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Irazu Volcano National Park

Costa Rica
+506 2268 8091
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USD 105.00*
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Day Trip from San Jose to Irazu Volcano National Park, Cartago City and Orosi...
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Irazú Volcano Half-Day Tour from San Jose
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Irazu Volcano, Orosi Valley and Lankester
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This park is centered around the largest volcano in the country, which has a surprising moon-like landscape.
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  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We drove up to the summit, arriving about 09:00, to miss the cloud. The drive is ok in a regular car, but it's long, winding and as with the rest of Costa Rica, there are no guard rails. It's about 45 minutes of focussed driving...More

Thank Ed L
Reviewed 2 days ago

The main reason of my trip to Costa Rica was to see a volcano, and I am not disappointed. Irazu Volcano is spectacular. It is the highest active volcano in the country. Irazú Volcano is a complex stratovolcano located close to the city of Cartago...More

Thank Ileana P
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Irazu volcano is majestic, the highest volcano in Costa Rica. When driving to see this amazing work of nature, it was mind boggling to be looking down at the clouds, at times we were 11000ft above sea level! Please wear a warm sweater as...More

Thank Alicia S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As you have seen in other reviews the entrance fee is $15 per person and after walking around the trail we became very disappointed. The view is nice but it worth the price as you will spend no more than 20 min there. There was...More

Thank Alejandro M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went out of our way a bit to drive to this volcano and it was worth the drive. The roads are pretty good, but it was a bit of a disappointment to see that the lake in the bottom of the crater had dried...More

Thank WTPNorfolk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have been to a volcano before, you can skip this one. If not, you will like some aspects of this place provided you are willing to shell out $15 for an entry. The roads leading to this national park are scenic with multiple...More

Thank vivi_krish
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Went up there since the other volcanos are erupting. Had bad luck since it was very cloudy and wet making it impossible to see more than 4 meters away. Still a surreal out of earth experience. Recommend bringing proper clothing because it is COLD. The...More

Thank Panamanian_viajero
Reviewed 4 July 2017

The drive to the summit was spectacular. One at the crater, the entrance fee had to be paid in "cash" and they do not take credit cards. We had a fairly large group and we even had to pay for our driver. The facilities (bathroom...More

Thank David Y
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

The view to the volcano is absolutely spectacular! A lot of winding roads through the mountains. Use caution. It costs $16 per person to enter the park and a few more dollars to park. They only take CASH and they close at 3:30 p.m. There...More

2  Thank April F
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Amazing experience to drive trough a good road to a Volcano crater at more than 10.500 feet high. It's cold but not that much (58 F) because is a tropical country. There is a huge area to walk at one side of the crater good...More

Thank rzccr
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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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