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 of time, we realised that we could have spent up to 4/5 hours in total... 更多
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 ruins was wide and clear and an easy hike for a 65+ woman. There were... 更多
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!
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 was 3 miles.
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.
Not many precolumbian sites in Costa Rica, glad we made this one. Road up Mt. Turrialba was paved all the way, in good condition, and getting there soon after they opened at 8:30 meant we pretty much had the place to ourselves (a big bus or 2 came a little later). An English-language guide gave us an overview with photos... 更多
The site is fascinating for what is both excavated and still buried, with the vantage point giving a good overview of both. The natural history is also fascinating: our first sloth; leaf-cutter ants at work demolishing leaves: a battle between a tarantula and its assassin hawk wasp which was not going to end well for the spider.
I was impressed with this park, though it is a small archeological site, knowing how old it is makes it really impressive! Entrance is cheap and can be paid with a credit card, the trails are very well maintained. This place offers a nice and pleasant short hike.
My family visited the park/monument with our friends from Costa Rica. Our two young kids enjoyed the short and easy trails around the area. It was very interesting to learn about the history of the area and the local culture. The scenic overlook/amphitheater area was a good photo spot. The gift shop had some very pretty jewelry at very reasonable... 更多