Guayabo National Park and Monument, Turrialba

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Uncover the mysterious terrain of Guayabo National Park and Monument, the largest archaeological site in Costa Rica. Still largely un-excavated, the 232 ha (573.2 acre) site was once a thriving city, occupied as early as 1000 BC and inexplicably abandoned in 1400 CE. Weave your way through the remaining ruins of the city’s dwellings, aqueducts, and tombs, and keep an eye out for enchanting petroglyphs. A ramble around the mystical monument, surrounded by one of the last rainforests of its kind in Cartago, provides an authentic excursion into an ancient part of the country’s heritage. Plan your visit to Guayabo National Park and Monument and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Turrialba vacation generator.
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  • You can see the remains of an old civilization. We visited the park after we went to the volcanos it was a nice place to walk around with only a small entrance fee (5$) 
  • Nous sommes arrivés au parc vers 15h 30 .nous avons payé l entrée puis au bout de qques pas nous avons croisé un employé du parc qui nous a demandé de ne pas aller plus loin qu un certain point car le...  more »
  • Great place to go to walk around a little bit and see a very interesting archeological site and learn a bit about Costa Rica's pre-european history. 
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  • Uncovered ruins to the east, Monumento Nacional Guayabo, circles labeled Monticulo Central.
  • It is world heritage of engineering. It is amazing that after so many years still the aqueduct is running. It is a magical place.
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  • Beautiful place now this paved the road
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  • The correct name of this protected wilderness area is Guayabo national monument and is located 19 km northwest of the town of Turrialba. The hours are open daily from 8 am to 3:30 pm without exception. Currently (August 2016), charges an admission of ¢ 1000.oo adult colones, ¢ national children 500.oo and $ $5.oo dollars non-residents. You can camp by paying a $ right. $ 2.OO per night per person.
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  • Important place to know more about the culture and engineering applied by those ancestors Costa Rican
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