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Address: Costa Rica
Phone Number: 22688091

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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Depending on the weather!

The volcano crater is awesome and the drive up there is equally stunning. BUT, it is all depending on the weather. If they tell you that you will not be able to see anything... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2016
Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you enjoy to visit places like the sea, the forest or the mountains, you will love it. The park doesn't offer another attractions, but I think it is not neccesary if you enjoy this kind of places with landscapes. Even with mist, the landscape is beautiful and is changing. Important: Coat...the temperatures may descend even to 0°

Thank María Camila L
Lake Mary, Florida
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102 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very nice park with walking trails. As we pulled into the parking lot we saw a coati - looked like a combination of a raccoon and possum. You get within 10 feet of a volcano crater here and it is quite breathtaking. We were about 12,000 feet above sea level so it was cooler than anywhere else we were.... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

The volcano crater is awesome and the drive up there is equally stunning. BUT, it is all depending on the weather. If they tell you that you will not be able to see anything, trust them and turn around and come back another day. We have been there in both good and bad weather and the difference in experiences were... More 

Thank IbenSchalck
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

We were staying in Cartago and ended up having a day off. We decided to go and see Irazu Volcano. It takes about an hour from downtown and about two hours from San Jose. The weather that day was kind of weird. When we got there it was cloudy and cold it started raining, then five minutes later it cleared... More 

Thank Monica D
San Jose, California
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

It is truly amazing to be able to walk along the top rim of the volcano and see into the crater. To be among one of nature's creation is such a great feeling. Great if you like nature and great view. There is a small gift shop with a covered patio area where you can eat your snack. The gift... More 

Thank Susan A
Heredia, Costa Rica
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96 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Another great volcano and also a very nice thing to do in CRC, it was clody and cold (for been in CRC is cold 8 degrees celsius. It is quite small ride but it worth it!!! Is always better to brinb rain ponchos, sweaters. They have all this in the shop inside the park but i found them a bit... More 

Thank esteban c
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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366 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

I went to this sight twice as the weather was bad the first time a sight well worth seeing in Good weather check before you go. A great place to see.

Thank Matt J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Cool weather, bring a jacket. Come early or you may miss it altogether because dense fog covers the crater. The lake is dry not as it is shown on the pictures. This is an active volcano and is close to the capital city of San José.

Thank Vionnette P
Doral, Florida
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75 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

Visiting a volcano is always a wonderful experience. The Irazu is about 1 hour from downtown San Jose and the drive up the mountain has beautiful views. A few recommendations: - Try to be there early in the morning as the chances of seeing it clear are higher. - Parking can be a challenge so to avoid waiting in line... More 

Thank gachris
Suffolk, Virginia
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Thsi volcano is not active but higher in altitude compared to Poas volcanoe. Two-hour scenic drive from San Jose. Make sure to take a jacket. It was cold and windy on the top. Great view of the main crater and secondary craters. Traffic is a problem in Costa Rica. Avoid rush hours or your trip can become much longer. A... More 

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