El Sitio Museo Finca 6

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aekrfk
Newport Beach, CA185 contributions
Very interesting UNESCO site
Sep 2021
We really like to see ancient ruins and UNESCO sites. Finca 6 is definitely a bit out of the way but we stopped there on our way to the Osa Peninsula. We were not disappointed. The museum is small and very informative. Watch the video as it explains a lot about the spheres, civilization and location. After the museum you walk around the site. We were the only ones there and it was very peaceful and interesting. There are good signs showing you what you are looking at and which direction to walk. It is on a banana plantation and the cableway was also interesting.
Written September 12, 2021
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kpgreynomads
King's Lynn, UK167 contributions
This civilisation is the link between Mayans and Incas
Feb 2020
Its not easy getting here without a car. We do not hire cars when we travel. We had spent time in the Corcaovado park, and were travelling onto Puerto Norte for the night. So we caught a bus from Sierpe to the road leading down to the site, the driver dropped us, with our rucksacks, and it was well worth the effort. There is no cafe or facilities there at all apart from toilets. The staff do not speak English , but were very helpful. There were some explanations in English, but wiki article helps to understand it too. The civilisation was in the Diquis Delta circa 800BC to 800AD and the statues and spheres they made to show their status are on display. We had never seen peg ststues and spheres before. The site are outside and you can wander around. definitely worth a visit, pay with a card . Then we walked back to the main road and waited a long time for a bus. Would not have missed this visit.
Written April 2, 2020
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kattullus
Stockholm, Sweden1,032 contributions
What do the round stones want to tell us?
Jan 2020 • Family
Modern exhibition obviously sponsored by UNESCO grants. Fascinating story about the unknown significance of the great efforts constructing these mysterious stones. Also interesting transport system for bananas.
Written January 10, 2020
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Tobias L
Gothenburg, Sweden44 contributions
Informative
Jan 2020 • Couples
This place is under development and will probably get better with time. There were two small exhibitions, one on wild life and one on the history of the stones. Information in both English and Spanish. (Spanish early operations got away easy from what I heard before)
There is a small path through banana plantations were the stones can be viewed at historical settlements.
Good parking lot and clean restrooms.

Don’t go to this area only for this museum but if you are passing by it’s worth a visit.
Written January 7, 2020
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Benjamin
Charlottesville, VA33 contributions
Great for Fans of Archeology and Museums
Aug 2019 • Family
I enjoy archaeological sites and museums and was fascinated by the round stones. The entry fee was only $6 and there are some interesting paths as well as air-conditioned museum. This was my 4th trip to Costa Rica and yet I had never heard of these stones so since we were driving to Sirena for our boat tour to Corcovado it seemed like a good time to stop by. Interesting history of the stones mixed with more recent history of the banana plantation next door made for a unique cultural experience. We spent about a little more than an hour there which about the minimum to see everything.
Written October 1, 2019
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GwenAndKirsty
London, UK75 contributions
A peaceful museum
Jul 2019
The story of the stone spheres and the culture of the people who built them is described inside the air-con museum. Plenty of interesting facts here. The visit continues outside where you can follow two or three trails that pass by the stones and the places where buildings would have stood. When we visited, even at 9:30am, there were mosquitoes around, so bring some repellent. The trails are not entirely finished. But you will see plenty of the spheres. You also cross a banana rail. Overall the experience was very peaceful and lasted about 90minutes. I would recommend on the way out from the Corcovado National Park (if you take the early boat).
Written August 6, 2019
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Peter Clifford
Cheltenham, UK37 contributions
An interesting archaeological site
Mar 2019 • Couples
We found this site very interesting. There was plenty of information in both Spanish and English. The site was well laid out. There is still work being done to add new facilities and complete the visitor centre, but this did not detract from our enjoyment. Recommended for anybody with an interest in history or archaeology. The staff were very helpful. The grounds also gave opportunities for wildlife and bird watching while viewing the outside exhibits. A few benches for sitting down would be good though!
Written April 15, 2019
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Tom Schultz
Santiago de Puriscal, Costa Rica270 contributions
Great side trip - a fascinating look at an unique pre-columbian site, and great nature also !
Jan 2019 • Couples
There are few ( two exactly) pre columbian sites you can visit here in Costa Rica. Finca 6 is pretty unique. Off the beaten path ( We live here and passed it twice before we found the entrance... right next to the bailey bridge ;-) ) it is a small museum that is undergoing renovation and expansion - it was flooded and closed for many months after the Hurricane/Tropical Storm Nate hit. It will be an even better experience when they are complete, The spheres are weirdly wonderful and unexplained... the site itself is being slowly filled with second growth forest , so the trails are actually good for viewing nature also - you can see monkeys and many birds if you go in the morning... and highly recommend going in the morning,,. it gets HOT there by about 11am.
Written February 13, 2019
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kristincairns
3 contributions
Great little museum
Dec 2018 • Couples
My husband and I visit here, and it was a great little mesuem and site. Loved seeing the sphears. I have attached the map of the grounds. Easily walked in 10 or 15 min.
Written December 7, 2018
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Jess M
13 contributions
Interesting Place
Jan 2018 • Couples
This UNESCO World Patrimony site is hard to find - Google sent us to an address in “downtown” Palmar del Norte which is entirely wrong. Maybe that is why it is so little known. A taxi driver directed us to the right place, about a 15 minute drive away — well sign-posted once you get close! The small museum is very interesting and has a lot of information about the extensive pre-Columbian culture in this area. Several paths then allow you to walk around the property and see the stone spheres.
Written April 12, 2018
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