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“Impressive, Budget-Conscious View”

Irazu Volcano National Park
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Irazú Volcano Half-Day Tour from San Jose
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Owner description: This park is centered around the largest volcano in the country, which has a surprising moon-like landscape.
Northampton, United Kingdom
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“Impressive, Budget-Conscious View”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

This volcano is worth the visit - big black crater, impressive! Sadly the lake has gone due to the dry season (2014) but it's still breathtaking. Not much education, look up geology and tourist info before you go. Don't expect to learn too much - no rangers or guides - but it's worth it. You basically walk free around this volcano. Toilets on site. Entry is contained in parking fee (VERY cheap: $2 per person). The drive up the mountain is a buena vista (good view)! Most people wear a sweatshirt but I was alright - a bit windy, but fine.

NB - no restaurants nearby other than Linda Visat (the one with all the letters and business cards plastering the walls). Don't bother - expensive and not good. Last resort only. Take a packed lunch!

Visited May 2014
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“Nice but not amazing !”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

the cheapest way to go it the bus but you arrive between 10 and 11 am. You have to leave the place by 2pm and the price of the visit is 10$.
Because there is a lot of smoke and the fences are really far from the inside of the volcano there's not much to see.
Not must-see but good for a morning walk.

Visited November 2013
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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“Better on holly week”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

I visited the volcano on holly week, and it was very clear and shinny. But after midday it was cloudy.
Avoid the high post because the road is only for 4x4 vehicules. It is a shame.
Use sun block because even it is cold, the sun burns a lot.

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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“Interesting!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014

The view from Irazu Volcano is stunning! This is a perfect one day-picnic trip. Watch out for the Raccoons... They would try to steal your food! Bonus points if you draw something with volcanic rocks :)

Visited March 2014
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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“Beautiful place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014 via mobile

A beautiful place with great accessibility the view is just wonderful and it is really close to the city

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