Guayabo National Park and Monument, Turrialba

Categories: Ruins, Mysterious Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
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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  • A beautiful place located in a rural community. Large areas of vegetation. Diversity of flora and fauna. You can take walks and explore the archaeological zones. You can also camp.
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  • Amazing small park with lots of history. Only $5 for tourists and very pretty walk in a park. It only take 1-2h to walk true but definitely worth the time 
  • Far away from any place but a lot of history and culture. The park is very small but gives you a little to think about our history we know. Not the topical touristy park you see but for sure wort to s...  read more »
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