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Phone Number: 22688091
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This park is centered around the largest volcano in the country, which...

This park is centered around the largest volcano in the country, which has a surprising moon-like landscape.

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If you want to get rid of the hot weather of Costa Rica. Take an hour drive from San Jose to get inside the crater of a 3432m height active volcano. Over there you can have picnic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
David N
Guadalajara, Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ok. So i was fully excited to go see my first volcano. First of all, you get there in bus, a pretty long but nice trip. You get to the entrance, and there was a very big deception : the fee. It was 8400 colones per person to see the volcano. I didnt believe it when she told me that.... More 

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to get rid of the hot weather of Costa Rica. Take an hour drive from San Jose to get inside the crater of a 3432m height active volcano. Over there you can have picnic and enjoy the views. Don't forget a wind coat, as weather changes fast and it can get a bit chilly.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had visited this place three times on differents times, but now the experience was not what I was expecting, spent to much money and time and when I get there I found nothing great, a lonely place, only the big hole ( crater ) on a dry ground, no sulfur, no hot water, it looks like an old abandoned... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We have a friends from Panama that came to visit us on holly week, we decide to visit the Arenal Volcano, we had a really good time. The administration needs to improve a meal service for tourists at the park

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San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Very nice experience, better to go early there, sometimes there are fog and you can not see down so you haveto wait to be clear, dont forge to take a jacket with you, temperature can go down and with the wind can turn cold. You can see some animals if you are lucky.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Must do, close to San Jose downtown. The highest volcano in Costa Rica, and one of the highest altitudes too. The places is very very cold, but also very relaxing, the strong wind and the humid foggy is a powerful sample of the touch of nature here. The view is amazing, the volcano is so high, you can see at... More 

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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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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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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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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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