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The Irazú Volcano is an active volcano in Costa Rica, situated in the Cordillera Central close to the city of Cartago. The name could come from either the combination of "ara" and "tzu" or a corruption of Iztarú, which was the name of an indigenous village on the flanks of the volcano. In Costa Rica it is known by the name of "El Coloso" due to the catastrophes that it has provoked in the past. The volcano's summit has several craters, one of which contains Diego de la Haya, a green crater lake of variable depth. Wikipedia


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Irazú Volcano, Orosi Valley, and Lankester Gardens Combo Tour from San Jose

Irazú Volcano, Costa Rica

This tour is the combination of the Irazú Volcano National Park and the Orosi Lankester Garden tours. To that end, the tour offers the mystique of the Irazú Volcano, and the enchantment of the lush gardens in Orosi.

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Irazú Volcano Combo tour 4 in 1 from San José

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Irazú Volcano, Costa Rica

Irazú Volcano, this colossus is the highest volcano in the territory with 3432 meters (11000 feet) above sea level, whose last eruptive phase includes the period between 1963 and 1965 with strong gas and ash emanations that were perceived throughout the country. On a clear, sunny day, both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans can be seen. After visiting the volcano, we will descend to the city of Cartago, the ancient capital of Costa Rica established in 1563 by the conqueror Juan Vázquez de Coronado, where a stop is made at the Basilica of the Virgen de los Ángeles, a pilgrimage place for many faithful, which is a tradition in force since 1635. We also visit the Orosi viewpoint, a beautiful valley considered among the 10 most beautiful on the planet, then we explore the ruins of Cartago, a beautiful building that survived a strong earthquake in 1910.

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Full-day Cartago Ruins, Irazú Volcano and Sarapiquí River Cruise From San Jose

Irazú Volcano, Costa Rica

In this full day tour, you will visit the famous ruins of Cartago from where you will depart to the majestic Irazú Volcano, the only place in the country where on a sunny day you can see both oceans, then enjoy a delicious typical breakfast before heading to the Braulio Carrillo National Park.

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Irazu Volcano Park Half Day. Private Tour from San Jose

Irazú Volcano, Costa Rica

Your breath-taking, adventure begins with a pickup from your hotel and a relaxing private drive through the wonderful Costa Rican countryside on an air-conditioned transportation and recent model deluxe vehicle or mini bus. You will be heading to Cartago Province, about 1-hour drive from San Jose Irazú Volcano is a National Park in the Central Volcanic Conservation Area of Costa Rica. The volcano is still active although the last major eruptions were between 1963 and 1965, with occasional minor eruptions and some small lava flows since that time. With our professional tour guide you will be able to explore the park and walk to the main lookout point. The Crater Principal lake has an unusual greenish yellow coloring caused by rainfall dissolving the minerals along the craters walls. It has also been known to change colour to rust-red depending on the minerals present. The Irazú Volcano is the highest active volcano in Costa Rica

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