DSC02103, Limon, Costa Rica
Stretching along the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, the Limon province is a magical mixture of mangroves, pristine beaches and tropical forests. These picturesque lowlands sustain a rich natural beauty that conservationists are working hard to protect. .
Here one finds sprawling banana plantations and thick, tropical jungle bordering the lofty Central Mountains. The Afro-Caribbean influence is evident everywhere, from the lyrical speech and reggae rhythms to the colorful wooden bungalows that line the laid-back, coastal villages.
Almost a third of the province s sparse population live in and around the capital-port city of Puerto Limon, or simply Limon. Whether you 're looking for the distinctive local culture or the blossoming ecotourism industry, just ask, "Wh'appen, man?". Someone is sure to tell you, with a smile.
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