Costa Rica doesn't have a lot of archeological sites open to the public, so we didn't want to miss this one. We thought it was worth the visit. Our guide said she had only been studying English for a few months, but she did a great job -- she was very knowledgeable and not difficult to understand. The walk through the site is pretty level, but the path isn't paved; there's one overlook that takes a short climb to reach. Hiking boots aren't necessary, but I'd recommend shoes with some tread. Across the street from the actual site is a building with a diorama showing a reconstruction of the area during its prime. Parking here seems to be somewhat chaotic -- we were driven there by a Turrialba-based tour company, so we didn't have to worry about it, but people basically park along the side of the street where ever they can. If you're interested in archeology, you'll enjoy Guayabo.
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