Turrialba Volcano Region is one of the areas considered to be off the beaten track in Costa Rica. Even being one of the most beautiful regions of the country, there are always more known and popular areas, like, for example, the Arenal Volcano.
The travel industry discovered the Arenal Volcano in the late 1980’s when the volcano was most active, and the area did not have any hotels or restaurants. Not even good roads.
However, it started growing. The farmers turned their dairy and beef cattle pastures into hotels, restaurants, and adventures.
Moreover, well! Whoever has been in Costa Rica knows that Arenal became one of the most famous and visited regions in the country. It is in almost all itineraries and even if the volcano dormed more than five years ago, the area is considered to be a definite must.
Nowadays, the Turrialba Volcano is very active. Its eruptions have been increasing, and Turrialba is ready to become the new Arenal.
Where is the Turrialba Region?
Turrialba is on the East side of the Central Valley, two hours drive from downtown San José City.
Now, the road to the Turrialba Valley is a tour on its own. You can go through another massive volcano, the Irazú, or only drive across plantations, bucolic farming landscapes, and an infinite of green shades.
Now… Are there hotels in the Turrialba Region?
The accommodations in Turrialba are quite extraordinary. There are luxurious beauties like Casa Turire or Pacuare Lodge, Adventures Havens like Pacuare Ecolodge from Ríos Tropicales and overwhelming nature lodges like Rancho Naturalista
And how about tours and activities in the Turrialba Region?
A lot to do!
You can find the best Rafting in Costa Rica with the Pacuare and the Revetazón Rivers in the area. As well as a canopy, waterfall rappel, hikes in the rainforests, visits to some of the biggest botanical and agroecological gardens in Costa Rica, and, of course, a compulsory visit to the archeological site of Guayabo National Monument.