Guayabo National Park and Monument, Turrialba

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#2 of 6 in Historic Sites in Province of Cartago
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. Before you head to Turrialba, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Turrialba trip itinerary maker site , to make sure you see all that Turrialba has to offer, including Guayabo National Park and Monument.
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  • Well there same you find streets and a town inside the mountain, it has something magical about this place, highly recommended and also not abused at the entrance you have to pay to enter.
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  • Small place but magic ambientance. Excelent price and nice trails. People is vey welcome. Want to repeat with friends and family.  more »
  • The only archeological site in Costa Rica. Partly excavated pre- Colombian. The water supply system they had is very interesting. Reaching the site is a nice walk through a forest with a stream.  more »
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