Cities of Costa Rica - Turrialba
This is the Caribbean version of what the town of San Isidro is to the Pacific. Turrialba is a great little town with a population well over 50,000. It is surrounded by mountains and the smoking Turrialba Volcano. Turrialba became famous not for the volcano but for the rivers. It was here that Costa Rica whitewater rafting got it's start on the rivers of the Reventazon and Pacuare River. Turrialba is a great spot to spend a few days when visiting Costa Rica because there are a number of different things to do in the area. You have the option of different lodging such as the very luxurious Hacienda Tayutic or the Casa Turire Hotel. You can also stay in the more rustic yet surrounded by nature Espino Blanco Lodge. One of our favorite activities when in the Turrialba area is doing our 2-day Pacuare Adventure where we take you camping on the river.
The locals in Turrialba work in agriculture, tourism, and a number of different factories. The Rawlings factory is located in Turrialba where all the baseballs for MLB are made. You can also find a Firestone Tire factory at what use to be the ConAir (hairdryer) factory. Our company operates our rural tourism project called in Sitio de Mataa beautiful village outside of Turrialba.
Turrialba is located about two hours southeast of San Jose and is just over two hours from the port city of Limon.
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