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Parque Nacional Volcán Irazú
Type: Outdoor Activities, Parks, Tours and Excursions
Iraz� Volcano National Park encompasses the area around the Iraz� Volcano in Cartago Province. The volcano is not far from the capital city and makes for an excellent day trip attraction... Read More
Iraz� Volcano National Park encompasses the area around the Iraz� Volcano in Cartago Province. The volcano is not far from the capital city and makes for an excellent day trip attraction from San Jose. Iraz� Volcano National Park is a National Park in the Central Volcanic Conservation Area of Costa Rica, and the volcano is Costa Rica's highest at 3432 meters. Still considered active, Volcan Iraz�'s last major eruptions were in the 1960s, but occasionally minor eruptions cause some small lava flows. There is a visitor's center and a scenic overlook at the volcano area, which also has a small coffee shop and tables, and is open from 8:00am to 4:00pm.
Cartago Province, 30 miles east of San Jose 9.979°N 83.852°W
- Best for Sightseeing Because: Views from the crater and of the crater are nothing short of majestic.
- Best for Cartago's Best Attractions Because: Iraz--'s hottest attraction is a must-see-and-do for visitors of all ages.
- Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: This volcano has erupted recently enough to be considered one of Costa Rica's six active volcanos.