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     US and Canada Toll-free: (866) 571-2443 / [email protected] / Costa Rica Office: (506) 2556-0111

Turrialba

The best kept secret in Costa Rica

Turrialba is a territory rich in ecosystems, full of plants and animals. This is the result of its geographical location: an area of 30 km² where there are temperatures close to 0 ° C – in the area surrounding the volcano – to the tropical climate of the town – which can exceed 35 ° C -.

Its economy depends on activities such as agriculture (coffee, sugar cane, pejibaye and macadamia), dairy farming (one of the most renowned cheeses bears his name) and tourism.

The raft (popularly known by its English name, rafting), is the king among tourists. To practice it highlights the Pacuare River, named as one of the 10 best rivers in the world for exercise and for families the Pejibaye River (with rapids II and III) is a perfect place that combines safety and fun. In addition, options for amusement are available through canyoning, mountain biking and hiking through local forests.

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Information of interest to you

Explornatura’s operations center is located in the heart of the city, just two blocks from the large bus terminal. Turrialba is the last town in the Central Valley and a nearby neighbor of the Costa Rican Caribbean.

  • Juan Santamaría Airport – Turrialba: two and a half hours
  • San José – Turrialba: two hours
  • Cartago – Turrialba: one hour
  • Beaches of the South Caribbean – Turrialba: three hours
  • North Caribbean Tortuguero – Turrialba: two and a half hours
  • Exit of the Pacuare River – Turrialba: one hour
  • La Fortuna – Turrialba: four hours

There are several transportation options to visit Turrialba:

Public transport
TRANSTUSA is the name of the company responsible for public transport. The bus terminal in San Jose is located at Avenidas 6 and 8 Calle 13 Bis. To book your ticket you can call 900 505050.

Vehicle rental
Explornatura helps you preserve your vehicle at excellent rates due to our partnerships with car rental companies.
Private transport
We offer private transportation options in comfortable units of varying number of seats.

Turrialba offers lodging options from hostels to luxury country hotels. Request information and we will gladly recommend the place that fits your needs.

In Explornatura we are backed by more than 15 years of experience in the operation of tours and tailor made trips. Our trips combine the nature, adventure and culture of Costa Rica. Contact us to help you live an unforgettable experience.