Puerto Limón is a city on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. It is the provincial capital of the eponymous province. Along with surrounding towns, Puerto Limón has a total population of 105,000 people (2011 estimate).
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Puerto Limón, Costa Rica
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More on Puerto LimónPuerto Limón experiences a tropical rainforest climate. Temperature is fairly consistent throughout the year, ranging from a low of 22°C (77°F) in the nights of January and February, to a high of 29°C (84°F), during the daytime in September. Rain is heaviest in December, which receives a massive 402 mm (15.81 in) of precipitation.
Most of the inhabitants of Puerto Limón are the descendants of laborers who worked on the railway connecting it with San José. The coast was a haven for pirates such as Edward Mansvelt, who arrived there in 1666. It remained largely undeveloped until 1854, when the town was founded by Philipp J.J. Valentini. Today the city has an impressive collection of Caribbean-style buildings from the 19th century.
Visiting Puerto LimónThere are buses to Puerto Limón from San José. The journey takes about three hours.
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