need to be able to climb 8 steps in order to get in and out of the Monster bus.
    • ORIGINAL CANOPY TOUR AT VERAGUA
      RAINFOREST ECO-ADVENTURE

      ACTIEF & AVONTUUR
      • Beperkt aantal plaatsen

      • Actieve excursies welke wordt aangeraden aan reizigers met een goede fysieke gezondheid.

        Moeilijkheidsgraad
        Moeilijk

      • Duur
        4:30 u

      • Vanafprijs volwassenen89Prijs per persoon

      • Vanafprijs kinderen62Prijs per persoon

      PLI36

      Half a day of adrenaline-pumping, high-flying action in the most spectacular natural setting awaits you on this tour to the fabulous Veragua Rainforest complex, which you will reach following a scenic coach ride from the pier. Once you’ve arrived, a guide will fit you with the necessary equipment and brief you on the fun to come, after which you’ll begin your aerial exploration of the park. Featuring 9 observation platforms and 9 traverses, the amazing zip-line course lets you glide over the rainforest canopy and soak up breathtaking views of Costa Rica’s abundant flora and fauna. As you make your way down the 9 lines, keep your camera tethered for easy access to snap any sightings of monkeys, sloths and tropical birds, all of which are common in the area. The last traverse ends on a platform at ground level, from where a short walk will then take you to the reception area for a drink of cool, refreshing purified water. Your return journey to Limón will provide further superb views of rural Costa Rica and a well-earned chance to relax. Please note: guests must be at least 5 years of age and weigh no more than approx. 270 lbs/123 kg to take part in the tour. Guests are recommended to wear comfortable clothes (shorts, long trousers, t-shirt), sunglasses, a hat, high-factor sunscreen and insect repellent as well as to bring a change of clothes (rain is common), a little cash and a camera. Additional beverages are available for purchase at extra cost not covered by the price of the tour. The tour is considered to be unsuitable for guests with pre-existing cardiac conditions, seizures/epilepsy and conditions affecting balance as well as pregnant women. In deciding whether or not to join this tour, guests are requested to take their personal level of fitness and medical history into consideration. Guests with pre-existing knee injuries, asthma or other respiratory conditions, diabetes or any other serious medical conditions are requested to exercise particular caution and if concerned, seek the advice of their doctor before taking part in the tour or engaging in strenuous activity.
    • TORTUGUERO CANALS & VERAGUA
      RAINFOREST ECO-ADVENTURE

      ACTIEF & AVONTUUR
      • Lunch of diner inbegrepen

      • Beperkt aantal plaatsen

      • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie hellingen, trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of lange wachtmomenten voorkomen.

        Moeilijkheidsgraad
        Gemiddeld

      • Duur
        7:30 u

      • Vanafprijs volwassenen139Prijs per persoon

      • Vanafprijs kinderen99Prijs per persoon

      PLI38

      Get set to discover two supersized jungle locations on an all-day tour that first takes you north along Costa Rica’s Caribbean coastline on an air-conditioned coach. Relish the views and learn about the region’s prodigious biodiversity from you on-board guide. At the Tortuguero Canal, you’ll board a boat to explore a region so densely vegetated it is also named Costa Rica’s Amazon. Keep your camera close as you pass orchids, water lilies, crocodiles, spider monkeys, manatees and otters or even spot an elusive jaguar in the foliage. All told, the area supports approx. 530 different species of all shapes and sizes. Back on the coach, you’ll head for the Veragua Rainforest Park to see various creature-specific habitats. Check out the snakes and lizards at the reptile habitat, meet the amphibians at the frog habitat and enjoy watching butterflies flutter by at the butterfly garden. A buffet-style lunch is next at the main visitors’ centre, following which it’s time for the aerial tram. Divine views will reveal themselves through the forest canopy, home to toucans, sloths and howler monkeys. Touching down again at the riverbank, a walk will then take you to the Trail of the Giants named after the huge trees and a hike to the lovely Puma Waterfall. The aerial tram will return you to the park’s research laboratories, after which you’ll have time to browse in the gift shop before the coach takes you back to Limón and your ship. Please note: guests are recommended to wear comfortable closed walking shoes, light clothing, high-factor sunscreen and a hat/sun visor as well as to bring a camera and rainwear. The tour is considered to be unsuitable for pregnant women. Some portions of road encountered on the tour may be bumpy and unpaved. Reaching the Puma Waterfall involves using a total of 350 steps (both ways) and walking on an uneven dirt track. This portion of the tour is considered to be unsuitable for guests with mobility problems. The Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure is suitable for guests using a walker, manual wheelchair or a collapsible lightweight electric scooter (100 lbs/45 kg or less). Guests using such mobility aids must be capable of navigating a few steps to get on and off the coach. Wheelchairs or electric scooters will be stowed in the coach’s luggage compartments and retrieved at the park for guests to use.
    • CARIBBEAN TRAIN, ECO CRUISE &
      COUNTRYSIDE

