Traveling is fun, but you never know what to expect. This is why it is a good idea to be prepared when planning to travel. There are tips you need to have. When traveling international, always ensure your passport is valid for more than six months. Make copies of your passport and other important documents so you can have an easier time replacing them or getting help from the relevant authorities, have them safe in the hotel you are at. You should also avoid using credit cards because you will be exposed to high charges including the conversion of currency.
If you are going to a foreign country, then you probably need a travel and tour company to help you find the best places to visit. This is especially true if the place you’re going to isn’t a major tourist destination such as London or Paris. Travel and tour companies can tell you which spots to go to, and can help you to find the attractions that are worth seeing – as well as tell you which times are the best to visit to avoid queues, and what order to see the attractions in.
Turrialba happens to be the least visited, yet one of the more exciting destinations that Costa Rica has to offer. This location is a paradise for those that love the outdoors, with stunning scenery from all directions. The volcanoes and vibrant and lush hills that surround this town make it truly unique, even when it comes to Costa Rica standards.
Turrialba Volcano forms a part of 7 active volcanoes throughout Costa Rica. Visitors are able to use the hiking trail which leads up to the volcano’s crater. In the month of January in 2010, the locals were forced to evacuate the area and their homes from a big ash plume that this volcano released.
The Turrialba area also offers a number of fantastic whitewater-rafting rivers. One of these rivers includes the Rio Pacuare which is classified in the top 10 list of rafting rivers across the globe. This river offers consistent Class III, IV and V rapids along with outstanding scenery. Other close-by rivers provide more relaxing slower-paced Class II and III rapids, more suitable for people looking for the enjoyment of rafting without the need to go overboard.
Along with all the waterfalls, streams and rivers in this area, there is also a few outstanding canyons. Many people think of Turrialba as a top destination for canyoning in Central America. This newer sport allows visitors to rappel down the waterfalls in the rainforest and navigate onto streams and the canyons below. Experience to participate in this sport is not necessary as local outfitters offer safety-gear and guidance on how to achieve an excellent adventure.
Close to Turrialba you will find the Guayabo National Monument, where you can view aqueducts and stone foundations, along with amazing carvings.
The main income for just about all the people that live in Turrialba is farming, mainly in coffee. The area is world-renowned for the production of the best and finest tasting coffee beans. The correct combination of sun-light, precipitation and altitude is what has contributed to the success of these farmers.
Turrialba is described as a hidden treasure in Costa Rica, and an area that very few people have discovered. If you are in search of a unique and exciting experience combined with authentic local flavor, Turrialba is definitely a worthwhile consideration if you are looking for a memorable, relaxing, unique and restoring vacation.