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It is easy and cheap to get to Irazu from San Jose by local buses. Just catch one of the busses starting from opposite of the national theatre heading towards the volcano. The bus will enter the national park (and wait for you to pay...More
To get to the top it's 1:30 - 2:00 hours driving from San José (if you can, buy local products in your way up). Once you are in the top you get great views from the craters and the opportunity the photograph beautiful landscapes because...More
You can visit the irazu volcano using public transport. From San Jose Costa Rica take the bus to Cartago and there take the bus to the volcano. You can make this whole trip for about 7 USD with the utmost safety and tranquility. Although lots...More
Enjoyed the drive up this behemoth as much as seeing the stunning blue lake at the top.
Was cloudy at first but went and got a hot chocolate and the sun came out.
Would definitely recommend if you have the time.
We really enoyed our drive to the National Park.
We where so lucky that there where no clouds around the crater, so we had a beautiful view.
I recomment to go early so there are fewer people.
There is a parking lot, giftshop and toilets...More
The drive up to the park at the top of the volcano is as interesting as the crater itself. The road seems to climb steeply for an age - I think 40 minutes or more we drove, climbing all the way. But that drive offers...More
** TIPS **
- Go early!! We arrived at 7:30 am and there were already about 15 cars in line! The line moves quick but if you want pictures without a bunch of people in the way, get there before the gate opens.