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9 Best Beaches In Límon, Costa Rica You Should Visit On Your Next Trip To Central America
Costa Rica is a favorite destination for the TN family. This small country located in Central America offers a hospitable climate, good food, a warm climate and beautiful landscapes. More precisely in Limon, located in the Costa Rican Caribbean area. Known for its beautiful Afro-Costa Rican culture, its delicious gastronomy and the beauty of its landscapes, it is worth finding out what are the 9 best beaches in Límon, Costa Rica.
In its more than 9 thousand kilometers of extension, this province located in the eastern part of the country, offers beaches that range from calm and light blue waters, perfect for relaxing, to beaches with excellent waves.
Also known as the Pearl of the Caribbean, Límion is distinguished for being one of the cities with amazing cultural and natural wealth in the country.
Let’s find out why:
1. Punta Uva
Known as one of the best beaches in Costa Rica and the best beach in the province of Limón, Punta Uva offers a combination of a perfect landscape of Caribbean palm trees with a calm sea.
An ideal destination for travelers who want to be surrounded by nature and get away from urban life. Nearby there are lodging options. It is also near the Gandoca-Manzanillo National Refuge where it is possible to see monkeys, sloths and various types of birds pass.
2. Cahuita Beach
Cahuita is another very popular beach in Limón. Located in the Cahuita National Park, it offers turquoise waters and abundant wildlife. It is situated in a vibrant community in the South Caribbean, holding a beautiful coral reef, perfect for snorkeling activities.
Cahuita beach is also close to the Sanctuary of Sloths of Costa Rica.
3. Puerto Viejo Beach
Although it is a small beach compared to other beaches in Limon, Puerto Viejo is one of the busiest places in the city, with a wide range of Caribbean cuisine. In addition, from the area, you can easily move to the nearby beaches. In Puerto Viejo beach, it is easy to find hotels, hostels, restaurants, bars and stores.
4. Manzanillo Beach
Manzanillo is a paradisiac beach with white sand and a blue sea. It is a fairly remote place, with a vibrant Afro-Caribbean culture, within the Gandoca-Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge. Here you can go hiking, kayaking and even diving.
Manzanillo beach is ideal for people looking to get away from the tourist crowds.
5. Cocles Beach
Cocles beach stands out among the 10 best beaches in Limón for being a perfect destination for surf lovers. Its waters are beautiful and it is close to Puerto Viejo. In addition, visitors can easily hotels and restaurants in the area. Cocles beach is also very instagrammable for its unique beauty.
6. Playa Chiquita (Chiquita Beach)
Playa Chiquita (Chiquita beach) is a quiet and beautiful destination. The beach is ideal for swimming and soaking in the sun. Because it is located in an isolated area, Playa Chiquita makes an excellent base for launching hiking trips to nearby towns and nature areas.
Snorkelers will enjoy the intense blue color of the water and the variety of sea life.
7. Round Rock Beach
Round Rock Beach is a very popular destination, but it definitely deserves its place among the best beaches in Limón, due to the beauty of its exotic landscape.
Its sand is black and its waters very calm. Round Rock Beach is not a large beach, but the view is worth a visit.
8. Playa Negra (Black Beach)
As its name says, Playa Negra has black sands and requires taking some precautions due to dangerous tides. The exuberant vegetation that surrounds it and a coral platform that is located in the southern area make the beach a must-go place to visit in Limon.
9. Playa Bkanca (White Beach)
Located within the Cahuita National Park, Playa Blanca is another beach that seduces its visitors with the beauty of its landscape with pure white sands and transparent blue waters, completely clean. It is recognized for being the first marine park in Costa Rica, it is home to many coral reefs. Some parts have big waves and others offer calm waters.