Puerto Limon (San Jose), Costa Rica
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Approximately 4 Hours
Meals not included
Learn about, experience firsthand, and enjoy the history, culture and flavors of Puerto Limon as you travel with a local guide.
Your day begins with a very short drive to Parque Vargas. Set out on a walk that acquaints you with the park and with the small seaside City Hall and ending at the famous "Pasaje Cristal", an informal art exhibit. Here you will enjoy paintings, sculptures and other Costa Rican art. Continue to view beautiful Uvita Island just offshore -- this is where Christopher Columbus landed in 1502 on his fourth and final voyage to the New World.
Board a coach for a scenic panoramic drive along the coastal road towards Playa Bonita Beach where you will visit an open-air plaza to enjoy a live Calypso band and dancers. Feel free to join in and dance to this special Caribbean rhythm.
At the historic United Fruit Company building, an interactive Caribbean gastronomical experience has you preparing traditional Caribbean cuisine, including a local version of rice and beans, tastings of the mild-spicy 'Patty' and the tropical sweet plantain fruit -- all part of your snack menu for the day.
Return to the pier on foot by simply crossing the street to the port. Shopping for souvenirs is easy, as artisans and vendors host a market that you will pass through before boarding the ship.
Participants must negotiate stairs and/or uneven surfaces and is therefore not advisable for guests using a wheelchair or for those with mobility limitations. Minimum age is 8 years. Bring insect repellent; wear sunscreen. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather.