What a diverse area the Caribbean Season covers, from Florida down to the Amazon, the stranded mid ocean islands like the Azores and Bermuda, to the main land of Mexico and here, Costa Rica. Puerto Limón cruise port is also often a stop before going through the Panama Canal. There are no prizes for guessing how Limón got its name; it is the Spanish for Lemon. An area of only around 55,000 very mixed people as a result of labourers flocking there to build the railroad that connected San José to Puerto Limón in the late nineteenth-century. This included Italian, Jamaican and Chinese but Afro-Caribbean people were not recognised as citizens until 1948 and therefore could not leave under restrictive movement laws which now makes them the dominant people in Puerto Limón. There are two port terminals in Puerto Limón; Limón and Moín. As cruising expands as a mega business, the government pledged ₡93 million ($166,000) for a new cruise ship terminal back in 2016. This may also have been provoked by the recently widened and improved Panama Canal.

This is a rich and green coast line, and trips to the botanical gardens (and animal rescue) will confirm that. It is easy to just walk the city, where the palm-lined promenade and  verdant Parque Vargas will make you feel relaxed. But a trip into the dense rainforest, as we did on our rain forest trip of St. Lucia, will make a contrast to your beach breaks. They also have an aerial tram ride through the lush canopy of the Braulio Carillo National Park. The Monster Bus experiences is great fun and you will no doubt see and hear a lot about the country’s rich exports like bananas and chocolate. Such adventures are the growth interest of cruises as Violet finds out when taken there by a director of the cruise line in the romantic novel AMERICAN PORTRAIT. An insight into the marketing of cruise holidays all wrapped in a vengeful novel set in the Caribbean. Take a look at how, with a dozen new HUGE ships at sea every day within a few short years, over one million new cruisers are required. That marketing problem is wonderfully discussed in the romantic cruise adventure novel, AMERICAN PORTRAIT (click title of picture, on Kindle or paperback).  Filmed from Silver Muse with a boat trip in land waters looking at birds and nature.

 

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