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Review of Irazu Volcano National Park

Irazu Volcano National Park
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Irazú Volcano Half-Day Tour from San Jose
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Owner description: This park is centered around the largest volcano in the country, which has a surprising moon-like landscape.
San Jose, Costa Rica
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“Better on holly week”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

I visited the volcano on holly week, and it was very clear and shinny. But after midday it was cloudy.
Avoid the high post because the road is only for 4x4 vehicules. It is a shame.
Use sun block because even it is cold, the sun burns a lot.

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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“Interesting!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2014

The view from Irazu Volcano is stunning! This is a perfect one day-picnic trip. Watch out for the Raccoons... They would try to steal your food! Bonus points if you draw something with volcanic rocks :)

Visited March 2014
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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“Beautiful place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

A beautiful place with great accessibility the view is just wonderful and it is really close to the city

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London, United Kingdom
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“Nice crater but a bit too pricy”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

Entrance costs $10 (unless you are from Costa Rica) per person, which we felt was too much for what you get.
The road up to the top view point has the biggest holes I've ever seen. Surely they have enough money to redo that short section of road.
The view of the crater is nice, but there are much better looking volcanos throughout Latin America.
I guess if you are not on a backpacker's budget then go and visit.

Visited February 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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“Nice day trip from San Jose but go early”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

Went with private tour by Odessa tours. Great way to see that part of valley. Volcano awesome but air rarified (10,000 feet up) no lake on bottom as in pics for years. Easy walking, clean facilities. Views of valley to ocean. Our driver braved pot holes to save us a 20 min uphill walk to viewpoint tower.
Cartago basilica a must to see. Read the story about why built around the image and be sure to visit the healing waters in the grotto on the grounds. Look to the right of the entrance- ramp down even if not religious. No charge for any. On right side parking with a man directing parking traffic. He will watch the car for a small tip. Looks Like a traffic cop but I think free lances. Everyone seems to know him. As leave church go across plaza and on street on front but left area plaza great grill restaurant.
Lankester gardens close by and worth a short stop.

Visited February 2014
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