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Guayabo National Park and Monument

Turrialba, Costa Rica
506-290-8202
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Nice nature experience

Small place but magic ambientance. Excelent price and nice trails. People is vey welcome. Want to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LucyQL
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Interesting water supply system

The only archeological site in Costa Rica. Partly excavated pre- Colombian. The water supply system... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anil A
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The country's most significant archaeological site is a 540-acre city occupied between 1000 B.C. and A.D. 1400.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“worth a visit” (7 reviews)
“costa rica” (26 reviews)
“pre columbian” (4 reviews)
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Turrialba, Costa Rica
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506-290-8202
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"interesting history"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small place but magic ambientance. Excelent price and nice trails. People is vey welcome. Want to repeat with friends and family.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

Thank Anil A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Costa Rica is not known for having ruins from it’s indigenous people. Guayabo is the only place in the country where they can be seen. It is a 2+ hour drive from San Jose due to the mountainous terrain and not the distance. When you...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here in the afternoon and enjoyed our time in the park. It was a bit of a rainy day but it didn’t deter from the experience. The ruins themselves are interesting enough but we enjoyed the nature around it even more and managed...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

We didn't have great expectations of this visit which was included in the itinerary by our trip organisers but thanks to our excellent "girl" guide, we learned a great deal of the history and background of this ancient site, much of which is still unknown...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

We were in the area and were looking for a nice hike so we decided to visit Guayabo National Park. The park was very well maintained and the trail around the site is well defined and easy to maneuver. There were some steps. The trail...More

Thank MLOMIA
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful guide Rosa who was knowledgeable about the history, the archeology of the site, and the flora and fauna. We took 3 hours to walk around the site which is only 3 kilometres and loved every minute. Not only did we see...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Of course you can hike the trails alone. But with a guide it a much richer experience. Our guide was Stephania. She’s a college student. Very knowledgeable about the history of this special place. And happy to share with visitors. My husband and I enjoyed...More

Thank MathPro
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

This is such a wonderful place. You need a guide I believe, and really should have one because of all the information one is given about the history. It is located in a secondary rain forest, so is humid, and most definitely you will need...More

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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

This is one of the most important archeological site in Costa Rica, but it may leave you a little disappointed. I am not sure I would go out of my way to go here unless I was in the area. There has certainly been a...More

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Vicente V
21 February 2018|
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Response from arnab_gupta | Reviewed this property |
Lots. Try the Marracuya, More Than Words. My personal favourites. There is another place good for lunch.... Soda la U. Try the special coconut risenbeans on Thursdays. For a nice mountain view, try the Turrialtico lodge. It... More
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madcttravelers
30 April 2017|
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Response from Silvian H | Reviewed this property |
If you leave from downtown San Jose, the estimated time to get to Guayabo may range between 2:00 and 2:45 hours. It is worth it. Have a safe trip.
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RCTravelHounds
29 November 2016|
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Response from Oscar Z | Reviewed this property |
Not to reach Guayabo National Park.
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