Irazú Volcano

The Irazú volcano is an active shield volcano located in Costa Rica, in the Central Volcanic Mountain Range, inside the national park that bears its name, about 32 km north of the city of Cartago. Its summit, at an altitude of 3,432 meters above sea level, makes it the highest volcano in Costa Rica.

The summit of the volcano has several craters, one of which contains a green lake of varying depth. It is the highest active volcano in Costa Rica. It is easy to visit from San José, via a direct road to the summit craters and a daily bus service to the summit. It is a very popular tourist spot.

From its summit and during a clear day, it is possible to see both coasts, the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific. However, clear days at the summit are very rare, since most of the time it remains covered with clouds.

On the way to the volcano, it is common to observe the great agricultural and livestock activity that occurs in this area, which capture the attention of tourists on the sides of the road, such is the case of Potrero Cerrado de Oreamuno, in addition to visit places of interest such as the Duran Sanatorium, Prussia Park, among others.

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