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Address: Turrialba, Costa Rica
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506-290-8202
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The country's most significant archaeological site is a 540-acre city...

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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Glorious Guayabo!

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... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Montreal, Canada
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155 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 around.

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Thank normandquinty
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 the roads. We saw a lot of great fauna and wildlife and our guide was... More 

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Thank Bryan N
uk
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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 - a forest one (we didn't do) and one round the site which takes about... More 

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Thank 4dchops
Heredia, Costa Rica
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8 reviews
Reviewed 12 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

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Thank Juan Carlos R
London, United Kingdom
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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 of time, we realised that we could have spent up to 4/5 hours in total... More 

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Stockholm
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
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, roads and house foundations. Still it was interesting enough and nice stroll.

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Thank Ugurd
Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 ruins was wide and clear and an easy hike for a 65+ woman. There were... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Our guide was very well informed and gave us lots to think about as we walked among the ruins. Of special interest were the old water system and the ruler straight ancient stone road - perhaps the only straight road in Costa Rica!

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Thank J_R_C2016_17
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

My boyfriend and I backpacked here. We stayed in our tent one night then hiked the monument the next morning. All in all it was a good trip. Just know to bring your own food, as the nearest restaurant to the monument that was open was 3 miles.

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Thank Laci A
Ithaca, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We stayed at the Guayabo Lodge, which was very nice. Lovely area to drive around in. We enjoyed walking around the monument and seeing the ruins. We saw a very active sloth in a tree at the ruins.

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