Much of the province is protected by national parks. To the north, you will find the Parque Nacional Tortuguero and the Refugio Nacional Barra del Colorado. And to the south, there is Cahuita National Park and the beautiful Gandoca Manzanillo Refuge. Isla Uvita, Puerto Viejo, Punta Uva and Punta Mona represent other popular diving destinations.
Small wrecks and coral reefs constitute the majority of underwater environments. Most sites are accessible to beginners with little to no current. However, deeper sites do exist to keep advanced and tec divers from getting bored.
The dry season is the best time to visit Costa Rica if you want to split your time between sunbathing on the beach and diving into the underwater world. Most of the pelagic species found during the rainy season leave this part of Costa Rica and are replaced by a variety of fish and macro species.
It is also the best time to dive in Limon for beginner divers who prefer easy, colorful diving. During these months, divers will benefit from calmer seas and visibility reaching 70 feet (20 meters).
The closest international airport to Limón is in San Jose. Flights originating around the world fly directly to Costa Rica. From the airport, a 3 hour journey is required by car, private transfer or bus. However, the best way to visit Limón is by cruise ship. These boats often dock at Puerto Limón on their way to or from the Panama Canal.