      PANORAMISCHE RONDRIT
        • Duur
          3:30 u

        • Vanafprijs volwassenen75Prijs per persoon

        • Vanafprijs kinderen52Prijs per persoon

        PLI26

        Make yourself at home on a meticulously restored vintage carriage of the open-air Caribbean Train and get set to discover this supremely scenic region of Costa Rica in old-fashioned style. With the railway line having given rise to Costa Rica’s banana-producing industry in the late 19th/early 20th century, it passes through astounding landscapes that are begging to be photographed. Frequent stops are scheduled on the way, giving you a chance to do a bit of wildlife spotting. See how many sloths, monkeys and other jungle dwellers you can identify in the dense vegetation to either side of the tracks. Your mode of transport will then change to a boat and your exploration will take you down the beautiful Tortuguero Canal and natural waterway system. Part of a larger protected area, the river and canal banks as well as the water itself are teeming with life. Waterfowl are abundant, but you’re also likely to spot whiteface and spider monkeys hanging out in the trees inspecting you just as carefully as you might inspect them. Once you reach the private dock at the port of Moin near Limón, you can enjoy a refreshing selection of tropical fruit before you return to the pier and your ship. Please note: the sequence in which the tour is run may vary. Guests are recommended to wear comfortable closed walking shoes, high-factor sunscreen, insect repellent, light clothing, a hat/sun visor as well as to bring a camera and rainwear.
      • SIGHTSEEING & BANANA PLANTATION

        PANORAMISCHE RONDRIT
        • Beperkt aantal plaatsen

        • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie een aantal trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of momenten van wachten voorkomen.

          Moeilijkheidsgraad
          Makkelijk

        • Duur
          3:30 u

        • Vanafprijs volwassenen49Prijs per persoon

        • Vanafprijs kinderen35Prijs per persoon

        PLI37

        This varied half-day tour of Costa Rican highlights begins with a coach ride to your first stop, a fully operational banana plantation for a chance to see how this tasty treat is grown. Once you’re suitably banana savvy, the coach journey continues on to the small village of Bananito, where time will be yours to do some shopping for a locally made keepsake. As your scenic ride then progresses, you’ll pass Limón International Airport as well as further banana and cassava estates, with fabulous views of Costa Rica’s Caribbean palm-fringed coastline completing the compelling visual. The area is alive with birdlife so see if you can spot any white egrets, blue herons, kingfishers and pelicans or reptiles such as iguanas, all of which are common sights. The return drive will also see you pass through Cieneguita, Limón’s oldest suburb, where the houses constructed by the island’s first Jamaican settlers were built on stilts in an effort to cope with harsh environmental conditions, such as coastal swamps, landslides, flooding, jungle fevers and heavy rains, for which the formerly untamed region was known. Please note: the sequence in which the tour is run may vary. Guests are recommended to wear light clothing, comfortable walking shoes, a hat/sun visor, insect repellent and high-factor sunscreen as well as to bring rainwear.
      • WILDLIFE RESCUE CENTER & CAHUITA
        NATIONAL PARK

        SPECIALE EXCURSIE
        • Beperkt aantal plaatsen

        • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie hellingen, trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of lange wachtmomenten voorkomen.

