The 193,000 cruisers who arrive annually to Costa Rica’s Caribbean seaport will soon be able to enjoy renovated facilities. The Government of Costa Rica announced it was investing over USD 200,000 to renovate Hernan Garron Salazar terminal in Limon.
The new and “innovative design” was created via the collaboration with community leaders and will boast improvements to the lookout point, courtyard, and boarding halls.
According to the Costa Rican Tourism Board, a total of 193,733 passengers arrived onboard 93 cruise vessels to the Limon terminal in 2018-2019. Semanario Universidad reported that at least 20% of cruise passengers did not disembark from their ships in Limon.
President Carlos Alvarado said their goal was "to encourage the stay in the province and thereby reactivate not only the local and national economy but to position the province as a destination that can compete with others, offering a quality tourist experience based on the culture and tradition of Limon.”
According to ICT, the renovations are “these first step to serve cruise passengers arriving in the Costa Rican Caribbean, while progress toward a new specialized terminal continues.”
These improvements are reportedly due to be completed over the next 4 months.