The town of Turrialba lies one hour northeast of San Jose and is the center of a fertile agricultural region of vast plantations of coffee, macadamia nuts, and sugar cane. This region, with evenly distributed rains during the year, comprises a green mosaic of primary mountain-forests, biological reserves, natural and man-made forests, and coffee plantations. A delicate balance has been maintained between agricultural development and ecological preservation. The scenic beauty, fauna and flora diversity, along with the development of white-water rafting and kayaking make Turrialba a favorite spot for adventure and ecotourism.
Activities in Turrialba include:
Whitewater rafting on the Reventazon (class III) or the Pacuare River (Class IV)
Full day tours to Tortuguero National Park
Visits to Turrialba Volcano
Visits to the archaeological site of Guayabo
Daytime temperatures average between 70 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit with a rainy season that lasts from May to October. During the rainy season, showers fall primarily during the afternoon hours and produce refreshing breezes.