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Fun Photo Friday — Southern Caribbean; Puerto Limón, Costa Rica Favorites 2


Puerto Limón

Today concludes Puerto Limón’s visit. Next week we head to… well, let’s just wait for the surprise, shall we?

“The best of lemon is its people”
Vargas Park Color
Balconies and Colorful Doors
Wappin Man (What’s Happenin’, Man); Welcome to Pto. Limón Costa Rica

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Southern Caribbean Cruising — Puerto Limón, Stained Glass and Other Colors


The stained glass and interior design elements of Limón’s cathedral were totally unexpected. Below is a gallery/slide show of these features:

But now it’s time to start heading back to the cruise port and our awaiting yacht, Grandeur of the Seas. Along the way we ran across this old second-generation “Type 2” VW Microbus now used as a sales prop:

VW Type 2 (second generation)

We left Limón with the feeling that we’d taken in the important highlights. I hope you agree. Next week I’ll be showing you one last destination in this Southern Caribbean series before we move on to another travel topic closer to home. At least closer to my home. At any rate, here are two final images for today, then we finish with Limón completely on this week’s Fun Photo Friday:

Essential Costa Rica
Welcome to Port Limón

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Southern Caribbean Cruising — Puerto Limón, Catedral Sagrado Corazon de Jesus


One block north and one block west of the post office is Limón Catedral Sagrado Corazón de Jesús (Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus). The 151-foot/46-meter modernist spire will guide you. That spire (pictured above, right) is a striking contrast to the traditional bell tower. I suspect the older bell tower dates back to a previous onsite cathedral. Let us compare Old:

Old cathedral bell tower

To new:

New cathedral spire

Make sure you check out the back of the cathedral from Calle 6, as it’s quite impressive:

View of the back of the cathedral

Then make your way to the main entrance on Calle 5:

Cathedral front entrance on Calle 5

Looking above the entrance you find:

Statue of Jesus with Sacred Heart

This structure is bold in its modernist style:

Cathedral entrance

Yet there are more traditional elements:

Left entrance panel
Right entrance panel

But once you enter, that’s it for any traditional elements. The interior is stunning:

Cathedral interior

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