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Limón Province
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Click on the individual Cantons of Limón:
Limón Pococí Siquirres Talamanca
Matina Guácimo    

Limón

Escudo of the province Limón Size:  9,188 km2
Population :  275,000
Coordinates:  10º,00',29" north and 83º, 15', 06" west
Borders:  North East: Caribbean Ocean; West: Heredia, Cartago, San José; South West: Puntarenas; South East: Panamá
Capital:  Limón
Km from Limón to San José:  166 km
Annextion:  1909

Cantons

Cantons of Limón Costa Rica Cantón 1:  Limón
Cantón 2:  Poccocí
Cantón 3:  Siquirres
Cantón 4:  Talamanca
Cantón 5:  Matina
Cantón 6:  Guácimo

History

Cantons of Limón Costa Rica

Before the Spanish arrived in Costa Rica the area of Limón was inhabited by the indigenous groups called: Huétares, Suerres, Pococies, Tariacas, Viecitas and Terbis. Columbus came to the province the 18th of September 1502 when he arrived at the Uvita Island. During the second half of the 17th Century, people started growing Cocoa in the Valley of Matina. By 1871 the construction of the railroad began and right after that the plantation of bananas. In 1964 began the construction of a crude oil refinery and in 1979 the Province inaugurated their Port at Moín.

General Description

Cantons of Limón Costa Rica

The name of the Province comes from a Lemon Tree that was found in front of the governor's office which was unique of its class. The principal activities of the area are banana and palm-oil production as well as pejibaye, cocoa, bamboo, beans, fruits, coconuts and some cattle farming and fishing.

Interesting Sites

Cantons of Limón Costa Rica

One of the most interesting sites of Costa Rica is Tortuguero. A system of natural lagoons and navigable channels also called the Costa Ricas Amazons. It hosts the Tortuguero National Park and is a must for any tourist interested in Flora, Fauna and Turtles.

Climate

Cantons of Limón Costa Rica

The climate is warm, and humid. The seasons are somehow different as in the rest of the country. Which makes the area a beautiful alternative for the months September and October, when it rains a lot in the rest of the country but not necessarily so in Limón. The average day-time temperatures are between 25 and 30 Degrees Celsius The nights are cool and refreshing. The constant breeze from the Atlantic Ocean helps, that there are no extreme temperatures during the different seasons. All this applies to the regions near sea-level. The mountains (up to 10,000 ft, 3,000m) are cool.

Cantons of Limón

Map of Cantones of the Province Limón

Provinces of Costa Rica

Map of Provinces of Costa Rica: Alajuela, Cartago, Guanacaste, Heredia, Limón, Puntarenas and San José




Pococí Canton of the Province of Limón Guácimo, Canton of the Province of Limón Costa Rica Siquirres, Canton of the Province of Limón Costa Rica Matina, Canton of the Province of Limón Costa Rica Limón, Canton of the Province of Limón Costa Rica Talamanca, Canton of the Province of Limón Costa Rica Guanacaste Province of Costa Rica Alajuela, Province of Costa Rica Heredia, Province of Costa Rica Limón, Province of Costa Rica San José, Province of Costa Rica Cartago, Province of Costa Rica Puntarenas, Province of Costa Rica Puntarenas, Province of Costa Rica