Frequently asked questions

Why Free?

Our tours operate on a pay-what-you-like model. We believe that everybody should be able to enjoy an educational tour experience and discover and learn about the cities we tour in, regardless of your budget. We also strongly believe that you should not have to pay for a tour in advance, without having experienced it first. We think that you should decide how much you think the tour was worth when the tour is finished. You name the price.

Do I have to make a reservation or can I just show up?

Reservations are required for guaranteed spots on our tour. Reservations help us determine the number of guides we need to ensure that our groups remain manageable and enjoyable, and they allow us to notify you of changes to the tour due to weather or anything that could disturb the tours.

What type of content should I expect during the tour?

History, politics, culture, traditions, food, music and Costa Rica in general. Our main topic is the story of Port Limon, which is the story of the Conquest of the Tropics and the United Fruit Company.

Is Puerto Limon safe?

Yes! Puerto Limon is a completely safe city.

How far is the meeting point from the dock exit?

The meeting point is located at the Vargas Park, which is right next to the dock exit. You just need to walk straight out of the dock and you will see the Vargas Park at your right, it is full of huge palm trees, and you cant get lost.

What happens if we arrive late?

Please, please, please try to be on time. We recommend arriving at the starting location ca. 10 minutes before the tour starts. Your email reminder that you receive the day before the tour should list the tour guide’s name and phone number. Any late arrivals with reservations who do not contact us may have their reserved spots allotted to walk-up guests.

What happens when there is bad weather?

The show must go on! Our tours go out rain or shine. Dress appropriately for the conditions. If the weather is bad your guide will include as many “bad weather” indoor stops as possible. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. However, Explore Limon may cancel or postpone the tour due to extreme weather. All reserved guests will be contacted via email and text should this happen.

What do I need to bring?

Some appetite of knowledge and a will to learn and understand about the people of Limon and their traditions. A camera is highly recommended as well as comfortable walking shoes.

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