Irazu Volcano National Park, Province of Cartago
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Visit Irazu Volcano National Park and drive to the top of Costa Rica’s tallest active volcano. The summit allows views of the volcano’s main crater, with views of the surrounding mountainous landscape. Visit the secondary crater, Diego de la Haya, to view its mineral-rich lake. The areas around the crater are barren, giving visitors the feeling of being in an alien landscape. With more than 2,023 hectares (5,000 acres) in the national park, it is home to montane forests and animal life including armadillos, owls, foxes, and a variety of birds. Put Irazu Volcano National Park and other Ujarras attractions into our Ujarras vacation builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • A beach next to a volcano? It is possible and you can verify this by visiting volcano Irazu. Access emerging has a great panoramic beauty of the city of Cartago and surroundings.
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  • Irazu volcano National Park is an excellent choice for a day-hike without having to invest a lot of time displacement. If you don't want to go by car there is a good bus service departing from San Jose Center (on Second Avenue, at the height of the main building of people's Bank), the cost is around 500 colones ($1). In the Park you can see typical Páramo vegetation; the microclimate of the Park differs much from Cartago and San Jose. If you're lucky and the crater is clear you can make incredible photos. Visit the area of Prussia is highly recommended if you have time.
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  • Landscapes up to the volcano are very beautiful, the peoples who are the slopes of the volcano and the farmland of potatoes and vegetables give it a special touch. Already in the volcano looks like that one is transported to another world by the dark and sandy soil and rocky walls. The lagoon is now dry, but is always very interesting to visit it, maintains a temperature of about 10 or 12 degrees very nice. At the entrance there is a convenience store where you can buy souvenirs, bottled water and soft drinks. It is very visited by national and foreign.
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  • Great place, little souvenir shop with a few hot beverages and lots of trinkets, they take credit cards. Parking space, Bathrooms, Full accesible bathroom. Picnic areas. Really cold: bring a good sweater and check for the weather online before coming.
  • Awesome sightseeing, natural experience of a Volcano, over 3000 meters above sea level. Parking lot, places to walk around
  • This is such a huge place. It has a lot of great photo opportunities too. I had never visited Costa Rica before this past summer and I went here I think on my first or second day after arriving. There's some really breathtaking views I thought. I hope you have a good camera because you'll want it with you.
  • Is just impresive to realize the huge biodiversity that is in one single place the diferent types of animals an plant so as ecossystems you need to see it to believe it.
  • Very nice views and experience.