Vargas Park

Vargas Park, Puerto Limon: Address, Vargas Park Reviews: 3.5/5

Vargas Park
3.5

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3.5
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D_Willy_S
Calgary, Canada968 contributions
Great park visit, including sloths
Jan 2020
This is a very nice park with some great views, a nice gazebo, and a commemorative statue. We stood for awhile and were able to see some sloths lounging about in the trees.
Written March 30, 2020
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Felicia B
Fort Pierce, FL892 contributions
Jungle of Palms in Heart of the City
Dec 2019
There are sidewalks, There are HUGE palms. There are statues and art work and nearby crafts. And a seaside view. And....the best part? Locals will point out sloths and owls that live in the palms!
Rest on benches. Eat local handheld food. Enjoy the sun and walks.
The park is not large but it holds delightful things for those who care to stop and see.
Written December 30, 2019
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Jack F
San Francisco, CA41 contributions
We had an hour before the ship left
Dec 2018 • Couples
Walked around the park, a few murals, nice stone statue or native couple and a centerpiece of life sized multi-cultural people sitting up on the tracks. Typical zocalo.
Written March 7, 2019
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Lynda and Mark B
Cardiff, UK175 contributions
Listen to the locals.
Feb 2019 • Couples
We decided to go straight to the park confident of seeing our first wild sloths after reading trip advisor reviews. Armed with some loose dollars in our pocket we did not have to wait long for a local boy to ask if we wanted to see a mother and baby sloth in a tree. After this he took us to see some owls in a different tree, not bad for a couple of dollars. The park itself although quite small has some nice statues and ornamentation in it and well set out paths. There are a lot of tall palms and other trees in the park and Mark saw some heart shaped seed casings which he was about to pick up when a local taxi driver lady told him no, they are from the Africa tree and make you itch. A timely warning as this may have ruined the day. The driver was called Katisha and we ended up paying for a fantastic half day trip with her.
Written March 7, 2019
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BigSlimJim
Hamilton773 contributions
Sloths
Oct 2018 • Couples
Well laid out park right beside the Limon cruise port. A local lad showed us some wild sloths which were well hidden high up in the trees. Without the help of the local lad we would have had no chance in seeing them. We gave him $3 dollars and he was really happy with this.
The park is right on the coast and as we were taking photos and wandering around the local tourist police introduced themselves to us and offered us great advice about Limon. The pointed out places to go to and places to avoid and reassured us that they would be patrolling the area and keeping the cruise passengers safe. Very nice officers who spoke good English, thank-you.
The town of Limon is quite interesting with a good number of shops, restaurants and cafe bars. We had a beer in called the Washington Bar which provide free WiFi if you had a drink.
Written November 1, 2018
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Peggy D
Centerville, MA77 contributions
Handy to ship
Feb 2018
We didn't plan any excursions in Limon so we just walked a little bit around town, not much to see but we saw the park and decided to check it out. It is located at the end of town near the ocean. The trees are lovely but the walkways and benches needed some TLC. There were some local boys showing tourists the birds and sloths up in the trees, you give them a couple of bucks and they were happy. I'm glad we visited the park.
Written February 25, 2018
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yina2014
Edmonton, Canada6 contributions
Park Next to Cruise Port
Dec 2017 • Couples
Just outside the cruise port, Vargas Park has many high trees, the dense leaves blocked sunbeam, forming a cool micro environment. You can watch sloths playing on the trees or take a relaxing walk. This park is also the meeting point for a free walking tour provided by Explore Limon.com
Written December 19, 2017
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Michael B
Nova Scotia448 contributions
Not much to see in this park or the downtown area
Feb 2017 • Couples
We left our cruise ship to walk in the downtown area of Limon. Like the rest of the area Vargas Park was run-down and you had had a constant concern for your safety. Not even sure why the cruise ship would stop here other than their own sponsored excursions.
Written March 11, 2017
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Joeb1943
Inverness, FL118 contributions
Run down and Seedy
Feb 2017 • Couples
At one time this must have been a pretty little park but not now. Littered. Run down. Trees need LO)TS of attention. Broken glass everywhere. NOT a good place for children. If "local culture" includes drunks and homeless, then this fits the bill.
Written March 7, 2017
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gingko2
Bury St. Edmunds, UK329 contributions
Faded glory.
Jan 2017 • Couples
We visited Puerto Limon and Vargas Park as a stop on a cruise. We have visited Puerto Rico before and previously took trips on the Tortuguero Canal and the Rainforest tour. This visit we thought we would explore the town itself. I was traveling with my mobility scooter and I am used to bad pavements, etc. but this town took the biscuit. The town is very run down and a commercial centre, not really a tourist stop. There is a market selling lovely wooden craft work and carvings of hummingbirds, toucans pelicans etc. Coffee beans are also on sale here and in nearby streets. After we had been to see the market we decided to have a look around the surrounding streets. The pavements and dropped kerbs for wheelchairs etc. we're so bad, my scooter toppled over. Fortunately I was not hurt and the people were so very kind helping me up. My advice is don't go too far off the main roads. Cars park anywhere they like. We visited the Cathedral and the park. This is gradually being restored to a former glory. The 'bandstand' is attractive and the trees are magnificent. 'Air' plants are growing all along the branches because of the humidity and there were fruits, but I have no idea which type. Closed shoes are best for a visit here and take care where you walk!
Written February 6, 2017
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