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The Guyabo national park is definately worth a visit if you are in the region. There are two wars... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2015
Peter N
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Playa Coronado, Panama
Peaceful and relaxing visit

Went on a weekday when there were very few visitors. Well maintained grounds and ruins albeit no... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2015
Scott S
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Hue, Vietnam
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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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Reviewed 29 December 2015

The Guyabo national park is definately worth a visit if you are in the region. There are two wars up there, the one is very rough and the other is paved. Very interesting ruins, and some of the only ones you will come around in...More

2  Thank Peter N
Reviewed 26 December 2015 via mobile

Went on a weekday when there were very few visitors. Well maintained grounds and ruins albeit no monumental structure to speak of. All the explanation signs have English translations which was very welcome. A 2 to 3 hour drive from San Jose center to get...More

4  Thank Scott S
Reviewed 24 December 2015

It was raining heavily for the whole visit - the monument was interesting but not quite what we are used to in UK - to be fair there are restrictions on how much they can excavate - not as many animals / birds as we...More

1  Thank Chris C
Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

These ruins were quite nice. Thier is not much to see as compared to other central and south american aztec and myan cities but definitely worth the trip if your in the area. 5$ per person about 2 hours to complete the self guided tour.

1  Thank bgzach101
Reviewed 20 December 2015

Enjoyed visiting the site but it seems as if there is still much to be discovered about the people and their customs who lived here. Compared to other sites such as Mayan ones in Mexico for example there is much less to see but it...More

Thank corinna563
Reviewed 9 December 2015 via mobile

We arrived almost a closing time. We were allowed in, and it was totally worth it! Great experience to see the ruins and system they had for cleaning and using water. Road getting to the monument is a little long and bumpy, but we went...More

2  Thank Kayla V
Reviewed 29 November 2015

If you happen to be in the area of Turrialba, this is a good place to go to walk around and imagine what life was like in this area many years ago. There are good walking paths along with informative signs in English and Spanish.

1  Thank vagirlRichmond
Reviewed 25 October 2015

So far no one seems to know what tribe or indigenous group built this ancient city. Since only 1% of the Costa Rican population is indigenous, little is known about them. This historic site was discovered by accident and it had been underground for centuries....More

4  Thank MissDWilson
Reviewed 23 October 2015

We arrived at Guayabo a little before closing time and had the entire site to ourselves. It was breathtaking and at the same time a little eerie. I would recommend this little piece of Costa Rican history to everyone, since it doesn't take long to...More

Thank Silke M
Reviewed 4 October 2015

This is a relatively small, well cared for historical site - we walked through the whole site in about 45 minutes, including the hike up to the lookout of the aqueducts. Much of the site has been rebuilt using original stones. There are really nice...More

1  Thank MarchMay
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madcttravelers
1 May 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
29 November 2016|
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Response from Oscar Z | Reviewed this property |
Not to reach Guayabo National Park.
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tromtravel
10 January 2016|
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Response from Oscar Z | Reviewed this property |
Approaching Guayabo from Turrialba is paved.
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