About Turrialba Valley
Turrialba is the largest canton in the province of Cartago. It is an area of rich and fertile land. In this region, you will be able to find beautiful mountain landscapes, many trails, waterfalls of all sizes, and endless diversity of flora and fauna. Here you can find the Turrialba Volcano, which has gained popularity due to its recent eruptions. This volcano belongs to the Turrialba Volcano National Park, where you will be able to observe magnificent landscapes from various points of the summit, and you can have a panoramic view of the Caribbean plains, the Turrialba valley, visualize the massifs of the Braulio Carrillo National Parks.
Turrialba Valley, Flora, and Fauna
In the Turrialba Volcano National Park, you can find many species of animals and vegetation. The Oak, the Mountain Orange Blossom, and other trees are characteristic of the area. As for the fauna, you can find animals such as coyotes, rabbits, skunks, armadillos, porcupines, pumas, and around eighty-four types of birds such as goldfinches, warblers, tanagers, and various species of hummingbirds.
The average elevation of Liberia is 10958 feet (3340 m s.n.m)
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What to Do Around Turrialba
- Wildlife sighting
- Wildlife refuge visit
Types of Travelers Who’ll Enjoy Turrialba
This region is a rural area in the mountains, which form a beautiful valley protected by a partially active volcano. Perfect for people looking to get away from the hustle and bustle and enjoy nature and the peace you find. Waterfalls, paragliding, natural pools, forest, and a cool climate. Turrialba is for all kinds of tourists.
The History and Culture of Turrialba
This area began to develop as it was part of the train route that carried supplies from the Caribbean to the westernmost areas of the country. Either to take the product to the port of Puntarenas or for the distribution of supplies within the country. The production of dairy products characterizes it, even Turrialba cheese has a denomination of origin, so you must try it when you come to visit.
Turrialba Region Weather
Parque Nacional Volcán Turrialba Located?
3 hours from Juan Santamaria International Airport in San José (51 miles / 80 km)
5 hours from Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (178 miles / 288 km)
*Times are approximate and dependent on the time of day and other factors.
Turrialba Region Highlights
Don't miss out on these features if you're in the area:
Parque Nacional Volcán Turrialba: The house of the Turrialba volcano is also home to many species of animals and incredible vegetation that make a beautiful landscape. The volcano has been active in recent years, so we recommend that you check if the park is open.
Hiking: There are many trails for hiking, and you can have various levels with paradisiacal destinations such as beautiful waterfalls, streams, and viewpoints where you can take incredible photos.
Rafting: The region’s rivers are perfect for practicing this extreme sport. Do not be afraid to cheer yourself up. You are going to have a very fun time with an unusual activity. You can find different difficulty levels, so you can choose the one that suits you.