          Moeilijkheidsgraad
          Gemiddeld

        • Duur
          4:30 u

        • Vanafprijs volwassenen85Prijs per persoon

        • Vanafprijs kinderen59Prijs per persoon

        PLI39

        Spend half a day meeting some of Costa Rica’s cutest creatures during your visit to the Wildlife Rescue Center. Offering a safe haven to animals in need of refuge due to loss of habitat or other reasons, the Wildlife Rescue Center works to nurse these animals back to health so they can be released into their natural environment. During your visit you may get to see Baby Sloths, several types of Monkey, Coatis, Kinkajous, Deer, Peccaries, Jaguarondi and Parrots. You will also have a chance to see various types of tropical and indigenous plants such as heliconias, and bromeliads and will have an opportunity to see the process of how organically grown cacao beans are processed into delicious chocolate. You will enjoy a refreshing snack of fresh fruit and have some time to browse for a memento in the souvenir shop before continuing on to the Cahuita National Park for a trail hike where you might spot wildlife such as sloths before heading back to your ship. Please note: The sequence in which the tour is run may vary. The tour offers guests the opportunity to fully enjoy the rainforest and your visit to the Rescue Center will impact positively and help many animals that need care. Wildlife sightings, although frequent, are not guaranteed. The animals in residence at the Wildlife Rescue Center may vary. This excursion involves walking over uneven terrain and climbing some steps, most activities are done outdoors. Guests are recommended to bring comfortable walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, sunglasses, rain gear in case of sudden showers, and a light jacket.
      • BIRDS & NATURE AT BOCUARE JUNGLE
        HAVEN

        WONDERLIJKE NATUUR
        • Lunch of diner inbegrepen

        • Beperkt aantal plaatsen

        • Het is mogelijk dat er tijdens de excursie een aantal trappen, oneven oppervlakken en/of momenten van wachten voorkomen.

          Moeilijkheidsgraad
          Makkelijk

        • Duur
          7:25 u

        • Vanafprijs volwassenen75Prijs per persoon

        • Vanafprijs kinderen52Prijs per persoon

        PLI35

        The privately owned Bocuare Jungle Haven in the picturesque Estrella Valley is your destination on this all-day outing, which begins with a drive along Costa Rica’s Caribbean coastline, passing through pretty little towns and spacious banana plantations on the way. Run as a conservation and rescue centre for the region’s tropical flora and fauna, the Bocuare Jungle Haven offers unprecedented access to a unique ecosystem. A walk through the property begins your visit, after which you can enjoy stupendous views of the magnificent plant life when you cross a lagoon on a hanging bridge. The property provides a sanctuary for more than 115 different bird species, including anhingas, tiger and boat-billed herons, trogons, woodpeckers, hummingbirds and clay-coloured robins Costa Rica´s national bird alongside various visiting migrant birds. A tractor-pulled cart will then take you the Bocuare Villa for a look around and to change into swimwear, after which you can enjoy the refreshing coolness of the pool in its unique rainforest setting. Next up is the old sugar mill, where you’ll find out how sugarcane is processed, help with extracting the juice and sample the fruit of your labour. Your tour is rounded off by a typical Costa Rican lunch, prepared by the Bocuare family, to the sound of local music. You’ll also have a little time to spend at the gift shop before the coach returns you to the port and your ship. Please note: the tour offers guests an opportunity to hike to the heart of the rainforest and swim in a uniquely located swimming pool. Guests are advised that wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed. Guests are further recommended to wear light clothing, comfortable walking shoes, a hat, high-factor sunscreen, insect repellent, sunglasses as well as to bring a light jacket, rainwear, a camera, binoculars, a towel and a change of clothes/swimwear to change into. Changing facilities are available for guests wishing to swim in the pool.
      • THE TORTUGUERO CANAL

