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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  • Outside of being a site magic, the nature that surrounds it and see the greatness of the engineering time indigenous is worthy to be visited... site learn much!.
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  • Obviously and after all reviews (internet, guide...) this park is a must in the corner! Or start? Although admission is $ 5, but it's already cheap. Explanations on the panels are more limited. The ruins seem more fake than the other. I'm not familiar with the bad review, but if I could thanks to this comment to save you half a day I'd be delighted. The second Park with animals (dixit the person has the entry) does not deserve more praise. It's just if we heard birds sing. Fortunately brief that the road to access the site is nice and that on the way back we saw a game of football between premises. Don't waste your time and your money!
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  • It took us quite find the site because of the GPS Navigator, but when we arrived it was a marvel. We decided to hire a local guide and Karen was commissioned to teach us the site perfectly. It is a very interesting and recommendable.
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  • Uncovered ruins to the east, Monumento Nacional Guayabo, circles labeled Monticulo Central.
  • This pretty. Interesting. Good clean sanitary mantenimiento.servcios
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  • It is a little far
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  • An excellent place to visit family and learn more about our culture.
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  • 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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