If you are looking for a real glimpse into the daily life and culture of Costa Rica, it is difficult to find a better example than Puerto Limón.
This is a hugely significant city because it is the most important port in the country. The birthplace of banana empire United Fruit, and capital of Limón Province, Puerto Limón is the industrious heart of the banana coast.
The city is the heart of Costa Rica's Afro-Caribbean culture. It has a long and interesting history dating all the way back to 1502 when Columbus landed at this port while exploring the New World.