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Irazu Volcano National Park

Address: Costa Rica
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Volcanos, Nature & Parks
Activities: Mountain biking
Owner description: This park is centered around the largest volcano in the country, which has a surprising moon-like...
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Type: National Parks, Volcanos, Nature & Parks
Activities: Mountain biking
Owner description: This park is centered around the largest volcano in the country, which has a surprising moon-like landscape.
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Richfield, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The views on the drive up were spectacular. The peak was above the clouds when we visited, so we couldn't see the land below the volcano. They say that on a clear day you can see both coasts of Costa Rica from up there, but we couldn't see much other than the crater, which was visible for a portion of... More 

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Austin, Texas
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17 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We decided to visit the Irazu Volcano on Friday Jan 2nd 2015 while driving from the La Paz Peace Garden to the Costa Rica Marriott for the final day of our trip to Costa Rica. As anyone who has driven in Costa Rica will know, you should always double the GPS-estimated time to travel around the country and as such... More 

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Dominical, Costa Rica
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We visited Irazu by driving ourselves from the San Jose area. The drive is very well marked, making this an easy trip. It was a windy, windy day in San Jose and from the city we could see the slopes of Irazu shrouded in clouds. But the weather report said it was to be a sunny day so we headed... More 

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Ridgewood, NJ
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81 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

As part of a recent tour we ascended to the Irazu Volcano Park. There is a little cafe in the parking lot and after a short walk you reach the rim where you can, weather permitting, see the active volcano continuously hissing steam. The path is very close to the center and is in a caldera itself made up of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Entrance fee: 16 USD/p.p (Overprized) Only go if weather is good. Employees in ranger station are very friendly and helpful.

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Kew Gardens, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I have been to the Irazu Volcano a couple of times, but the last time I was here was probably 15 years ago. It was so nice to come here again and see how beautiful this place is. The drive all the way up there is incredible. I called it a walk in the clouds. I was mesmerized by the... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I drove a rented car up to this volcano, the peak of which reaches 11,260 feet above sea level. There were scattered clouds around and below the summit of this stratovolcano. It is an active volcano that has often erupted in historic times, fortunately not while I was there. I used the encounter to get some exercise and did quite... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is a full day experience and very varied. One begins by visiting the Irazu Volcano at more than 11,000 above sea level. You can see the clouds below you. The volcano is the highest active volcano in Costa Rica. Then we visited the Lankaster Botanical Gdns-interesting. Then we visited the town of Orisi. We then went to have a... More 

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Weaverville, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

It could have been great. Weather looked good but we ended up in heavy fog, rain and wind. Couldn't see far into the crater but at least we could tell it was a volcano. The drive up was beautiful. It's a trip worth taking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Visited in June 2014 and lake dried up, but worth the trip. Went through tour group which was helpful because explained history, geology, etc. A group from Florida thought it was cold and bought sweatshirts at the gift shop, but those from Northern states will find it tad windy but not cold. I'd recommend a windbreaker and pants (vs. Shorts).... More 

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