Stretching along the Caribbean Coast, Limón Province is considered to be one of the most pristine and lush regions of Costa Rica. Roughly 125 miles of shoreline between Nicaragua and Panama boast picturesque white-sand beaches lined with coconut trees for an ultimate tropical paradise. The province covers an area of 9,189 square kilometers, and has a population of 386,862. Limon is one of the country's most geographically diverse regions; Limón features everything from mangrove wetlands to towering mountains.
Limón is one of the most culturally diverse of Costa Rica's provinces, housing a significant Afro-Caribbean and indigenous population. Several languages (Spanish, Limón Creole) are spoken, and due mainly to its cultural ties to the Caribbean islands; dishes like rice and beans, patty, fried cake, pan bon, rondon, are ubiquitous throughout the province, along with reggae, calypso, and soca music.