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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  • If you are in the area, this is definitely worth visiting. A guide will explain the history and bring the place alive. The remains of causeways, aqueducts, catchment tanks etc indicate a fascinating p...  more »
  • An interesting place with guides that tell you all its history. With a walk within the park very accessible, There are two walks a natural call which means you must wear appropriate sneakers or shoes because the road is dirt and the other is a concrete path. Wear a cape
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