The closer we went up to the park the cloudier and more rainy it became. We never did get to see the crater but the walk around the park was invigorating. Before you go, take a warm water proof jacket, umbrella and wear sneakers. There are MANY steps that are steep, unregulated as to height and if you have bad knees or hips, this isn't a trip for you. There is a $10.00 entrance fee to the park.
After our walk around the rain forest( which in itself is worth while) we stopped in the visitors center for a hot cup of coffee and a pastry. The coffee was excellent as was the deep dark chocolate cake.
The coffee farms going up the mountain are beautiful and scenic. We will be back!