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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  • This is a beautiful place to contemplate one of the majestic volcanoes of Costa Rica, volcano which at the beginning of the Decade of the 60's was erupting, the which still allows us to admire a volcanic landscape, which takes us back to the past.
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  • We were lucky because we arrived around noon and no cloud in the sky. The Park, guests have access to two craters, but the ride is not very long. Using the 4 x 4 on the rugged road, you will reach a belvedere where you can even see the Turrialba volcano in the distance behind Irazu. One problem to report: the price... still too expensive as anywhere in the country. It should be noted that the Lake no longer exists for years, but you can find information easily on the web!
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  • This place is very attractive tourist, is visited by hundreds of tourists every day, and mainly on weekends... account with safe and ample parking and views the Irazu volcano, slopes (in sunny day), turrialba volcano and the city of Carthage are too beautiful... It is best to visit during the dry season and on a sunny day busn. They are currently remodeling the main entrance with a new hut for the payment of the entrance, which is very good. The only bad thing is the 1 km away that there is from the guardhouse for recovery to the lookout above, which are in very poor condition and only you can enter 4 x 4 cars. When they go to the viewpoints above, try to take already put Sun block because the Sun with the wind Burns easily, and if they are going to hike to the viewpoint try put earplugs or cotton in your ears, because you can easily enter an air and give you a severe pain in the ears or head. Prepare your camera and take magical photos of the crater of the volcano and the thrush and the hummingbirds...
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