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Word goes that its name surged back around 1840. Back then someone had planted a lemon tree very near the current governmental seat, whose bearings were harvested by the population to prepare homemade remedies for several illnesses.

And so the lemon tree became popular and known within the region, being the point of reference for the local population and visitors alike. The zone was baptised as Limon when a port to export local products was built in 1852.

Nowadays the Province of Limon is truly charming and it offers travellers 200 kilometres of Caribbean coast, and the largest percentage of protected areas in all of the country.

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In the City

A warm, amiable and tropical, a festive, frantic and all-for-carnival City, Limon transmits, cheers, feeds visitors adventuring on its leafy tropical forests, noisy rivers and simply idyllic beaches with energy.

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    Limon, capital of the homonymous Province, is famous for its well-agitated carnival of Race's Day, on October the 12th. The feast, instituted by Arthur Rey, lasts almost a week and it is a colourful procession of street bands and dancers that take over the streets to the rhythm of calypso music.

    This ostentatious event preserves and exposes the Afro-Antilles traditions of Limon, where most of its approximately 62 thousand inhabitants are of African ascendance. Flashy customs and a variety of contagious dances can be appreciated during the street parade.

    But Limon is not only a carnival. During your stay in this City located 168 kilometres southeast of San José do not fail to visit the Ethno-Historical Museum, which exhibits the cultural riches of the African and indigenous groups of the area in its rooms, along with the crossbred influence and that of the Chinese immigrants.

    The seat of the Museum is a building raised in the first years of the XIX century, when the railroad system and the production of bananas in Costa Rica were at their peak. Currently the installations belong to the Post and Telegraph service.

    Another place of interest is Limon Boulevard, a magnificent pedestrian promenade 400 metres long. It begins at 2nd Avenue and ends at the Tajamar. There is an amphitheatre in there from where you can watch Quiribrí Island.

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