Turrialba Volcano

The Turrialba volcano is an active complex stratovolcano in Costa Rica, located in the canton of Turrialba, Cartago province, 24 km from the city of the same name. It is the easternmost of the volcanoes of the Central Volcanic Mountain Range, and gives its name to the national park that surrounds it, the Turrialba Volcano National Park.

With its summit located at 3,340 meters above sea level, it is the second highest volcano in Costa Rica, surpassed only by the Irazú Volcano (3,432 meters above sea level). Turrialba is one of the most active volcanoes in Costa Rica. Its last eruptive cycle began in October 2014 and it remains with a slight activity until now.

On the slopes of the volcano is the Guayabo National Monument, the most important archaeological site in the country, and an important ceremonial site during pre-Columbian times.

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