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Guayabo National Park and Monument

Turrialba, Costa Rica
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A true historic mystery

In the midst of the forest, a mysterious settlement that appeared and vanished. Water treatment... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ahmedabad, India
via mobile
Very interesting archaeological site

At this park there is a wildlife trail, which you can do on your own, or with a guide. There is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
James C
Charleston, SC
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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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

In the midst of the forest, a mysterious settlement that appeared and vanished. Water treatment, market place was all do developed and you can still see the remains.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At this park there is a wildlife trail, which you can do on your own, or with a guide. There is also a trail through the archaeological site, which includes cobblestone roads, mounds that were the sites of dwellings, or other structures. The central mound...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Went with two teenagers who weren't that impressed. Yes, it is ancient but not great for their age group. We were in and out pretty quickly- 1 hour. We did it to pass a couple of hours so wasn't a must do destination for us....More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Not to much information about those native amerindian in between 2 empires, the restauration is basic,good for an hour. They make new trail in the forest but there is few bird in it, they should start to give fresh fruit regulareley to make them nest...More

Thank normandquinty
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This is an interesting national park. They are still excavating and exploring the areas once inhabited by local Costa Ricans pre-European exploration. The people left this area around 1400 A.D. It is not an easy place to get to and it takes time to traverse...More

Thank Bryan N
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Saw this on the map and took a diversion to investigate - quite a long steep windy road to get there but the views are incredible so it's a great drive in itself. It is sign posted as you get near. There are 2 walks...More

Thank 4dchops
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I'm just make a visit and no to far they are gonna open a new trail very nice place do a mourning or afternoon trip I like it

Thank Juan Carlos R
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We nearly didn’t go here because if we had taken the bus from Turrialba, it would have taken us most of the day and we didn’t know whether it would sufficiently sustain our interest. However we were offered a lift and when we ran out...More

1  Thank travelzest2017
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Our walk through the park included a lot of birds (about half of the time) but the rest was spent on explaining the excavations of early indigenous life. These are not impressive like you find on the Yucatan but rather basic structures like water channels,...More

Thank Ugurd
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I was unaware any ancient ruins existed in Costa Rica until I saw signs in and around Turrialba pointing the way. Took a taxi to the site and was very happy I did. The paths to the lookout and on down to and through the...More

1  Thank katemc350
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30 April 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.
29 November 2016|
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Response from Oscar Z | Reviewed this property |
Not to reach Guayabo National Park.
9 January 2016|
Response from Oscar Z | Reviewed this property |
Approaching Guayabo from Turrialba is paved.