|Creation decree||Ley 5300|
Guayabo National Monument
LocationIt's located on the slopes of Turrialba Volcano, 19 km northeast from Turrialba Downtown, in Cartago City.
Guayabo is the biggest and most important archaeological site found in Costa Rica. It is difficult to determine which was his greatest influence, some of the buildings show strong influence of South American and Mesoamerican cultures.
It is believed it was occupied between 1000 B. C. and 1400 D. C. and is estimated that in its surroundings existed villages that in total harboured approximately 2000 people.
The site protects patches of high evergreen forests typical of the premontane rainforest.
The wildlife is poor because of the small size of the monument, however it is possible to identify several types of birds, insects and reptiles.
Its current environs populations are principally engaged in the production of coffee, cattle and milk cheese, sugar cane and other agricultural products.
Nowadays there are conducting researches aimed primarily at the excavation and restoration of damaged structures.
Within the monument can be found paths to the main attractions of the park, from the entrance there is one that reaches the river Guayabo. The park also has an exhibition hall, a lookout, an area with tables, an camping area and potable water service.
Open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Phone: +506 290-1927 / +506 290-8202
ClimateEl clima de la región es húmedo y muy lluvioso y se caracteriza por no tener una estación seca definida.
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