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Irazu Volcano National Park

Costa Rica
+506 2268 8091
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Irazú Volcano Half-Day Tour from San Jose
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Half-Day Trip to Irazu Volcano and Cartago from San Jose
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Day Trip to Irazu Volcano and Boat Ride on Sarapiqui River from San Jose
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  • Average15%
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2 weeks ago
“Not quite the picture from the guide book”
3 weeks ago
“Arrive early!”
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+506 2268 8091
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The lake is gone. We had weather, passing clouds and rain but it's rainy season now. We were warned at the gate about clouds and that it was socked in but weren't given notice about the lake being dried up. It's an ok walk along...More

Thank tasha978
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This volcano has five craters, three of which are in the National Park. The main crater is super impressive, just enormous. The much photographed green lake has not existed for the last five years due to lack of rain. You can get a great view...More

Thank Trekbud
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe I had a lot more expectations so was a little underwhelmed. Also could be due to the fact that during a prior visit, I had stayed in La Fortuna and have already done Arenal so there was not much of a novelty factor in...More

Thank Smeeta B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to visit Irazu as Poas National Park is currently closed due to the recent eruptions. We arrived early as recommended due to the cloudiness. I have read in lots of places the best time to visit is before 10am. We were very lucky...More

1  Thank Jade S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best volcanoes in Costa Rica, beautiful and cold place with nice views of the crater and local flora.

1  Thank Adolfo A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took a day trip here in our rental car and had a great time on a rare clear day--it is often cloaked in the clouds. We hiked the trail that gave views of the crater. The only warning is keep in mind the elevation--the...More

2  Thank Merrill L
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

Since this volcano is no longer active there is not a sulfur odor. Nice experience exploring the grounds.

Thank unctompr
Reviewed April 1, 2017

I visited this site using a tour guide, its cost me $64, this includes transport to and from the volcano and entrance fee, its a fair deal, as far as I understand there is a daily bus that goes to irazu from San Jose daily,...More

1  Thank Nyron2015
Reviewed March 12, 2017

The brochure would have you believe that you'll be rewarded with a great view of a green lake at the bottom of the crater. If there is a lake, you'll apparently need to either bring a helicopter, or to be willing to sneak off the...More

Thank Nevin57
Reviewed March 10, 2017

It was well worth the drive up and up! our drive heading from the east side of costa rica was awesome, we needed 4 wheel drive for sure. we enjoyed seeing high altitude farms on the sides of the mountains, got stopped by herds of...More

1  Thank Marc B
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We are traveling in April and our flight comes in at 10:30am. We are renting a car from Solid and are staying at Dantica Cloud Forest lodge our first two nights. I was considering heading straight to Irazu immediately after getting our car, I want to arrive at Dantica by 5:00pm! I do not want to be driving in the dark!! Hoping someone can give me some advice on whether or not that plan is realistic? is it worth the 2+ hours of extra driving? How long does it take to tour? Is it likely we'll run into traffic? Thank you for any advice!!
March 11, 2017|
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Response from Cris A | Reviewed this property |
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
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Hi! Would anyone know when the best time is to visit this volcano, so as to avoid clouds and ash from the Turrialba volcano? Also, would an active 75-year old woman be able to hike up to the crater? My grandma will be joining me on this visit. I'd appreciate any help.
February 24, 2017|
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Response from Cris A | Reviewed this property |
Hi! The National Park has physical access until volcano to everybody, so there's no problem with your grandma. The clouds and ash can be present at any hour and any day of the year, actually this both situations are... More
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Alguien sabe cuál es el Horario??
January 18, 2017|
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