        WONDERLIJKE NATUUR
          • Duur
            4:25 u

          • Vanafprijs volwassenen75Prijs per persoon

          • Vanafprijs kinderen52Prijs per persoon

          PLI02

          Consummately beautiful, a haven of biodiversity and so remote that it takes either a boat or a plane to get there, the Tortuguero Canal and waterways are your destination on this enjoyable half-day tour. An approx. 25-minute coach ride from the pier will first see you reach the private jetty to board a specially customised boat that will take you through the jungle-fringed canal and other natural waterways. As you slowly glide down the canal, which runs parallel to Costa Rica’s Caribbean coastline, you’ll quickly understand why this area is also called Costa Rica’s Amazon the abundant rainforest with a profusion of flora and fauna is all around. Look out for orchids and water lilies, try to spot birds, monkeys, sloths, toucans and even crocodiles, all of which call these parts home. Wave to the locals busy on the banks or in dugout canoes on the water and let your eyes roam over the spectacular nature-given panorama, with the lush vegetation to either side delightfully mirrored in the water. Your cruise through one of Costa Rica’s greenest destinations will be rounded off by complimentary soft drinks and tropical fruit plus the sound of calypso music. Please note: guests are recommended to wear light clothing, sunglasses, a hat, high-factor sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes and insect repellent as well as to bring a camera, binoculars and rainwear.

        Afhankelijk van de lokale omstandigheden en/of onvoorziene gebeurtenissen kan het excursieprogramma, het tijdstip van de tour en de route variëren.
         
        Sommige excursies zijn erg populair en daarom kan de beschikbaarheid niet altijd gegarandeerd worden. Het is raadzaam om vooraf te reserveren om teleurstelling te voorkomen.
         
        Houdt u er rekening mee dat gidsen aan boord gegarandeerd zijn in het Engels. Alleen voor afvaarten in Zuid-Amerika zijn de gidsen gegarandeerd in het Braziliaans/Portugees. Gidsen in andere talen zijn beschikbaar op basis van beschikbaarheid. Houdt u er rekening mee dat de uiteindelijke taal van de excursie aan boord bevestigd zal worden tijdens de cruise.

        Costa Rica

        Tussen twee oceanen
        Tussen twee oceanen

        De kleine republiek Costa Rica is omsloten tussen de Stille en de Atlantische Oceaan in de buurt van het smalste punt van de Midden-Amerikaanse landengte en wordt vaak afgebeeld als een oase van politieke stabiliteit te midden van een turbulente regio.

        Een cruise naar Costa Rica biedt u de unieke kans om een democratische en welvarende natie te bezoeken die ook behoort tot de meest biodiverse gebieden op de planeet. Het is een ecologische schatkamer waarin een uiteenlopende reeks van habitats een fascinerende variëteit van wildleven ondersteunt, waarvan veel wordt beschermd door een nieuw natuurbeschermingssysteem dat alom wordt beschouwd als een voorbeeld. Hoewel dit idyllische beeld geen recht zou doen aan de volledige complexiteit van de hedendaagse Costa Ricaanse maatschappij, is het zo dat de lange democratische traditie van het land en de volledige afwezigheid van een militaire macht in schril contrast staan met de brute interne conflicten die de omringende landen hebben geteisterd.

        Vooral het uitzonderlijke natuurschoon en het wildleven hebben het land een van de populairste ecotoerismebestemmingen gemaakt. Bezoekers van dit land komen hier om te wandelen door het eeuwenoude regenwoud, om te kijken naar actieve vulkanen of om de laatste restanten van hoge Zuid-Amerikaanse nevelwouden te verkennen: de thuisbasis van jaguars, slingerapen en de quetzal vogels.