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Local Attractions

The area has several attractions to visit while you are enjoying your stay with us.

Local Restaurants

There is an assortment of restaurants, some quite nice, offering good food, Chinese, and many local restaurants that provide fresh, good quality food.

While you're in town...

There are several gyms which offer weight machines, aerobics, even sauna if you call ahead!! Massage is available, with an appointment. People really enjoy it. Churches: Catholic and Protestant, services are offered frequently. The Norma Cinema (old as time..) offers one show every night except Thursdays, at 7:30, one movie per week. $2.25, mostly in English with Spanish subtitles.

University Park (East of town on the road to CATIE) has a swimming pool that fills during the afternoons with kids; admission is $1

White Water

Turrialba is known for white water adventures; it offers some of the top rivers in the country and one of the top five rivers in the world. There are a number of outfits that operate adventure trips to include kayaking, canoeing and rafting; you can also go cannyoning, rent a mountain bike, hike up to Volcan Turrialba (an unforgettable experience), visit the Guayabo Archaelogical National Park, go to the Serpentarium, bird watching. We'll gladly offer you information that will help you set up your side trips.