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Irazu Volcano National Park

Costa Rica
+506 2268 8091
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This park is centered around the largest volcano in the country, which has a surprising moon-like landscape.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“parking lot” (15 reviews)
“main crater” (14 reviews)
“irazu volcano” (19 reviews)
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+506 2268 8091
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went here on one of our last days in Costa Rica. Well worth it. We made it up there before the rain started. There was some fog or ash from the other nearby volcano the further/higher up we got, but we did manage to get...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I really like this park because it is easy to get there, you don’t need to climb or walk a lot like in other volcanoes. The view is amazing, the best pictures you can take them from “la playa hermosa”

Thank gabyveld
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was part of a guided tour and we were fortunate that the weather went from completely fogged in to clear in the first 15 minutes we were there. If lucky with the weather you will get interesting views of the craters and their small...More

Thank bigaps
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bleak and hostile but beautiful at the same time... We drove the very picturesque roads to this volcano, where the real Costa Rican life can be observed as farmers farm mountainous land in primitive ways. When you reach the entrance to the national park the...More

Thank suzanne h
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful volcano! Cool to be able to see it from many different angles and let the kids run around the area. Gorgeous crater and a definite must do when in the area.

Thank Misti H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there and everything was foggy so you could only see a few meters in front of you. They told us at the entrance that we might be able to see the crate if we are patient. And we did!! Just for a few...More

Thank Kristina E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We delayed our drive to the top of the mountain while it was raining and were really glad we did. When we arrived there were beautiful blue skies which is apparently often not the case. It was still very windy. Make sure you bring layers...More

Thank Diane D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Two-hour of tedious drive from San Jose will bring you to either completely foggy or rainy (or both) entry to the National Park. After paying a hefty $16 per person entry you have about 10% chance to see a little more than your own palm....More

Thank anton1203
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had great luck for having a fantastic almost clear sky when we visited — we even got a slight tan from it!?!?! Nature never stops to impress us, and were very glad that going up to the crater was possible for this volcano. The...More

Thank WannaBeObjective
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This volcano was fantastic. The views of the volcano were stunning, just make sure you watch the weather forecast and go on a sunny clear day to make it worth it. If you stand on the fence you can get a good view of the...More

Thank Cheston R
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12 March 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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25 February 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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