We also visited the Guayabo Archeological Monument located at the base of the Turrialba Volcano. It used to be a major settlement around 1000-1100 years ago until the whole settlement vanished right before the Spaniards came in the early 1500’s. The site was found by Michael Snarkis who was exploring through the forest before he stumbled upon the remains of the settlers. One can tell that from its geographical strategic location it was a key trading point in the past. It seemed to have been such a developed community, the consistent diameter of the foundations of the houses; they even also had their own underground aqueducts.