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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  • August 14, 2017
    The Irazu volcano is majestic, the highest volcano in Costa Rica. When driving to see this amazing work of nature, it was mind boggling to be looking down at the clouds, at times we were 11000ft above...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    I was fourth you see in this tourist site this time taking my family (had not returned from the 2008) to make known the highest volcano in Costa Rica. We took the bus from San Jose next to the National Theatre at 8:00 am charged about $4.25 by ida and $4.25 of back passes by cartago, White Earth and other peoples reach the volcano at 10:00 am. In the 3 previous visits always I had charged as national by a so-called Convention that had for Central Americans (I'm from Panama) but apparently not this and must pay $15.00 per person. When you reach the Green lagoon crater already there, ask and told me that he had a few cracks and is dry water, which I believe was the main attraction of the ride. the temperature was between 3 and 12 degrees. Not worth is a nice but for $15 and the Green lagoon place much worth.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Costa Rica presents a without end of natural options and one of them is the Irazu volcano. This is a too nice place you can go alone, in couple, family or friends, it's usually cold and may be beyond mist but for times lower and the crater in all its magnitude can be observed. You can also walk around and if you want to eat something there is a place where they sell soft drinks, snacks, souvenirs, etc. To reach the volcano can do in cart (is the best option) or there is also a bus that leaves the city of Carthage, but only made a trip which comes approximately midday and stays waiting for about two or three hours in the Park and the price is about $2 or $3 approximately per trip. If you have the opportunity to visit this place, I recommend it apart you will enjoy beautiful scenery on the way to the Park.
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