The Guayabo archaeological park is in the eastern portion of the central valley of Costa Rica. The site sits near the top of Volcan Turrialba, which is 19km from the town of Turrialba. This is the largest archaeology site that has been discovered and excavated in Costa Rica, though only a portion of this site has been unearthed. The Guayabo site itself contains mounds, canals, monoliths, tanks, tombs, petraglyphs, and a twenty km road that stretches all the way down the mountain to Turrialba.
In the Guayabo National monument there are also hiking trails through the forest and an, "Abundance of forest species like the "carara", "magnolia", "cantarillo", "burio" and "cedro" are cover with a lot of plants like "bromelias" and orquets." http://www.costaricamap.com/ing/biopguayabo.html
A beautiful typical Costa Rican house near the archaeology park in Costa Rica.
Wade from Song of the Open Road
Heredia, Costa Rica
January 31, 2007