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Limón

(lēmōn`), city (1995 est. pop. 55,866), capital of Limón prov., Costa Rica, on the Caribbean Sea. Once the leading port of Costa Rica, it has been superseded by Moín. Limón gained importance with the construction of the railroad to San José in the late 1800s and has been the point of export for Costa Rica's large banana industry. Columbus may have visited the site on his 1502 voyage.

Limón

 

(also Puerto Limón), a city and the principal port of Costa Rica on the Caribbean coast. Capital of the province of Limón. Population, 37,500 (1971). Limón is connected by rail with San José. It is the commercial center of a district of plantation fruit growing. Cocoa, bananas, and coconuts are exported from Limón. The city was founded in 1880 on the site of an Indian settlement.

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Informes previos en CR: al noroeste de puerto Limon, Costa Rica (Perez-Farfante y Kensley 1997).
Kingston, Jamaica, made it to the fourth spot, while Puerto Cabello, the leading Venezuelan port, ranks among the top five--followed closely by the Bahamas' Freeport and Costa Rica's Puerto Limon.
Kingston, la capital de Jamaica, ocupo el cuarto lugar, mientras Puerto Cabello, el principal puerto venezolano, se encuentra entre los cinco primeros, seguido de cerca por Freeport, en las Bahamas, y Puerto Limon, en Costa Rica.
It is anticipated that sailings from Tampa are likely to be as frequent as every three weeks aboard the Crowley Americas, which serves Rio Haina, Dominican Republic; Port au Prince, Haiti; Manzanillo, Panama; Puerto Limon, Costa Rica; and Santo Tomas, Guatemala, said John Hourihan, senior VP/gen.
3--11 nights: Key West, Cozumel, Puerto Limon, Colon; Cartagena, Aruba, Grand Cayman, Ft.
It then calls into Montego Bay, Cartagena, San Blas, Cristoba, the Panama Canal, Puerto Limon and Key West.
Yet this small Central American country's top port, Puerto Limon, handles more boxed cargo than any of those nations' main ports.
Sin embargo, la mayor terminal portuaria de este pequeno pais centroamericano, Puerto Limon, maneja mas carga en contenedores que cualquiera de las mayores terminales de esos paises.
Thomson Dream leaves from Montego Bay, Jamaica, and will visit Puerto Limon in Costa Rica, Colon in Panama - for canal excursions - and Cartagena and Santa Marta in Colombia.
The 11-night Caribbean voyages will see it making stops at George Town, Grand Cayman; Cartagena, Colombia; Colon, Panama; Puerto Limon, Costa Rica; Roatan, Honduras and Cozumel, Mexico.
On page 49 he states that the Marco Polo turned "west" to Puerto Limon, Costa Rica, after exiting the Panama Canal in the Caribbean.
We headed to Veragua Rainforest, an 18-mile drive from Puerto Limon where the ship had docked, and saw some of the most dangerous creatures on the planet - like the stunning but toxic poison dart frogs.