Guayabo National Monument

Visit one of the oldest pre-Hispanic archaeological sites of Costa Rica's ancestors to learn about our roots just 1'30 hours from San Jose.

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At the foot of the Turrialba Volcano we find the most important archaeological site in Costa Rica. The Guayabo National Monument has about 15 hectares of which only a small area has been excavated.

Its roadway that has withstood the passage of centuries, its subway aqueduct and its mounds, give us a precise idea of the advanced civilization that occupied this city between 700 and 1300 AD.

The monument is nestled in a lush jungle of premontane forest, which allows us to enjoy both the buildings and nature.

Day 1

Departure from San José
San José, San José Province, Costa Rica

Guayabo National Monument
Provincia de Cartago, Costa Rica

What this tour includes

Transportation from San José


Lunch and entrance fees

Places you will explore

San José Province, San José, Costa Rica
Departure from San José

Monumento Nacional Guayabo, Cartago Province, Turrialba, Costa Rica
Guayabo National Monument

Travel Packing Checklist


Hiking footwear






Sun cream


Comfortable and light clothing


Hat or cap