Guayabo National Park and Monument, Turrialba

4.3
#2 of 8 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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  • I did the tour, which they give you three options. I took the first which goes up to the observatory and then walked down. It was very interesting and informative. The tour takes about an hour and a h...  more »
  • We were here on a Monday in July and we were the only visitors. A nicely landscaped park where you can find some excavations. We have walked the set route and have spent about one and a half hours doing this. Afterwards, at a kiosk just across the road, something to drink. Little parking space-should it be crowded. And the road we drove there was very bad and bumpy.
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