Historic Banana Route Railway Journey

3.25 hours | Limon | L I O - 1 7 0
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Points of Interest

  • Plantations
  • Train Tour
Includes snack, Easy activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Travel through time on the railroad that gave birth to the banana industry on this easy, half-day tour. The Atlantic Railroad, described by one engineer as "the most difficult damned piece of railroading in the world," was considered the Panama Canal of Costa Rica, and in 1890, the line was finally completed, forever changing the landscape, the economy, and the local way of life. Your quaint, open-air rail car journey includes stunning scenery and photo stops along the way. Keep your camera handy, as it is not uncommon to sight black monkeys and two-toed sloths resting peacefully in the trees. This tour does not visit a banana plantation, but an explanation of the banana growing process is provided during the train ride as is excellent information on the flora and fauna and the ecosystem and a local's insight into the country's people and culture. Return to port via a scenic countryside drive.

Special Notes:

This tour does not visit a banana plantation, but explanation of the banana growing and processing is provided during the train ride.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship to Estrada

  • Transport type: Air Conditioned Transportation
  • Transport Capacity: 45
  • Travel time: 00:40
  • Inside visit: No
  • Air conditioned: No
  • Walking distance: 25
  • Steps: 4
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • Restroom available: Yes

Arrive at Estrada Village

  • Transport type: Walking
  • Transport Capacity: 45
  • Time at site: 00:15

Train ride to Moin

  • Transport type: Train
  • Travel time: 02:00
  • Restroom available: Yes

Photo stop and narration on the way back to Limon

  • Transport type: Air Conditioned Transportation
  • Transport Capacity: 45
  • Travel time: 00:20