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Tourists pay 7 times more than locals to enter the National Park. Locals pay 1000 Colons whereas tourists pay $15. To make matters worse, the volcano was covered in clouds. We didn’t see a thing.
The trip to Irazu confirmed how tourists are over charged...More
I think one review mentioned that it's better with a tour guide package. Well, to a point, since you don't have to drive, but sometimes, they have a time limit on how long you can stay there.
There were 3 of us, we have a...More
Did not disappoint! Amazing drive from Dominical through the mountains and you continue to climb to the top. We arrived just before closing (at 4) and we were the only ones there. We only had a brief cloud cover. The fence is close to the...More
We went on a day when the sky was totally covered in cloud. Even th ranger at the pay booth explained to us that we would be unlikely to see anything at all and if we were lucky it might clear in the afternoon -...More
Make sure to get there real early before all of the clouds and fog come in so that you can see it. It is breathtaking. I got so many good pictures there. Just DO NOT FORGET YOUR JACKET. It gets extremely cold there because of...More
Don’t give up of the irazu volcano, nice view of the tow beautiful craters and the area. If it’s cloudy there you can wait for a few minutes and it will probably go clear.
Compared to most Costa Rica, it is recommended to bring hot...More
Because of our itinerary we couldn't choose the best day to go to irazu. Our hotel warned us that the clouds would possibly ruin the view and so did the sweet lady at the ticket office at the beginning of the park. We still went...More
Volcano is just 45 mins drive from Cartago. The view along the drive is very gorgeous.
Entrance fee is $ 16 pp for foreigners (way overpriced as for me) + 1,100 colones for parking (per car).
Working hours: from 8am to 3.30pm. It can be...More
Irazu's most recent crater has a turquoise-blue lake at the bottom with tortured looking rock all around. It's stark and very beautiful. It's so high that on a good day you can see both oceans, but that rarely happens! The growth is low and very...More
Irazú Volcano is located in a National Park, usually National Parks open at 8 or 9 am and close at 4 pm. You can go in a day by a tour or by yourself, if you go by yourself you can be there as long as you want until 4 pm... More
Irazú Volcano is located in a National Park, usually National Parks open at 8 or 9 am and close at 4 pm. You can go in a day by a tour or by yourself, if you go by yourself you can be there as long as you want until 4 pm, but traffic in Costa Rica after this hour ir complicated in the main cities.