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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  • Reading the comments I realize realized that many people consider that this National Park is only the same crater, but it is not so! Although the main attraction is this, that in a light 5-10 minute walk you will reach the crater, (with access for people with disabilities). Prussia is part of the Irazu volcano and is absolutely incredible, endless perfect hiking trails with abundant vegetation and picnic areas. It is admitted with the same ticket of the volcano and to make the full trip you need 4 to 5 hours. Requires an active physical condition because the height breathing is difficult, and the trails are some high level. (Micaela for example) As tip can reach by car until the end of the street asphalt (home of trails), with this savings will be important as a pending physical wear.
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  • For us, my husband and I, this tour was a waste of time because we've already been to Big Island Volcanoes Craters, this one is nothing comparing to that. We spent a lot of time on the road, started f...  more »
  • The trip from San Jose, takes the bus to less than 100 metres from the national theatre. The bus arrived 20 minutes late. The journey takes about 1:30 h. Arriving at the Park, has a climate and beautiful landscapes, good places to take pictures, but if you are a fan of this hobby.
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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.