Aquiares Waterfall

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Aquiares Waterfall
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Located 8km north west of the main town, this waterfall is about 40m high and has a small pond that you can swim in. There is also a smaller waterfall on the track before where it is possible to have a 'shower'. To get there from Turrialba, cross the bridge over Rio Turrialba and head north west along Highway 230 until you reach the turn off for Aquiares at the small town of La Colina. Continue along this road for about a kilometre until you see a giant tree to the left and a 2 dirt road heading down to the river (there are no signs). Take the track to the left (note: it is fairly steep and rocky so only drive down if you have a 4wd, otherwise it is a pleasant walk). Once you make it down to the river you will reach a T-intersection, turn right and follow the sounds of the waterfalls.

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  • Aquiares Waterfall Turrialba - Located 8km north west of the main town, this waterfall is about 40m high and has a small pond that you can swim in. There is also a smaller waterfall on the track before where it is possible to have a 'shower'. To get there from Turrialba, cross the bridge over Rio Turrialba and head north west along Highway 230 until you reach the turn off for Aquiares at the small town of La Colina. Continue along this road for about a kilometre until you see a giant tree to the left and a 2 dirt road heading down to the river (there are no signs). Take the track to the left (note: it is fairly steep and rocky so only drive down if you have a 4wd, otherwise it is a pleasant walk). Once you make it down to the river you will reach a T-intersection, turn right and follow the sounds of the waterfalls. [from Wikivoyage]
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  • Turrialba FC Turrialba - The cities football team have spent several seasons in the Costa Rican Primera Divisi?n. They play their home games at the Estadio Rafael ?ngel Camacho. [from Wikivoyage]
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  • Cach? Dam Cartago - A dam was built in the 1970s for hydroelectricity production, and the artificial lake is surrounded by beautiful mountains. Trout is cultivated in many places around the lake. The producers offer the whole experience of fishing the trout and then frying it for you. Plenty of restaurants nearby. [from Wikivoyage]

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