Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Personal tools
Log in
You are here: Home Turrialba


A small agricultural town that has become a jumping off point for white water rafting and kayaking enthusiasts.

  • Turrialba Cartago Costa Rica Map

    JavaScript has to be enabled to see the map.
    • Turrialba has a volcano.

Turrialba is a pleasant hamlet midway between San Jose and the Caribbean coast. It was once a transportation hub connecting the two but lost this status with the opening of the Guapiles Highway and the cessation of the railway service in 1991. Turrialba now serves a a home base of sorts for white water rafting and kayaking. The town also serves as an excellent base for exploring the many attractions in the surrounding countryside.

Cartago at a Glance

Largest City:
Paraiso pop. 174.219

432.395 (as of 2000)

3,124 km² (1,206 sq mi)

Featured Destination:
City of Cartago

Search Listings

About This Site

Interesting Links