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Irazu Volcano National Park

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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%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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Costa Rica
+506 2268 8091
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

For such a small National park with limited experience, charging different entrance fees, 15 USD per person for non Costa Rican's in addition to the USD2 for parking fees, it is an expensive affair ( I would even say daylight robbery) for just viewing a...More

Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

This was my first time in a volcano, i found it very cool. It was not raining, we arrived at 1:30 pm (park closes at 3pm) and It was great because it was empty, we managed to see every spot. We arrived by car, which...More

Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

The lake is gone. We had weather, passing clouds and rain but it's rainy season now. We were warned at the gate about clouds and that it was socked in but weren't given notice about the lake being dried up. It's an ok walk along...More

Reviewed 14 May 2017

This volcano has five craters, three of which are in the National Park. The main crater is super impressive, just enormous. The much photographed green lake has not existed for the last five years due to lack of rain. You can get a great view...More

Reviewed 11 May 2017

Maybe I had a lot more expectations so was a little underwhelmed. Also could be due to the fact that during a prior visit, I had stayed in La Fortuna and have already done Arenal so there was not much of a novelty factor in...More

Reviewed 6 May 2017

We decided to visit Irazu as Poas National Park is currently closed due to the recent eruptions. We arrived early as recommended due to the cloudiness. I have read in lots of places the best time to visit is before 10am. We were very lucky...More

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11 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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24 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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