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Guayabo National Park and Monument

Turrialba, Costa Rica
506-290-8202
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Similar to Kuelap in north of Peru

Not to much information about those native amerindian in between 2 empires, the restauration is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
normandquinty
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Montreal, Canada
Glorious Guayabo!

This is an interesting national park. They are still excavating and exploring the areas once... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bryan N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not to much information about those native amerindian in between 2 empires, the restauration is basic,good for an hour. They make new trail in the forest but there is few bird in it, they should start to give fresh fruit regulareley to make them nest...More

Thank normandquinty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an interesting national park. They are still excavating and exploring the areas once inhabited by local Costa Ricans pre-European exploration. The people left this area around 1400 A.D. It is not an easy place to get to and it takes time to traverse...More

Thank Bryan N
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Saw this on the map and took a diversion to investigate - quite a long steep windy road to get there but the views are incredible so it's a great drive in itself. It is sign posted as you get near. There are 2 walks...More

Thank 4dchops
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I'm just make a visit and no to far they are gonna open a new trail very nice place do a mourning or afternoon trip I like it

Thank Juan Carlos R
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We nearly didn’t go here because if we had taken the bus from Turrialba, it would have taken us most of the day and we didn’t know whether it would sufficiently sustain our interest. However we were offered a lift and when we ran out...More

Thank travelzest2017
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Our walk through the park included a lot of birds (about half of the time) but the rest was spent on explaining the excavations of early indigenous life. These are not impressive like you find on the Yucatan but rather basic structures like water channels,...More

Thank Ugurd
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I was unaware any ancient ruins existed in Costa Rica until I saw signs in and around Turrialba pointing the way. Took a taxi to the site and was very happy I did. The paths to the lookout and on down to and through the...More

1  Thank katemc350
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Our guide was very well informed and gave us lots to think about as we walked among the ruins. Of special interest were the old water system and the ruler straight ancient stone road - perhaps the only straight road in Costa Rica!

Thank J_R_C2016_17
Reviewed 16 February 2017

My boyfriend and I backpacked here. We stayed in our tent one night then hiked the monument the next morning. All in all it was a good trip. Just know to bring your own food, as the nearest restaurant to the monument that was open...More

Thank Laci A
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We stayed at the Guayabo Lodge, which was very nice. Lovely area to drive around in. We enjoyed walking around the monument and seeing the ruins. We saw a very active sloth in a tree at the ruins.

Thank snorkelerNan
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madcttravelers
How long is the drive from San Jose?
1 May 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
Hello, Is a 4x4 vehicle required to visit?
29 November 2016|
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Response from Oscar Z | Reviewed this property |
Not to reach Guayabo National Park.
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tromtravel
Can you be more specific on which road is paved and which road is rough? We will be coming from Tortugero.
10 January 2016|
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Response from Oscar Z | Reviewed this property |
Approaching Guayabo from Turrialba is paved.
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