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Phone Number: 22688091
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Activities: Mountain biking
Description: This park is centered around the largest volcano in the country, which has...
This park is centered around the largest volcano in the country, which has a surprising moon-like landscape.
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Drive and nice park - expensive for Americans

We enjoyed the drive as much as the park. Warning that Americans pay 15$ to enter and residents just $4. This was a little annoying. We were traveling with locals. There is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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MIAMI
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This was like a trip to the moon, never saw anything like it before, and there is a very nice shop/ restaurant near by the entrance with hot coffee. Its so cold going to the volcano, we were not expecting that, and it was worth the drive to get to see this amazement of nature.

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Brno, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Costa Rica – Irazú Near to capital of Costa Rica San José there is National park Irazú. The main attraction of this park is volcano Irazú, 3.434 m, which have few craters. In one of them there is green small lake which you see in every postcards but reality is sad. If there is raining so there will be lake... More 

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Washington, Utah
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This volcano is really. Cool it's a little pricey but I think your in Costa Rica who knows if you are ever going be back just do it. It's $15 per person. At the top overlook on a clear day you can see the Pacific Ocean and the caribean ocean. We only saw the Pacific side other side was cloudy.... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Pricey spot. Unfair prices between what they charge locals and what tourist have to pay. Not sure if it is even worth the $15. There is not much to do except walk a little and see the crater.

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Bakersfield, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The price is now $20.00 for anyone not from Costa Rica. $4.00 for a local. I felt ripped off. I turned around. That's per person, not for the car. I guess you charge what people are wiling to pay. I was here 2 years ago and I don't think it's worth the price. Nice views on the way up, great... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We enjoyed the drive as much as the park. Warning that Americans pay 15$ to enter and residents just $4. This was a little annoying. We were traveling with locals. There is a little shop and area to picnic. It is a flat walk to old crater.

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Houston, TX
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

It is a good Landmark to hit if you are in CR. The drive from Cartega is really awesome. It climbs up steep and you will get good view of local agriculture and farm land. At the top it is wide crater with nothing in it. If you have not seen a extinct volcano, you have it here. Nothing special... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

a lunar crater with no water Inside, it hadn't rained enough when we were there, we just walked there and so a Coati family and a coyotte, thaty made the attraction, hopefully The road to arrive up there is beautiful with a lovely view over the clouds

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Although I would do this again, I would recommend you go early. We got there as the park was closing and ran fast to see the craters and barely made it in time before the clouds literally rolled in over us. The lake is no longer there. We did walk on the crater that is beside the walkway to the... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The best part of it is that there are toilets. And I'm not joking. I took a 2 hour bus ride to the park. Bus itself was fairly cheap (8$ return, I think), but I almost got a heart attack arriving up there, when I was asked 15$ to get in! (guide book of 2013 said 7$). But then, things... More 

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