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Irazu Volcano National Park - Admission Ticket
from $19.00*
Irazu Volcano National Park - Admission Ticket
from $19.00*
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“irazu volcano”(25 reviews)
“main crater”(16 reviews)
“parking lot”(16 reviews)
This park is centered around the largest volcano in the country, which has a surprising moon-like landscape.
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Reviewed today via mobile

I went with one of my clients to the volcano, we had a great time.. beautiful Creator recommended the highest mountain in Costa Rica.

Thank Nomadtranslator1980
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank H H
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank W A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank 403SSQuinn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank 12TravellingG
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank JHK3078
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Edan B
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Stephan85k
Reviewed July 6, 2018

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

3  Thank JuliaReitor
Reviewed July 1, 2018

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

1  Thank Mary K
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Boaz E
August 20, 2018|
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Response from NMannersF | Reviewed this property |
It’s a paved road all the way up then you leave your car at the lot. We picked the one by the small gift shop and walked 10-15 minutes into park.
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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