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Lovely walk

Lovely walk and an informative visit considering not too much is known about this obscure... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2018
265cynthiab
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There is something fascinating about this place It is smaller than in many countries and there is... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
N86XAsuec
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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.
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Turrialba, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

Lovely walk and an informative visit considering not too much is known about this obscure civilization.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 265cynthiab
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

There is something fascinating about this place It is smaller than in many countries and there is so much more that they could discover but they have maintained a balance at keeping the area preserved and displaying the history Walking with a Guide helps you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

The place was fascinating but you really need a guide to explain everything. We had one through our hotel and Jorge has been a guide there for 20 years. There are signs that explain areas with English translations so if you do go alone you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MJL39
Reviewed 13 October 2018

This archeaological site is unique for Costa Rica, even though it does not equal the Mayan ruins of Copan or Peten. The site is worth a visit for the nice landscape it is situated in, the journey to it and the excellently well maintained site.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Henk G
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

The National ruins are of quick interest. We arrived about 20 mins before closing. The guy who took our payment ($5 each for any age) said we should be out in 40 mins and we were - with a stop to watch a troop of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 22 August 2018

We had a wonderful tour with Estefania, who accommodated us even though there was a special event going on. I cannot emphasize enough how worth it it is to get a tour- although there are signs, we learned so much more from our guide then...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank EVandN
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank LucyQL
Reviewed 12 May 2018 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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Anil A
Reviewed 22 April 2018 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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Paul K
Reviewed 22 April 2018 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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Brendan C
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Vicente V
22 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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Jean R
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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Response from OZuMont | Reviewed this property |
Not to reach Guayabo National Park.
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