Irazu Volcano National Park

Duration: 6 hours
Location: Central Valley
Departure: 6:30 – 7:45 am
Includes: Transport, bilingual guide, irazu volcano
Bring: Hiking shoes, poncho, hat, repellent, camera

Enjoy the beauty of nature with our tour to the Irazu Volcano. Once we left the Pan-American highway, we will start to ascend to the summit.
During our journey, we will observe different plantations which are typical of the region such as potatoes, carrots, onion, garlic, as well cattle ranches. As we get close to the summit, you will notice how the vegetation and the temperature changes due elevation. Once we get to the summit, you can observe the main craters, Irazu, Playa Hermosa and Diego de la Haya. Worth highlighting in a clear day you can see the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans. This majestic volcano is the highest in Costa Rica with an altitude of 3432 meters (11.300 feet) above sea level. During the period of 1963 to 1965 kept eruptions of gas and ash that affected all the national territory, being the most remembered eruptive process to date. In the surroundings you can find a fascinating vegetation unique to this region known as “Paramo”
During this period of activity rivers that have their source in the Irazu, turned into rivers of mud or avalanches. During this catastrophe the Reventado River damaged 126.000 hectares of agriculture fields and cattle ranches, destroying more than 300 homes in Cartago. “When the Spanish undertook the conquest of Costa Rica, in the sixteenth century, as they approached the foothills of the Irazu they named it the “Valley of Desolation” since the area was covered with ash and the trees were without foliage”.
After an exciting tour along the volcano, we will drive to the city of Cartago founded in 1563 by the conqueror Juan Vasquez de Coronado, being the capital of Costa Rica during the colonial period until 1823 and we will visit La Basilica de Los Angeles Church with is the patron’s saint of costa ricans.

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