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Guayabo National Park and Monument

Turrialba, Costa Rica
506-290-8202
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Back in time in Costa Rica

The only real Pre Colombien ruins in CR besides the spheres which is another civilization a... read more

Reviewed May 6, 2015
elsaltoeco
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Cartago, Costa Rica
Nice visit to a small piece of Costa Rican history!

Small site & not overwhelming. Comfortable jungle walk on shaded paths. Gorgeous opportunity to... read more

Reviewed April 26, 2015
Patty I
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Rigby, Idaho
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The country's most significant archaeological site is a 540-acre city occupied between 1000 B.C. and A.D. 1400.
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Turrialba, Costa Rica
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506-290-8202
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"costa rica"
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"nice walk"
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"ancient ruins"
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"information panels"
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"nature trail"
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"an english speaking guide"
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"interesting history"
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"leaf cutter ants"
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Reviewed May 6, 2015

The only real Pre Colombien ruins in CR besides the spheres which is another civilization a special place to stop on your wat to the beach from El Salto ecolodge which as the oldest ruins post colombien in CR!

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Reviewed April 26, 2015

Small site & not overwhelming. Comfortable jungle walk on shaded paths. Gorgeous opportunity to work on your Costa Rican botany & birds!

2  Thank Patty I
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Reviewed April 23, 2015

This site is amazing. It's incredible to think what the people of this ancient city created. I'd encourage you to seek out a tour guide. (Most appear to be bi-lingual with English and Spanish.) Tour guides were so knowledgeable and passionate about these sacred grounds....More

2  Thank tinyfin
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Reviewed April 13, 2015

This archaeological site is a must when in Turrialba. The site is easy to walk with lots of helpful signs. Every member of our family thought this trip worthwhile.

2  Thank carpe_itineris
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Reviewed March 25, 2015

Great place to hike, bird and see lots of nature! Came here with intentions of just birding. Saw lots of great species. Ruins were very interesting.

1  Thank Kim M
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Reviewed March 1, 2015

This small national park is very interesting with very good birding. The self guided trails were in excellent condition and there was very good signage in both Spanish and English. We almost missed this wonderful place because the guide books tend to talk it down,...More

1  Thank ccandbuddy
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Reviewed February 21, 2015

We were truly suprised at the excellent display panels showing the renovations in 2013 that make this easy to imagine what it looked like. The stone roadway leading to the ceremonial mound [and leader's lodging and tomb] was long and well preserved/renovated. Considering these aqueducts...More

1  Thank Judybookdoc
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Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed the trail through the forest where we saw sloths and lots of birds. The clearings where the pre Columbian ruins were well maintained and interesting to see with clear information boards relating to the ruins and their excavation. At the entrance to the...More

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Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

I think the comparisons to Chichen Itza and Macchu Pichu are overdone but it is still a very interesting place to visit. I liked the drive there too ! The setting in the jungle was what made it for me. A real sense of history...More

1  Thank James H
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Reviewed February 7, 2015

With bi-lingual interpretive signs this archological site was a fascinating visit which revealed a history we previously knew nothing about. The paths throughout the surrounding rain forest were well mantained and the walk itself was worth the visit. The revealed parts of the site are...More

1  Thank Peytonsage
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Vicente V
February 21, 2018|
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Response from arnab_gupta | Reviewed this property |
Lots. Try the Marracuya, More Than Words. My personal favourites. There is another place good for lunch.... Soda la U. Try the special coconut risenbeans on Thursdays. For a nice mountain view, try the Turrialtico lodge. It... More
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madcttravelers
April 30, 2017|
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Response from Silvian H | Reviewed this property |
If you leave from downtown San Jose, the estimated time to get to Guayabo may range between 2:00 and 2:45 hours. It is worth it. Have a safe trip.
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RCTravelHounds
November 28, 2016|
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Response from Oscar Z | Reviewed this property |
Not to reach Guayabo National Park.
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