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Address: Costa Rica
Phone Number: 22688091
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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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It's Cold!

This is a great place to go if you're too hot. It's high altitude, the views of the crater are great if you get a break in the clouds. Otherwise prepared to be cold and wet, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
jannelupita
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to go if you're too hot. It's high altitude, the views of the crater are great if you get a break in the clouds. Otherwise prepared to be cold and wet, but it's kind of eerie and interesting to be enveloped in clouds, with just occasional views peeking through. You can take a short walk... More 

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We knew that the crater lake would not be there in June but it was well worth the visit to see a volcano up close like that. There are good paths for see the craters. Unfortunately we could not see Turrialba because of low cloud. Beward the coatis that try to steal food at the cafe.

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denver
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

wanted to see another volcano on my recent trip, so we picked one near the Basilica we were going to. Great drive up there, past some great memorable lush areas, when we got up to the entry, there was a driving rain, we still opted to go in $15 USD per person, we couldnt really see anything and it wasnt... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love volcanoes and visit them whenever feasible all over the world. This volcano is dormant and the pictures all show a crater lake. Be warned that the lake is only there for a few months of the year. We visited in May and it was completely dry and barely worth the long drive.

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Thank Tripper255068
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tourist pay $15 to get in the park and it is totally worth it, the view is great. Just make sure the weather is nice otherwise you won't see much!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

I was super excited to visit this National Park because I am staying in San Ramón and we were looking for something good for a day trip. I went with a friend and we both thought the views on the bus rides were amazing, even if the ride was longer than we thought! There is a bus that leaves direct... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

It´s a beautiful place even without the lake. It was a clear day and we also could see the Turrialba Volcano from there. It´s cloudy most of the time and we were very lucky that day. As some people said, It is too pricey for what you get, no tours, no info, just go on hiking tracks and the only... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Pretty cool that you can walk around a volcano. The lake is gone, but it is still impressive. It is the highest point in Costa Rica so you might experience some altitude sickness. It is at about 11,000 feet. The pizotes, coatis in English, might show up. Don't be tempted to give them anything. Take a few pictures and get... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

The drive was very picturesque I felt like I was on a European town. The volcanos lake at the bottom has been dried up since 2 years ago. Don't expect to see what the brochures show. The high point of the park allowed us to see the active volcano erupt.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in San Jose and caught public transport to Volcan Irazu. This was our first day in San Jose and using public transport here. It was very easy to find on Avenue 2 for Costa Rican standards. The stop which is just up from the National Theatre had a sign marked Volcan Irazu and so did the bus. It... More 

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