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Address: Costa Rica
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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If you are looking to do a volcano tour this is a good one. Bring long sleeves and pants b/c it is cold. It was clear when we went so we got to see the big crater. It was both... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Enjoyed a hike on irazu this weekend the view is amazing and though we were unable to see ocean on a clear day one can see both pacific and Atlantic . It is cool but comfortable up here. The altitude though of 3500 meters can leave even healthy people short of breath Do not encourage the pisote ( raccoon like... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

If you are looking to do a volcano tour this is a good one. Bring long sleeves and pants b/c it is cold. It was clear when we went so we got to see the big crater. It was both awesome and unspectacular at the same time. Awesome b/c you are literally staring into a crater of a volcano. Unspectacular... More 

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Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The indigenous people who lived in this part of Costa Rica named this volcano Irazu which in their native language means "thundering mountain". Boy they were so right. This volcano has shown some temper issues over the years and many "golden citizens" remember the big eruptions that made this beautiful volcano famous. The park entrance requires a four wheel drive... More 

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Province of Heredia, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I came here just to explore, but there isn't much to see up there. There was no water in the crater and all you see is big hole. You can go up to another place, which is like an abandon look out building you can get a better view. Still not much to see. It is very cold so take... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

great opportunity to see the monsters volcano and the exploding Turrialba volcano next to it !! El salto ecolodge is a great place to stay while expolring the area!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I went there for the crater lake but didn't see it. According to the staff, very few visitors have seen the lagoon during the last couple of years. Irazu is actually the highest volcano in Costa Rica with beautiful sea of clouds and great view in sunny days. However, if you would like to see the crater lagoon, visit Poas... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Irazu is one of those "must see" attractions in Costa Rica. We were lucky enough to visit the volcano summit with near perfect weather conditions: only partially clouded. The trip to the summit takes a while. It is some 30 km of winding roads which takes the best part of an hour to complete. Once up there you will be... More 

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Bournemouth
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Firstly, there is no lake. That ONLY exists in the wet season and no one visits in the wet season, so the pictures you see on the adverts, you will ONLY see on the adverts. Basically, if you go in the dry season, it looks like a quarry. If that's what you want to see, go to your local quarry... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

There is no lagoon/lake at the bottom so you drive a long way and you look down and see dry ground. It is chilly at the top and the views below are very nice if you go on a clear day. And it is cool to say you were on the top of the highest volcano in Costa Rica but... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We were lucky that the day we visited the volcano park the clouds did not roll in until just before we were going to leave. Advice go early morning. The volcano basin was dry which is not typical. The views are absolutely stunning of the volcano, rim, and of Cartago ... and if you have never been above the clouds... More 

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Address: Address: Costa Rica
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Cartago

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