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“The Mystical Lost World..”

Guayabo National Park and Monument
Ranked #1 of 21 things to do in Turrialba
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The country's most significant archaeological site is a 540-acre city occupied between 1000 B.C. and A.D. 1400.
Reviewed April 25, 2012

Guayabo National Monument may not have Pyramids, but the energy and mystery surrounding these amazing ruins is incredible!

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Reviewed April 11, 2012

Saw toucans. Very interesting ruins. Get a guide so you'll appreciate the history.

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Reviewed April 3, 2012

I went with my class and it was very educational. However, the tour is long and there is prolonged time in the sunlights if you go with a guide. If you go with a guide, try your spanish skills and try to translate. Do be careful about what you wear. If you decide to wear a long sleeve shirt you will want to take it off near the aqueducts. Bring a camera and a water bottle at the minimum. This is a go for the avid learner and history buff of your group.

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Reviewed April 3, 2012

Its all good, and nice doesn't take to long to walk around it

Thank Reubenuk777
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Reviewed March 20, 2012

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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