In the 1990's the declining town of Turriabla was rejuvenated by the arrival of thrill seekers who recognised that it boasted some of the best white water rafting in the world; this discovery secured the town's place on the tourist trail and preventing its beauty from fading into relative obscurity.
The dangerous rapids of the Reventazón River and the smoking summit of the Turrialba volcano compete for supremacy over this small town and as you climb, mist presses in on the forest, turning the trees to ghostly shadows.
This landscape is protected by the Turrialba National Park; one of the quieter national parks in Costa Rica, the only sound that disturbs hikers on these mountain trails is the chorus of birds and troops of howler monkeys calling to each other as they navigate the vast spaces of the canopy.
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